Setup Skype mic on Kubuntu 8.10 intrepid

I finally managed to set up skype on Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE 4.2 RC1. I installed Skype from its website which asked me to download the .deb file. I install using right click and “install using GDebi package installer”.

The problem I had was that I couldn record my voice. When I made a test call, my voice is not recorded. I managed to solve this problem by clicking the “volume” icon in tray, and choose Mixer.

From there, I display “Digital Input Source” from the Settings->Configure Channel.

And then I changed to “Digital Mic 1″. Now I can make a test call!

Upload web contents to sourceforge

to upload your web contents to sourceforge web project server:

$ rsync -avz myhtml/ ,@web.sourceforge.net:htdocs/

Installing OpenOffice 3.0 in Kubuntu Intrepid 8.10

I tried to use the PPA package:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
However, OpenOffice 3.0 cannot open any file. I can start a new file, but cannot open file. So I remove them and tried the one from the openoffice.org website.

I downloaded the *deb.tar.gz file, then before installing it, I remove .openoffice* folder from my home directory.

Then unzip the *deb.tar.gz and go to the folder DEBS, cp the *.deb file for Debian from desktop-integration folder to the DEBS folder, then run this:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Using Eclipse with Subversion

For a detail instruction to install the plugin in Eclipse which enable Subversion, go to:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-ecl-subversion/

There are some differences with the version which I am using in Kubuntu. So I will list down again briefly.
1. Open Eclipse, click menu “Help->Software Updates->Find and Install”
2. click the option, “Search for new features to install”, and then “Next” button.
3. Click the button “New remote sites”, enter “Subclipse” in the name, and “http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.4.x” in the URL. Then click “Finish” button.
4. Then it will run some update and show the components to install. Check “Subclipse” or other name which you have put. If it gives some error due to dependencies, uncheck those components which causes this error. Then click “Next” button.
5. After this, accept the License agreement and Next.
6. It will show some other options, but you can click Next and leave to default, and finally Click Finish button.
7. Those steps will install Subclipse plugin. After installation it will ask to restart Eclipse.

Programming C/C++ using Eclipse with the use of CDT

I am developing C/C++ codes in Linux, and luckily Eclipse has a plugin called CDT to be used for C/C++ language. To install Eclipse and CDT plugin in Kubuntu/Ubuntu, just type:
sudo apt-get install eclipse eclipse-cdt

Installing flash player for Opera browser in Ubuntu/Kubuntu Intrepid 8.10

I installed Opera and I began to love it. However, it can’t detect the flash player which firefox detect. It turns out that it is not in the path. If you visit a page that has flash, it will ask you to install the flash player. After you go to the Adobe site, select “.deb for Ubuntu 8.04+”, and this will run the installer. If it can’t install, you can right click from Opera’s Transfer, and open with GDebi Package Installer. This will install the libflashplayer.so at
/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin

Then go to Opera, click “Tools”->”Preferences”. Go to tab “Advanced” at the top, and choose “Content” on the left menu. Click on “Plugin Options” and click on “Change Path”.

Add the /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin path, and it will detect the new plugin 🙂