[HOW TO] Installing Kernel 2.6.30 (or any latest version available) in Debian Lenny or Ubuntu without having to go through Compiling

I have recently switched to Debian Lenny (from Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope) and it is quite stable. However, I wanted to try the latest stable linux kernel (2.6.30 as of now) in this machine and see how it goes. However there are not much problems, I just wanted to install it. I went to Debian Kernel Archive and downloaded the packages but it does not seem to work. So I headed over to the Ubuntu Kernel Archive and the kernel there worked. This is how I did it.

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[SOLVED] “subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2” error

Recently, I encountered a package management related error in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 64bit.

The package was python-beagle and the error was: “E: python-beagle: subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2” and details showed:

dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute pre-removal script: Exec format error
dpkg: error processing python-beagle (–remove):
subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute post-installation script: Exec format error
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
python-beagle
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I managed to fix it. Read on for how I did it.

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[HOWTO]Install Google Chrome in your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and Enable Flash on It

I have Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 64bit and wanted to give Google Chrome Browser a try to see what it feels like to be running Google Chrome OS (which will be based on Linux and run Google  Chrome Browser).

UPDATE Nov 21: Just adding the repository:
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
will let you install Google Chrome right from Synaptic.

UPDATE: Now I have Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) alpha 4 and same works for Karmic too.

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[HOWTO]Install Linux Mint menu in Ubuntu

Here is how I installed Linux Mint Menu in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. I downloaded the following packages from the Linux Mint Repo which can be found here:
mintinstall
mint-info
mintsystem
mintmenu
These are the packages (current versions at the time of writing, I recommend you download them from the repository than from these links):
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main/m/mintinstall/mintinstall_6.3.7_all.deb
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main/m/mintsystem/mintsystem_7.5.2_all.deb
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main/m/mintmenu/mintmenu_4.7.9_all.deb

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[HOWTO] Save Screenshots in Ubuntu Automatically when PrintScreen key is pressed

When you press the PrintScreen key in Ubuntu, you will see a gnome-screenshot dialog box with options to save the image or Copy it to clipboard. This function is great unless of course, you mistakenly press the key several times day which is really irritating. How about silently saving the image to some predefined location rather than popping up the dialog?

To achieve this, we will use a command-line screenshot tool called scrot. You must install this via Synaptic Package manager or from the terminal by executing sudo apt-get install scrot. You may need to enable additional repositories if you do not find the program in the list.

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Configuring CDMA Wireless Modem in Linux

UTL has been providing Wireless Internet Connection for over four months now and many Nepali have been using it as the only way to browse the internet. However, many users have have failed to configure the low cost brandless (or with some brand like Glink, Blink etc) USB modems in Linux. I will try to help you to configure your UTL Wireless modem to work under Linux.

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