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  • Updated Automatix2 and Easyubuntu. Easyubuntu works but with an awkward solution, renaming the Dapper package lists; keep an eye for the next version to show up soon, in order to change it back to the normal way. Might also think the package installation as an alternative. --Radiobuzzer 04:28, 24 October 2006 (EEST)
  • Flash mozilla plugin (non-free) can't be found in repositories for me (64bit). If it is not available for 32bit either, then we should introduce people to Gnash ( sudo apt-get install libflash-mozplugin )--Radiobuzzer 21:16, 25 October 2006 (EEST)
  • Updated Democracy TV to the latest package version--Radiobuzzer 21:16, 25 October 2006 (EEST)

Problem with installing Internet explorer + Flash 9

This is actually a BIG problem. If you run the final command of Ubuntu:Edgy#How_to_install_Internet_Explorer_.2B_Flash_9 as root, it in fact does NOT create global symlinks, but instead outputs an error and destroys your x.org configuration (forcing me to completely reinstall ubuntu (I don't know what was wrong)). Until we can ascertain what the problem is, I say we place a warning.

While I'm doing it, I'm updating the instructions to reflect the official instructions at [1]

--DoubleRing 04:51, 31 October 2006 (EET)

Added MySQL Database backup using AutoMySQLBackup

I added the MySQL Database backup using AutoMySQLBackup section under http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy#Database_Server. Maybe this belongs under Tips and Tricks?

--Mike 02:45, 1 November 2006 (EET)

Added MIDI sound server, NoteEdit, and more

Added setting up the Timidity++ midi sound server here [2] and also NoteEdit here [3]

Added to tips and tricks how to force GDM to system beep when login screen ready here [4]

Updated the above mentioned IEs4Linux entry and accredited them (put "IEs4Linux" in parentheses). --DoubleRing 04:39, 1 November 2006 (EET)

How to apt-get the easy way (Synaptic)

The entry for how to apt-get the easy way (Synaptic) does not make any sense. I am guessing that this is because it was written for ubuntu 5 but I am using ubuntu 6.10. Is there any one that could update this section? --Ben 00:15, 16 November 2006 (EET)

Santiago Roza is proposing following things, I guess we could implement them in Edgy guide, couldn't we?

Hello; my name is Santiago Roza, and I'm a freelance journalist for USERS magazine in Argentina, specialized in Free / Open Source Software.

I'm a big fan of Ubuntu, and I think Ubuntu Guide is a great site. So here are my suggestions for making the guide even better:

- d4x is old, unmaintained, and not GNOME-coherent... Gwget would be a more logical choice.

- Nvu is good but unmaintained; KompoZer is the community-maintained fork with bugfixes.

- Brasero/Bonfire could be a better choice (more capable, and more frequently updated) for CD burning than GnomeBaker.

- some of the programs you recommend already come in Ubuntu: GParted and X-Chat for example.

- Abiword and Gnumeric could also be listed as "lightweight word processor / spreadsheet".

- Avidemux could be listed as "video converting / transcoding tool".

- SoundConverter could be listed as "audio converting / transcoding tool".

- Exaile could be listed as "GNOME-based advanced audio player similar to amaroK".

Well that's all for now. Hope you like the suggestions, greetings and keep it up!


Santiago Roza (santiagoroza_at_gmail_dot_com) Krampo 15:11, 1 December 2006 (EET)


I've seen that you're suggesting the installation of Timidity++ as a server for MIDI playback, but this is not only relatively complex, but not necessary.

I have perfect MIDI playback in my Ubuntu box, with just Timidity++ installed (not as a server), and the performance tweaks recommended in this site (which reduced my CPU usage by 10x or so): http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~djm/ubuntu/#timidity


Santiago Roza (santiagoroza_at_gmail_dot_com) Krampo 11:31, 13 December 2006 (EET)


This list was (imo) getting very unorganized. Today I've attempted to clean up and rearrange somethings. I haven't had time to apply it to the entire guide yet.

-xabbott 2:52pm (est), 21 December 2006


New Additions


Just added a few additions including:

  • Personal Apt Repository
  • Making Ubuntu (Debian) Packages (".deb")
  • Setting up Music Player Server / Network Jukebox (MPD: Music Player Daemon)
  • Port Forwarding via SSH
  • Fixing JavaVM crash when using certain applications (libfontmanager)

Louis King

What about Kubuntu?

I was thinking to add a couple of kubuntu-specific items, like using kprinter in Firefox. Is this a good place for it?

-Anonymous Poster

I agree. This guide is heavily Ubuntu-centric and needs Kubuntu information added as well. Perhaps since this is a Wiki-based site, one should take this task upon oneself?

-Iwakun 3-31-07 12:00pm

Installing Ubuntu

I don`t know if this is the best place for this, but I would like some help in installing Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu 6.10, burn it onto a CD, run it, but I just can`t get over the install... Prior to this, I had partitioned my 80giga harddrive (on which I also have WinXP), and made two new physical partitions, a 12giga in "linux ext3" type, and a 1,6giga "linux swap". I have positioned them before C:, but as they are not NTFS, they did not affect the WinXP. Returning to the installation of Ubuntu. When I`m asked in the install window if I want to manually set which partitions Ubuntu to use, I clicked yes (if I would of not, than the install would overwrite my C: harddrive, hence my WinXP). And here comes the problem: I come across a window were I`m asked to set the mounting points or something like that, for the "/" (root), "/home" "/div" and two others as such, plus my swap. While for the swap I`ve set the swap partion, for the root ("/") I`ve set the "linux ext3" partion. I left the others unset, and I click the next button. An error image appears, which says something like root not set....", basically asking me to set partitions for the rest of that "/..." stuff. When I try to set for those, the same "linux ext3" partition, another error says that I can`t share the same partion. The only choice I have is to select (and hence formated) my NTFS partitions, on which I have Windows installed. What should I do? Partition my "linux ext3" into four smaller partitions, one for each of the "/..." stuff? Why is that? Can`t I just select to have Ubuntu installed on only one partition, and have it autamatically create a tree structure for each of the "/..." elements? Dery 22:45, 27 February 2007 (EET)

Problem solved. Dery 15:47, 28 February 2007 (EET)

How to uninstall

I've started to notice "How to uninstall...." sub categories popping up. Are these necessary? Most of them are simple sudo aptutide remove package. I'm just worried about unnecessary clutter.

-Iwakun 3-31-07 2:46pm

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