Tag Archives: Linux Tips & Tricks

Creating new virtual host while using Xampp in Ubuntu (Linux)

I need this stuff quite often. Every time i need to create a new virtual host in Ubuntu i have to google/search to find this solution as i cannot remember these paths properly. I am posting it here for quick reference for myself. Bookmark it for yourself (which i am going to do after i have finished posting it ;)) Continue reading

Broken jEdit FTP plugin fix after upgrading Ubuntu release

Just a note:

After upgrading my Ubuntu machine to latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version my preferred code editor started to have issues. I opened it as normal and it showed me 3 FTP connection windows at once and after closing these windows when i tried to launch a FTP profile from bookmarks it didn’t work and kept saying the “Already running command error”. I thought i needed to re-install the jEdit (the upgrade actually re-stalled the latest release of jEdit while upgrading) and tried a re-install but it did not fix anything. Then i removed the FTP plugin of jEdit and re-installed it and hurray, it works!

A tip on saving doc or docx files in LibreOffice

What i did i created a new .doc file through “Create New Document” that generally appears listed on pop up menu when one right clicks inside a folder area in Ubuntu. The file was created ok. Then i opened it in LibreOffice Writter, created a few lines and “bulletted” paragraphs with formattings, saved and closed the file. Continue reading

Flash player APT “natty-partner” installation issue fixed

For last few days i had struck with installing flash player since i had updated my system (kUbuntu) softwares through it’s “Updates Available” feature. Since then, now and then, i had been trying different things in this regard but eventually could not make flashplayer work and run flash content in any of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Rekong (included by default in kUbuntu) browsers. Being quite busy with other stuff and perhaps i didn’t feel a desperate need to run flash content in the meantime i had been just ignoring the issue altogether. Continue reading

How to install Adobe AIR application installer in Ubuntu

How to install Adobe AIR application installer in UbuntuI just installed Adobe AIR in my Ubuntu system and installed a AIR application thereafter . Here’s the process:

Go to http://get.adobe.com/air/ to download a Adobe AIR Installer package. I did install from a .bin package so i shall write about installing it from a .bin package. Actually, i would explain a bit about how to install it from a .deb package as well. Continue reading

CheckGMail – troubleshooting, startup command and playing sound on new email

I am using KUbuntu 11.04 right now and today i tried to install CheckGMail and make it working. After entering correct login username(email address) and password it kept me showing “401 unauthorized request” error next to the Notifier icon in task bar along with a “Incorrect username and/or password” dialog box.

I tried solutions given here and here and only the solution that uses “-no_cookie” worked for me. Continue reading