[ad#ad-1] I used to connect to PPPoE connections in Kubuntu with knet. Recently, I moved to Ubuntu to find out that Network Manager was unable to connect to DSL. However, it can be achieved using pppoeconf or knet, I wanted to use Network Manager. I figured out that it was a problem with the final release itself when I visited the forums (I had installed Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha 4 and then upgraded as new packages came in).
The newer version of Network Manager did not have this problem but it is still not available on the main repos at the time of writing this post. There is a ppa however, which helped me. It contained updated version of the package which is https://launchpad.net/~network-manager/+archive/trunk. Continue reading [SOLVED] DSL PPPoE not able to Connect in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
A few days ago, I had written a blog post about uploading multiple photos to your Facebook account using Windows Version of Google Picasa using Wine. The same can be achieved with F-spot, a great photo manager for Linux. Continue reading [HOWTO] Upload Multiple Photos to Facebook using F-spot Photo Manager from Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
I am using Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my Desktop with Firefox 3.5 as my primary browser. Recently I was facing problems playing online media (streaming mp3s, non-flash) including FM from my own page on Firefox. Continue reading [SOLVED] Problem Playing Media on Firefox on Ubuntu Linux
UPDATE Nov 2, 2008: If you don’t want to get into trouble installing Windows version of Picasa and happy to use F-spot instead, head over to the new article here.
The picasa application from Google repositories with Facebook button does not work for Facebook photo uploads. It ends up with a blank window with nothing but a link. However, I have found an alternative in Ubuntu Forums and it works.
The trick is to install Windows Internet Explorer under wine and then install the Windows version of Picasa. To do this, make sure you have wine installed and picasa removed from your system.
This is how you do it: Continue reading [HOWTO] Uploading photos to Facebook with Picasa on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
[ad#ad-1] I use Firefox 3.5.3 for my day to day browsing on my Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha (with KDE 4.3) and recently I experienced tremendous slowdowns making it less fit for use. I use a lot of addons including Firebug and Greasemonkey and it is no surprise that Firefox is slower than one without any extensions. I cannot move to Google Chrome or Epiphany because of the dependency on various add-ons such as Adblock Plus, Lastpass, Greasemonkey, Firebug and others and so I had to look what I can do. Continue reading [HOWTO] Make Firefox fast and more responsive
[ad#ad-1] I have recently installed kubuntu-desktop (KDE4) on my Karmic Koala installation and tried to install a very cool weather plasmoid called Yet Another Weather Plasmoid but I was unable to do so as I got this error:
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:84 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMake Warning (dev) in CMakeLists.txt:
No cmake_minimum_required command is present. A line of code such as
should be added at the top of the file. The version specified may be lower
if you wish to support older CMake versions for this project. For more
information run "cmake --help-policy CMP0000".
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
Compilation failed, sorry :-(
I installed kdelibs5-dev and I was able to compile it.
Hope this helps.
[ad#ad-1] Sound in my Ubuntu Karmic Koala desktop used to freeze and I was into real problem. The process “pulseaudio” used to hog the CPU and sound would stop at times. So I replaced it with esound and it is fine now. This is how I did it. Continue reading [SOLVED] Sound Problem in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala Alpha 4) due to Pulseaudio
[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
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
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”.
[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