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December 22, 2009

Ubuntu Karmic/9.10, adding the PPA and its key

Filed under: chromium-browser, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, xubuntu — Tags: , , , , — tuxicity @ 4:19 pm

Lets say you would like to add chromium daily builds PPA repository to your sources.list and import its key:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily

Thats it!!

the repository is stored in :


the key is automagically added.


this is only for Ubuntu9.10 (karmic) and above


October 28, 2007

Gimp 2.4 is released and is available for Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Filed under: Gimp, Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 5:22 am

Last week Gimp 2.4 came out and of course this is a must have for anyone who edits/ manipulates images in Ubuntu

Gimp 2.4 for Ubuntu gutsy Gibbon is available from here , just download the files and install them (sudo dpkg -i), after install do a sudo apt-get -f install to remove some obsoleted Gimp Package, this also removes ubuntu-desktop, but hey, thats just a container package and can be removed safely.

Enjoy gimp 2.4 and make sure to read the release notes, they contain some interesting footage on new features.


Resources : Getdeb.net and The Gimp homepage.

NOTE: Gimp2.4.1 is now available too!.

October 22, 2007

Howto : Install the Flock Browser on (K,X)Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Filed under: Browsers, Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 4:31 pm

“Flock is an amazing new web browser that makes it easier to share media and connect to other people online. Share photos, automatically stay up-to-date with new content from your favorite sites, and search the Web with the most advanced Search Toolbar available today.”

Well, this is not my text, but a quote from getdeb.net, where you can download The Flock browser for Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

Installing it is very easy in Gutsy Gibbon: If you have a Java and flash installed in Firefox its very much a no brainer.

Simply get the package from Getdeb.net and let gdebi install it or download it and install it with sudo dpkg -i <package>

After install, Java, Flash, and al the other plugins of Firefox need to be set up in Flock with symlinking the plugin folder of Firefox (Mozilla) to the pluginfolder of Flock:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/share/flock/plugins/

Thats it, should work about the same in other versions of Ubuntu, just make sure to use a .deb matching your release.


Resources: Flock homepage and Getdeb.net.

August 8, 2007

Transmission is maturing.

Filed under: BitTorrent, Debian, Gnome, Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu, Xfce, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 4:37 pm

Transmission8.0 is out now and is in my opinion the first release of a Mature Bittorrent Client for Gnome (and XFCE4).

Very important to me is the ability to prioritize files and transmission8.0 has this feature.

Transmission can now compete with KDE’s Ktorrent as a complete, easy to configure torrent client.

Some screenshots:

screenshot-transmission-torrent-inspector.pngActivity of torrent downloads

screenshot-transmission-torrent-inspector-1.pngActivity of peers

screenshot-transmission-torrent-inspector-2.pngPriorotizing of files

Happy torrenting 🙂

The images are made on Ubuntu Feisty, edited with the Gimp, using Transmission8.0 downloaded from Getdeb.net.


August 7, 2007

Automatix, A poor attempt to make life easy?

Filed under: Debian, Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 4:55 pm

Many Ubuntu users like Automatix, but was never a fan myself, because I heard some bad stories.

I never used it, and advised people not to use it, telling them its a poorly made package and it might break your system.

I am not technical enough to give a inside information about Automatix, but luckily Matthew Garrett is, and gives a nice explanation about some the risks and weaknesses of Automatix.

So if you think of using Automatix for Ubuntu or Debian Etch , read it first.

Resources: Matthew Garrett.


http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/ is working on: Alternatives for Automatix. 

May 15, 2007

Installing NVidia Drivers with Envy on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Filed under: Debian, Kubuntu, NVidia, Tuxicity, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 1:14 pm

Since I hadn’t tried Envy (an alternative installer for Ati and Nvidia video drivers) on Feisty yet its time to give it a go.

I have a cheap Nvidia Video Card (GeForce FX-5200) and have the driver installed the ‘official Ubuntu way’ as described here.

I decided not to remove the official Ubuntu package to see if Envy could resolve this.

I went to Alberto Milone’s download/howto/doc page and downloaded the stable Envy package with Firefox and let GDebi install it and resolve the dependencies.

GDebi installed Envy without issues, 7 dependencies were added.

Envy is seated in Applications > System Tools > Envy

Envy did its work, at the end it asked me to write a new Xorg.conf, I said ok, now its done and time to restart X Fingers crossed!
Hmm, that did not work.

I changed the driver in xorg.conf to nv and removed nvidia-glx (sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx – -purge) to get back on X again

I am now running X on the nv driver and am going to install Envy again to see if it takes without nvidia-glx installed.

Again I run Envy, and Again I restart as Envy suggests at the end of the installation. Hopefully I will return with the driver installed and X working this time.
Success!! And the driver working! 🙂

So If you decide to use Envy and have nvidia-glx installed, make sure to remove it first. (sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx – -purge)

Envy also works on Debian Etch.

To see if you have the driver working simply key in:

glxinfo | grep direct

The answer should be : direct rendering: Yes

Resources, information and screenshots.
Alberto Milone’s Blog.
Ubuntuforums.org and Envy.


May 9, 2007

Screenshot tours for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and its variants Xubuntu and Kubuntu

Filed under: Kubuntu, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 7:22 am

Fore those in doubt about upgrading/installing Ubuntu Feisty Fawn or one of its variants, here are the links to some proper screenshot tours:

Here is Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and not to forget Xubuntu’s screenshot tour.


April 12, 2007

Ubuntu announces schedule and plans for Gutsy Gibbon

Filed under: Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 4:50 pm

Ubuntu’s Feisty Fawn release is still scheduled for April 19, but the Ubuntu folks are already looking ahead to the version after Feisty.

Mark Shuttleworth announced a few tentative plans for the October release, dubbed Gutsy Gibbon. Shuttleworth says that Gutsy will have an “ultra-orthodox” flavor alongside the regular Ubuntu release that has no unfree software or content, developed in collaboration with the gNewSense project.

April 11, 2007

Pioneer Linux fails to excite

Filed under: Distributions, Kubuntu — tuxicity @ 12:19 pm

It looks like Pioneer Linux is no more then a Kubuntu clone with Automatix2 script an Firefox installed.

A quote (Linux.com):

“The Pioneer developers have done well by choosing a mature distro like Kubuntu as base. Unfortunately for them, Kubuntu is also one of the most popular distributions. Techalign fails to provide any compelling reason to choose Pioneer Linux over Kubuntu.”

Read the rest of this review here.

April 10, 2007

Firefox 3.0 builds (still in Alpha) repository available for Ubuntu Feisty

Filed under: firefox, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:33 pm

If you like extreme bleeding edge for Firefox to the point of buggieness or even (temporarily) not working here is some info.

Gnomefreak has set up a feisty repository for testing the latest Firefox 3.0 builds, the repository is:

deb http://gnomefreak.youmortals.com/mozilla-testing feisty main
deb-src http://gnomefreak.youmortals.com/mozilla-testing feisty main

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk firefox-trunk-gnome-support

The Firefox 3.0 runs next to your original Firefox and can be found in your menu as “Firefox Web Browser (Development Version)”

Both Firefoxes cannot run at the same time.

For more information read Gnomefreak’s blog,


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