Posts By: jonny

Kubuntu Gateway Bug

There seems to be a bug in kubuntu (Breezy 5.10) in holding the Gateway address in the Network Settings. When typing ftp or telnet at the command line I got an error messgae of: Network unreachableI was still able to browse the web using Firefox etc but I was unable to use FTP or Krdc… Read more »

Convert RPM to Debian deb package

You can convert .rpm packages to .deb using alien. If you dont have alien installed already then type this in Terminal: apt-get install alien Once you have alien, cd to the directory with the rpm file and type: alien -d .rpm and u will have a .deb package ready to be installed in your directory.

How to be the Root user on Kubuntu

I needed to be root in order to install crossover office shell script. Using sudo would not work. To sort this out I opened a console and:sudo passwd I entered the password I wanted for the root user and then entered the following which allowed me to log in as the root user:su – For… Read more »

Kubuntu Install Issues

Successfully installed Kubuntu 5.10 Breezy and found the following useful:Automatix is good (installs propriety/software patent restricted stuff which cannot be included with Kubuntu/Ubuntu). The following links are useful:– I tried the instructions at the following address but got dependency issues: – To solve the dependency issues I had to:Get an updated sources.list for apt for… Read more »

Kubuntu Install Problem

I tried to install Kubuntu onto an old machine that had Windows XP on it. I had previously put a newer bigger hard drive into this machine.When I installed Kubuntu everything went fine until it rebooted and I got a Grub error 18. I discovered that old BIOSs have difficulty booting larger disks so I… Read more »

Wanadoo Livebox and Linux

I’ve wanted a wireless router for some time although never bothered my ass but I got my Wanadoo Livebox today. I have been frustrated for some time with the Speedtouch 330 and although I got it working on Suse 9.2 and 9.3 there were still some services I could not use with the SPeedtouch (e.g…. Read more »

Helpful Linux Commands

TAR RPMrpm -Uvh packagename.rpm APT on SUSEapt –no-checksig install softwarename APT on Ubunut sudo apt-get install softwarename GETTING THE IP ADDRESSsu (to be root)ifconfig


To Install Apt4RPM Choose your architecture/version from this directory: then navigate to the RPMS.suser-rbos directory. To install Apt for SUSE download the following packages:aptapt-libs Install with:rpm -Uvh *.rpm –nodeps Upddate the Sources List: /etc/apt/sources.listor use this one (substituting the suse version number e.g. 9.2 with 9.3.) Next: apt-get update To install software by apt use:apt… Read more »