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How to install fluxbox on ubuntu 10.04

What is Fluxbox ??
A window manager or desktop like XFCE/LDXE/KDE/GNOME..(it’s a lightweight weight desktop environment) for linux based operating system and available free under MIT License.

Install Fluxbox in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

In Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) LTS,you can install fluxbox window manager either from Synaptic Package Manager/ubuntu software center or Command Line/terminal/shell.Both of the methods are explained here

Installing fluxbox from Synaptic Package Manager

#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(Go to System->Administration->SPM) and search for ‘fluxbox’.

#2. Check the small rectangular box(Select the fluxbox package),then click on Apply to begin installation of the selected package.

#3. After few minutes,the installation would be complete..then logout from the current session ..and choose fluxbox from the drop down menu at login prompt to run fluxbox with Ubuntu 10.04.

#4. That’s All..

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install fluxbox from command line

Run the command(given below) at terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and read the step 3 for logging into fluxbox desktop.

$ sudo apt-get install fluxbox
ubuntu 0.04 brightness control - gddccontrol

ubuntu 10.04 brightness control

ubuntu 0.04 brightness control - gddccontrol

Control Brightness of your monitor by using gddccontrol.GDDCcontrol is nothing but the DDCcontrol along with the Gnome based Graphical User Interface(GUI).ddccontrol is a simple tool that is very useful in controlling monitor parameters – like brightness,contrast.. without using the On Screen Display and the buttons in front of the monitor.

Install GDDCcontrol or DDCcontrol in Ubuntu(10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10/..)

#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for “gddccontrol” and mark the result(check the left box and click on mark when small window appears) for installation.

#2. Then click on Apply to install the package.

#3. Wait…. installation will complete within moments..

#4. That’s All…

Installing GDDccontrol from command line

Simply type the following command and enter your login password –

sudo apt-get install gddccontrol

Running GDDCcontrol on Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)
To run gddccontrol simply run the command at terminal-

 rkjha@rkjha-desktop:~$ gddccontrol
install epic web browser in ubuntu

Epic Web Browser for Ubuntu-Linux

install epic web browser in ubuntu

Epic Web browser has just released – on July 15,2010.Epic is powered by Firefox.Epic came with a lot of exciting features.

Features of Epic Web Browser

Currently Epic is available for Windows only(*.exe) but it’s clearly indicated on the official website(of Epic) that – Epic for Linux and Mac is under development.So we will have to wait for the Epic’s Release -Debian Executable(*.deb) for Ubuntu.

Download Epic

Install Epic Web browser on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

If you are using Ubuntu and windows in Dual Boot mode(Ubuntu 10.04/9.10 with Windows 7/Vista/XP) Then you can easily install epic on windows 7 for new surfing experience OR you have installed windows on Ubuntu by using Virtual Box then also it’s ok.For others(Those who have installed Ubuntu only) there is a quick ways to use Epic – By using Wine on Ubuntu.If you have installed wine then it’s ok just right click on the file and select ‘open with wine windows program loader’ to begin installation.In the second case,install wine first and then install epic with wine as described above.

install emerald on ubuntu 10.04

Install emerald on Ubuntu 10.04

Install Emerald Theme Manager in Ubuntu 10.04

Emerald is a decorator(with 3D effect) for windows managers like Compiz-Fusion(plus themer application).For 3D cool desktop effects compiz and ccsm is should be installed on Ubuntu 10.04 .First install compiz(for 3D desktop Effects) on ubuntu 10.04 ,Then Emerald can be easily installed from command line or by using synaptic package Manager.

install emerald on ubuntu 10.04

Emerald for Ubuntu 10.04(lucid Lynx)/9.10/10.10

Using Synaptic Package Manager
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(System->Administration->SPM).

#2. Search for “emerald” and mark the first result to install.

#3. Then click on Apply to install emerald and wait for the installation to complete(It will take less than a minute).

#4. That’s All..

Install emerald from command line

Type the following command in the ubuntu terminal
sudo apt-get install emerald

Run Emerald in Ubuntu 10.04
Type the following command(s) in command line/shell/terminal
emerald –replace