Ubuntu 14.04.1

The first point release, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Long-Term-Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavors, has been announced just a few hours ago.

José Antonio Rey said in the release note:

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Download Ubuntu 14.04.1 and its flavors:

Ubuntu 14.04.1: http://releases.ubuntu.com/trusty/

Edubuntu 14.04.1: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Kubuntu 14.04.1: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Lubuntu 14.04.1: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Mythbuntu 14.04.1: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1: cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/release/

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.1: cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/trusty/release/

UbuntuStudio 14.04.01: cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/trusty/release/

Xubuntu 14.04: cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 14.04.1 via Update Manager. If you’re running on Ubuntu 14.04, regular update via Software Updater will bring you to this point release.

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remove shutdown log out dialog box

Every time you click the Shutdown option in Ubuntu Unity, it pops up a dialog box that asks for your confirmation whether to shutdown or not.

If you find this is annoying, this quick tutorial will show you how to disable the Shutdown and Log Out confirmation dialog box.

Disable shutdown log out dialog box

1. Search and launch the dconf Editor from Unity dash.

2. Navigate to apps -> indicator-session.

3. Check the value box after “suppress-logout-restart-shutdown”

Disable Shutdown Dialog box

After that, you’ll see Restart option available in system menu and all shutdown, restart or log out options will be implemented immediately without confirmation when you click on one of them.

Restart in system tray menu

Remove Confirmation Dialog Box When you’re at Login Screen:

Previous steps will not work if you are logged out and try to shutdown or restart your computer at the Unity Greeter (LightDM login screen).

To make it work, you need to start dconf Editor with lightdm user privilege:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run below command and type in your user password to get the root (super user) privilege:

sudo -i

2. After that, in this terminal window run command to allow user lightdm to create a connection to the X server:

xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm

3. Next switch to user lightdm in this terminal window:

su lightdm -s /bin/bash

4. Finally launch dconf Editor and do the changes:


Disable shutdown dialog box when logged out

That’s it. Enjoy!

Nomacs Ubuntu 14.10

Nomacs image viewer has finally reached v2.0 with plugins support and other new features. It’s available in its official PPA for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04.

Nomacs is small, fast image viewer that handles the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress).

Nomacs features:

  • VIEWING: most common formats (including RAW), thumbnail preview, framless view, slideshow, and more.
  • EDITING: crop, resize, rotate, drag and drop images, color adjustments, multi page TIFF export, and more.
  • SYNCHRONIZATION: synchronize multiple instances.

See the video about the viewer:

New features in Nomacs 2.0:

  • nomacs now supports plugins (windows only for now)
  • Recent Files/Folders on start-up
  • Threaded file loading/saving
  • UPnP support that allows for detecting nomacs in WLAN networks
  • Remote control via WLAN/LAN
  • Fading for fullscreen/slideshow
  • Option for syncing all actions
  • Auto file updating (without locks)
  • Full exif support on linux (fixes issue #192)
  • White list to automatically connect with your computers
  • Gamma correction on down sampling (fixes #322)
  • New (improved) cacher
  • Improvements in the Thumbnail Preview

Install Nomacs 2.0 in Ubuntu:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nomacs/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nomacs

The above will add the nomacs stable PPA and install the latest packages in your system.

Don’t like Ubuntu PPAs? Grab the .deb package directly from the Launchpad Page.

Cantata 1.4

Cantata, a (yet another) client for the music player daemon (MPD), just reached v1.4 with new features and many improvements.

Cantata started off as a fork of QtMPC, mainly to provide better KDE integration – by using KDE libraries/classes wherever possible. However, the code (and user interface) is now very different to that of QtMPC, and both KDE and Qt (Linux) builds have the same feature set.


  • Library – sorted as Album Artist (or Artist if Album Artist not set), Album, and finally Track.
  • Albums – displays albums as icons, sorted by their title.
  • Folders – displays MPDs virtual filesystem. (This view is hidden by default)
  • Playlists
  • Dynamic – dynamic playlists
  • Streams – allows saving of internet radio URLs, searching for stations via TuneIn or ShoutCast, station listings from; Digitally Imported (+Sky, JazzRadio, RockRadio), TuneIn, IceCast, ShoutCast, SomaFM, etc.
  • Online – Jamendo, Magnatune, SoundCloud, and Podcasts
  • Devices – enables copying from/to USB-Mass-Storage (UMS) and MTP devices, and ripping AudioCDs
  • The sidebar has a context menu, allowing you to control its style and what items are shown.

Cantata MPD 1.4 ubuntu 14.04

Cantata MPD Preferences

The latest Cantata 1.4.0 was released on July 22, 2014 with below new features:

  • Use external helper app to read/write tags. Isolates Cantata from TagLib crashes.
  • Lyrics auto-scroll.
  • Option to auto-switch to context view.
  • Toolbar reorganisation.
  • Comment tag support for tag-editor and dynamic playlists.
  • Attempt to respect menubar usage of current DE.
  • Reduce memory used by covers.
  • Artists and albums with new tracks shown in bold.
  • ‘Touch Friendly’ option – increases button widths, and makes views flickable.
  • Multiple genre support.
  • Streams now stored in ‘[Radio Streams]‘ MPD playlist. Compatible with MPDroid development version.
  • Use MusicBrainz AlbumId (if set) to differentiate albums. This helps if you have multiple releases of the same album.
  • Search for streams via dirble.
  • Reduce supplied stream providers to IceCast, ShoutCast, Drible, and TuneIn. Provide dialog to download others from Google drive.
  • Qt-only by default.
  • Scrobbling.
  • Show song lyrics, information, and tags, in context view.

Install Cantata 1.4 in Ubuntu:

Besides building from source, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 users can install this release from PPA.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cantata

The above will add my personal PPA and install cantata packages from it. Don’t forget to install MPD daemon (available in Software Center) if you don’t have it.

If you don’t like Ubuntu PPAs, grab the .deb package from HERE.

rhythmbox cover art ubuntu 14.04


Cover art browser plugin v2.0 for the pre-installed Rhythmbox music player was finally announced by the developer, available for Ubuntu 14.04 and later.

For the uninitiated, the CoverArt Browser plugin for Rhythmbox allows you to find, play and queue both albums & individual tracks through various views:

  • Tile-View – a grid like view completely customisable – you can have a iTunes like layout, xnoise or any other media player grid layout.
  • Flow-View – swipe through your albums using different types of flows
  • Artist-View – list all album-artists graphically and find their albums
  • Music Library View – deep integration with standard rhythmbox – move to the Track-based layout and back to the other views in the same way via a toolbar menu (“…”)
  • Play Queue View – new to this release, further deeper integration – move to the Play Queue to see what you have manually queued.

Taken together, you no longer need the side-pane – press F9 to hide and enjoy the increased screen-space to view and play your albums.

Rhythmbox Cover Art browser

Rhythmbox cover art browser

Rhythmbox Cover Art Browser

Single click has improved in this release – play – pause – add albums with one click. For detailed changes, see the link at the end of post.

Rhythmbox Click Cover Play Rhythmbox Click Cover Stop Rhythmbox Add Albums

Install Cover Art Plugin 2.0 in Ubuntu 14.04:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-browser

The above will add the developer’s PPA, and install the cover art browser as well as CoverArt search providers from it.

Once installed, re-open the Rhythmbox player and enable the two plugins from Tools -> Plugins …

Rhythmbox Enable Cover Art Plugin


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