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Active Directory integration

a work in progress

guide: http://developer.mindtouch.com/en/kb...ctory_on_Linux

linux: debian etch (4.0)\ windows: active directory (server 2003?)

Ensure the computer name/hostname/netbios name is the same, else there will be all kinds of wierd problems:


Install Picasa 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.04

Adapted from http://wiki.winehq.org/picasa, March 2010.

Install wine, sane, cabextraxct.

Download picasa 3.6 (http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa36-setup.exe)

From terminal run command below for configuring wine environment and in resulting dialog go to in the “audio” tab, let wine make its audio configuration, test the audio with the "test" button. When that's done, install picasa. I did not need to install or run winetricks.

env WINEPREFIX="/home/$USERNAME/.winepicasa" winecfg
env WINEPREFIX="/home/$USERNAME/.winepicasa" wine picasa36-setup.exe

Add SmugMug upload button

adapted fromhttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=898227

Visit picasa-smugmug-uploader and from the "click here" link (picasa://importbutton/?url=http://www.smugmug.com/photos/picasa/picasa2smugmug.pbz) strip prefix and save it to

\~/.winepicasa/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/buttons

\ PS: please let this fellow know too: http://www.dgrin.com/showpost.php?p=1349390&postcount=36. I would but I'm not allowed to register on dgrin for some reason...


To see which version of debian your hosting account is run under (ref):

cat /etc/debian_version

Install Picasa 2.7 under 64 bit Ubuntu Fiesty (7.04)

my first serious contribution to the Ubuntu community: How to: install Picasa 2.7 under 64 bit Ubuntu Fiesty (7.04) It’s kind of sad that it is about a non-free app, but after flailing around with F-Spot and Digikam and gthumb, I’ve succumbed to the siren song of a well polished and easy to use UI (with a big push from my wife who needs to share the computer with me).

—————- 1. Install official google linux picasa version, forcing architecture from 32bit to 64bit

sudo su #(or simply log in as root)\ aptitude update\ aptitude -y install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk linux32\ wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/…820-5_i386.deb\ dpkg –force-architecture -i picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb

Start Picasa, let it run continue.

convert directory name from upper to lower case

How to convert dirnames from upper to lower case on linux:

for each in `ls -d *`; do newname=`echo $each | tr [A-Z] [a-z]`; mv $each $newname; done

Adapted from http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/3799-uppercase-lowercase.html#post12536

fix for broken wireless after suspend/resume

For ubuntu 8.04 and perhaps other versions on Dell Inspiron 1501 edit /etc/default/acpi-support and set this line as follows (the quotes were empty “” when first opened). A reboot was necessary.

STOP_SERVICES=”networking nm-applet”

Fix courtesy of Brian Pibris, who in turn found it here http://boulderjams.wordpress.com/2007/02/20/ubuntu-dell-suspend-fix/

ubuntu upgrade 7.04 to 7.10 killed video

Ubuntu distribution upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10 on a dell inspiron1501 laptop completed, but X windows failed to start. The solution was to:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo depmod -a

Found here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Gutsy_Installation_Guide

Use WinKey in Ubuntu

I use both windows and linux on a regular basis, and would like to optimise the number of things I need to remember distinctly. One of these categories is keyboard shortcuts. Although in Ubuntu Hardy System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts brings up an application to easily view or assign keyboard shortcuts, out of the box the WinKey doesn’t work in combination. It turns out one needs to change the keyboard layout option first so that winkey is treated as a single key. Courtesy of matthodge:

Re: Can’t press Super L + other keys\ Here is the solution :\ 1) Goto System > Preferences > Keyboard\ 2) Goto “Layout continue.