How-To: Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

Firefox 3.6 was released yesterday, after over six months since the last major release, version 3.5.

GDM 2 GUI Configuration Tool

gdm configuration tool

How-To: Install Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 was released earlier this year, on December 17 at the Adobe MAX 2009. This release comes with several new features and numerous bug fixes.

How To Install KDE 4.4 Beta In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

The first beta of KDE SC 4.4 has packages available in the Beta PPA. Ubuntu Lucid users can simply "sudo apt-get upgrade" to upgrade to the latest packages.

Ubuntu Karmic users have to add the following PPA (although I strongly advise you not to upgrade to KDE 4.4 beta, especially on a production machine):

Ubuntu Karmic: Upgrade ALSA To 1.0.21 From A Repository

Ubuntu Karmic comes by default with ALSA 1.0.20 and if that doesn't work for you, an upgrade to ALSA 1.0.21 might be the solution. We wrote about the ALSA upgrade script for Ubuntu and Debian but there is an easier way of upgrading ALSA: by using a repository (Launchpad PPA).

Use Adium Themes In Pidgin [Ubuntu Karmic Koala]

adium message style pidgin


The Dual Panel Nautilus Is Now Available For Ubuntu Karmic Koala

dual panel nautilus ubuntu karmic


The Complete Guide To Mounting Your iPhone On A Fresh Ubuntu Karmic Koala Installation

The Complete Guide To Mounting Your iPhone On A Fresh Ubuntu Karmic Koala Installation

Beautiful Ubuntu Karmic Koala Xsplash: PackoXsplash HD

The Xsplash I'm talking about is called PackoXsplash HD and comes in two versions:

SopCast Player 0.3.0 For Ubuntu Karmic

SopCast is a simple, free way to broadcast video and audio or watch the video and listen to radio on the Internet. Adopting P2P(Peer-to-Peer) technology, It is very efficient and easy to use. Let anyone become a broadcaster without the costs of a powerful server and vast bandwidth. You can build your own TV stations comparable with large commercial sites with minimal resources.

What To Do When keyserver.ubuntu.com Is Down?

You probably know that to use a Launchpad PPA repository, you must also import the GPG key. This is how it worked until Ubuntu Karmic Koala:

Customizing GRUB2 [How To]

GRUB 2 is a new boot loader which comes with Ubuntu Karmic Koala. GRUB 2 is in charge of showing the menu that allows you to choose the operating system or Kernel version when your computer starts.

Changing GRUB2 Splash Image

UbuntuTweak Released

To celebrate the release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, UbuntuTweak was released, bringing:

-New PPA's:

Bisigi Gnome Themes Updated For Ubuntu Karmic Koala

You do remember the 9 (then 10 - one was created later) Gnome themes for Ubuntu which are part of the Bisigi Project, right?

Ubuntu Karmic: Make The Super Key Bring Down The Applications Menu

In Ubuntu Jaunty, all you had to do was to go to System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts and edit the appropriate shortcut to be able to bring down the Applications menu using the Super Key (the key between left Alt and Ctrl).

This changed in Ubuntu Karmic Koala and...

Install Docky And Update Gnome Shell From A Repository (Launchpad PPA) [Ubuntu Karmic]

This repository contains the following packages:

-Docky (version 2.0~bzr315-0 at the time of writing this post) - the dock bar part of Gnome Do (read on!)

Fixing The Popping Sound In Ubuntu Karmic

If you use Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta and have a Intel sound card, you must be hearing a popping sound every now and then. This is a known bug and here is a temporarily solution for it.

Use More Than 3GB Of RAM In Ubuntu Karmic Koala 32bit (Without Installing The Server Kernel)

Some time ago we talked about using more than 3 GB of RAM in Ubuntu 32bit which involved installing the server kernel. Well, this is no longer possible in Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10).

Make lm-sensors Work In Ubuntu Karmic

lm-sensors appears to have stopped working in Ubuntu Karmic Koala (basically for any distro running Kernel 2.6.31). If you look at your Kernel messages, you will see something like this:

ACPI: I/O resource it87 [0x295-0x296] conflicts with ACPI region IP__

How To 'Upgrade' Your Ubuntu Karmic ISO With Zsync

zsync is a file transfer program similar to rsync. zsync is optimized for distribution of files across Internet, with one file on a server to be distributed to thousands of downloaders.

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