[HOWTO] Add multiple rapidshare, megaupload downloads in a Queue in Ubuntu with Tucan Manager

My friend who recently switched to Ubuntu was looking for a rapidshare, megaupload file downloader where he can queue downloads and leave it to download. Actually I found an application that not only supports rapidshare and megaupload but lots of other file-sharing sites such as 4shared, badongo, depositfiles, easy-share, filefactory, gigasize, hotfile, mediafire, sendspace, uploading and zshare. The application is called Tucan Manager and is available from the universe repository in Lucid Lynx (I’m sure it is available in Karmic and older versions too). Moreover, it supports uploads to these sites too.

To install it, just launch synaptic (System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager). Goto settings>repositories and make sure “Community maintained opensource software (universe)” is checked. Reload the software list by clicking on reload and wait till it is done. Search for tucan and mark it for installation. Install it by selecting apply and wait till it is installed.

Once it is installed, close synaptic and launch it from Applications>Internet>Tucan Manager (or Alt+F2>tucan) and click on Find on the preferences window. Get the updates and mark the services you wish to use. Close it and restart it again.


[SOLVED] “error: mountall Could not Connect to Plymouth”, “mountall main process (x) terminated with status 1”

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha on a system with Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L with Intel GMA 3100 onboard graphics. I upgraded to Lucid from Karmic Koala (9.10) and it was always showing these errors on boot:
“error: mountall Could not Connect to Plymouth”
“mountall main process (x) terminated with status 1”
Also, I could not experience Plymouth. I thought it was a problem with Plymouth and believed updates will fix it, but that did not happen till date. Today, I decided to fix it and went looking around for a fix and got it working.

I found this thread on Ubuntu Forums and was able to fix it by following it.
I checked by boot options and noticed that there was only “quiet” specified, and no “splash”. I added “splash” and it worked.


[SOLVED] Key Repeat Stopped Working, Problem In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 and when I updated today, when I held down a key, I did not get repeated keypresses as I would normally. I don’t know which update actually caused this, but it was due to some packages I upgraded recently (any ideas?).
I just went to Keyboard Preferences (System > Preferences > Keyboard) and checked “Key presses repeat when key is held down” but it still did not work, for some reason. Then, I just played around with the sliders (Delay and Speed) and it started working.
Finally, I typed in the Test Field and set the preferences to my taste.
I have written this just in case somebody does not figure this out themselves.
Hope this is helpful.

[SOLVED] VirtualBox, LTSP, “SMBus base address uninitialized – upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr”

As I have mentioned in the previous post, I was experimenting with LTSP on my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha installation. I set up ltsp client and then created a diskless VirtualBox Virtual Machine with Network Boot as First Boot Option. I tried to boot it and it an error came up. It said:

SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr

and just froze there.
Since I have Core 2 Duo, I set up two processors in the System>Processor. I just set it back to one processor and despite of the error, the LTSP server booted successfully.

[SOLVED] LTSP, “error: LTSP client installation ended abnormally”

I wanted to test ltsp in my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and installed ltsp-server-standalone. Then I set up ltsp-client by using

sudo ltsp-build-client

and despite of getting no error messages during installing and configuring, I got this error:

error: LTSP client installation ended abnormally

and it stopped. I searched around and found the solution here.
The solution was to use the following set of commands instead of sudo ltsp-build-client

sudo -s
su -

This is probably a bug and hope it is fixed in the newer release.

[SOLVED] Unable to get Exclusive Lock Problem While Launching Synaptic, /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) Error

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha and I encountered this while installing ltsp-server. The package being configured was ldm-server.

I was installing an application and Synaptic Package Manager just froze forever while configuring a package. I had to shut it down using sudo killall synaptic. Then, when I tried to launch t again, it would come up with “Unable to get Exclusive Lock” message. When I tried apt-get from Terminal, I got /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable).


What’s new in Ubuntu 10.04 Ubuntu Lucid Lynx – Download Daily Build

Ubuntu 10.04 daily build is now available for download at the Ubuntu Website. Here you go:
UPDATE: Beta 1 is available here

However, if you are using Karmic already, don’t expect anything changed soon. It is almost like Karmic at the time of this posting. Changes will start to appear later.
UPDATE Feb, 2010: Alpha 3 brings theme changes.
UPDATE: Beta 1 brings other signification changes.

Having said that, they have plans to bring about following changes with Lucid Lynx: