Archive for September, 2007

KomopoZer — Ubuntu

September 15, 2007
Its Nvu’s unofficial buig free release

Nvu is basically a HTML WYSIWIG editor
KompoZer does exactly the same thing

And I use Nvu very much for web-development and stuff
So when I tried KompoZer it was even better

Download the Ubuntu version of KompoZer from here


Drivel Journal Editor — For writing Blogs on UBUNTU

September 7, 2007

I used to post my blogs using GNOME Blog Entry Poster applet
But lately I have come to use Drivel Journal Editor

Its very nice, and much better than GNOME poster, because it provides more types of text-formatting than GNOME poster

To install it, type
$ sudo apt-get install drivel
and it will be installed automatically from the repository

Check out its website for more information…

Installing vmware player ( vmplayer) on Ubuntu Feisty

September 5, 2007

Many people ooften ask how to install vmplayer, the free player to run Virtual Machine files, on Ubuntu…
Although there are many guides on the internet, most of them do not explain in great detail the steps one needs to do… I had many problems because of that…

So finally after I solved things on my own… I decided to write on it… and here it is… 🙂

First before installing vmware do this command:
$ uname -r
It will show which version of kernel are you running
Note it down

Next do this:
$ apt-cache search vmware kernel module

Check out if the vmware tools and vmware player kernel modules are available in the repository for your kernel. If it exists, well and good.
Otherwise install a new kernel, for which the module is available.

Next do this:
$ sudo apt-get install vmware-player vmware-player-kernel-modules-{your_kernel_version} vmware-tools-kernel-modules-{your_kernel_version}

During the installation there will be a setup, that will ask you to accept a license, and then ask for some settings
After installation is done,
Do this:
$ vmplayer

And hoperfully vmware player will run fine on your machine
Enjoy 🙂

Sorry Folks

September 4, 2007

I havent been updating my blog for some past few days…
Actually I was out trying to install Mac OS X on my Intel Machine and screwed it up so bad, that it took me 3-4 days to recover whatever data I could…
Anyways, I learnt something about data recovery from lost partitions through this bitter-sweet experience…

I will update soon…