Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Google Chrome for Linux Stable version is available now!

Google Chrome for Linux Stable version

Google Chrome for Linux Stable version is available now. In Ubuntu, it can be installed using Synaptic Package Manager.

To install Google Chrome for Linux Stable version on Ubuntu:

Click System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

Type Chrome in the search box

Mark google-chrome-beta for Removal if it was installed
Mark google-chrome-stable for Installation

Click Apply!

Install Google Chrome for Linux using Synaptic Package Manager

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Install sun-java6-jdk/sun-java6-jre on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, using apt-get

In the new announced Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the sun-java6-jdk packages have been removed from the Multiverse section of the Ubuntu archive. So you cannot install it using the command sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk directly!!!

To install sun-java6-jdk on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, type the commands below in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

Saturday, May 08, 2010

How to Hide/Display icon on Ubuntu desktop, using gconf-editor.

How to Hide/Display icon on desktop, gconf-editor.

Refer to the article "How to Restore KDE's Default Settings", many icons of the folder/files inside my desktop folder come-out on Desktop. I prefer a clean desktop without it.

To hide icon of desktop, gconf-editor can be used.

- Press ALT-F2 to call out Run Application Dialog, type gconf-editor in the Edit Text Box and click Run.

- Browse to /apps/nautilus/preferences/, un-check the value box of show_desktop

The icons gone now :)

Friday, May 07, 2010

How to Restore KDE's Default Settings

Restoring KDE's default setting can be done by deleting the following directories:

Please notee that all program settings will be reset to default. Therefore, all setting changed , include address books and e-mail settings, will be lost.

Enter the command in Terminal:

rm -rf .kde*/ .skel/ *Desktop/

Related article: How to Hide/Display icon on desktop, gconf-editor.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

How to login as root in Ubuntu?

Normally, user cannot login as root in the login screen, because there are no password for root user in default. In order to login as root, a password for root user have to be set manually.

To set password for root user?

Start a Terminal and type the command:

sudo passwd

You will be as to type in the new root password twice. After that, re-login as root with the new password in login screen.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more.

Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.

The Ubuntu promise

* Ubuntu will always be free of charge, along with its regular enterprise releases and security updates
* Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies from across the world
* Ubuntu provides the best translations and accessibility features that the free software community has to offer
* Ubuntu core applications are all free and open source. We want you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.