Friday, July 31, 2009

How to install KDE on ubuntu

The default desktop of Ubuntu is Gnome.If you want KDE, you can install Kubuntu.

Alternatively, you can install Kubuntu on Ubuntu using Synaptic Package Manager.

Click System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager on Ubuntu menu.

Type Kubuntu inside the Quick search box, mark Kubuntu to install.

You will be asked to mark additional required changes, just mark it.

And click Apply.

Click Apply again to confirm changes.

Wait the package to be downloaded.

You will be asked to select the default display manager, gdm? or kdm? It's the display manager of the login screen , any one is ok.

Wait install and changes applied.

Now, you can restart or log-out and log-in again to switch to KDE.

You can Select KDE Session by clicking Options on the lower-left of login screen.

Now, your system have both Gnome and KDE installed, you can switch between in login screen.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to setup cvs server on Ubuntu

Install cvs and cvsd, start Synaptic Package Manager from ubuntu menu bar
System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager

typ cvs in Quick Search box, select cvs and cvsd, click Apply.

When installing cvsd, you will be asked to enter Repositories to serve, the default setting is /demo:/myrepos, just accept it and click Forward.

After changes applied, you can close Synaptic Package Manager.

Next, open a Terminal.

Type the command to create /myrepos
#cd /var/lib/cvsd
#sudo mkdir myrepos

Initial /myrepos
#sudo cvs -d /var/lib/cvsd/myrepos init

Modify the file /var/lib/cvsd/myrepos/CVSROOT/config
(May be you have to change the permission to writable)

#sudo gedit /var/lib/cvsd/myrepos/CVSROOT/config
Add the line into it:

Save and Exit editor

Create LockDir
#sudo mkdir /var/lib/cvsd/tmp/myrepos

Add a user, named cvsuser
#sudo cvsd-passwd /var/lib/cvsd/myrepos cvsuser
You will be ask to input password.

Modify /etc/cvsd/cvsd.conf
#sudo gedit /etc/cvsd/cvsd.conf

Scroll to end of the file, find the text
Listen * 2401
Repos /demo
Repos /myrepos

change to
Listen 2401
Repos /demo
Repos /myrepos

where is my local static IP, 2401 is the default port used by cvs.

and then, set the right.
#sudo chown cvsd:cvsd /var/lib/cvsd -R

Restart cvsd
#sudo /etc/init.d/cvsd restart

You can check the cvsd status using the command, and make sure it's running.
#sudo /etc/init.d/cvsd status