Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu 10.10’

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Install XBMC Dharma on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 with Live TV and IR Remote Support

Install XBMC Dharma on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 with Live TV and IR Remote Support

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system.The latest release of XBMC is 10.0 Dharma. Dharma has really taken XBMC to next level by enhancing the user experience by superior integration of the plugin / skin / programs installation. According to XBMC.org In...

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Enable Samba Server in Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04)

Enable Samba Server in Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04)

Samba server provides a simple and convenient way of sharing files between your Linux machine and your Windows network. You can use tasksel to install samba without much fuss, if you haven’t installed tasksel already, go ahead and install it by doing sudo apt-get install tasksel Now launch it sudo tasksel use arrow keys...

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Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Since Ubuntu 9.10, X server kill/restart option via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is disabled by default, to enable it in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, follow the following approach Enabling Ctrl-Alt-Backspace for Ubuntu 10.10 Select “System”->”Preferences”->”Keyboard” Select the “Layouts” tab and click on the “Layout Options” button. Select “Key sequence to kill the X server” and enable “Control...

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Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

There are times when you would need to get rid of Grub boot loader and replace it with the standard Windows boot loader, this might be necessary if you want to remove Ubuntu or any other Linux partition from your machine. Deleting Linux partitions is not enough, and you must remove Grub too. Here...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, or 10.10 see the updated post here for simpler one step installation. You can make your linux (Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 etc.) desktop look like Mac OSX. You can do this in  few simple steps. The steps described below need that you already have Compiz Fusion and...

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Give Ubuntu Unity a Try (Install it in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick)

Give Ubuntu Unity a Try (Install it in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick)

Unity is the official Ubuntu Netbook Edition’s new interface and is supposed to replace Gnome as the default environment for the forthcoming Ubuntu releases. Don’t worry, Gnome spin off would continue to be available for all Gnome lovers. So, if you want to give it a try to get ready for the next version...

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Rar Unrar Support for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Rar Unrar Support for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

The archive manager in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04 Maverick Meerkat) doesn’t support the decompressing of rar files by default. To add the support for rar files just install rar and urar by running the command: sudo apt-get install rar unrar Now you should be able to unrar .rar files using archive manager.

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Change GDM Background / Theme in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Change GDM Background / Theme in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Earlier I talked about changing the Grub theme. Ubuntu Tweak lets you change the GDM theme as well for Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 without any terminal hacking. Install Ubuntu Tweak by doing this sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak Launch Ubuntu Tweak, browse to Login Settings and click the Unlock...

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“no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx

“no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx

If you are not able to see the new release available option in your update-manager while trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat or if the command sudo do-release-upgrade returns the “no new release found” result. The you can force the upgrade by using the following command sudo...

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Tweak Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Tweak Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu Tweak lets you look and change whats inside the hood of Ubuntu (or Linux Mint or other Ubuntu derivatives). Basically it provides a nice GU Interface to change settings which are otherwise not that straight forward, thereby allowing a more customized user experience. Installation on Maverick Meerkat is simple, first add the ppa...

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Enable Encrypted DVD Playback in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Enable Encrypted DVD Playback in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu doesn’t support the playback of encrypted DVDs and you need to apply the following steps to achieve this. It should work on both Maverick Meerkat as well as Lucid Lynx To play DVDs, you also need to install libdvdcss by opening a terminal and entering the following in addition to installing the restricted...

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VirtualBox Remote Display Using RDP Protocol

VirtualBox Remote Display Using RDP Protocol

Getting your Virtual Machine Ready for Connection VirtualBox is the state-of-art cross platform Virtualization software which makes life easier by allowing you to run several operating systems simultaneously. Among its other outstanding features is the capability to let you view / access / control your virtual machines remotely. To enable this feature all you...

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View and Delete Recent Terminal Command (s) History in Ubuntu

View and Delete Recent Terminal Command (s) History in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, all the commands that you type in Ubuntu gets stored in a file called .bash_history in your ~/home folder. You can manually edit it using any text editor of your choice to remove specific terminal commands. If you want to view or delete all the commands, try this: To view: Open a...

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Install XBMC Dharma (Pre-Release Builds – Beta 2) on Ubuntu

Install XBMC Dharma (Pre-Release Builds – Beta 2) on Ubuntu

XBMC Dharma 10.0 (currently in Beta 2 stage) offers some great new improvements over previous versions of XBMC, while still retaining all the amazing features that XBMC offers as a HTPC software. The most significant improvement is the handling of Add-ons, now you can install and upgrade add-ons (scripts as well as themes) automatically...

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Change Default Boot Order for Grub in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Command-line Approach (see below for GUI approach) Ubuntu 10.10 uses Grub 2 and with Grub 2, to change the default boot order you no longer edit grub.conf or menu.lst files located in /boot/grub folder. The file to be edited is now “grub” located in /etc/default/ folder, you can edit it by running the following...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

This is an installation guide for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat targeted at people who want to dual boot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu 10.04. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. An alternate setup could be,...

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Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Ubuntu 10.10

Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Ubuntu 10.10

Installing Apache MySQL, PHP and phpmyadmin on Ubuntu10.10 Maverick Meerkat is far easier and less complicated than doing the same on Fedora 13, (my own experience). you can install Apache2, php, MySQL all in one shot using the following command: sudo apt-get install tasksel This would install tasksel installer, now launch it and then...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Now that we have setup the perfect desktop using Ubuntu 10.10, its time to make it look sleek and add some eye candy. The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Ubuntu 10.10, is identical to that for Karmic. If you have your desktop effects enabled then it means that you already...

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Perfect Desktop Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat: Post Install Guide

Perfect Desktop Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat: Post Install Guide

Beginning with 10.04,  Ubuntu has been including some important applications that have been missing in default installation of a Linux distro targeted at “everyday user”. Let me list them out again for your convenience: a basic movie editor Pitivi, similar to Microsoft Movie Make, a basic image editor for day to day image editing...

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Install Guide

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Install Guide

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat just got launched, so here is the basic install guide to install Ubuntu 10.10 from scratch to create an all Ubuntu machine. The steps involved are simple as usual and illustrated by the screenshots given below, here we have took the Ubuntu RC for a spin, don’t expect it to...

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