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VNC server for ubuntu 10.10

What is VNC ?

VNC(Virtual Network Computing) is a protocol that uses Remote Frame Buffering(RFB) to share/control the desktop(graphically) remotely over the internet. VNC is  composed of three things –

  • VNC Client : The Program Running on the computer who will access the desktop remotely
  • VNC Server : The Program Running on the computer which will allow the other computer to share/control the desktop.
  • VNC Protocol(RFB) : simple communication protocol which transfer the events(mouse and keyboard events) between the client and server.

For Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat), a lot of free and open source vnc servers are available,some of them includes –

#1 : Vino : it is the default vnc server of Ubuntu 10.10. You can start using it on ubuntu by going to System->Preferences->Remote Desktop. Then configure it according to your need. Use strong password for security reasons.


#2 : x11vnc : it is independent of Linux Desktop (GNOME/KDE) and specially useful for xubuntu users. Using x11vnc requires some command line skills so, it isn’t much easy for beginner linux users.

Other vnc servers are tightvncserver,krfb etc.

Recommended Third party VNC server/client

Teamviewer is the best vnc server for beginner users, it is available for Linux based OS,Windows and Mac. it is free for personal uses. The desktop sharing can be easily done using teamviewer. First it creates a session then you can send the unique session id/password(generated by teamviewer) to other client end ; all with a simple graphical interface(No commands knowledge is required).

teamviewer vnc server

See More Tutorials on installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 10.10 if you want to try teamviewer.

gtalk for ubuntu 10.10


Google Talk or in short gtalk is an instant messaging and voice chat application developed by Google.Officially it’s available for windows or Mac-OS X only but you can use web based gtalk from your gmail by installing a simple plugin in Mozilla Firefox.If you want desktop based application then there are two ways :


#1 : Install Google Talk Prism in Ubuntu 10.10

Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘google talk’ or ‘gtalk prism’ or ‘google talk prism’ and select the required package and don’t forget to click on yes if it prompt for additional dependencies(after checking the box).Then click on Apply button to installation the selected packages.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.That’s all ..your prism web application for gtalk is ready to use;open it from Applications –> Internet –>Google Talk Prism and enter your account details to begin.

#2 : Installing Google Talk using Wine

First Install Wine and then open the google talk executable(*.exe) with Wine Windows Program Loader to install gtalk in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat).Rest of the steps are similar to above.  

how to install MySQL on ubuntu 10.10

On Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) MySQL(server/client) Database Management System is recommended because it’s free,open source,fast and easy to install.MySQL is one of the most widely used DBMS specifically for web development.PHP+MySQL is a De Facto standard for creating dynamic websites.The most widely preferred cms(Content Management System) i.e wordpress(This blog is also running on wordpress) also uses PHP+MySQL to generate dynamic pages.

Installing MySQL in Ubuntu 10.10


#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘mysql’ or ‘mysql 5’ and select the packages(client and server) you need.

#2. Then click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure.In the middle of the installation you will be prompted for MySQL root password,set strong password for MySQL server.You will need this password for logging to your MySQL server account,with administrative power.


#3. Next installation will complete within a minute.You can start using your server/client now.Open terminal and Type the following command :

mysql -u user -h host –p                //Then Enter the User’s Password

In this scenario,the user is ‘root’ and in host use ‘localhost’;so the actual command will be

mysql -u root -h localhost –p


That’s All…I hope,Now you are enjoying MySQL..don’t forget to comment specially in case of any problems related to MySQL and Ubuntu 10.10

how to install gyachi in ubuntu 10.10


Gyachi(GyachE Improved) is nothing but a yahoo(messenger) client for Linux based operating system e.g Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat).It’s free and open source equivalent of yahoo messenger.It has all the features that you expect,like voice chat,avatars,nicknames,webcams.Gyachi’s GUI is developed using GTK(GNU Tool Kit),so gtk 2.0.6 or better is required.

Installing GyachI on Ubuntu 10.10

Installation of Gyachi on Ubuntu 10.10,can be divided in two parts one installation of dependencies/libraries and second the gyachi data && application.The detail explanation is given below –

step #1 :  Install libgtkhtml 2-0

gtkHTML is a lightweight engine to render,print and edit HTML; Gyachi need this libraries to be installed so first download *.deb packages from here http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/libgtkhtml2-0/download  and open with software center to install.

step #2 : Install GyachI

Now,you can download gyachi packages(first two packages is necessary) from this link https://launchpad.net/~loell/+archive/ppa/+build/1806226 and open with software center;click on install button..and wait for the installation to complete.

To access Gyachi go to Applications –> Internet –> GyachE Improved and enter your yahoo account details to begin.

That’s All…I hope you are enjoying Gyachi on Ubuntu 10.10,let me now through comment in case of any problem.

how to install picasa in ubuntu 10.10


This post will explain about some basic features of Picasa (=+Web Albums) along with the installation details on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.Picasa is a photo sharing/editing application developed by Google.Picasa allows you to organize all your pictures/photos in efficient/fast way.It’s  free to use and 1GB(Giga Bytes) of free space is provided if you use Picasa web Albums.Picasa is available for Windows(xp/vista/7),GNU/Linux(e.g Ubuntu,Fedora,Linux Mint) and Mac OS X.

Installing Picasa on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat


The most simple way to install Picasa on Ubuntu would be to get the debian(*.deb) executable for Picasa.Simply follow the steps –

#1 : Download Picasa

          download Picasa for Ubuntu 10.10 

#2 : Install Picasa

Go to the location where you have saved the *.deb file and  Right Click –> Open with Ubuntu Software Center,then click on install button and wait for the installation to complete.


#3 : Enjoy Picasa

  Now,you can open Picasa from Applications –> Internet –> Picasa,then accept the license terms and select preferences…that’s All.

Important features of Picasa at a Glance

*Organize Photos in easily

*Good interface with Lot of fun effects

*Easy Sharing of Photos

*Edit pics. as you want

…..go to it’s official website for more details(link is given above).