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I was trying to install spotify on linux which used to work perfectly on Gnome and when I tried on KDE it was giving error box. I wrote winecfg on terminal and got following error: fixme:jack:JACK_drvLoad error loading the jack library libjack.so.0, please install this library to use jack After a bit of google I found the answer to be as simple as running this command on terminal: sudo apt-get install libjack0 After this audio was working fine. Hope this helps few others.

Audio problem in Wine under KDE 4.4.1 - Solved

I was trying to install spotify on linux which used to work perfectly on Gnome and when I tried on KDE it was giving error box. I wrote winecfg on terminal and got following error: fixme:jack:JACK_drvLoad error loading the jack library libjack.so.0, please install this
Right so I am happy with Blogilo, then why BlogTK? It so happened that I was trying to edit my last post and for some unknown reason I was getting error in updating through Blogilo. I was not able to update through Blogilo and I think it is because of the snapshots included in the post. Anyhoo...so I installed BlogTK and after entering the details I found it not connecting so I opened the gnome-blog and then when I was configuring its preference I saw the default entry in the field XML/RPC URL - http://www.blogger.com/api/RPC2 I opened BlogTK, Edit -> Accounts and Settings and then in Server URL entered - http://www.blogger.com/api/RPC2 Next entered username and password fields. Clicked Save and then OK. Now on main window File-> Connect and it showed the message connected to server at http://www.blogger.com/api/RPC2. I was then able to edit the post however the Edit post etc were not all that great and meanwhile I found that Blogilo is working fine so am back to Blogilo. Not a huge tip and am sure many might already know but it took me a while to work out the working configuration. However, if someone knows better way to connect, please do let me know as BlogTK sure wasn't living up to the name and fame it has with this way of configuration so maybe there is a better way to do it.

Configure BlogTK 1.0 for blogger

Right so I am happy with Blogilo, then why BlogTK? It so happened that I was trying to edit my last post and for some unknown reason I was getting error in updating through Blogilo. I was not able to update through Blogilo and I think it is because of
This is how my love for Kubuntu has started....and growing by the minute... I was experimenting with different Linux distros and then I went ahead with Linux Mint – which is quite popular and is know as “ubuntu done right”. I liked it and started dwelling more and played around with themes and such before I figured it is becoming kind of prescriptive and thought will actually play with the a distro with KDE not too far from Ubuntu – Kubuntu and boy was I surprised with the difference … all to their own opinion but mine is KDE is one helluva beautiful thing....the stuff that is done here is simply amazing …. alright once I was done with dropping my jaw at every step I figured there is a bit of learning curve right from the word go and so before I start forgetting what all I have learnt I felt it will be safe jotting it all down and thus this post: OK, so lets start with all the steps involved: How to upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to Kubuntu 9.10 Restoring the default panel at bottom of the screen? Problems with system audio, you-tube audio and how it all finally started working for me. Change the theme. Change the splash screen How I managed to change the Log-in Screen (KDM Screen) Finally, change boot splash screen Right so if any of this catches your fancy, please be my guest...:) How to upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to Kubuntu 9.10: Plenty of information on the website and better presented at the one site than other. I liked the way it was explained here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde This site is also a good source of information in general so well worth a bookmark. Restoring the default panel at bottom of the screen? Once I finished installing Kubuntu as per the instruction from above link, I started playing around and ended up deleting the panel thus learning about how to get that back. In the process I learnt important lesson on making a backup of setting as soon as you have configured system to your first level of satisfaction as if you do not take this precaution you will have to start all over again. The steps I took were as below: Goto Applications tab, click on Settings → Terminal and open the terminal, Type following commands: sudo cp -R ~/.kde .kde_backup sudo rm -rfv .kde kquitapp plasma-desktop sudo restart This is it. Now once the system restarts, your panel will be in place. However you will have to put all your configuration again. So to avoid that in future, repeat first two steps and next time you end up in similar situation all you need to do is give this command sudo cp -R ~/.kde_backup .kde and you should be good to go. Problems with system audio, you-tube audio and how it all finally started working for me. When I opened a video on youtube, I was not getting any sound. After some googling with no results I tried this and again today after restoring panel the sound was gone and trying this made it work so I assume at-least for all Dell Inspiron 1525 this should work. Open the voice control by clicking on volume icon in system tray and clicking on Mixer as and then unmute the “Headphone”. After this I restarted the computer and logged into GNOME session, and played a youtube video. Sound was coming alright. I logged out from GNOME session and logged in again in KDE session and tried a video on youtube and it was working fine. Change the theme and wallpaper. To change the theme, it is quite simple. Just right click anywhere on desktop and select desktop settings, and under theme either select the available option or download from available options and install. For wallpaper also do the same thing. Change the splash screen Download the splash screen. I downloaded “Kcarbon” splash screen from http://kde-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=35x45 as it was going nicely with my desktop theme and wallpaper. Once it was downloaded, I opened from Application Menu → Computer → System Settings → Appearance (under look and feel section) → Splash Screens to get to this screen and then click install, select location where you downloaded the tar file. How I managed to change the Log-in Screen (KDM Screen) UPDATE Open the "System Settings" KDE application. Choose the "Advanced" tab. Go to "Login Manager". Choose "Theme" tab. Click on the "Install new theme" button. Choose the compressed file and click ok. This one was rather flaky solution. I could not find anything that could change the initial background screen where we enter user credentials and password. This is called KDM Theme as I learnt while finding out how to do it. Several searches on google talked about something called KDM Theme Manager but they are all old mails and for new KDE 4+ it comes pre-installed and I did not know what to do. So I downloaded one of the KDM themes from http://kde-look.org and unzipped it into the following location as root. `kdesudo dolphin /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/` Next, I renamed the folder “oxygen-air” as “oxygen-air_old” and the downloaded and unzipped folder as “oxygen-air”. This is it. When I restarted I had the brand new KDM Theme to my satisfaction.:) Finally, This is how I changed my boot splash screen: I tried many suggestions but only after going through the whole GRUB2 entries as explained on this link I got the result I was looking for. However, I did have to do a little bit of trial and error so I will put the steps that finally worked for me. These may also come handy if you do not want to know in depth about all GRUB 2 stuff. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275&highlight=grub2 In GIMP, open the image you want to show as the background when GRUB shows choices to select which OS you want to load at start-up Now goto Image -> Scale and then enter height as 640, press tab. Now save the image as a .png file. in the terminal type kdesudo dolphin /usr/share/images/desktop-base Copy the image saved in step 3 and paste it in the desktop-base folder Now in the terminal type kdesudo kate /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme This will open 05_debian_theme file with kate text editor. Go to line 16 and find the following line and edit the highlighted area, replacing it with the name of image copied into desktop-base folder in Step 5 for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/moreblue-orbit-grub.{png,tga} ; do Save the file and in the terminal type: sudo update-grub2 sudo reboot

KUBUNTU Blog Entry

This is how my love for Kubuntu has started....and growing by the minute... I was experimenting with different Linux distros and then I went ahead with Linux Mint – which is quite popular and is know as “ubuntu done right”. I liked it and started dwelling more and played around
UPDATE for 9.10 For Ubuntu 9.10 I was just not able to get it work and finally I figured it out. The problem is with the latest Nvidia driver, the one that ubuntu says recommended. In order to make your TV Out work, you must uninstall the latest release version and install the one just lower than that. (The working version for me was 173.) Then follow these steps: sudo nvidia-xconfig sudo reboot sudo nvidia-settings Then follow the steps shown below. If you are lucky you wont need to refer Section A of this post at all. I did not have to do that !!! Cheers, Ankit UPDATE for 9.10 S-Video did not work out of the box on ubuntu Sony Vaio combination but it was not difficult to have it sorted once the following steps were taken. I am giving the steps to set-up TV-Out assuming your n-vidia file is working fine, if not follow steps in Section A before completing steps below. Step 1: Connect laptop and TV through S-Video Cable. Step 2. System->Administration->Nvidia X-Server Settings Step 3: Click on X-Server Display Configuration and then click on "Detect Displays". If you have connected fine, the screen should be something like this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFWWRqfjhI/AAAAAAAAAHY/Ze7d7J7dKT8/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-1.png Step 4: Click on the TV icon, following screen will appear. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFY6ndgpeI/AAAAAAAAAHg/Tkskm1BYebM/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-2.png Step 5: Click on "Configure" and then select "Twinview" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFY7MnhQzI/AAAAAAAAAHo/hw7mVXTa4PI/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-3.png Step 6: Now I found that keeping TV on left ensured that while using dailymotion full screen it will come on TV but keeping on right it came on laptop monitor so you may want to depending on your preference change the location to left as shown below. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFY7bt7sCI/AAAAAAAAAHw/pGeyp1_GfeU/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-4.png This is it.You should now be able to watch streaming video on your TV...:) Section A: I found the most useful instructions below, but I did have to make few tweaks. Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=98456 Right, I will walk step by step based on the guide from the source mentioned above and mention the changes / tweaks I did to make it work on my laptop. I am sure it should work with same conf on other VAIO as well. Step 1: Aplication-> Accessories-> Terminal Step 2: Type sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup Step 3: You will need to enter password at this stage. Enter the password. Step 4: Now Type: sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf Difference in old and new xorg.conf files: I used the following command on terminal to compare the old and new .conf files: diff -u /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf The numbers between @@ represent Row number and column number. - stands for old and + for new. @@ -61,9 +61,9 @@ Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" - ModelName "TV-0" - HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 - VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 + ModelName "Nvidia Default Flat Panel" + HorizSync 29.0 - 49.0 + VertRefresh 0.0 - 60.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" @@ -110,12 +110,14 @@ # Removed Option "TwinView" "0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" +# Removed Option "TwinView" "1" +# Removed Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 - Option "TwinView" "1" - Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" + Option "TwinView" "0" + Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection Copy of my xorg.conf and xorg.conf.backup xorg.conf - CURRENT - WORKING VERSION Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Nvidia Default Flat Panel" HorizSync 29.0 - 49.0 VertRefresh 0.0 - 60.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "TV-0" HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" "True" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO" Option "TVStandard" "PAL-G" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor[1]" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Screen 1 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Configured Video Device" Monitor "Configured Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Screen" # Removed Option "TwinView" "0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "TwinView" "1" # Removed Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection xorg.conf.backup - OLD COPY Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "TV-0" HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "TV-0" HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" "True" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO" Option "TVStandard" "PAL-G" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor[1]" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Screen 1 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Configured Video Device" Monitor "Configured Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Screen" # Removed Option "TwinView" "0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "1" Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection

Sony VAIO N-VIDIA setup to make S-Video work

UPDATE for 9.10 For Ubuntu 9.10 I was just not able to get it work and finally I figured it out. The problem is with the latest Nvidia driver, the one that ubuntu says recommended. In order to make your TV Out work, you must uninstall the latest
Alright friends not a huge tip but still I, being new fan of Ubuntu, installed it on my media laptop...Sony VAIO... one might ask what is media laptop...well I had a bit of problem with my Sony VAIO some 1.5 years back and a key got stuck and as it goes with any Sony product there was no cheap solution at hand... At that time for some reason it appeared like a motherboard issue and I just bought another Dell laptop...later I realised that it was a keyboard issue so I invested in a wireless keyboard and had two lappies at home just like that :)...I figured that with wireless keyboard VAIO laptop will make perfect companion to my 32" Samsung and hence it got the name of media laptop. I use this laptop to browse without fear as I will never ever do any important work on it so am never worried of loosing..not that I ended up having any virus at all....and now with Linux I doubt if there will ever be any virus on this laptop....but anyway I have gone on a tangent... What I started to tell was a tip on how we can make VAIO's inbuilt motion-eye webcam to behave and the tip goes as below... Incase your webcam is not giving good images on ur Sony VAIO, you may want to try this: Goto System->Preferences->Main Menu In Main Menu window click on Internet in left hand navigation under "Menu" and then click on Skype" in right hand under "Items". Now click on "Properties" button. It will open a Launcher Properties dialogue box. In third field "Command" replace "Skype" with this line: bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype' That is it. You should now have a properly working motion-eye with skype. There is more info on this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam Ciao !!!

Sony VAIO FE21H Webcam on skype

Alright friends not a huge tip but still I, being new fan of Ubuntu, installed it on my media laptop...Sony VAIO... one might ask what is media laptop...well I had a bit of problem with my Sony VAIO some 1.5 years back and a key got stuck