Category Archives: Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) – the latest stable version of Ubuntu – the most popular Linux based operating system for common desktop users as well as server.

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How to Setup Mobile Broadband in Linux Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10

Slow Mobile broadband connection is not something a typical Linux user wants but in some case when no other options (cable broadband or 3G) are available it’s really useful. The average speed depends on your location, provider, signal strength and so many things; in india, it’s around 50-150 kbps (Now you may guess, why I’ve published very few articles in past three weeks, yeah! You’re right!). So in past three weeks, I tried a couple of mobile broadbands – first MTS Data Card, then Micromax modem with Airtel (better than MTS data card).

Anyway, this post is written for those who wants to set up such mobile broadband connection with Linux Mint 12 or similar Linux distributions such as Ubuntu 11.10. Most of the providers such as MTS, Micromax etc comes with an auto installer program for Windows (as you insert the modem in USB port, it gets recognized and the set up process begins.. and will complete in very simple steps) but unfortunately they do not provide such application for Linux based distributions such as Linux Mint 12 or Ubuntu 11.10 or Fedora etc.

Setting Up MTS Data Card In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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step 1 : Open Network Connections (search in Applications Menu) and click on Mobile Broadband tab then on Add button.

step2 : Then complete the setup process in few simple sub steps –

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First, Choose the mobile broadband device –

Then, Choose Provider Country –

choose-provider-country

Next, Select your network provider (e.g Airtel, MTS etc for India)

select-provider

Now, you may get additional option such as Choose your billing plan (if your plan wasn’t listed in previous steps) otherwise your will be directly jumped to final step – to confirm and Apply the settings.

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That’s All! If you’re having some problem then you can manually edit the connection parameters such as Authentication Protocols (e.g CHAP), Username, Password etc.

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Finally, on a successfully setup, the network icon will appear in top panel (near right corner) like this –

active-network-icon

That’s All. If you’re using some other Mobile broadband provider then select that while following the installation instructions. Process is same – not only across different network providers but also across Linux distributions similar to Linux Mint e.g Ubuntu, Fedora, Kubuntu, etc. Have Fun! :)

Teamviewer for Ubuntu

How to install TeamViewer in Ubuntu 11.10

TeamViewer is one of the most popular remote desktop application – it is available for Windows, Mac and as well as popular Linux based distributions as Debian package (for debian based distro such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint) or rpm (Fedora). One of the most important thing about TeamViewer is that – it is very simple to use and it absolutely requires no experience at all. So TeamViewer is one of the coolest applications among power users, who manage/controls a lot of computers remotely via Internet (and of course over secure connection). Teamviewer is good, not only for controlling remote desktops but also for sharing desktops with friends or family. You can even share/transfer files and get technical helps online using Teamviewer. it’s free to use for non commercial purpose.

Teamviewer for Ubuntu

Installing TeamViewer in Ubuntu 12 (or Linux Mint 12 as it’s based on Ubuntu 11.10)

I’m not sure whether it’s available in Ubuntu Software Center through some PPA but the debian package (*.deb) is available there on its official website.

Download Teamviewer (Download page)

deb package for 32bit

To install Teamviewer, simply open the deb package with Ubuntu Software Center or Debian Package Installer (in older version or Mint) and click on install to begin the download/installation process. It will be completed in few minutes (depending on your internet speed).

After installing the application, you can start using it – either wait for a session create your own session to share desktops with Fun! :)

Macbuntu Theme

Popular Ubuntu (11.10/10.04) Themes

Ubuntu 11.10 is based on Gnome 3 – both Unity and Gnome Shell interface works on the top of Gnome3 in 11.10 (it was not the case in earlier version such as 11.04 – that’s why Unity and Gnome shell were not compatible, anyway it’s not a problem anymore). By default Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Unity but you can install gnome shell in Ubuntu 11.10 if you want (probably you were waiting for Gnome Shell or may be because you don’t like Unity). So this post is all about some cool GTK 3 themes and of course Gnome shell themes.

Ubuntu 10.04 was a LTS(Long Term Support) release, with Gnome 2 desktop. According to my experience, it was almost a perfect, cool and solid Linux desktop. Currently, I’m using it along with the newer version of Ubuntu. Macbuntu theme is the most popular theme, for 10.04 (as well as 10.10).

Macbuntu Theme

Gnome 2.* themes

Gnome 2.3 is probably the most popular, solid and stable Linux desktop. The user base has declined after Gnome Shell or Unity but it’s still the most popular among some user specially those who uses LTS version of Ubuntu such as 10.04. I’ve covered a lot of posts about Gnome 2 themes so you are requested to refer to that posts –

My Al time favorite Themes : http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/02/03/top-10-ubuntu-themes/

Recommended Cool Themes : http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/04/09/cool-ubuntu-themes/

Gnome 3 ‘n’ Gnome Shell Themes

Gnome 3 is the latest cool desktop – which has been designed in a different way. Some of the users like it while others hate it but any way, Ubuntu, OpenSuse and Fedora has adapted it. Currently you may feel annoying due to some funky bugs but it may become very popular at-least on small devices. As a desktop users, Now I feel that, Gnome 3/Shell is not so good for productivity as it supposed to be. Some Cool GTK 3.0 Themes that you must try –

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/10/10/top-10-gnome-shell-themes/

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/06/16/best-gnome-3-shell-themes/

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/06/13/best-themes-for-ubuntu-11-04-10-10/

KDE Themes

KDE is the third most popular desktop. It has lot of users and developers working on it – so it is very easy to get new cool themes for your desktop.

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/04/04/10-best-kde-themes/

Special Recommendation :

Mac OS X Themes for Ubuntu, to get the cool look of Mac on Ubuntu.

11.10

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/12/12/mac-os-x-theme-for-ubuntu-11-10/

10.10/10.04

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/03/02/how-to-install-mac-theme-on-ubuntu-10-10/

 

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Mac OS X theme for Ubuntu 11.10

Macbuntu was my most favorite theme in Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 but the project (hosted at sourceforge.net) doesn’t seemed to be active because there has been no release after 10.10, may be because of some major changes in the desktop environment of Ubuntu (started with 11.04 and now it’s completely different – Gnome 3 based distribution). If there will be any macbuntu or similar transformation pack available for Ubuntu 11.10 or Gnome 3 desktop, then I’ll update this post accordingly.

Mac OS X or other products of Apple has one thing in common – Great Design! I do like the look/interface of Mac OS X – it’s pretty damn cool. (although I don’t want to get trapped in App Store) so I was looking for a mac like theme for Ubuntu 11.10 (aka – Oneiric Ocelot). This post is about a GTK 3 theme inspired by the look of Mac OS X.

Adwaita Cupertino Theme

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It’s a Mac OS X like theme for Ubuntu 11.10 users (you may try in Linux Mint 12, it should work). The theme is based on Adwaita, and the theme is designed by the user trastes.

Download Adwaita Cupertino Theme

Installing Mac OS X theme in Ubuntu 11.10

After Downloading the theme package, you must download some dependent packages/themes/icons.

Then open a terminal and execute the command to open nautilus in root mode –

gksu nautilus

Then extract the theme file (archive) and copy all the themes directory to usr/share/themes and for icons – usr/share/icons. Then open Gnome Tweak Tool (if you haven’t installed it then first install it from Ubuntu Software Center or hit sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool at terminal) and change the themes, icons etc to get the Mac OS X type Look.

Thanks to @trastes for the great theme (and the snapshots).