Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx beta 1 released

Just letting you all know that Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Beta 1 has been released a few hours ago. Get it here. If you have been using Lucid Lynx Alpha, you can simply update your package repositories and you will have the Beta 1.

Also, Kubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 has also been released. Kubuntu also has a Netbook remix now. Get them here.

Lets not forget Lubuntu 10.04 Beta 1, Xubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 and Edubuntu 10.04 Beta 1. Find Lubuntu here, Xubuntu here and Edubuntu here.

Enjoy the new themes and features.

[SOLVED] DSL PPPoE not able to Connect in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I used to connect to PPPoE connections in Kubuntu with knet. Recently, I moved to Ubuntu to find out that Network Manager was unable to connect to DSL. However, it can be achieved using pppoeconf or knet, I wanted to use Network Manager. I figured out that it was a problem with the final release itself when I visited the forums (I had installed Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha 4 and then upgraded as new packages came in).

The newer version of Network Manager did not have this problem but it is still not available on the main repos at the time of writing this post. There is a ppa however, which helped me. It contained updated version of the package which is https://launchpad.net/~network-manager/+archive/trunk.


[HOWTO] Make Firefox fast and more responsive

I use Firefox 3.5.3 for my day to day browsing on my Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha (with KDE 4.3) and recently I experienced tremendous slowdowns making it less fit for use. I use a lot of addons including Firebug and Greasemonkey and it is no surprise that Firefox is slower than one without any extensions. I cannot move to Google Chrome or Epiphany because of the dependency on various add-ons such as Adblock Plus, Lastpass, Greasemonkey, Firebug and others and so I had to look what I can do.


[SOLVED] Facebook Chat Pop Opens in a New Window in Konqueror

If you use Konqueror and use Facebook, you might have noticed that Chat Window does not show up as normal and opens in a new window. In firefox or other supported browsers, you will see chat icon as this one:

Firefox Facebook Chat

If you click on that one, you will be able to chat normally.

However, when you use Konqueror or other unsupported browser, you might see something like this one:

Konwueror Facebook Chat

If you click on this however, the chat will open in a new window.


[SOLVED] cmake error when compiling plasmoid on Ubuntu

I have recently installed kubuntu-desktop (KDE4) on my Karmic Koala installation and tried to install a very cool weather plasmoid called Yet Another Weather Plasmoid but I was unable to do so as I got this error:

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:84 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:3 (find_package)

CMake Warning (dev) in CMakeLists.txt:
No cmake_minimum_required command is present. A line of code such as

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.6)

should be added at the top of the file. The version specified may be lower
if you wish to support older CMake versions for this project. For more
information run "cmake --help-policy CMP0000".
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
Compilation failed, sorry :-(

I installed kdelibs5-dev and I was able to compile it.

Hope this helps.