Middle Mouse button in Firefox and Swiftweasel as “Paste”

Long time ago, back to 1980’s, X11 define that middle mouse button is paste, you can read the detail in here. As opposed to Microsoft standard uses middle mouse button as navigation key.

Firefox/Swiftweasel in Unix/Linux implemented the same nature of X11. If you have problem with this nature, you can simply disable the feature.

  • From your browser, put about:config in address bar
  • Search middlemouse.paste and change the value to false
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Unofficial-Unsupported Tricks: Installing Ubuntu 7.10 Using Wubi

Wubi is a free tool that enable you to install Ubuntu (and it’s variant) side by side with Windows installed base, without dedicated partition. However, the developer is not officially supporting Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy). Here is the tricks to install Gutsy using Wubi.

  1. Obtain wubi installer from http://wubi-installer.org/devel/minefield/Wubi-7.10-alpha-rev386.exe and place it to C:\ubuntu folder
  2. Obtain your ISO CD of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) and place it to C:\ubuntu\install folder
  3. Execute Wubi-7.10-alpha-rev386.exe
  4. Fill all required field on the from accordingly.
  5. And please pray, hopefully your Ubuntu can be installed properly 🙂

If you have problem with installation, please don’t blame me 🙂

Like I said, this trick is unofficial and unsupported, since the wubi binary itself is discontinued version.

Medibuntu

If you have trouble to play movie and music in your Ubuntu, this url would be help, I hope….

If you need to play other format you can do this:
$ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse streamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread3

Gnome and GDM shows Difference Time

I have classic problem after installing some of Linux distro, including default installation of Gutsy. The problem is time difference shown by Gnome and GDM. Usually I ignore it, but yesterday my friend ask me why is the time not correct? That question disturbing me and push me to find the solution to make it synch between Gnome and GDM .

After searching for a while, finally found in ubuntu forum explain how to resolve it.

Simply edit /etc/default/rcS and change the UTC=yes to UTC=no and reboot.

Ubuntu with Logitech V470

Just got in hand my new Logitech V470 Bluetooth Laser Mouse -Tikus Laser Gigi Biru, my college said in Indonesian :). I purchase the white one, look nice with Apple style, more lighter than my previous Logitech V400 and got punch pocket to store it.

Ok, here are the step-by-step enabling your Logitech Mouse V470 in Gutsy:

  • If you don’t have gnome-vfs-obexftp were not installed, so issue this command:
    $ sudo apt-get install gnome-vfs-obexftp
  • From bluetooth applet right-click to show the context menu, and choose Preference
  • Click Services tab, make sure Input service checkbox were enabled, click Add button
  • Choose Bloetooth Laser Travel Mouse

Enabling Flash 9-Firefox in x64 Gutsy

Here are step-by-step enabling flash in your firefox browser at Gutsy x64 platform:

  • Installing nspluginwrapper and ia32-libs
  • Make sure your /etc/apt/source.list has look like this entry:
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  • Perform
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper ia32-libs
  • Download flash player from here, extract it and copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin
  • Issue command nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

If no audio in your flash issue this commands:
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1
$ mkdir -p /tmp/.esd/
$ touch /tmp/.esd/socket

Restart your firefox and happy browsing 🙂

Ubuntu with Logitech V400

If you have a nice old wireless mouse Logitech v400 and use it with Linux, and plug-it directly, sometime make your X become unstable (but not in Indiana and Nevada b78), so this guidance I hope can help you.

1. Issue sudo apt-get install logitech-applet

2. Issue sudo apt-get install mdetect

3. Modify xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "V400"
Driver "evdev"
Option "Name" "Logitech USB Receiver"
Option "HWHEELRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6"
Option "Dev Phys" "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input0"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection
...
Section "ServerLayout"
...
InputDevice "V400"
...
EndSection

Hope you can get better with this configuration 🙂