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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