[HOWTO] Installing Adobe Reader 9 to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 4

[ad#ad-1] I tried to install Adobe Reader (acroread) in Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha 4 amd64 (64bit Version) that I use. I added medibuntu repository but package acroread was not available. Then, I downloaded deb from http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ but 64-bit version (amd64) was not available. So I downloaded Linux x86 (.deb) version and then installed it with the following command via terminal:
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i386linux_enu.deb

[SOLVED] API Key Installed but get the ERROR: WordPress.com Stats needs attention: please enter an API key or disable the plugin.

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I ran into this problem. I got an error with WordPress.com Stats plugin. It was just a message but it looked ugly and although I had already installed API key and was getting stats, I wanted to remove it. Here is what I did.

I went into the database using phpmyadmin from my cPanel (your hosting may or may not have phpmyadmin, so you may want to edit the database some other way). I suggest you to backup your database, just in case you mess up.

Browse the wp_options table and locate stats_options. The value should look something like this:
a:7:{s:4:"host";s:16:"yourblogurl.tld/path";s:4:"path";s:1:"/";
s:7:"blog_id";i:blog_id_numeric;s:7:"version";s:1:"3";s:5:"error";
b:0;s:9:"key_check";b:0;s:7:"api_key";N;}

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Then edit it and change the value to null (i.e. delete the contents and leave it blank). Now, go to admin area of your blog and add the API key.


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[SOLVED]: flashplugin Controls not Working in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Please find the latest post here.

UPDATE Nov 2, 2009: If you want to make flash work normal in 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, the following commands shall help. So start your terminal and get going:

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree swdec-mozilla mozilla-plugin-gnash
cd /tmp
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
tar xf libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

and restart firefox. If this does not work or you want to keep track of what has happened here, read on.

UPDATE Nov 2, 2009: The problem persisted for me even after I upgraded to the latest version. Using 64-bit flash plugin from Adobe Labs helps for me now. For this you will need to download the latest plugin from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html and extract it to /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. If you intend to extract it to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins then you will need root privileges. One way of getting root privileges is launching nautilus as “gksu nautilus /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins” in the Run Application dialog (Alt+F2). Then copy the extracted libflashplayer.so in that directory and restart Firefox.

UPDATE: I had problems with swfdec-gnome also. When I used to close any tabs with active flash content, firefox would simply crash. I removed it and installed flashplugin via flashplug-installer (in synaptic) and now it is working fine. I disabled some plugins and maybe thats what worked. Not sure. Anyone came up with whats actually happening?

ORIGINAL POST 10 Aug, 2009: I recently installed Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10) alpha 4 amd64 version and have been facing problem with flashplugin for Firefox 3.5. The flashplugin is a large download (as it depends on 32 bit libraries.. they have 32 bit version of the plugin now in amd64 too) and does not work well with YouTube videos, the flash applications do not respond user clicks. I have removed flashplugin via Synaptic Package Manager and installed swfdec-mozilla instead (firefox restart required after you do). This one has worked fine for me till now.

Hope this was helpful. Hope this is solved in the stable release.

Thanks to “Fatal Toenail Infection”.

[HOWTO] Install Real Player 11 to Play Real Media Files (rm, ram etc.) on Debian Lenny

[ad#ad-1] If you want to play real media files in Debian Lenny, you may not be able to play it. If that is the case or you want to install RealPlayer anyways, just follow the simple instructions. Continue reading [HOWTO] Install Real Player 11 to Play Real Media Files (rm, ram etc.) on Debian Lenny

[HOWTO]Save MP3 from eMajja Jukebox (any playlist from Playlist.com)

[ad#ad-1]eMazza.com has a live music jukebox at http://www.emajja.com/emajjanew/index.php?page=music
You can play songs in the playlist, but what if you want to download it? You can do so by following this short procedure. Continue reading [HOWTO]Save MP3 from eMajja Jukebox (any playlist from Playlist.com)

[HOW TO] Installing Kernel 2.6.30 (or any latest version available) in Debian Lenny or Ubuntu without having to go through Compiling

[ad#ad-1]I have recently switched to Debian Lenny (from Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope) and it is quite stable. However, I wanted to try the latest stable linux kernel (2.6.30 as of now) in this machine and see how it goes. However there are not much problems, I just wanted to install it. I went to Debian Kernel Archive and downloaded the packages but it does not seem to work. So I headed over to the Ubuntu Kernel Archive and the kernel there worked. This is how I did it. Continue reading [HOW TO] Installing Kernel 2.6.30 (or any latest version available) in Debian Lenny or Ubuntu without having to go through Compiling

[SOLVED] “subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2” error

[ad#ad-1] Recently, I encountered a package management related error in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 64bit.

The package was python-beagle and the error was: “E: python-beagle: subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2” and details showed:

dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute pre-removal script: Exec format error
dpkg: error processing python-beagle (–remove):
subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute post-installation script: Exec format error
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
python-beagle
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I managed to fix it. Read on for how I did it. Continue reading [SOLVED] “subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2” error

[HOWTO]Install Google Chrome in your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and Enable Flash on It

[ad#ad-1]I have Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 64bit and wanted to give Google Chrome Browser a try to see what it feels like to be running Google Chrome OS (which will be based on Linux and run Google  Chrome Browser).

UPDATE Nov 21: Just adding the repository:
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
will let you install Google Chrome right from Synaptic.

UPDATE: Now I have Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) alpha 4 and same works for Karmic too. Continue reading [HOWTO]Install Google Chrome in your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and Enable Flash on It