This brief tutorial is going to show you how to download and install JDownloader 2 Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, 13.04 Raring.
As you may know, Jdownloader is a free and open-source download manager written in Java, which allows the automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as RapidShare.
For the difference between classic Jdownloader and Jdownloader 2 Beta, see:
Install JDownloader 2:
Jdownloader depends on Java 6 or 7, so first install OpenJDK from Ubuntu Software Center or Oracle Java 7 from ppa. To check current installed version, run below command in terminal:
You should see similar output:
java version “1.7.0_25”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)
To get started installing Jdownloader 2 Beta, you may check your system type (32-bit or 64-bit). Go to Unity Dash, search for and open Details to check out your OS information:
Once you confirmed your OS type, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to download JDownloader 2 beta for Linux installer. (jdownloader download page)
LibreOffice 4.1 has been officially released. It’s available for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and 12.04 Precise users from the main LibreOffice PPA repository.
LibreOffice 4.1 features a large number of improvements in the area of document compatibility, which increases the opportunities of sharing knowledge with users of proprietary software while retaining the original layout and contents.
Rotate images in Writer in 90 degree increments
Writer, Calc and Impress now allow embedding fonts in their documents.
It is now easy to include a series of photos in Impress with the “Photo Album” feature.
Add a Stepped Lines line type to Line and XY (Scatter) graphs
Especially for migrations, LibreOffice adds a number of significant improvements of interoperability with MS Office formats.
As you may know, Jupiter is a powerful and lightweight power and hardware control applet. It has been retired and last supported release is up to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal. However, Jupiter is available for Ubuntu 13.04 from JoliCloud Desktop Environment PPA.
The webupd8team add the packages to the ppa and it’ll be used as a background program for JoliCloud session. I’ve installed it on my laptop and it’s working well.
Install Jupiter on Ubuntu 13.04:
Note that don’t install it on a product machine. Use it as your own risk!
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA repository:
In this tutorial I’ll show you a lightweight sticky notes software for Ubuntu users. It’s indicator-stickynotes which allows you to jot down thoughts, lists, and reminders on your desktop. This simple tool works on Unity, Gnome Shell, XFCE/Xubuntu, with partial support for KDE/Kubuntu and Linux Mint (MATE and Cinnamon).
Install Indicator Stickynotes on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
To get started, add the ppa repository which supports Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13 Maya, 14 Nadia, 15 Olivia. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, run below commands:
Did you ever get the Unlock Login Keyring prompt that says “The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer” or “The password you use to login to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring”.
There’re two reasons. One is you are set to auto-login, the other is the login password was changed to different to your keyring password.
Get rid of annoying ‘Unlock Login Keyring’ prompt on Ubuntu 13.04
Open Passwords and Keys utility from Unity Dash.
In next window menu, go to View -> tick By keyring. So that you get the sidebar. Right click on Login and choose Change Password.
Input original password (the password you set when user created), set new password to be the same as your Ubuntu login password.
For auto-login user, set new keyring password to none by leaving it empty.
That’s it. The installed executable script is /opt/downverter/Downverter. But Ubuntu keeps looking for /opt/downverter/downverter when you open Downverter from Unity Dash. To fix this problem, run below commands to rename it: