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Install Google Earth on AMD64 via chroot

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:

  1. Step 1:Follow the instructions at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24575 to install a 32 bit chroot.
  2. Step 2:Download Google Earth from http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
  3. Step 3: Move downloaded file, GoogleEarthLinux.bin to /chroot/home/user/ where "user" = your user name.
  4. Step 4:Open terminal and cd to /chroot/home/user/
  5. Step 5:enter dchroot
  6. Step 6:enter chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
  7. Step 7:enter ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
  8. Step 8: Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

unable to install amarok

hii have just switched over to linux, so forgive me if i ask 'basic' questions!i followed the procedure given to install amaroksudo apt-get install amarokafter the files were extracted i got a message some files missing. use apt-get upgrade.i did that and was successfully completed. however, amarok is not installed as yet.please help!

6.06 New Graphic Install Very pretty but no use for me.

    I had been using Kubuntu up until a few weeks ago, but I'm not a great KDE fan soI bought a book with 5.10 distro included and off I went. Great!, installed like a dreamran the updates then it tells me about 6.06. OK!, Pity I did'nt know that before I boughtthe book. Anyhow I decide to download the 6.06 DVD iso image. Three hours later off Igo and install it. New graphic install screens and the whole process is really great.Pick the language, pick the time zone etc., etc., partition my disks, install proceeds,install finishes, I wait to be asked where I want to put GRUB, I wait and I wait and thenwe go into re-boot. I am definitely NOT impressed with the fact that Ubuntu now decideswithout asking me, that my MBR is where it's going to install Grub. I use WINDOWS XPas well as SuSE 10.1 and I want to decide where my boot loaders go. I had to go back againand re-install in text mode to get what I wanted. I'll be staying with text installs until they

Debian etch beta 3 graphical mode installation with screenshots

Debian etch beta3 installation using graphical interface this is really nice installation walkthrough with each step screenshots.This is new feature in debian upcoming release version called etch.http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-etch-beta3-graphical-mode-installation-with-screenshots.html


I would love the repositories to allow me to easily install Compiz on amd64 with ATI Radeon. I've followed dozens of installation guides, reinstalled everything, and finally given up (for now). My one consolation is that the xserver-xgl package by itself improves/enables transparency in KDE.

Ubuntu I is here!

I have had Ubuntu installed for about 3 months now and I am LOVING it! I have used debian in the past and have enjoyed it. Ubuntu has taken my favorite distro to the next level.Thanks guys (and gals)!LeeNIX

Playing MP3 songs in Ubuntu !

Hi All,Today, well actually yesterday I installed XMMS player in Ubuntu and it works like a charm. It is very simple to do so. Just go to the Add/Remove program menu from the Ubuntu main menu, and search for XMMS (or amaroK) in the search box. (This program is called Automatix, similar to YaST in SuSE). It searchs for the appropriate app and asks you whether you want to install it. Once you say yes, it downloads the app to your PC and then installs it. You can then access it from  Applications>XMMS. It plays MP3 files without any glicthes. I will soon post shot by shot on how to install XMMS in your PC in Ubuntu. I have also posted this in our forum ... so check it out also.The link is

My first Ubuntux Blog!

Hi I am very excited and happy that I got Ubuntu in my PC ... I am now ready to get things going!

fglrxinfo: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1

Look around the web for a simple solution to this fglrx error. Find anything?

Try this only after verifying that you do in fact have the identified files in the stated locations.
sudo unlink /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
sudo unlink /usr/lib32/libGL.so.1
sudo rm /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2
sudo synaptic

From there just browse to fglrx and choose the "reinstall" option. Test with glxgears.

Ubuntu London - Vmware Stage 1 and now 2

Hello People! I have posted again on my Ubuntulondon Blog - Head on over to read up on Vmware running in Ubuntu - There will be more posts added soon! - http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com for the main pageand http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/feed to subscribe to the feed for regular updates.In this post I have spoken about Vmware and what it is and the first stage of installation and understadning - Later today the second post will be added. You will then be able to run any operating system straigt up inside Ubuntu linux  - kewl huh?The second post has now been completed too, so now you can head on over and get the full procedures on installing Vmware on Ubuntu: It includes a step by step guide with Screenshots! - So hope this helps!Please feel free to join in on conversation too. Cheers

Opensource Bandwidth,Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

This is very good tutorials for bandwidth monitoring,network monitoring and servers monitoring tools with clear step by step installation guides this includes Nagios,MRTG,RTG,Netmrg,Darkstat,monit,munin,mon,oreon,Saidar ,Cacti,Bigsister,ibmonitor,zabbix.This resouce is Very useful for Users and Administrators to monitor their networks,bandwidth and servers.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/monitortools.htm

Ubuntu London - Much more content and more to come

    Here is another note to let the newbies / beginners and soon to be experts on my Ubuntu London Blog. Please feel free to have another look over the site, http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/   - This have been fully updated to current, hits are starting to pour in. Please dont forget to leave comments and let me know how I am doing and please ask questions if needed. I am also a learner much like everyone else in Linux. There are so many new things to experience and learn within the Opensource community and it takes each one of us to make an impact. Please come a long and post a comment or 2, to assist me in providing content everyone is looking for. At present I am trying to get the first stages out of the way and moving forward into the more complex and advanced things. You are welcome to subsribe to my feed as well http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/feed/ so that you are up to date with my new posts. Thanks to ubuntux for allowing us to post here and for being a trult great site!.

Floppy drive

I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu to recognize my floppy. Then I downloaded LTS and have to start over. fd0 is not recognized anymore. I also haven't figured out how to save to a floppy from Open Office Write.

Just a little VMware something

Unfortunately, where I work I am forced to use windows as my main operating system. I've just set up a VMware ubuntu, and whilst I was sceptical of the performance and compatibility both before (which is why I hadn't tried this earlier) and during the install, this works really really well. VMware configs already exist for ubuntu and are freely downloadable. All modifications and installations are saved and function well (unlike using a liveCD), and the setup runs really fast (my work PC is decent but not great - 3.4GHz HT P4, 256MB DDR2). The other thing I like is that the pseudo-disk is 7.5G in size which is certainly sufficient to install and run the things I want. The only thing that is slow is booting, but then it was always going to be. Tabbing between windows and linux is a dream!I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Friedrich for giving me the post of moderator!Happy installationsJoe

ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots

ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost. ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. ZABBIX offers excellent reporting and data visualisation features based on the stored data. This makes ZABBIX ideal for capacity planning.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/zabbix.htm

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