Google Chrome on Ubuntu

Google Chrome

If your using Ubuntu you can now start using Chrome, or Chromium as its known amongst the linux community. Daily builds of Chromium can be got from here.

You’ll need to add the following repositories to get Chromium:

Note: Substitute interpid with jaunty or hardy as needed!


deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Then you can then install it by opening a terminal and do the following command:
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Of course this is still in Pre-Alpha so make sure to keep another browser installed! 😉

Autoinstalling .Debs on Firefox

Auto install linux
I was trying to use a get .debs website the other day and with alot of fustration of firefox saying “Firefox does not have the correct protocol to open this file [.apt]” I finally figured out that I did not have “apt-url” installed by default on kUbuntu. This can be fixed by simply opening a terminal window and typing:
sudo apt-get install apturl
Then restart firefox [doesn’t matter what version you have]. Go to download another .deb / .apt file and when it asks you what you would like to use to open the file browse to /usr/bin and pick whatever installs your programs! Presto your done! 😉

You can now use sites like, Playdeb.net more on Playdeb.net tommorrow!

Ubuntu Cheat Sheets

Cheat sheets are handy, you ever get stuck you just look up at the wall where you have your cheat sheet right there providing you the answers you need! Moving to Ubuntu is a big step for alot of people, and cheat sheets can make that so much easier! So in regards to that, here are three ubuntu cheat sheets to make your life handier!

Ubuntu Cheat Sheet

Ubuntu Cheat Sheet

Ubuntu Cheat Sheet

Download em, Print em and put em somewhere creative! 😉


MoBlock – Peerguardian for Linux


With all the recent activity in Ireland with the MPAA you can’t be too safe anymore, you no longer know if someone from the MPAA is lurking in your computer watching everything you download and just waiting for the perfect time to send you that court summons. Program’s can be installed to prevent people like this getting access to your computer, on Windows you have PeerGuardian, for Linux you have MoBlock. We can’t really tell how effective these peer blocking tools are but in this day and age it’s better to have some security rather than no security!

I’m going to just focus a little more on the power of MoBlock though, which is rumoured to soon be the offical PeerGuardian for windows. Installation is a breeze if your using Ubuntu Jaunty, for other .deb users read here.
First open up a terminal and edit your sources.list you can do this by typing the following:
sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
This opens “kate” for you using admin privilages. Add the following to the bottom of the file.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jre-phoenix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jre-phoenix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

You will also have to enable the universe module, this should already be enabled just look for:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com jaunty main universe
Next you’ll want to add the gpkg key of the program. To make it trusted, do this by typing the following into a terminal
gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 9C0042C8
gpg --export --armor 9C0042C8 | sudo apt-key add -

Then it’s a walk in the park:
sudo aptitude update
And finally:
sudo aptitude install moblock blockcontrol mobloquer
After it’s installed you will be guided through configuring moblock! Good luck! 😀

Eytoy as a Webcam on Ubuntu

People say using linux is complicated. That just isn’t true anymore. Back when I first started using Ubuntu there was not much support for using the Eyetoy as a webcam. Now however using the eyetoy as a webcam is a walk in the park! Just open up a terminal window and copy the following into it:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ov51x-jpeg-source module-assistant
module-assistant a-i ov51x-jpeg

And Presto your webcam is working!