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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
xVideoServiceThief is a Desktop based video downloader for Linux, Windows and Mac. It is capable of downloading videos from Youtube, Google, Yahoo and various other sites. You can even queue the videos and it downloads with resume support (if the server supports it). It can resume Youtube videos.
Docky is a great dock for Linux and is based on Gnome-do.
Installation If you haven’t already installed it, you can add the following repositories to your Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala or Lucid Lynx: “ppa:docky-core/ppa” in Synaptic Package Manager>Settings>Repositories then reload. Then you can simply install it from Synaptic.
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: