Sunday, April 29, 2012

How To Install Adobe Air 2.6 In Ubuntu 12.04

Adobe Air has stopped support for Linux, so you'll be using the old version 2.6. After downloading from their website, you just change the permissions for that installer:

$sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

To install:
$sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

An error will occur about gnome keyring, to fix this, you just have to create a symbolic link to the /usr/lib/:

$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/

Then try to install Adobe Air again, and it will work.

Note: Don't forget to remove the links you've created:

$sudo rm /usr/lib/
$sudo rm /usr/lib/

That's it!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

How To Fix Discolored Youtube Videos In Ubuntu 12.04

Encountered a problem playing Youtube videos, which display wrong colors. This has something to do with Flash in Ubuntu. From Software Center, remove Flash. Then, open Firefox, go to Youtube and play a video. A pop-up will display of missing plug-ins, choose install. Here, instead of using Adobe's Flash plug-in, use the other, which is Gnash Flash plug-in (An open source equivalent of Adobe's Flash). Quit Firefox and launch it to watch videos.

Just found out from Ubuntu forums that you can fix this by playing a Youtube video, then click Fullscreen, right-click->Settings and disable hardware acceleration then refresh your browser.

That's it. enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04

Ok, first they got problems on their release download from their website (But, it's fixed now). Then, I tried the Live CD installer to upgrade from 11.01 to 12.04, and got an mounting disk error and never booted. So, I reinstalled Ubuntu and it was done (whew).

The moral lesson of the story (again), is back-up, back-up, back-up always (and away we go!). hehe.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

How To Make A Basic Head In Blender Using Ubuntu

If you want to learn how to make a basic female head in Blender, check this free tutorial:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

How To Revert Back To Classic Gnome Instead Of Unity In Ubuntu

  • Open Ubuntu Software Center.
  • Type in "gnome-session-fallback" in the search box, and install.
  • Log-out, then click the gear icon on the upper-right of your user name and choose Classic Gnome.
  • To hide the panels on top and bottom, just press Alt + right-click, then Properties, and check Auto hide.

That's it!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Play Supreme Commander 2 In Ubuntu 11.1 Using PlayOnLinux

You can play Supreme Commander 2 (Steam version) in Ubuntu 11.10 using PlayOnLinux.

  • Install PlayOnLinux from Ubuntu Software Center.
  • In PlayOnLinux (POL), install Steam.
  • Log-in to your Steam account and buy Supreme Commander 2, then Click Install.
  • After download, just click Play.

Note: There is no sound when you launch Supreme Commander 2 from the shortcut icon on your Desktop, it must be launched in Steam. You must also choose the correct Hardware in Sound Settings in Ubuntu.

You may also configure your Wine settings in POL, Sound Settings and choose Jack rather than ALSA. Then, launch QJackCtl (Jack Control) and Start. If you haven't configured Jack, just search my previous posts regarding this.

Also, there are some artifacts showing when in Full-screen in SupCom 2, therefore use Windowed mode in Video Settings. But, problem is, you can't see the Interface of SupCom 2 below.

To fix this, in Steam, right-click on SupCom2 in Library->Properties->Advanced Launch Options, and type in, "-window 1366 768." (without quotation marks) depending on your screen size.


Another note: Multi-player not tested yet.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Starting A Blog? Blogger Now Has Two New Gadgets For Google +

Hello everyone! it's been awhile. Please check out this two new features of Blogger that can add Google + into your blog:

Don't forget to Google + 1 me at the right side of my blog. Thanks!