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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Ubuntu Master ubuntu 14.04 usb instalation

A quick widdle tutorial about installing Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB stick

Use Apt to get the required Unetbootin package or download the tar-ball from the below link for your platform.
Insert Your USB pen-drive into the Linux machine and Launch Unetbootin.  Check the content above the red line. 

Type should be Usb Device, strictly and if more than one usb device is plugged in you need to know the name of exact Usb device you need to work upon. A wrong selection will lead to wipe your hard disk, so be aware. You can browse to the stored disk image on your hard drive, from the Unetbootin window.

Or alternatively download from the internet, in real time. Although it is a time taking process and may result into error, when larger image is downloaded.

Click OK, and the process of downloading and/or extracting image will start. It will take time depending upon the size of download and/or the file size of ISO image. Once completed, click ‘exit‘.
Plug out the usb storage device safely and plug it into the machine you want to bootRestart it and set that usb storage device to boot first from the BIOS menu which may be F12F8F2 orDel depending upon you machine and build.
You will be greeted with a window as below, from where you can boot into Live Linux Modeand/or Install on Hard Disk from there, directly.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

guide to Installing the Latest Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

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Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) has been launched, and some of the problems we had in the past with the Nvidia proprietary drivers have been fixed.The installation has been made a lot easier  users like myself can still do it the old fashion way, in a terminal.

Canonical has opted to enable by default the Nouveau drivers for Nvidia, in Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtaail). Unfortunately their drivers are not as good as the one developed by Nvidia.

I prefer working with commands so I will give you the way I had did it

Log out of the system and press Ctrl + Alt + F1. Log in into a command line interface, navigate to the folder where you have downloaded the driver, and kill the LightDM display manager:

sudo service lightdm stop
sudo chmod a+x
sudo ./

All you have to do now is wait and follow the on-screen instructions. You might need to perform this operation twice if the Nouveau driver is active. 

When the installation is done, enter the sudo reboot command and enjoy the newest Nvidia drivers.

10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

1. Update Repositories
After you install Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, the first thing you need to do for your Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail is to update repositories and make sure you have the latest updates software installed.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
2. Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras
With the Ubuntu Restricted Extras packages you can play popular multimedia file formats on your Ubuntu 13.04
Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras with the following commands
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
3. Install Gnome-Tweak-tool
Gnome Tweak Tool is powerful tweak tool for your Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, With Gnome-Tweak-tool you can manage your Ubuntu like: change theme, change icons, chanhe fonts, cange cursor, and etc.
Install Gnome-Tweak-tool with following command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
4. Install Ubuntu Tweak
Ubuntu Tweak designed to config and tweak Ubuntu easier for user.
Install Ubuntu Tweak with the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
5. Install Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic Package Manager is a GUI package management program for apt. (same features with apt-get in command line)
Install Synaptic Package Manager with following command:
sudo apt-get install synaptic
6. Disable Online Search in Dash
If you don’t like this online search option in your unity. You can turn off this feature, follow the method.
Open Dash and Search “Privacy” and turn off the online search option.
7. Check for Availability of Proprietary Hardware Drivers
Open Dash and Search “software & update” open additional driver tab and install driver if available.
8. Install pidgin
For me “pidgin:The best messenger client”
Install pidgin with the following command
sudo apt-get install pidgin
9. Set up Ubuntu One
Ubuntu One is a free cloud storage service available to everyone. You can get 5GB of space for free. Ubuntu One apps available for iOS, Android, Windows, and OS X
Open dash and search ‘Ubuntu One’ icon on the Launcher and follow the prompts that appear.
If you already have an Ubuntu One account then click the ‘Sign In’ button to syncing your ubuntu one to your new ubuntu machine.
10. Install gimp
I think GIMP is an essential image editing tool for everyone.
Install gimp with the following command
sudo apt-get install gimp

New Unity Tweak Tool Unleashed for Power Users.

New Unity Tweak Tool Unleashed for Power Users.

Tweaking tools are often very popular software. Since Unity became the desktop on Ubuntu, a few different tweaking tools have surfaced. While some have faded, a new contender has emerged "to expose all the most needed Unity, Compiz, Appearance and Desktop settings in one interface.

Install ubuntu 13.4 in virtual box!

Install ubuntu 13.4 in virtual box! 

Have you ever wanted to try Ubuntu but didn't have a spare computer to run it on? This tutorial will show you how a virtual machine like VirtualBox will let you play with other operating systems without having to change what’s on your computer right now. The tutorial will cover how to install VirtualBox and set up your first virtual machine, show you how to get Ubuntu and prepare for installation, and walk you through an installation of Ubuntu.


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Post Install script example

Scripts add versatility and power to an already strong program. Downloading and installing them is an easy process. This process can also be applied to brushes, plugins, and gradients with some minor variations.
The easiest way is to gather all the commands you need and put them in a text file and make the text file executable.
Start out with implementing the  command line and do this:
touch post_install_script
sudo 775 post_install_script
gedit post_install_script
And you start putting in commands you want to be executed.
Installing packages that are in Ubuntu Software Center.
Start with enabling all repositories and refreshing the software list because the LiveCD is outdated:
sudo sed 's/# deb/deb/' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
Look up inside USC what already is there and check the package name. Examples with VLC and smplayer:
sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo apt-get install smplayer
In the same way of adding software like this you can also remove packages with:
sudo apt-get remove {package_name}
(just be careful to check dependencies first)
PPA for installing nautilus elementary:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Those are either in USC or have a PPA so you can add these with either one of the 2. For instance I like theequinox themes and I can add them like this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox
or the Faenza icon sets:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme
So you gather all the installation instructions that you want to add and put them in your script each on a new line. You can speed things up by removing duplicate entries: sudo apt-get upgrade does not need to be done with every PPA: you can do that after adding all the PPAs but(!) before you install the software from the PPA.
Theoretically you can have 1 of these script files for all Ubuntu installations but you might need to tweak them for every system.
This is my newest attempt to creating a post install script:
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What does this do?
  1. update sources list
  2. remove all directories in my home and create them again in /discworld2/ After that I recreate my home directory directories using symlinks. This way I am able to format my home and keep my files (they are not only on another partition but even on another disc);
  3. install software I want;
  4. set power management the way I want it.
  5. add ppa's I want
After installing I just execute my post_install file and it will run for a long time but it will take care of everything I want (well I will be adding more and more things over time so it will get longer).

Friday, 1 June 2012

Things to do after installing ubuntu 12.04

Things to do after installing ubuntu 12.04
Now lets start.

Must have configuration Tools

1- Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is a must have application for Ubuntu and LinuxMint, it is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn’t provide.
Using Ubuntu Tweak you can install all needed applications with a simple click, you can change the window buttons from Left to right…etc.

Install Ubuntu Tweak via PPA:
Open terminal and enter the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa  
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
Most of the applications listed in this post, can be installed from Ubuntu Tweak Center with one click.
If you want to learn how to use Ubuntu Tweak read our previous post

2- MyUnity

MyUnity is a must have configuration tool for Unity ( change themes, icons, transparency…). More about what Unity can do, can be found on our previous post.
To install MyUnity on Precise Pangolin click this install link

Must have repositories -Medibuntu

3- Add Medibuntu repositories and activate Canonical partner repositories

Medibuntu is a packaging project dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Ubuntu for various reasons, related to geographical variations in      legislationMedibuntu regarding intellectual property, security and other issues. by adding Medibuntu repositories you will be able to install many softwares like Google-Earth , opera ,Win32codecs , Msfonts.
Click here and Follow the steps to add Medibuntu repositories to  Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

Don`t like Unity? Install Cinnamon, Gnome3 or switch back to classic Gnome

4- Install Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a Gnome 3 fork that allow you to have a panel at the bottom with a classic Menu, this is useful for people that want to use Ubuntu with a classic Bottom Menu.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

5- Back to Gnome classic:

Install the classic GNOME desktop by installing the gnome-panel package
sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

6- Install Gnome3:

You can install Gnome3 in Ubuntu 12.04 from repository by using this simple command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

7- Move Unity to the bottom

This option is not available  yet for Precise Pangolin, i will inform you when the PPA is updated to ubuntu12.04 LTS. For Ubuntu11.10 check our previous post

Sys Monitoring & EyeCandy

8- Install Conky for Precise pangolin

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. There are many nice themes available for conky that can display clock, CPU usage, ram usage, swap, disk, net and more. Check our previous post for installation and configuration of Conky in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise pangolin.

9- Change icons? Try these ones :

Wanna change the default icons to something that match your taste? Check this nice collection of icons for Ubuntu (PPA included)

Multimedia ( Don`t install everything, install just what you need)

10- VLC  Media player:

Unless you can use mplayer perfectly yourself, I recommend installing the vlc media player.
VLC is the best media player for Linux it play almost everything , he has many features that you can not find in any other media player , read this post if you want to know  what vlc media player can do:  25 things you can do with VLC Media player!
You can install VLC from Ubuntu software center or via terminal by using the following command:
sudo apt-get install vlc
Or click to install vlc

11- Media centers:  XMBC

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.
Open terminal and copy the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc

12- Install common codecs

Perhaps installing a few common codecs might give you better sensibility of your system.
sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 mpg321 mpg123libjpeg-progs

13- To play encrypted DVDs, the libdvdcss2

To play encrypted DVDs, the libdvdcss2 package is essential. libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device without having to bother about the decryption.
If you already added Medibuntu repositories above, you can Install from software center or using the terminal by entering the following command:
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./

14-Enabling Flash support on your browsers:

- For Ubuntu 32 bit & 64 bit : To be able to watch some videos and see flash website in your browser (firefox/ Chrome..), you need to install flash plugin, go to  ubuntu software center and search  word “flash” and install it.

Video Editors

15- Openshot video editor

My  favorite Video editor is Openshot,  the best existing actually for Linux.  You can install Openshot from Ubuntu software center, but if you want to install the latest release, you can do that by adding the following repositories:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonoomph/openshot-edge sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

Torrents client

16- Deluge- The best torrent client

The Deluge application was designed to be a full-featured BitTorrent client. Deluge uses libtorrent in it’s backend and PyGTK for it’s user interface,  and is  currently usable on POSIX-compliant operating systems. It is intended to bring a native, full-featured client to GTK desktop environments such as GNOME and Xfce. An official Windows port is also available.
Open terminal and type the follwing commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deluge


17- Pidgin : The best messenger client and 30 plugins, you can enjoy chat with freinds using voice and cam.
18-  aMSN is a free windows Live Messenger clone. aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, and supports many of its features.
aMSN has features not present in Windows Live Messenger. Users can set alarms, are able to see others who have removed them from their contact list, and are able to open many profiles at once. It is also very customizable, with extensions and themes available at the main site.


If you’re want to install Skype, check our previous post: Howto- Install Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Gaming & Emulators

20- Gaming made easy with playdeb (PPA)

If you are a fun of gaming so is important to add Playdeb repositories to your Lucid Lynx. Playdeb is a gaming repository for Ubuntu – aimed to provide titles already available on in an easier to install and update format. You can install many games by a simple click.

21- Wine

Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.”

 Sharing folders in  Precise Pangolin

22- Smba share

In order to share folders in Precise Pangolin with other Linux and windows machines in your network, you will need to install and configure samba share, for instructions how to configure samba in Ubuntu check our previous post : Install and Configure Samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin | Howto

Extra application

23- Installing Archive Management Apps:

 If you’re a frequent media downloader from the internet, you know how various forms archives can have. Installing the following will allow you to deal with most of these.
sudo apt-get install unace unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils rar uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller

24-Y PPA Manager:

Y PPA Manager is a GUI tool to easily add PPAs, search a package in all Launchpad PPAs, remove duplicate PPAs (only works with separate .list files), backup PPAs and other PPA-related tasks. Check out the Launchpad page for a complete features list.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

25- Install Java7

First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from your terminal
sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
Now you can install Java7 by adding the following repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

26- Filezilla the best ftp client for linux

Filezilla is the best ftp client for Linux
Install via command line :
sudo apt-get install filezilla

27- DropBox:

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent.

28 – VirtualBox:

If you want to run another OS in a virtual Machine, the best is to install Virtualbox.

29- Cheese for your cam?

Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others.

30- Gimp:

Regardless of whether you need to edit images daily on a professional level or just a hobbyist, GIMP is an essential tool for all.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

Other useful Internet applications:
  • Opera : The fastest browser on Earth is even faster. But that is not all. Use Opera Turbo to double your page-download speed on slow connections.
  • Google Earth- Travel to cities across the globe, dive into the depths of the ocean, explore remote islands, and even fly to faraway galaxies

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