August 31, 2009
Here four icons for Tribal Wars Premium Account’s quick-bar
Original graphic © 2003 – 2009 InnoGames GmbH
August 10, 2009
Here how to update vlc to 1.0 version.
Add the repositories key
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7613768D
Copy the lines below and add them to your system’s software sources.
With the synaptic package manager install vlc and it will promp for the update.
August 6, 2009
Ubuntu doesn’t support commercial DVD playback by default but it can be easly done:
sudo apt-get install totem-xine libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread4
Then re-start the computer.
August 1, 2009
Installation instructions for Edgy(6.10), Feisty(7.04), Gutsy(7.10), Hardy(8.04), Intrepid(8.10) and Jaunty(9.04)Instructions provided by kobewan
Please Note:- If you are running compiz/beryl you will need to set focus stealing to “None” to use USP.
Installation All you need to do is make sure that you have Subversion, so that you can download the SVN. Run this command:
sudo apt-get install subversion
Alright, now cd to the directory that you want to download it to. For example, I like to use ~/Downloads/SVN , so that’s where I’ll go:
svn checkout http://ubuntu-system-panel.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usp-svn
This should download all the correct files that you need. Now, put in
./usp_update install fresh
That should install it for you, as well as clearing out the old version!
Before you finally get to add the applet to your panel, do this:
Your Panel(s) will disappear for a few seconds then re-appear. Don’t worry this is correct.
Now you can right click on any empty panel area, and select ‘Add to Panel’. You should see ‘Ubuntu System Panel’ under the ‘Miscellaneous’ group.
Whenever you want to get the latest SVN version of USP, ‘cd’ to the directory that contains the SVN files (in the above example it was ~/Downloads/SVN) and type
This should display a log of all the changes that were made between the version that you have and the newest version. It will then download all the files that you need and attempt to install them. You will most likely need to enter your password before USP is updated. Some updates will require you to logoff and then log back on to take effect.
You can also uninstall USP by going to the directory that contains the SVN files (in the above example it was ~/Downloads/SVN) and typing in
If you want to uninstall completely, including removing your settings, put in
./usp_update uninstall complete
Lets face it, the default GNOME desktop isn’t the easiest desktop on the eye. While Ubuntu’s desert brown is actually an eye sore, other distros like Mint and Fedora have done better jobs in theming their desktops. But still most users aren’t content with default desktops and usually tweak around their themes via gnome-look.org among others.
Most Linux beginners have a hard time getting everything on gnome-look.org to work, while veterans might not have the time to scour the web and build every bit of their desktops to their taste. Luckily, there are many automated options for system-wide theming out there. One of these options is GNOME-Colors.
The GNOME-Colors is a project that aims to make the GNOME desktop as elegant, consistent and colorful as possible.
The current goal is to allow full color customization of themes, icons, GDM logins and splash screens. There are already six full color-schemes available; Brave (Blue), Human (Orange), Wine (Red), Noble (Purple), Wise (Green) and Dust (Chocolate).
GNOME-Colors is mostly inspired/based on Tango, GNOME, Elementary, Tango-Generator and many other open-source projects.
Installing GNOME-Colors will provide you three things:
- Arc-Colors GDM Themes (login screens) and Wallpapers
- Shiki-Colors GNOME Themes. These are colored themes for the whole desktop
- GNOME-Colors Icons
Here are two screenshots , the bar in the bottom has nothing to do with GNOME-Colors, Its just AWN.
Like most apps, you can either use the GUI or the command line to install GNOME-Colors. I’m gonna opt for the command line, its easier and quicker to implement and describe! You are on your own if you want GUI
If you are on an a Debian based system like Ubuntu, you will need to add the PPA to apt-get:
Then add the repos (I am doing Jaunty here, change Jaunty to your corresponding Ubuntu version)
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome-colors-packagers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Next you will need to add the keys, copy and paste this into your terminal:
Update your repositories:
You should now go to:
Choose any of the shiki-colors, change your wallpaper under background, and for your GDM login screen go to:
You can spend days on end customizing your favorite distro, its always fun! But unfortunately most of us don’t have the time and need to get things done. GNOME-Colors is one of the ways of getting cool, consistent, and elegant desktops with a few simple commands.
July 17, 2009
If your Amarok is not playing mp3 files try to install this files with this command line:
sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg phonon-backend-xine
June 30, 2009
If there is no sound coming from Amarok but you can play .ogg music files then you probably need to install libxine1-ffmpeg package
The best way is to install it manually, enter the following command in a terminal such as Terminal/Konsole:
sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
May 24, 2009
First you need to have the RPM Fusion enabled, then digit:
su -c ‘yum -y install vlc’
May 23, 2009
In a meeting today between Release Engineering, QA, and various team
leads, we decided to enact a 7 day slip of the Fedora 11 release date.
The primary reason behind this slip is the state of our blocker bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=F11Blocker&hide_resolved=1 We cannot begin Release Candidate phase until the blocker bugs are closed or at least in MODIFIED state. We are not there today, which would be our last day to enter RC phase and still have enough time to release on the 26th. We hope to enter RC phase in the next couple days, and hit our new target, June 2nd.
Freeze breaks for critical bugs will still be accepted, however trivial
bug fixes should be pushed as updates via bodhi. Thanks!