Sunday, May 24, 2015

How to install ActivInspire in Ubuntu 14.04.2 64bit

I've searched a lot about installing ActivInspire in Ubuntu 14.04.2 64bit until I found this guide, but it needs some small modifications.

- Click on the Launcher (Ubuntu Logo on the top left) and search for Software & Updates.

- Open up Software & Updates and click on Other Software. Click on Add button and add the repository for ActivInspire:

deb precise oss non-oss

 - Close Software & Updates without choosing to update.

- In Terminal, type this:

sudo apt-key add Promethean.asc

This will add the key to the repository.

- Then, also in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib

- Now to install the ia32-lib, in Terminal:

sudo -i
cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
echo "deb raring main restricted universe multiverse" >ia32-libs-raring.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

- After you installed the ia32-libs, the source of Ubuntu 13.04 is no longer needed. So we need to remove it. In Terminal:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ia32-libs-raring.list

- Now, we need to creat /usr/local/lib32 directory, in Terminal:

sudo mkdir  /usr/local/lib32

- Then we need to move a file to our newly created directory and correct its name, in Terminal:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/local/lib32/

- Finally! we got to install now ActivInspire, in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install activinspire

Sunday, October 13, 2013

To automatically update Blender, Gimp and Inkscape to the latest and greatet version in Ubuntu

All you need to do is open Terminal and paste these codes:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender 
sudo add-apt-repository apt-get update
sudo apt-get install inkscape-trunk


Monday, June 20, 2011

How to reset a PSN password for a none PS Store account

1. Try to sign into your account on your PS3, when get the message "An email has been sent to you." check your email.

2. You should receive a link in your email message to change your password in the PS Store page, we only need the code after the word 'token='.

3. Go to this URL:!input.action?token=****&request_locale=en_US

Replace the **** with the 'token=' code recieved in the email message.

4. Sign-in in your PS3 with the new password.

5. NO MORE PlayStation®Store is not available in the selected country or region.

The source of the information is here.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Just got it installed..

I was so worried that I would have to leave Ubuntu 10.10 with it's default Gnome 2.0 to the new Unity desktop. I downloaded the new release yesterday and it took me about 4 hours with the speed of 512 kbps.

It came to my mind that I should first test the release before using it. I popped the CD in the drive and chose 'Try Ubuntu'.. to my surprise it gave me the save look that I ever wanted! Great! So I backed up my bookmarks and documents and media files and started installation.

The installation was just like version 10.10. Everything went smoothly. When everything was up and running, I followed these steps to make the ultimate experience with my installation:

1. Before I login, I chose 'Ubuntu Classic (with no effects)'
2. I installed 'nVidia' Graphics Card driver.
3. Edited the xorg.conf file just like the 10.04 and 10.10 releases.
4. Rebooted and fixed the resolution.
5. Installed Startup Manager to fix the splash screens resolution.
6. Installed languages and codecs following the guides in this site.

and that's it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My PSN ID card..

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Every release of Ubuntu needs some configuration to work right. Ubuntu 10.04 is no exception.

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and then I followed all of the old instruction of the post about Ubuntu installation.
I discovered that there is no sound. So I clicked on the speaker icon and I chose for the sound
"Analog stereo output + Analog mono input". I also cancelled the amplified sound and lowered the volume to 100%..

I followed this guide to fix my splash screen:
[Lucid][Ubuntu 10.04] High resolution Plymouth & Virtual Terminal for ATI/NVIDIA cards with proprietary/restricted driver

uvesafb is required for the v86d package to be installed. hwinfo package is required for the next step as well.
sudo apt-get install v86d hwinfo

Then I had to add a line in grub menu:
To edit grub menu:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
I add this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

We also edit the modules file:

sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

I add this line:
uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap

Force the use of framebuffer:
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

sudo update-grub
sudo update-grub2
sudo update-initramfs -u

I discovered that the icons of (minimizing, maximizing and closing a window) in the default theme are on the right. I do this to put the "right" place.

I first change the theme to New wave for the right controls. For Controls and Window Border I choose Ambiance. For the Icons I choose Ubuntu-Mono-Dark.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Can't wait for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS!

It's only four days to go (by the day of this post) to try out Ubuntu 10.04 LTS..
I've been using Ubuntu since 6.10 Edgy Eft.. I'll try to report about the new version once installed and I'll update the configuration of the video card post..