This is for the newbies in the Ubuntu Community. Sometimes we want to configure our panels on Ubuntu to give a nicer look. And the newbies often fail to do that as they want and may want to restore the default panel settings. Restoring the default panel setting on Ubuntu is pretty simple. Just run the following command in the terminal and you will get your default Ubuntu panels back. (more…)
Recently I have updated my Ubuntu machine at office from 8.04 (Hardy) to 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). Surprisingly my keyboard was not working properly specially the arrow keys, HOME and END keys. Then I searched through google and found a quick solution. That I am sharing here to help others who may face this problem.
Just run the following command in the terminal all keys of your keyboard will work.
$ setxkbmap -model evdev
Thanking everyone and welcomed to share.
NB. This is not a permanant solution. But works for a single login. After restarting it will need to run the command again.
PHP is mainly a server side language which renders the code at server and throws the output to the client end through Apache or any other HTTP server. So, being a newbie we often suffer from GD support in Ubuntu. This are the following steps to install or add PHP GD support in Ubuntu.
$ apt-get install php5-gd
$ sudo apt-get install php5-gd $ /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Now PHP GD support is ready to work.
Those who are involved in Java based application development must need to use Java Development Kit (JDK). And those are newbie in the world of Ubuntu may don’t know how to install JDK in Ubuntu. This is quite simple to install JDK in ubuntu. Just run the following command in the terminal and follow the steps.
$sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jdk
After this the rest of the process will display a dialog that will require you to accept the license agreement. When you do, the rest of the setup will happen on its own.
When you’re on the command prompt type
Now you should be ready to work with Java.
Even we are using Ubuntu we may sometimes want to or need to use some Microsoft true type fonts. For that we can follow the following steps to install true type fonts in our Ubuntu.
We can install the MS core fonts by installing the msttcorefonts package.
To do this, enable the “Universe” component of the repositories.
Then run the following command in the terminal:
$sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
This will give us the core fonts, but if there are other TrueType fonts that we want installed, it is as easy as copying the font files to the ~/.fonts/ directory.
After installing new fonts, we will have to log out and log in again to be able to see and use the new fonts. If we want to avoid this, we can regenerate the fonts cache by issuing the following command:
$sudo fc-cache -fv
Now I am at Chittagong, enjoying my eid vacation here. Normally I use broadband at my home at Dhaka. But I am so much addicted in Internet that I can’t pass a single day without it and also I can pass all my time without eating or drinking if I get Internet. So, I faced a problem here that is my sister use GP Edge and I have to use this as alternate here. But I use Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 in my laptop and I don’t have any other OS. I never used any phone as modem in Ubuntu. I could have used my sister’s laptop but I didn’t feel comfortable as I will miss all my personal settings in which I am used to. So I started looking for how I can install the mobile set in my laptop. It’s a Nokia 6280 phone. I have searched over internet and finally by taking help from two site I have succeeded using it. The steps I have followed to install it are as follows:
1. Connected the phone using USB cable.
2. Open the terminal.
3. Check the USB detection:-
$ lsusb Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0421:045a Nokia Mobile Phones Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f3:0210 Elan Microelectronics Corporation Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
4. Autodetect the modem using WVDial:-
$ sudo wvdialconf Found an USB modem on /dev/ttyACM0. Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf. ttyACM0<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0" ttyACM1<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf [Dialer Defaults] Init1 = ATZ Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”gpinternet” Modem Type = USB Modem Baud = 460800 New PPPD = yes Modem = /dev/ttyACM0 ISDN = 0 Phone = *99***1# Username = gp Password = gp
sudo ifdown eth0
[it will disable your LAN connection]
7. finally execute
Now I am connected to GP Internet.
Special thanks to Mr. Hasan for the step 6. Without this I tried again and again but couldn’t get connected.