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Ubuntu Edgy (ATI) Installation Guide (cline)

Posted by maximillan on January 5, 2007

for some people, commandline install for Ati graphic cards in ubuntu edgy

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Installing Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Posted by maximillan on December 16, 2006

first, install wine > Install Wine in Ubuntu

then,

sudo wine /media/cdrom/Setup.exe

install with default options

Type

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and Delete these Lines

Section “InputDevice”
Driver “wacom”
Identifier “stylus”
Option “Device” “/dev/wacom” # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option “Type” “stylus”
Option “ForceDevice” “ISDV4” # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Driver “wacom”
Identifier “eraser”
Option “Device” “/dev/wacom” # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option “Type” “eraser”
Option “ForceDevice” “ISDV4” # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Driver “wacom”
Identifier “cursor”
Option “Device” “/dev/wacom” # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option “Type” “cursor”
Option “ForceDevice” “ISDV4” # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

and these in the “ServerLayout” Section at the bottom of the file.

InputDevice “stylus” “SendCoreEvents”
InputDevice “cursor” “SendCoreEvents”
InputDevice “eraser” “SendCoreEvents”

lastly create shortcut on desktop, enter these to command box

wine "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Photoshop.exe"

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Mounting mdf/mds Images

Posted by maximillan on December 13, 2006

not possible, but convert to iso and mount them.

converter:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/mdf2iso/

apt-get install mdf2iso

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Mounting Iso Images

Posted by maximillan on December 13, 2006

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

sudo mkdir /media/iso

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop filename.iso /media/iso

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Moblock (peerguardian linux alternative)

Posted by maximillan on December 13, 2006

MoBlock and Peerguardian are both applications that enable you to block internet traffic based on large lists of ip address ranges in order to protect your privacy.

http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/

to install:

Add to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian unstable main

deb-src http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian unstable main

Run these commands (on command line) to accept the new entries in sources.list. Adding the key to the apt keyring may be optional depending on your system’s settings.

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv DEDA0559

gpg --export --armor DEDA0559 | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

and

sudo apt-get install moblock-nfq

now little config:

Open /etc/cron.daily/moblock-nfq and go to line 34. One line is commented (#), one is not. inverse them like this


BLOCKLISTS="ads-trackers-and-bad-pr0n level1 level2 Microsoft spyware "
#BLOCKLISTS="nipfilter.dat ads-trackers-and-bad-pr0n"

and restart moblock to settings in effect

sudo /etc/init.d/moblock restart

done!!!

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Remove GUI Animations – Gnome

Posted by maximillan on December 13, 2006

to remove gui animations on gnome (opening/closing/minimizing)

gconf-editor

find /apps/metacity/general
and check “reduced_resources”

now gnome works well with beryl

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UDF support

Posted by maximillan on December 11, 2006

Ubuntu no support for UDF on default install,today we going to install UDF support tools.
easy as usual

universal disk format

sudo apt-get install udftools

what the heck is udf ? > wiki

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access ext3/ext2 volumes on windows

Posted by maximillan on December 10, 2006

in rare circumstances (system crash eg.) you may be want access ext3 / 2 volumes on windows. at this time this driver comes to help.

* Complete reading and writing access to files and directories of volumes with the Ext2 or Ext3 file system.
* Supports features which are specific to the I/O-system of Windows: Byte Range Locks, Directory Notification (so the Explorer updates the view of a directory on changes within that directory), Oplocks (so SMB clients are able to cache the content of files).
* Allows Windows to run with paging files on Ext2 volumes.

Download: Ext2 Installable File System For Windows 460kb

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Installing Java

Posted by maximillan on December 6, 2006

enter these commands to terminal window

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

check these lines

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse

if cannot find them, add to end of the file. save it.

and enter command again to terminal window

sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jre

done !!

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Improved subpixel font rendering packages

Posted by maximillan on December 5, 2006

if you want ‘windows-like’ font rendering in ubuntu, just follow the steps.

before > after

open up System -> Administration -> Software Sources from the menu

click on the Third Party tab and click
the Add button.

Copy the following info and click Add Sources.

deb http://www.elisanet.fi/mlind/ubuntu edgy fonts
deb-src http://www.elisanet.fi/mlind/ubuntu edgy fonts

now open Terminal window enter these:

gpg –recv-keys 937215FF
gpg –export –armor 937215FF | sudo apt-key add –

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and lastly :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config

Be sure to set subpixel rendering to “always” on the second screen (and bitmap fonts to “No”). The amount of hinting applied can be adjusted in the Gnome Font Settings dialog.

also consider : commandline way to install this packages (easier)

good luck (:

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Install Wine in Ubuntu

Posted by maximillan on December 5, 2006

System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager) and selecting Settings->Repositories. Then click add, select custom, and enter one of the following:

For Ubuntu Edgy (6.10):

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt edgy main

and open up Terminal run

apt-get update

to update APT’s package information. Finally, to install Wine, do

apt-get install wine

done !!

if you want configure Wine settings,

Winecfg

if u want detailed information:

Wine user guide

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Install rar support

Posted by maximillan on December 4, 2006

open up terminal

sudo apt-get install xarchiver

Download the latest rar http://files.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz

Extract the contents.

sudo nautilus /usr/bin

Then copy the file “rar” to /usr/bin

you ONLY need that one file.

done!!

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Install fonts on Ubuntu

Posted by maximillan on December 4, 2006

Install fonts on Ubuntu

1. Installing fonts for single login use
 1a. using kfontview
 1b. by hand
2. Installing fonts for system wide use
3. Installing Microsoft Windows Fonts (eg. Times New Roman)

1. Installing fonts for single login use

1a. using kfontview
The easiest way to install fonts is using kfontview. Try running “kfontview” from the command line.
If you do not have kfontview installed, as root run:

# apt-get install kcontrol

This will download a few dependencies, so if you are short on disk space or simply do not want to install KDE, use the instructions in step 1b

Run “kfontview” from the command line
From the kfontview window, open the font you have downloaded.
Click on the “Install” button
NOTICE: You will probably need to resize the window to see the “Install” button which is in the lower right hand corner.
Click on the “Personal” button

1b. by hand
If ~/.fonts does not exist, create it:

$ mkdir ~/.fonts


Copy the font, from the command line, run the following:

$ cp [fontfile] ~/.fonts


From the command line, run the following:


$ fc-cache -f -v ~/.fonts


or alternatively, log out, and log back in.


2. Installing for system wide use
Make the following directory as root:

# mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts

Copy the font(s) into the newly created directory:

# cp [fonts] /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts


Run the following:

# fc-cache -f -v


3. Installing Windows Fonts (eg. Times New Roman)

Make sure you have the “universe” repository added. If not, as root, modify your /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment the deb line which will look something like this:

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe


Then update apt-get:

# apt-get update


Run the following as root:

# apt-get install msttcorefonts

Tested under Ubuntu Dapper.

taken from: link

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