Lately i have moved from Ubuntu 32bit to 64bit to make use of the 8G memory, and since I have been struggling to get our juniper vpn connection working, turned out it is not compatible with 64bit binaries of java and firefox.
I found this great tutorial here to have the juniper network VPN working from command line http://mad-scientist.us/juniper.html
the only disadvantage of this is you won’t have a status window to monitor the connection activity.
This has been tested on Ubuntu 10.10 maverick.
Again after upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.4, I had some issues getting Java to work with Firefox, after checking the software center, I found that the Java plugin for firefox is not working properly which broke my vpn connection.
To get this fixed, I simply followed the steps :
1- Backup your repositories files.
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
2- Open your repositories file:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
3- Add the following line then close the sources.list file
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu maverick partner
4- Uninstall both icedtea6-plugin and openjdk-6-jre.
sudo apt-get remove icedtea6-plugin openjdk-6-jre
5- Install sun-java6-plugin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mozilla-javaplugin.so mozilla-javaplugin.so /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so 1
6- Close your firefox and reopen it again, it should be working smoothly.
I have been having issues trying to install Zend Server on Ubuntu 10.04 following the steps here http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-5-Community-Edition/zend-server.htm#deb_installation.htm
the problem was because there is a missing dependency for the “libmysqlclient15off” MySQL client library
to solve this, I had to install “libmysqlclient15off” from here (select the one that matches your architecture)
Then install it using the command line :
dpkg -i libmysqlclient15off_5.1.30really5.0.83-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
after that running the installation for Zend server from through repositories, will work with no interruptions.
I struggled for a while to get my wireless card work after installing / upgrading Ubuntu on my T400 Thinkpad.
My T400 came with wireless card : Realtek Semiconductor .
To get it working, I followed these steps :
1- Open nautilus
2- Browse to /lib/modules/
3- Search for any rtl8192se and remove them
4-Download the drivers from Realtek website (Search for RTL8192SE)
Click to go to Realtek Website
5- Install the drivers
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-source-2.6.32
tar -xzvf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010.tar.gz
6- Reboot and it should be working out of the box.
After upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.4, I had some issues getting Java to work with Firefox, after checking the software center, I found that the Java plugin has been removed.
To get this fixed, I simply followed the steps in here http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9008918&postcount=32 and it worked well after that.
After updating to Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”, i had some problems with Zend Studio GUI, some buttons when clicked appear to be pressed, but no action follows.
After searching for a while i found this fix in Zend support pages, and it solved the issue
here is the link for the fix :
Very nice article about Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty”, posted by Adam Overa yesterday on tomshardware.com
Click here to read : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ubuntu-linux-guide,2293.html
- Understanding Partitions
- Booting Ubuntu for the first time
- Ubuntu Desktop
- Updating Ubuntu system & drivers
- How to install software on Ubuntu
- Codecs for multimedia playback on Ubuntu
- Getting help online
Enjoy reading & feel the freedom, Long live Ubuntu
IEEE has organized an open source week in Cairo University, for Engineering Students, i have been happy to be recommended to present the first day.
I started with a presentation about Open Source, definitions and different lisences, and what is the whole story about, then a presnentation about Ubuntu and a live Demonstration, then installation session where more than 150 Ubuntu CD was distributed.
The audience was about 200 student, and some graduates also, was a great day, it is such a pleasure to help people kiss the blue screen of death Goodbye
The remote desktop function in ubuntu is a nice handy one, to enable it from terminal
first ssh to the server you wanna remote desktop, then install tightvncserver
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
then run it
it will ask you to set a password for using this option and it will return the x desktop id.
Now go to Applications -> Internet ->Remote Desktop Viewer, and enter the address of the machine followed by the x desktop id like this :
where 1 is the x server id.
here is a good comparison between remote desktop apps.
Well, first you have to install bchunk
sudo apt-get install bchunk
then use the command as following to convert the image
bchunk image.bin image.cue image.iso
and the bin image will be converted to iso one in the same folder.