Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu 11.04’

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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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Find Version of GRUB Bootloader (Legacy or GRUB2) in Ubuntu / Linux

Find Version of GRUB Bootloader (Legacy or GRUB2) in Ubuntu / Linux

Planning on tweaking the settings of Grub bootloader on your machine, but you are not sure which version are you running? Yeah, it is very important to know, as commands are version specific and you may end up rendering your system unbootable if you run wrong commands. Well most recent versions of Ubuntu ship...

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Import Missing Launchpad PPA GPG Keys Automatically in Ubuntu

Import Missing Launchpad PPA GPG Keys Automatically in Ubuntu

Quite often when you add a PPA when the Ubuntu keyserver is down, the key is doesn’t get added. It can be quite annoying to search for and manually import the GPG keys for various PPAs. When you don’t have the appropriate GPG imported, in most cases you can’t update and when you run...

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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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Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Guest

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Guest

VirtualBox 4.0.4 is not fully compatible for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty as guest OS. The problem is in compiling the guest additions, which fails and therefore one can’t get 3D acceleration support for the guest OS. Solution lies in two steps: 1. You need to upgrade your VirtualBox installation in the Host OS (Windows host...

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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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Mount Iso Images Using GUI in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Mount Iso Images Using GUI in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

There are multiple programs available in *nix that lets you mount iso or other image files without any command line tweaking. Here are two of my personal favorites, interestingly their names are very similar . Gmount-iso is a great utility to mount iso images in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora etc.). You can install it...

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Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Ubuntu 11.04

Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Ubuntu 11.04

Installing Apache MySQL, PHP and phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal or Mint Linux is quite easy. You can start by installing Apache2, php, MySQL all in one shot using the following command: sudo tasksel install lamp-server If you get command not found then you would need to install tasksel first using this: sudo...

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Tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty using UbuntuTweak

Tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty using UbuntuTweak

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 hidden or difficult to change, thereby allowing a more customized user experience. Installation on Maverick Meerkat is simple, first add the...

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Enable Rar Unrar Support in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Enable Rar Unrar Support in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

The archive manager in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal) 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 the default archive manager.

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Install libstdc++.so.5 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Install libstdc++.so.5 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

If you try installing Intel Fortran Compiler or several other softwares on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal or older Ubuntu, it is going to throw the error: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5 The original libstdc++5 package is no longer available with the Ubuntu 9.10 repos. So for 32 bit system you would have to...

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Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Since Ubuntu 9.10, X server kill/restart option via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is disabled by default, to enable it in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, follow the following approach. Click on the Ubuntu button at top left corner and search for keyboard. Launch the keyboard preferences (first in search result as shown below) Now on the Keyboard Preferences...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

This is an installation guide for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal targeted at people who want to dual boot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. An alternate setup could be, that...

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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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