How To Add PPA To Software Sources With Synaptic Package Manager

There are a number of ways by which you can add a PPA (Private Package Repository) to Software Sources in Ubuntu Linux. In a previous post I showed you, “How To Add PPA To Software Sources In Ubuntu Linux From Ubuntu Software Center”. In this post I will tell you how to add a PPA in Ubuntu software sources, using Synaptic Package Manager. While most Ubuntu and Debian users may Continue Reading →

How To Install Ubuntu 12.04 Scroll Bar In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntu’s Andrea Cimitan recently provided a demo for the Ubuntu 12.04 overlay scrollbar. This version included some initial improvements to Ubuntu’s overlay scrollbar which have been added for version 12.04, codename: Precise Pangolin. The new scroll bar comes with an animated jump scrolling feature, subtle animations and timeouts, a retracting tail (when the thumb is hidden), and smart timeout, which reduces visual clutter. A PPA has been made available to Continue Reading →

How To Automatically Fix Ubuntu Failed Packages

Failed Ubuntu Package Installation Fix is an Ubuntu script which can be used to fix failed packages automatically. This script fixes Ubuntu package errors which occur during software installation. Whenever installation errors occur, users either resort to forcibly quitting the installation, leave the package unrepaired or try to manually fix it. “Failed Ubuntu Package Installation Fix” aims at getting rid of this problem by providing means to automate the process Continue Reading →

Remove Ubuntu PPAs Which Cause 404 Not Found Errors With Fix404 PPA

Entering the wrong PPA in the Ubuntu Terminal window results in a 404 Not Found error. This error can slow down apt-get updates and seems quite irritating. Fix404 PPA is a script which disables such PPAs which cause the 404 Not Found error. It provides the convenience of not having to manually disable defective or incorrect PPAs from Ubuntu Software Sources. Fix 404 PPAs checks for 404 messages from PPAs Continue Reading →

Get Firefox 5 For Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.10 & Ubuntu 10.04


Firefox 4 will no longer receive any more point releases, as Firefox 5 has been released as the latest security update for version 4.0.1. Mozilla has changed their release process and are using a rapid release schedule. Update for Firefox 5 is now available in the official Ubuntu 11.04 security repository, as well as Mozilla’s FTP servers. Firefox 5 might not have a large array of new features, however, it Continue Reading →

Search & Add PPA Easily With Application Name Using Y PPA Manager

Personal Package Archives (PPA) are widely used to easily download and install software in Ubuntu. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult for some users to understand this process and search for desired PPAs. Y PPA Manager is a simple tool which allows adding, deleting and purging PPAs easily. You can also search and install PPA from Launchpad repositories by entering application name. To check out the conventional method of Continue Reading →

Extract Audio From Video & Convert Audio Files In Linux With Gnac

Gnac is a lightweight Linux based audio converter which supports conversion between WAV, Ogg, Flac, Mp3, Mp4a and SPX Format. Other than being a lightning fast audio converter, it also allows extracting audio from video files. Gnac can be downloaded from the link given at the end of this post. It has packages available for Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora, Open Suse, Arch Linux and other distributions.

Get Weather Information & Forecast In Ubuntu With My Weather Indicator

Recently I covered Forecaster and WinThunder which are Windows applications for obtaining weather information from the system tray. My Weather Indicator is a similar tool for Ubuntu users which displays detailed weather information and a four day forecast of a selected city. Other than current temperature, it also shows  dew point, wind information, sunrise and sunset time, periodic prompts for weather condition changes and moon info.