Installed FlashPlayer 9 beta today and it works okay but you probably want to retain existing flash player 7. (backup instructions below)
- First, I downloaded the beta from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html to my desktop.
- Click on the downloaded file and extract to desktop
- next, I used the find files gui to locate my existing libflashplayer.so location. It should be in a "plugins" folder.
- next I backed up my existing file
sudo cp /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so.bak
- then I copied the new file from desktop to plugins folder
sudo cp /home/user/Desktop/flash-player-plugin-184.108.40.206/libflashplayer.so /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so(note you must insert your user name where I put user in italics.)
- Finally, I tested the player by navigating to http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ and my browser crashed. Don't worry, I simply restarted, navigated to the test page again and it worked fine. No more "You must have flash player 9 installed to view this content" messages. WooHoo!
I am trying to set up my wireless radio on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, it has an Intel Pro/wireless 3945ABG hardware. Iam lost, I downloaded the driver from the intel web site and have been unable to install it properly , I would like to use the wireless feature but will need some help to install it, has anyone been successful at performing this task?John
So I was board and was wondering if mIRC would work on Ubuntu threw wine. Now don't give me that xchat is better blah blah blah, because I agree fully. I installed wine via automatix2 (check out there site on how). I just ran threw the install got it on. Whent to mirc.com firefox said open with wine. Sure why not? The installer launched I didn't feel lucky so I didn't install anything but the base program files package. It ran it worked, I got on an fserv, I started a few sends from some bots. Yeah I didnt feel as 'ub3r nix d00d0rz' but it was fun. Just felt like sharing :)-ech0.
I just joined Ubuntux. I'm an Ubuntu User and Ubuntu fan. I'm using Ubuntu for the past 2 years. I was using Fedora before. I just wanted to say Hi to all Ubuntux members. I have my personal blog at http://www.arun-prabha.com/wdpress/ which I update regularly. Visit my blog and post your comments whenever you can.
Hello everyone, Just wanted to post my first blog and introduce myself to everyone here. My name is Eric and I'm from Newport News, Virginia USA. I finally got the cuts to move into the Linux world and join the great helpful community. A quick background of myself is I have been touching on a keyboard since I have been 7 years old which was a old Epson computer, LOL Also I was a great Windows Fan in my begining days and thought Windows was the greatest operating system ever. Until I started to grow up and do more on a computer I came realize that Windows was not. So I've seen in first hand Linux at work and one day I decided to put in Red Hat Linux with no idea what it was or anything. All I knew was I could download it for free and it was Operating System. Well I did'nt enjoy it not because Linux Stink to me, Just because I was not ready. So I continue to use Windows and then I got very frustrated and then I decided to start look else where for a Operating System that I could enjoy using and not have to worry about all these crazy things that Windows gave me from Virus to BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!!! So I finally made a move to Apple OS and now I really enjoyed this operating system very stable and great and all I could say is I learned alot from this Operating System. So now I meet a couple of people in the forums and they told me about Ubuntu Linux, now being my past experience with Linux which was years ago. So I looked into it and finally had them send me some discs but my for Mac Mini. Now not to long ago about 4 days now, I have been running Ubuntu Linux and so far I'm loving it! Great to use the community is great and I'm really enjoying myself with this Operating System. It is amazing how big Linux has grown and how everyone and the communities out there have been into Ubuntu Linux and are enjoying it as well.
I have been using Ubuntu for a few months now. Its pretty good I must say, as a former Slackware fan the transition was pretty easy for me. I have my machine all setup, my web server all setup, and my fileserver all setup. That pretty much leaves me with no real problems to solve or ideas to post. When I move into my new place next month I’m going to redo everything. Setup a Ubuntu based machine to handle all my downloads and file sharing. I'm also into the idea of a Ubuntu based storage cluster, but that might not pan out. I'll post something useful sometime. -ech0.
Ron down at the computer repair shop showed me this trick on his Red Hat system to run screensavers as a desktop background. Works on Ubuntu also.
- From the settings program open "desktop/behavior" check the field to "allow programs in desktop window".
- Open terminal and navigate to
dir and select a filename.
- Insert filename into this code
./filename -root &
- The ampersand at the end sends the command to the background and gives you a pid number. Type
kill replacewithpid# to stop the process.
- Depending on the capabilty of your system, you may be able to run multiple screensavers at the same time.
./filename --help will give you more options for individual screensavers.
Webcollage is an xscreensaver that grabs images from the web and uses them to form a collage in the root window.
- Assuming you are still in the /usr/lib/xscreensaver directory enter
./webcollage -root -dictionary /usr/share/dict/american-english to run.
Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived ditributions.If you can’t find .deb debian package in any of the debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien package converter to install the .rpm file.http://www.debianadmin.com/install-rpm-files-in-debian-and-ubuntu.html
No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications.http://www.debianadmin.com/running-internet-explorer-debian-and-ubuntu-linux.html
Well, well, well, it's been about 45 days since I last booted in to my XP partition so I decided to shrink it and make space for new partitions in order to install the latest Edgy knot.
- Downloaded Gparted Live 0.3.1-1 Burned as ISO using K3B.
- Booted into XP and verified that I had all my music, videos, and documents backed up to the fat32 partition. Deleted all copies on ntfs partition. Opened add remove programs and uninstalled all the Windows versions of programs that I also have on Ubuntu and all programs that I rarely used. Retained all programs that I might use if I ever boot into XP again. Opened and ran disk cleanup wizard. Ran disk defragmenter about five times.
- Rebooted with Gparted Live disk. Wow! Amazing program. Only 85MB on the disk and loads linux to ram in less than two minutes! Resized ntfs from 97GB to 40GB.
- Decided to use some of that 50GB of free space to try Edgy Eft Knot3. Downloaded, burned as ISO (K3B again), and rebooted. Booted live Edgy disk, clicked the install icon, and ran into a little problem. My disk already had four primary partitions and the newly freed space was not in the extended partition. Was unable to proceed using installation partitioner.
- Rebooted with Gparted Live disk. First, I moved my second primary partition (/home) as far left as I could enlarging it by about 10GB as I did. This placed the free space next to my extended partition. Second, I enlarged the extended partition to encompass the free space.
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.http://www.debianadmin.com/kubuntu-606-lts-installation-with-screenshots.html
Download all parts rar to desired folder.
(unrar e part01.rar)
of course, you must enter the correct filename.
You will only need to unrar the part01.rar.
Unrar will extract and combine all parts and write completed file to your /download/folder/.
If there are broken parts, unrar will not save the combined file.
In that case add the -kb switch.
(unrar e -kb part01.rar)
I clean up the folder using
On the advice of this edition of linux magazine I trialled Mepis for the first time today. Now let me start out by saying that the computer I tried it out on was always going to struggle. It's a laptop supplied by work, and it hasn't exactly got the spec of the century. It's a celeron 1.5Ghz533Mhz processor with 256Mb RAM. By rights I was daft to even attempt a live CD. But the disk does claim to be a "Desktop on Steroids". Having played with it for a good few hours, nothing convinced me to give this a fully fledged go. I wouldn't even trouble my VMWare with it. For starters it's supposed to be based on a Debian/Ubuntu style core.Except that it clearly wasn't made with as much care because even in comparison with a full Ubuntu liveCD, this lags. The first time I madeit in, the system didn't even make it through the desktop load before freezing on me. I booted the liveCD about eight times all in all,
This is the list of debian network utilities and tools for administrators and users to check the network related traffic, monitor network.This includes installation of each package with man pages.This full list devided in to two parts check for part1 http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/networktools1.htm and part2 http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/networktools2.htm
Some people are able to install Google Earth on AMD64. I was unable to. Here is a method to install it in a 32 bit chroot:
- Step 1:Follow the instructions at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24575 to install a 32 bit chroot.
- Step 2:Download Google Earth from http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
- Step 3: Move downloaded file, GoogleEarthLinux.bin to /chroot/home/user/ where "user" = your user name.
- Step 4:Open terminal and cd to /chroot/home/user/
- Step 5:enter
- Step 6:enter
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
- Step 7:enter
- Step 8: Follow the prompts to complete the installation.