Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu 10.10’

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Live Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux Using Wallpaper Clock

Live Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux Using Wallpaper Clock

Wallpaper Clocks can be used to display “live” wallpapers for your Ubuntu box. By “live” I mean that these wallpapers have real-time working clock blended into the wallpaper image. There are ton’s of these wallpapers available at the website linked above,which really brighten up your desktop, most of these wallpapers are free to download....

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How To Easily Share Your Wired or Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

How To Easily Share Your Wired or Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

This is applicable to most recent versions of Ubuntu like Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 etc.  A time may come in every computer’s  life when he / she has to share his / her internet connection  with another computer. I am not saying that one does this for fun, but you never know what life...

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Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

While there is subsonic and what not for streaming music from your home machine to your work machine. I just came across this no non-sense (free) super easy to setup and use, personal Jukebox tool called musicindex. It is an Apache module so if you are already running Apache then setting this up would...

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Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

While there are plenty of programs and options out there that let you backup data across different platforms like Bacula, BackupPc etc. Their setup is usually far too cumbersome for a regular user. I use my *nix box for my backup tasks. But I have a Windows 7 PC which has all the raw...

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Mount / Open Windows Shares Locally on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

Mount / Open Windows Shares Locally on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

One can open and view shared files and folders from computers running Windows from within Linux (e.g. Ubuntu Natty Narwhal or Maverick Meerkat or any older version) by merely typing the host name or ip of the Windows machine in the location bar of the nautilus or equivalent file browser smb://host_name_or_ip/sharename/ After you press...

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How to Extract 7-Zip Files on Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10

How to Extract 7-Zip Files on Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10

Support for 7-zip files can be added to Ubuntu (11.04, 10.10, 10.04 etc) by installing the following packages sudo apt-get install p7zip if you want to get the support for rar files in addition, you should do the following sudo apt-get install p7zip p7zip-rar Now you can use the regular archive manager to view...

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Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

If you are trying to apply the updates in Ubuntu (11.04 Natty Narwhal in this case) and you get error message telling you that “An unhandlable error occured” There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks. If...

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Install Gnome3 / Gnome Shell on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Install Gnome3 / Gnome Shell on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

While Gnome3 vs Unity debate is going on, you can test drive Gnome3 or Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick. After being initially impressed with new features introduced by Unity, I found it less useful and to a certain extent unfriendly to high resolution monitors, if you feel on similar...

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Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0.8 was released on May 16, 2011. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if you want to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version by adding the Virtual box repository. VirtualBox 4.0.8 comes with some critical fixes, especially for...

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How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal and its predecessors Ubuntu 10.10, Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)  etc use Grub2 and it is possible to change the grub theme from its drab black and white to something more refreshing. The instructions for doing so are included below. In addition you can also change the resolution of the Grub...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

You can connect to a Windows 7 or any windows machine  from your Linux Box (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) with a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server capability. One has to be running at least a Professional version (Ultimate and Media Center versions are fine too) of windows. Enable Remote desktop connection capability on...

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How to Install / Update Linux Driver for HP Printers / Scanners

How to Install / Update Linux Driver for HP Printers / Scanners

Most *nix distros support HP printers via HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing). However, if you buy a recent printer or scanner model, it is quite likely that the default version of HPLIP won’t support your device. This happened to me when I connected my new HP LaserJet 1536dnf MFP, a multifunction printer, Ubuntu...

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Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu won’t update the default Firefox installation on its own, so we need to tell it to update to the latest Firefox 4. Firefox 4 absolutely rocks, you can upgrade to it by following these commands in a terminal. First we add the Firefox stable repository and then update, followed by upgrade, remember the...

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GUI Software to Mount ISO in Ubuntu 10.10

GUI Software to Mount ISO in Ubuntu 10.10

There are multiple programs that can do the job for you. Here are two of my personal favorites. Gmount-iso is a great utility to mount iso images in Linux (Ubuntu 10.10, Fedora 14 etc.). You can install it from command line by doing this: sudo apt-get install gmountiso The usage is very simple, you...

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Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0 was released on December 22, 2010. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if yor are going to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version as per your case. VirtualBox 4.0 comes with a bunch of new features which...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

We had tried earlier to mimic the look and feel of Mac OS (Snow Leopard) for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04, but with only limited success. The process was not only cumbersome, the final product wasn’t as perfect as you would like it to be. Things have changed and changed for good, with the advent...

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Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Lets be frank, default menu that ships with Gnome, to put it mildly, isn’t that good. Mint Menu that ships with Mint Linux is a very workable and far more useful Menu. The good part is that you don’t need to switch to Mint Linux to use it. You can install and use it...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote desktop viewing and controlling capability is built in most Linux systems. In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or any older version (10.04, 9.10 etc.) via vino-server. You can enable remote desktop viewing and control capability by going to System > Preferences > Remote Desktop In the preferences box tick the appropriate options. It is strongly...

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Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Want to run in power saving mode or if you want to have Ubuntu scale your CPU frequency as per the demand or if you want it to run at full capacity at all times! You can achieve all this by using the CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor. You can add it to the Top...

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Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

If you bought a new hard drive and want to do a fresh install or need to install same set of packages on several machines, then installing all the packages one by one can be a big hassle if you try installing them manually. Transferring already installed packages from the current computer to a...

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