Posts from the ‘Kubuntu’ Category

[news] Ubuntu/Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala released!

Ubuntu 9.10

Congrats to all the Ubuntu fans! Today is your day.

Select a mirror nearest to you to avoid jamming the default servers.

If you lack time then just open terminal and type in:

32 bit Download:

wget -c

64 bit Download:

wget -c


32 Bit:

64 Bit:

kubuntu 9.10

For the KDE Fans, there is as always a KDE spinoff of Ubuntu, namely Kubuntu 9.10.

Select a mirror from here. Or open konsole [terminal 😉 ] and type:

For 32bit Version:

wget -c

For 64bit Version:

wget -c


32 Bit:

64 Bit:

[howto] Add extra repositories in Ubuntu/Debian


Q. What is “Bleeding Edge” ?

A: As Wiki says:

Bleeding edge is a term that refers to technology that is so new (and thus, presumably, not perfected) that the user is required to risk reductions in stability and productivity in order to use it . It also refers to the tendency of the latest technology to be extremely expensive.

The term is formed as an allusion to “leading edge” and its synonym cutting edge, but implying a greater degree of risk: the “bleeding edge” is in front of the “cutting edge”.

Q. Should I be using it?

A: Depends on you. If your needs are limited and you are well satisfied with your current softwares then I’d strongly suggest you stay away from this guide since this is for people who are ready to take the plunge and have some fun before everyone else. See take an example: Ubuntu shipped off with Firefox3.0.8,  you would have to wait for 6 more months to get another “stable” release from their official repo. And for Debian? A new software could take years to reach their “stable” repository. I don’t like to wait!

Q. What is the point of this?

A: Mostly fun, using every new software before anyone can even hear about them! Plus bug reports are very essential to make a software stable. If you don’t contribute the software could get delayed indefinitely. [Google chrome! LOL]

Q. How can i contribute?

A: Google the name of the software you are using, go to their site and read how to make bug report. Also you can join their forum and irc and engage in discussions!

Now, let’s get to the good part. Edit your sources:

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Now put according to your needs, or maybe all of them! 😀 Note you should only add the entries starting with “deb” the “##” are just comments for explaining what repo you are adding and how to add their keys. once you add all your deb repos in sources.list and run sudo apt-get update, it will complain that a lot of GPG errors, key import errors,etc etc. That’s when you have to add them using terminal!

Please note that there should be “double dash” [- -] before the words “recv,keyserver,armor and export!” WordPress text formatting shows them as a single big dash,so change it accordingly.

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[example] Compiling a custom kernel in ubuntu

Please read the tag! This is not a guide or tutorial or a howto! This is just an example to give you an idea , this is just my procedure which changes everytime with a new kernel! So do not follow this blindly!

What I did was used my Debain Sid as Host and installed ubuntu Jaunty [9.04] using virtualbox-ose. Now time for fun! 😀

Downloaded the latest kernel from

Opened a terminal and extracted the kernel .bz2 file:

$ sudo tar -xvjf ~/Desktop/linux- -C /usr/src

$ cd /usr/src/linux-

Now that we are in, there’s no getting out! 😉

So I typed in

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential fakeroot libncurses5 makedumpfile gcc && sudo apt-get build-dep linux

Now wait a while lotsa commands in a single line whooo!

Done? Mkay, so let’s continue:

$ sudo make mrproper

$ sudo make menuconfig

Choose whatever you require, I tweak a lot but you probably don’t need to, just go through each options and see what you need or don’t need.

Then for the big one [woooh! This is gonna take a while! Took me an hour or so in virtualbox 😦 ]

$ sudo make

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[howto] Setup DHCP/Static IP in Kubuntu

Many users including me [I use kubuntu in pen drive] have faced the problem with it’s default Network Manager! It just doesn’t seem to remember my Network settings which is very annoying indeed! So here is how i sorted it out, see if this works for you as well:

sudo apt-get remove network-manager-kde [or knetwork-manager or network-manager]

Now with your favourite text editor [I’m using kwrite] open up:

sudo kwrite /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth0

iface eth0 inet dhcp [incase of static just put “static” instead of dhcp]

address [your IP address]
netmask [your netmask]
gateway [your gateway address]

^….Not with [ brackets! ]

Now create if you don’t have already a file in /etc/resolv.conf and add your DNS servers:

namserver [your DNS]

For multiple nameservers just keep on adding “nameserver address”  in a new line.

Then do sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

See if this works!