This is a mental note to myself so that I do not have to google every time I want to do an upgrade of a Ubuntu system to a new release.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get get upgrade
sudo apt-get install update-manager
sudo update-manager -d
The very nice Timetracker application now runs at some 90% under Linux.
The software is a dotNet application that runs in Mono. Under ubuntu (Jaunty 9.04) you need the core that is probably already installed and:
sudo apt-get install libmono-microsoft-visualbasic8.0-cil libmono-winforms2.0-cil
The only annoyance right now is that the software is distributed as a .exe file that cannot be run in Mono. You have to either install the software in a Windows machine and then copy the installation directory to your Linux machine, or use Wine to run the Installer.
I’m running Windows XP inside vmware. The host machine is running Linux (Ubuntu jaunty). I was having issues with the keyboard where the arrow keys would not work, or would do the wrong thing (down key would open the start menu).
I found a solution that involved editing
~/.vmware/config and add a line like:
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
But this would not work properly as Vmware would think I had a Japanese keyboard and some keys would not work.
I found another solution and this one seems to be working fine. Instead of the previous code add this to your
xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R
xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide
xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x11c # KP_Enter
xkeymap.keycode.111 = 0x148 # Up
xkeymap.keycode.116 = 0x150 # Down
xkeymap.keycode.113 = 0x14b # Left
xkeymap.keycode.114 = 0x14d # Right
xkeymap.keycode.105 = 0x11d # Control_R
xkeymap.keycode.118 = 0x152 # Insert
xkeymap.keycode.119 = 0x153 # Delete
xkeymap.keycode.110 = 0x147 # Home
xkeymap.keycode.115 = 0x14f # End
xkeymap.keycode.112 = 0x149 # Prior
xkeymap.keycode.117 = 0x151 # Next
xkeymap.keycode.78 = 0x46 # Scroll_Lock
xkeymap.keycode.127 = 0x100 # Pause
xkeymap.keycode.133 = 0x15b # Meta_L
xkeymap.keycode.134 = 0x15c # Meta_R
xkeymap.keycode.135 = 0x15d # Menu
Skype just released the first beta version of their Linux client with video support. I already added it to the Gentoo Portage, but as it is a Beta release you’ll have to package.unmask it:
echo net-im/skype >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
echo "net-im/skype **" >>/etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge -av skype
As Skype beta tester I’ve been using these releases for some time and must say that I’m quite happy with the result, just a few quirks with some webcams, but nothing to serious, and maybe now there will be a good motive to pressure for nice drivers.
If you have any problems fell free to bug me and I’ll try to give you a hand. My Skype name is gustavofelisberto