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Ubuntu How to Revert back to the original scrollbar

If you have installed or upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 or later the first thing you will notice is the unity interface. The interface over all look nice, but it will take some time to get used to it. The good part Ubuntu has left you the option to revert back to the original Gnome interface if you wanted to by logging out and choosing Classic as the interface to use when u login again.

I believe the Ubuntu Unity interface it self is not too bad, but what really annoyed me with it is the new method they are using for the scrollbar. Its really clumsy and does not work well. The below screen shot show the new Ubuntu Unity Scrollbar.

Ubuntu Unity New Scroll Bar

Will VMware AppBlaster Save Google chrome netbook and the similar?

VMware has announced a new technology called VMware AppBlaster, that will allow to remote applications from any OS to any OS using any HTML 5 web browsers. This means when AppBlaster is released you will be able to run any application under any OS you desire as long you have an HTML 5 web browser (Did some one scream Chrome Browser on Google chrome netbook?). Although when VMware announced the technology in VMworld 2011 did not mention anything about  Google chrome netbook, but guess what browser was used in the demonstration!! You guessed it right Google Chrome Browser, though it was running on Apple MAC in the demo but that does not make a different a Chrome Browser is a Chrome Browser nonetheless the OS it runs on. The funny part the presenter has mentioned Chrome Browser during the demo at least twice!! Don’t get me wrong, I am not implicating that VMware is doing this to help Google Chrome Netbooks to take over the netbook/laptop market, but Google Chrome Netbooks will definitively benefit from that.

W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/

Today while trying to install Gnome-RDP & after adding the universe repository to my list of repositories I kept getting the following error:

W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ae.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


As I am sure I would not be the only one having this error, I have decided to share the resolution path I have took to fix this error.

First step I went to the Ubuntu Software Center => Edit => Software Sources     where I found my  Download from is United Arab Emirates just change it back to Main Servers as shown in the screen shot below:

my Ubuntu Software Center download change it to Main Servers

Get Ubuntu 32-bit packages to install on 64-bit Ubuntu with ease using YeoWorks Ubuntu Solutions

I have been using Ubuntu 64-bit for about 2 years now, & during that I had came across many 32-bit packages that I wanted to run them where no 64-bit version is provided of the same application. Though when ever I tried to install a 32-bit package on my 64-bit Ubuntu, I was always treated with the following error message:

‘package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)’

Many times I was able to avoid the above error by using the following command to install the desired package:

sudo dpkg -i –force-architecture pkgname_i386.deb

–force-architecture <== will tell Ubuntu to allow the installation of 32-bit package on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.

Did Oracle ever own Open Office or just the name of it?

This Article could help not answer only the question in the title, but few other questions showing below that many people will be having when getting any new Linux Distro.

Where is Open Office in my new Distro?

Why LibreOffice has replaced Open Office in RedHat, Ubuntu, & other Linux Distros?

After what have been happening with Oracle and Open Office lately, its clear that Oracle was highly cheated when they thought they have bought Open Office. As at the first try to control the community & developers of Open Office they had the best of the bread developers of Open Office branching of it and creating LibreOffice. It seem the non clear intention of Oracle for Open Office, & their try to monetize it as much as possible has pushed off most of the project developers to start LibreOffice and compete with Oracle Open Office which was originally produced by these same developers.

The Operating System Is Irrelevant

You may be reading this on an iPad running iOS 4.3.  Did you know that? Did you care?  Linux?  Android?  Windows?  What difference does it make?  Really, none.

All you care about are your applications.  Reading email, watching a movie, browsing the web, listening to music.  Where does the operating system figure in to that list?  Nowhere.  Sure, it might come into play if there was a particular application you really wanted and that application only ran on a specific OS.  That’s the only time it might matter, the majority of the time people are not going to care.  They care about email, movies, music, reading and doing things.

VMware Workstation 7.1.3 on Ubuntu 11.04 Unable to build Kernel Module

After Upgrading my Ubuntu the other day to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), My VMware Workstation 7.1.3 that was working perfectly before the upgrade stopped working and kept throwing the following error when trying to compile its modules with the new Kernel: “Unable To Build Kernel Module see log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-7357.log for details.” Below is a screen shot of the lovely error message:

Ubuntu 11.04 VMware Workstation 7.1.3 error

Ubuntu 11.04 VMware Workstation 7.1.3 error

I have followed the error instruction and checked the log file setup-7357.log pointed out by the error message shown above  to find the following messages:

================ setup-7357.log Messages===========

May 30 01:31:39.932: app-139993976203040| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.38-8-generic.

May 30 01:31:39.933: app-139993976203040| Building module vmmon.

Ubuntu 10.10 top 10 items to further enjoy the Ubuntu Experience

Ubuntu has been so far the best distro I have tried when looking for a windows desktop alternative. The massive repository & ease of usage Ubuntu has to offer makes it a great windows replacement. I have been running Ubuntu on my laptop for the past two months & have been really enjoying the speed & easiness of Ubuntu. Below is a great 10 tips to enjoy Ubuntu even further.



First Tip: Install GIMP

GIMP does not come by default with Ubuntu anymore, though its quite easy to install from the respo. Before I explain how to install GIMP for those of you new to Linux GIMP is a great image editing software with many many advance image editing features that only available in paid software on windows. Further GIMP is free so get it now!!  All you have to do to install GIMP in Ubuntu is to run the below command:

How to enable Java jre1.6.0_21 firefox plugin in SUSE Linux 11.3

After having to fuzz for a while trying to get Java Plugin enabled for Firefox in my SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11.3, I have decided to document it on my blog. Unfortunately the instruction on the Java/SUN/Oracle site is misleading probably for being out dated & did not work for me. Below is what I have done to get it working:

First: If you have not installed Java yet then follow the below instructions to install it else skip to the second step

a. download it from Java Download Site

b. At the terminal: Type: su
c. Enter the root password.

d. Change to the directory in which you want to install. Type:
For example, to install the software in the /usr/java/ directory, Type:
cd /usr/java

“Too Late, Windows 7” – OneRepublic feat. Timbaland – “Apologize” Parody

Did you suffer with Vista for two years & switched to Apple Mac or anyother platform? haha was Microsoft too late for you. This is exactly what this video is about. Its a video that you must watch. Don’t miss it.

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