25 June 2011

Installing Sopcast


1. You must download libstdc++ manually because this package is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. Don't worry, you can use these .deb files:

2. Add the SopCast Player PPA and install SopCast Player:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/extra && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player sp-auth

And that's it, now go to Applications > Sound & Video > SopCast Player.

18 June 2011

Ubuntu Freenet installation

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sun-java-community-team/sun-java6
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6*

17 June 2011

SoundBlaster Live and Ubuntu

In old Ubuntu versions asoundconf is used:

sudo asoundconf list
sudo asoundconf set-default-card Live
then Reboot

But now, simply select from System > Preference > Sound

Ubuntu 11 classic menu

How to change back to classic menu. The new menu is horrible:


1) Click on the Ubuntu icon on the top left corner, type “login screen” and click on the “Login Screen” application

2) Click unlock, enter password and the window should become the following, choose “Ubuntu Classic” from the dropdown menu, click Close then REBOOT.

If Live CD / USB boot is used, then it will prompt username/pw after reboot. The default username/pw is 'ubuntu' and blank password

Mount/map Windows share permanently


sudo apt-get install smbfs

in /etc/fstab :
sudo gedit /etc/fstab

smbmount //servername/sharename /mountdirectory -o username=mywindowsusername,password=mywindowspassword

if un/pw not needed, use 'defaults'

smbmount // /wdtv -o username=defaults,password=defaults

Note, apparently the above does not work with live/usb boot? Manually:

sudo mkdir /media/wdtv
sudo smbmount // /media/wdtv -o username=defaults,password=defaults

ls /media/wdtv
df -l
fdisk -l

Shell Script:
sudo mkdir /media/wdtv
sudo smbmount // /media/wdtv -o username=defaults,password=defaults

16 June 2011

USB Boot

Disable floppy from BIOS to avoid boot issue "can't open dev sr0"