Posts Tagged ‘install’

How To | Install Docky Stacks

Install Stacks in Docky with one command

The script automatically fetches and installs the files needed to both install and successfully run Docky with Stacks.

Open a terminal and enter the following line carefully:

wget href=" -O - | bash -



Click here to see the original article and the source code of the bash script.

How To | Install LibreOffice

With all the talk of OpenOffice being forked by The Document Foundation into LibreOffice the past couple of days, The Document Foundation has released a beta version of LibreOffice that can be installed on Ubuntu.

Please note that LibreOffice is still a beta version and not meant for production purposes.

If you want to remove OpenOffice before installing LibreOffice, you can do so by running following command:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*

Follow the instructions to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu:

  • Download appropriate version from here
  • Extract the file to ~/Desktop
  • Rename the file as libreoffice
  • Enter the following command into terminal and wait for the process to finish.
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS/*.deb
  • Run the following command to finish the installation:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-9526_all.deb

That’s it. You can now access LibreOffice from Applications > Office
Many Thanks to scouser73 from ubuntuforums and Ubuntu Vibes for the info!

If LibreOffice is not for you, you can remove it by running this command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-debian-menus libreoffice-ure

How To | Setup Gimpbox

In the past I’ve talked about my love for Gimp. I was one of those that felt a bit sad to hear that it would no longer be added by default in Ubuntu. Well, now there is more reason to love it!

There has been talks for a while now that the next major release of Gimp would allow users that ability to a single window version instead of the traditional 3-windowed version that is available now. Well, now people no longer have to wait for the official release to get their hands on this functionality! Enter…Gimpbox.

Gimpbox is simply a script that resides in your /bin folder and executes a single-window effect with your current Gimp. The installation of this script is extremely simple and can be executed by even the more novice of users. Here’s how to set up your Gimpbox:

Step 1: Open a terminal. Applications > Accessories > Terminal

Step 2: Copy/Paste this bit of code in to the terminal and press enter. This will download the script to the correct folder.

sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/gimpbox

Step 3: Copy/Paste this next bit of code in to the terminal and press enter. This will set the permissions on the script to execute properly.

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/gimpbox

Step 4: Now that the script is in the correct location, we need to ensure that Gimp correctly recognizes the script. To do this we have to edit the Gimp entry in your Applications Menu. This is quite simple really.

  • Right-click on ‘Applications’
  • Click on ‘Graphics’ in the left hand pane
  • Highlight ‘GIMP Image Editor’ and click on the ‘Properties’ button
  • Replace the word ‘gimp’ with ‘gimpbox’

Now you’re all done! Just go to Applications > Graphics > Gimp Image Editor and open the program. You will see Gimp load and then after a second or two, all three of the traditional Gimp windows will be converter to a single-window style. 🙂

NOTE: If you’re having trouble running this please ensure you have python-wnck installed.

sudo apt-get install python-wnck

BONUS: If you’re like me and you launch your Gimp from Docky, you will notice that simply editing the launch command in the Applications menu does not launch Gimpbox from Docky. Here is the work around for this:

Step 1: Open Nautilus with root privileges and go to /usr/share/applications and locate Gimp.

gksu nautilus /usr/share/applications

Step 2: Right-click on Gimp and change the launch command to gimpbox %u

Your Gimpbox will now launch correctly from Docky. 😀

sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/gimpbox

New Adobe Flash “Squared”…64bit Users Rejoice

I’m sure we all remember when Adobe was actively working on a Flash plugin for 64bit Linux users, and that it was a beta version. I’m also sure you all remember when Adobe pulled that version from their site… Bummer…

Well now we get to rejoice once again! Adobe has announced the release of their newest Flash plugin, dubbed “Square.” The best part is that they have included Linux versions in both 32bit & 64bit!!

I’ve only been using it for about an hour, but thus far I’ve had no problems with it at all. Here’s how you can install it:

  • Visit:
  • Download the 32bit or 64bit version.
  • Extract the .so file to your desktop.
  • Open Nautilus and navigate to ~/.mozilla/plugins/ (Create the folder if it does not already exist).
  • Delete your existing Flash plugin and copy/paste the new one from your desktop here.
  • Restart Firefox and you’re done!

Note: These steps will also work for Chrome users since Chrome pulls it’s flash plugin from the .mozilla folder.

Also, 64bit users can open Synaptic Package Manager and search for “nspluginwrapper” and Completely Remove it.

ImageShack Uploader

In the past, when I needed to host pictures somewhere, I would always use Photobucket. However, in the last 6 months, they have made it quite clear, that they will no longer be supporting Linux.

I don’t like that…I have since moved to a more Linux friendly image host, ImageShack.

Not only does ImageShack support Linux, they have their ImageShack Uploader available for use in Linux. AND IT’S NATIVE GTK! I have been using it and I quite like it. However, it can be a pain in the butt to install for us 64Bit users. The .DEB will allow you to install the software, but if you run it through the terminal, you will see that the program segment faults. The reason that this is happening is because the scripting is looking for 32Bit libraries, not 64Bit. Here’s how we fix this.

First you will need to get a program called getlibs.

Next you will need to run this command in the terminal:
getlibs /usr/bin/imageshack-uploader

At this point, you should be able to run the ImageShack Uploader.