recently I had installed Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) for my laptop. During the installation I had to some settings done and fix some problems. I've taken some notes however, I thought it would be nice to share with others. I guess that's what GNU is for.
fix ALC861 sound volume problem
This is already fixed http://people.ubuntu.com/~ogasawara/hardy-buglist.html
If you don't want for the updates to get uploaded to repositories just do:
#sudo apt-get install module-assistant
#module-assistant a-i alsa-source
reload the sound modules (or restart) and it should be working.
CPU temperature applet
#apt-get install Computer Temperature monitor
(or something like that.)
otherwise look for the package using...
#apt-cache search temperature
Installing Internet Explorer
trashcan on desktop
go to apps>nautilus>desktop
Your icon will be there now.
workaround for laggy synergy
run synergyc as root.
downgrading firefox 3 to firefox 2
sudo apt-get purge firefox
rm -r /home/you/.mozilla/firefox
sudo apt-get install firefox-2
if you want to back to firefox 3
sudo apt-get remove firefox-2
auso dpt-get install firefox-3
for laptop temperature monitoring
apt-get install sensors-applet
apt-get install smartmontools
install LBP3200 network printer @ ubuntu
setup/ install LBP3200 network printer @ ubuntu
Printer Location: DL001, WindowsXP
Pritner Model: Canon LBP3200
a. Linux Driver Download(http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010044.asp)
b. Linux Driver Download(.deb File, http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/lasershot/linux/captlinux.html)
1. download driver from Canon website
Some countries have no drivers. You can download .deb file from Japan website.
You require to download two files.
file name: cndrvcups-capt_1.60-1_i386.deb, cndrvcups-common_1.60-1_i386.deb
2. Click each file and start to install using GDebi Package manager
3. System >> Management >> Print
4. [New Priter]
5. on new printer window, select 'Windows Printer via SAMBA' and type network printer name manually or click search to find one you want.
(sometimes, you cannot select from Search due to the access permission)
6. After select your printer, click Check to find out if it's available.
7. click [Continue]
8. select Canon from 'select from database' list. click next
9. select 'LBP3200 CAPT ver.1.5' from 'Model' and select 'Canon LBP3200 CAPT ver.1.5(recommend)' from 'driver name' and click next
if you cannot see your printer, package installation should have been failed.
10. Click [Apply]
transform your gnome to mac style.
using NateON messenger with pidgin
How to use pptp VPN on hardy
install VPN Connection Manager (search pptp) on add/remove.
restart following services:
sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart
sudo /etc/dbus-1/event.d/25NetworkManager restart
sudo /etc/dbus-1/event.d/26NetworkManagerDispatcher restart
look into Network Applet, voila
Install Flash 10 nonfree
apt-get remove swfdec-mozilla
then, add source.list following:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thielmann/ubuntu hardy main
#apt-get update; apt-get install flashplugin-nonfreebeta