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How to install Boxee in a Ubuntu 64 bit

sudo apt-get install schroot
sudo mkdir /home/chroot (or another location)
sudo mkdir /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit (or another location)
sudo vi /etc/schroot/schroot.conf

[jaunty-32-bit]
aliases=default
description=Jaunty 32-bit
type=plain
location=/home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit
priority=3
run-setup-scripts=false
personality=linux32
groups=admin
root-users=lafa
sudo apt-get install debootstrap
sudo debootstrap --variant=buildd --arch i386 jaunty /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

sudo mkdir /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/etc/etc-from-root

sudo vi /etc/fstab

# For 32-bit jaunty chroot
/home /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/home none rbind 0 0
/dev /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/dev none rbind 0 0
/etc /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/etc/etc-from-root none bind 0 0
/proc /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/proc none rbind 0 0
/media /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/media none rbind …

Ubuntu Intrepid Dell Mini how to

This tutorial describes how to configure a Ubuntu Desktop for daily use.

Follow my older post to install ubuntu on Dell Mini using a USB drive. Install the Broadcom STA wireless driver, as suggest by Ubuntu after first boot, and install all available updates.

Dell Apps
# Dell airplane mode
wget http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-dell-mini/universe/binary-lpia/aircraft-manager_belmont11_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i aircraft-manager_belmont11_all.debFix sound:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

# at the end of alsa-base file add

options snd-hda-intel model=dell

after saving the file, reboot the system and set the volume as described in the picture



Tweaks for the desktop:

Setting smaller font sizes


gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_font --type string "Sans 8"
gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/document_font_name --type string "Sans 8"
gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name --type string "Sans 8"
gconftool-2 --set …

Ubuntu Intrepid screenshots

Android Phone - TMobile G1

Today I replaced my iPAQ hw6515 with a android phone - The TMobile G1 from HTC.

For now the experience has been very positive.

Good:
- OS is amazing, compared with my PocketPC device. Supports WIFI, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, USB connectivity, charges thru USB cable, visible on Ubuntu has a USB hard drive.
- Browser supports multiple windows
- IM support for gtalk, yahoo, msn aol
- Voice Dialing.
- Google Maps, GMail, Regular Email, Goggle Calendar, Google Contacts, GTalk
- Automatic sync of gmail, calendar, contacts, with your google account.
- keyboard, search keyboard key, Configurable key short cuts to start any App

Apps I Like:
- imeem mobile is so COOL. Web Radio/Music, on the android. Built-in amazon Music Store App.
- "Compare Everywhere" and "ShopSavvy" are very useful apps to check for store and web prices near where you are, just by scanning product bar codes.
- Web Browser, youtube, The weather Channel
- PicSay (Add text to pictures using the android)

Not so Good:
- When char…

Ubuntu 8.10 Entrepid 64 bit - Desktop HOWTO

This tutorial describes how to configure a Ubuntu/Kubuntu 64 Bit Desktop for daily use.

Multimedia Codecs, Java, Flash

Java sun plugin does not work on Ubuntu 64 bits after running this comand, but fonts and codecs should work fine. Flash works but crashes frequently.

# java , fonts, codecs
# The ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Configure repositories for extra Applications

On Ubuntu goto to System->Administration->Software Sources->Third Party Software and select "Add". You can also edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add lines to the end of the file.

# Canonical repository (VMWare and DB2 Express)
# enable this on the Software Sources Management tool (tab thir-party) from ubuntu/kubuntu menu

# Google Linux repository, add both to get picasa
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free

# Miro - The free open-source video platform.
deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/re…

Ubuntu on a USB pen/drive

Easy tool to create a bootable USB drive, for multiple distributions.

Install:
sudo apt-get install p7zip p7zip-full mtools
wget http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-linux-latest
chmod +x unetbootin-linux-*
sudo ./unetbootin-linux-XXX

Reference: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

How-to flash the bios using Linux

Goto http://www.fdos.org/bootdisks/ under "Normal Bootdisk"

get http://www.fdos.org/bootdisks/autogen/FDSTD.288.gz

Create a folder, unzip the floppy image, mount the floppy image:
sudo mkdir /tmp/biosdisk
gunzip FDSTD.288.gz
sudo mount -t vfat FDSTD.288 /tmp/biosdisk -o loop,r
cd /tmp/biosdiskCopy all the files you need. Example:
cp /home/lafa/bios/AWDFLASH.EXE .
cp /home/lafa/bios/SG33S117.BIN .

Exit the folder, umount, create the ISO file:
cd ~/
sudo umount /tmp/biosdisk
mv FDSTD.288 boot.IMA
mkisofs -o bootcd.iso -b boot.IMA -c boot.cat ./boot.IMABurn the bootcd.iso file, with your favorite burn utility.
Boot your pc using this CD.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy 64 bit - Desktop HOWTO

This tutorial describes how to configure a Ubuntu/Kubuntu 64 Bit Desktop for daily use.

Multimedia Codecs, Java, Flash

Java sun plugin does not work on Ubuntu 64 bits after running this comand, but fonts and codecs should work fine. Flash works but crashes frequently.

# java , fonts, codecs
# The ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Configure repositories for extra Applications

On Ubuntu goto to System->Administration->Software Sources->Third Party Software and select "Add". You can also edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add lines to the end of the file.

# Canonical repository (VMWare and DB2 Express)
# enable this on the Software Sources Management tool (tab third-party) from ubuntu or kubuntu menu

# Google Linux repository, add both to get picasa
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free

# Miro - The free open-source video platform.
deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linu…