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Here is a step-by-step solution how to install the drivers for the Canon PIXMA iP3600 printer on Ubuntu 9.10 (should work for all printers as well with their respective drivers, and for later ubuntu releases as well)
The .deb packages from canon need to be modified to replace the dependency on libcupsys2 by libcups2

1) download Canon’s driver in .deb format from here:
http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0031336.asp and save it to your disk. The file will be ip3600_debian_printer.tar

2) Change to this directory, and untar the archive:
tar xvf ip3600_debian_printer.tar
It produces the following files:
cnijfilter-ip3600series_3.00-1_i386.deb
cnijfilter-common-3.00-1.tar.gz
cnijfilter-common_3.00-1_i386.deb

3) It is the two .deb files, which need modifications before installation. For both of them do the following (where X.deb stands
for the given .deb file, replace X by the filename)

ar x X.deb
# this produces debian-binary, data.tar.gz and control.tar.gz
# in the current working directory)

mkdir tmp; cd tmp
# create and change to the tmp directory

tar xvzf ../control.tar.gz
# this extracts the following files into tmp/: md5sums, control
# (and postinst and postrm in case of cnijfilter-ip3600series_3.00-1_i386.deb)

sed -i ‘s/libcupsys2/libcups2/g’ control
# this replaces libcupsys2 by libcups2 in the file ‘control’

rm -f ../control.tar.gz
# remove the old archive

tar cvzf ../control.tar.gz *
# this re-creates the control.tar.gz archive with all the files

cd ..; rm -rf tmp
# change one directory up, remove tmp/ directory

ar r X.deb control.tar.gz
# this replaces the control.tar.gz member in the X.deb debian
# package file (which is a standard Unix ‘ar’ archive)

rm -f control.tar.gz debian-binary data.tar.gz
# this cleans up temporary files

4) Ready. Install these two packages:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Good luck!

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If you find that your board isn’t showing up in ports and you’re getting this error:

error: espcomm_open failed

error: espcomm_upload_mem failed

First install the  Silicon Labs CP2102 USB to UART Bridge driver for your operating system.

Then follow the instructions here to add the ESP8266 board to the Arduino IDE.

see this tutorial 

 

Our new address: http://u8untu.blogetery.com

Good news is blogetery.com is back online. If you recall, this blog was  in the process of moving to blogetery when the site got taken down by an over-eager service provider who thought Open Source was the work of El Quaeda. It didn’t help matters that a magazine called Vision was publishing recipes about how to blow up the world with Ubuntu.

Check out our new site

http://u8untu.blogetery.com

Ubuntu Global Jam


The Ubuntu Global Jam is an event held on the weekend of 27 to 29 August in which the Ubuntu community comes together to work together and think about improvements. Ubuntu Global Jam used to be called Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, but since we took the bug out, the event is now more of a social than a bug jam.

Everyone can participate in the Jam and is welcome and encouraged to participate If only to meet with other members of Ubuntu who contribute on a weekly and daily basis.

The Ubuntu Global Jam will include events that are planned around the world on staple topics such as: Bugs, testing the new version and reporting on it, upgrading to Maverick Lucid, information about how to use Ubuntu and join the community, translation or packaging. I would also suggest some fresh topics, such as focusing on making Ubuntu a great sound platform as opposed to being mediocre. ( If you’re a musician, now is your time to literally jam), also using Ubuntu in real-life situations as opposed to server-client networks.  Exactly how plug ‘n play is Ubuntu in a home office environment? Another pet project is to implement drag-n-drop more uniformly across applications (see Appearance applet for an example of drag ‘n drop)   and to have greater application interoperability. We should be able to create new applications like lego blogs, without ever having to see a line of code!!!

Although the wiki already has a few Global Jam logos, Bognarandras , has created an awesome universal logo for Ubuntu Global Jam which is really refreshing. Why keep repeating the same old designs?

Just another word on the Global part of the Global Jam, raised at last year’s Jam event. Videoconferencing and/or IRC communication between Jam events is encouraged. We should be communicating, not simply eating pizza!!! Throw us some skypes, plug in some sounds, make it a real jam this year. This probably means creating some form of roster for linkups and testing links with kit, so that when the general public arrive at your local event, they are not simply greeted by a dark screen running code.

It never ceases to amaze me how Ubuntu has taken off in the Spanish-speaking world. Then again RMS speaks Spanish and Marcos Diaz, who is Spanish born, is the person who initiated the Nathive project. Nathive is a free image editor like Photoshop, Corel or GIMP, but focused on usability. The program runs in GNOME environments, and anyone can participate in it, contributing ideas or code translations. The project is currently in beta, is written in Python using GTK +, and is working hard to get a very complete program without losing  ease of use.  Nathive’s philosophy is to show respect and gratitude towards the community of GIMP, to make it easy and to reach people who do not need to see all the options at the same time

Nathiv is now a growing community which you can join if you wish.

* 32-bit deb: nathive_0.920-1_i386.deb

64-bit deb: nathive_0.920-1_amd64.deb

There are also packages for other Linux distros:

32-bit rpm: nathive-0.920-1.i386.rpm

64-bit rpm: nathive-0.920-1.x86_64.rpm

Nathive Official Website

Check out this awesome video of Nathive in action.

THANKS Novatillasku

gconftool –recursive-unset /apps/panel

rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel

pkill gnome-panel