Simple tips for the Kubuntu nOOb
(The following tip is based on Kubuntu 8.04)
Q.) How to make the minimized applications to appear in the taskbar ?
A.)Right click on the task bar ->Add applet to panel ->Taskbar (the default taskbar for window management)
In this way you can add applets like Login/Logout ,Application launcher ,Trash bin etc
Simple tips for the Ubuntu nOOb
(The following tip is based on Ubuntu 8.10)
Q.) How to install mp3 support for Amarok in Ubuntu ?
A.) First open /etc/apt/sources.list in root user mode and un-comment the following lines
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
save and exit .
Next open the terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
Execute the following line
sudo apt-get update
Next , atleast one of these commands executed in the command line should do the final work :
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-mad
sudo apt-get install libxine-extracodec
sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
Finally , restart Amarok and enjoy the mp3 songs .
Due to some legal issues in some countries, Ubuntu doesn’t come support for mp3 playback, Java runtime environment, DVD playback and Flash.
Execution of the following command is an one time solution to install the above supports in Ubuntu .
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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