Category Archives: Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope repositories update fix

[ad#ad-1]I am using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and recently encountered a problem updating the package sources or when reloading the repositories so was unable to add new repos via synaptic or apt-get. The console output was something like

Get: http://ftp.debian.org sid/main Sources
Get: http://ftp.debian.org sid/contrib Sources
Get: http://ftp.debian.org sid/non-free Sources
Convert: acl...
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[HOWTO] Save Screenshots in Ubuntu Automatically when PrintScreen key is pressed

[ad#ad-1] When you press the PrintScreen key in Ubuntu, you will see a gnome-screenshot dialog box with options to save the image or Copy it to clipboard. This function is great unless of course, you mistakenly press the key several times day which is really irritating. How about silently saving the image to some predefined location rather than popping up the dialog?
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Yahoo Voice Chat and Webcam in Ubuntu

[ad#ad-1] GYach-E supports Voice Chat and Webcam for Yahoo! Messenger in Linux. It can be installed in most Linux distros by compilation from source. Visit the project homepage here.

Ubutnu users can install GYach-E by simply enabling repository and installing via Synaptic Package Manager.

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How to fix a corrupt download (Jaunty Jackalope CD Image)

[ad#ad-1]I downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope ISO and discovered that the file was not downloaded properly. It was corrupt. It failed the md5 check and failed to install inside Sun VirtualBox.

I did not want to download the file again. I have a very poor internet connection. I had downloaded the file from http link with the help of wget.

The ISO was the size as specified in the site. I think this process works only if this holds true. Also, it needs to be available in the torrents. These hold true for the file I was trying to download. Continue reading How to fix a corrupt download (Jaunty Jackalope CD Image)