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November 20, 2010

Faenza Icon Theme not only for Ubuntu!

Filed under: Gnome, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 11:41 am

The post Faenza Icon Theme Undergoes Major Upgrade, Tons of New Icons Included‘ pissed me off.


This beautiful icon theme is very easy to install by simply downloading this zip-file from tiheum.deviantart.com/.

Unpack the zip-file in Nautilus; “right click the zip-file and select extract here”

Then with your terminal:

cd /path/to/faenza_icons_by_tiheum-d2v6x24



And the icons will be installed locally after asking some questions about your preferences.

You can uninstall the icons by running


In your terminal.




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

June 4, 2008

Howto: Install NVIDIA manually in Ubuntu and Debian

Filed under: Debian, NVidia, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:06 pm

Since some prefer to install the NVIDIA driver manually here s how its done in Ubuntu and Debian.

First get the needed packages (Assuming you have the needed repositories) as root or sudo:

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

————————————————–For Ubuntu users only—————————————————-

Purge nvidia-glx-new if it is installed:

sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx-new –purge

Adjust your linux-restricted-modules-common file:

sudo nano -w /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common




DISABLED_MODULES=”nv nvidia_new”

In stead of using nano you can also use another editor of course.

——————————-End for Ubuntu users only———————–

Now download your NVIDIA Driver from here or, if you want an older one, go here (links may change in the future)

Now you have to drop into a terminal with the command ctrl-alt-f1

Log in as user and become root or use sudo and key in

killall gdm


killall kdm

to kill your X session.

Now you can install your NVIDIA driver with the command as root (Ubuntu users use sudo)

sh /path/to/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-whateverversion.run

When the installer asks if it should edit your xorg.conf choose yes (make sure you have your xorg.conf backed up!!)

After installation key in as root (sudo for ubuntu users)




You should now get back into your login screen. (If not try a reboot and otherwise you are pickled)

If you are not sure what this all means its better not to try any of this.
Ubuntu does not support this in any way shape or form.


May 19, 2008

My Teacher is Making a Switch

Filed under: Debian, Distributions, linux, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 11:43 am

Yesterday I visited an old friend of mine, hadn’t seen him in years.

He (R) tought me the basics of computing back in the 90ties on a PC running MS-DOS, and later Windows 3.11 and Windows 95.

R actually inspired me to buy a PC and and, with his guidance, I learned how to use it.

Until 2001 I used Microsoft software, the last OS I used was Win2k , in my opinion, relatively, the best product they ever made.

In 2001 I switched to RedHat 7.1 and, after some distrohopping, now I use Debian, dual booting with Windows XP. (XP is mostly for my son who likes to play games)

My old friend stuck to Microsoft.

Yesterday he told me he was switching to Ubuntu, I responded how much I liked Debian and stopped using Ubuntu a while ago.

He asked if Ubuntu was a good Distribution for beginners, and suddenly I realized he was the beginner now, planning a switch I made 7 years ago, and told him it is a good distro for beginners indeed.

Its good to visit an old friend off an on :-).


March 6, 2008

Debian Sarge reaches End of Life

Filed under: Debian, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:01 pm

Security Support for Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 to be terminated on March 31st.

The last  pre-Ubuntu version of Debian dies within three weeks.

Debian Etch is influenced by Ubuntu and I am very happy with that, Debian is now easy to install, very usable and properly set up.

I tried Sarge back then but I thought it was not very good (impossible installer) and preferred other distros.


March 5, 2008

Ubuntu Hardy and NVIDIA

Filed under: NVidia, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:06 pm

Basically nothing has changed but….

In all their wisdom the developers of  Ubuntu have decided to leave the nvidia-settings out of the menus of previous Ubuntu versions after installing nvidia.

Crazy of course but in Ubuntu Hardy the Developers got wiser….

nvidia-settings is now a separate package.

So in Hardy  if you use nvidia and nvidia-settings, also:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

Oh and about nvidia-settings in the menu?
Its there now.


February 22, 2008

Canonical partners with IBM for closed source database

Filed under: IBM, Ubuntu — Tags: , — tuxicity @ 2:19 pm

Here’s an interesting bit of news from the blurred line between open and closed source software. Ubuntu sponsor Canonical has announced that it is reselling IBM’s DB2 Express-C database as both a standalone software package and as a software appliance with VMware. While Express-C is free as in beer, it is not free as in speech.

read more | digg story

Mark Shuttleworth’s Stance on Mono Inside Ubuntu

Filed under: microsoft, Ubuntu — Tags: , , , , , — tuxicity @ 10:08 am

Mark Shuttleworth tells us that his main concern is not Microsoft and Mono, but rather it’s the patent trolls

read more | digg story

October 30, 2007

Ubuntu’s Candy Store

Filed under: Getdeb.net, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 10:37 am

In 2001 I used Windows 2000, a “proper” Windows version, but then I discovered RedHat7.1…..

Since then I was hooked on Linux, and used and tried distros, like RedHat, Debian, Mandrake, Gentoo, Fedora and Slackware. (thanks Distrowatch.com)

When Ubuntu came out with Warty Warthog I was truly happy with this “usable Debian” distro.

Basically I was done distro hopping and started using Ubuntu from then on.

The one thing I truly like in Windows however are sites like Download.com and Tucows.com, where one can download and try various software.

Luckily there is now also an Ubuntu Candy store , I check this site regularly, even with some excitement when I see a cool update or a great new game or app.

So check out getdeb.net, a great site with lots of goodies for Ubuntu users.


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!.

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