Redesigning Blog

Hello all, I’m going to update the blog with a new design ;) So, in order to test some things it may go ‘offline’ for some time (don’t know when :P). So, if you experience problems or some stuff not working, have patience and it will be fixed :)

Btw, since I’m a full-time Linux (Ubuntu) user now, so I’ll be switching this blog to a full-time Linux blog. So, no Windows stuff (except something occasional…which I think is very important or something :P).

Have fun y`all :)

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Migrated From Gnome to KDE

Hello Hello :D
I just migrated from Gnome to KDE 4.3 and I’m loving it :D
KDE 4.3 is MUCH faster on my machine as compared to Gnome and therefore I’m pretty happy with it. Recently my gfx card got fried and I’m left with the on-board card only, so no gaming and stuff :(

I thought that Kde will be slow like hell without a graphics card but to my amazement it’s still fast!
Hats off to the KDE guys who worked a lot on this! :)

Things are still slow in my life, so I don’t get much time off from college :P
Maybe I’ll think of getting a full domain for this blog and then it’s partaay time :D


Install Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu Jaunty

Alright, so you say ‘why install Amarok 1.4 if Amarok 2 is available?’ Lots of people want the previous Amarok back since they don’t like Amarok 2 and KDE 4 :P Just like me ;)

Amarok 2 is not my cuppa…it’s heck of slowww for me and since it only works ‘good’ on KDE (which I don’t use), so it’s not good for me (till now…), it seems the Amarok team is working on improving stuff in it, hopefully the next version will be more improved. But as of now, I’m gonna stick with Amarok 1.4. I’m on Xubuntu (Jaunty) and it works perfectly! I even tested it on Gnome and it works flawlessly. I always liked how 1.x worked…the 2.x series is…well…bloated….

OK, so enough blabber, here’s how to install it:

Please un-install any existing install’s of amarok:

[plain]sudo apt-get purge amarok[/plain]

*Note* Scroll down to the bottom for a one-liner install :)

Add these two repo’s in your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

After that add the key:

sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver

And update the package list:

[plain]sudo apt-get update[/plain]

All thanks to bogdanb for making these!!

You want a one-liner for all these commands? ;) Here goes:

[plain]echo -e deb jaunty mainndeb-src jaunty main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0x1d7e9dd033e89ba781e32a24b9f1c432ae74ae63 && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install amarok14[/plain]

Enjoy! :)


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