How To Install the Nodoka Theme Engine in Ubuntu

March 23, 2009 by · 4 Comments
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This post is part of the process to Install the Fedora 10 Theme in Ubuntu.

Fedora 10 has a nice and clean theme that you might prefer over those available with a default install of Ubuntu. I'm going to show how to install Fedora's Nodoka theme engine. This howto is based on the one I found on the Ubuntu Unleashed website about installing the Nodoka theme for Ubuntu. I've modified the process to install the latest versions of the software available. As usual, this Ubuntu howto will require a bit of work from the command line. Read more

Create Your Own .deb Packages with Checkinstall

March 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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If you've been using Linux for a while, you've probably run across the need to install something from the source packages. Either the program you wanted wasn't available in the repositories, or you wanted a more recent version than what's shown in the repositories. Checkinstall is a program that will create Slackware, Debian, or RPM packages for you after you compile a program from source. For a typical install from source you run Read more

Install Your Own Ringtones with Ubuntu and BitPim

March 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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BitPim is a free open source program that allows you to manipulate data on several CDMA mobile phones. Today I'm going to show how to install BitPim on Ubuntu and copy an MP3 ringtone to a phone. For this example I'll be using my Samsung Alias SCH-U740 phone and Ubuntu 8.04. You'll need the USB data cable for your phone to connect it to the computer. Read more

Install Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 8.04

March 18, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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Web designers in the multimedia business have been slow to embrace open standards. Most websites feature content in the proprietary mp3, wmv, or Adobe Flash formats. In order to get many multimedia files to work with Ubuntu you need to enable the Medibuntu repositories. So fire up your handy, dandy terminal and enter the following to add Medibuntu to your sources list. Read more

Use Linux to Solve the Linux Journal Scramble

March 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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This week Linux Journal announced a promotion to win a free one year online subscription. Every day this week there will be a video that includes some secret letters. Watch all the videos from this week to collect the secret letters and unscramble them to win. Friday's video will provide the email address to submit your answer. Today's video (Thursday) provided the final letters, so you have a day to figure out the scramble. Well, I just figured it out a few minutes ago. I'm not going to give away the answer, but I'll tell how I did it. Read more

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