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Aug 052010

Install the Lucid Light Themes (Radiance and Ambiance) in Ubuntu 9.10


The new Lucid Light themes (Radiance and Ambiance) in Ubuntu 10.04 is very nice and it can also be used in older version of Ubuntu such as Ubuntu 9.10, so you don't need to upgrade if you only want the new themes.

What you need to do is the following (for Ubuntu 9.10).

1. Add the repository
# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

2. Install all the needed files
# sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine ubuntu-mono light-themes gtk2-engines-aurora

3. Change it in action


Apr 202010

Are there any Linux equivalent of the Mac OS X "open" command?


The Mac OSX's open command is a very handy tool for opening file, without the need to sepcify the program name.

In Linux, you have two choices:

1. xdg-open

# xdg-open test.html

2. see

# see test.html

Both command will open the file by your default web browser.

Dec 312009

Install 64-bit Flash plugin for 64-bit Ubuntu


1. Remove currently installed versions of Flash

sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla

2. Visit to update the filename given under if necessary

3. Download the 64-bit Flash plugin and extract it: (for example, current version is:

wget && tar xvfz

4. Move the file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins for a site-wide install (or in ~/.mozilla/plugins for a single-user install):

5. Restart Firefox.