E17 in Ubuntu

Wooo! E17 now have a repo for Ubuntu Jaunty. For some reason, neither the Easy_17 script worked for me, neither did the OzOs repo.

But this, this worked first time!


Go to System –> Software Sources and add the following repo under the Third Party Software tab.

deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/ubuntu jaunty main extras

Now click this clink and download the key :


Open up terminal where ever you downloaded the key and the key :

sudo apt-key add repo.key

Follow up with a :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install e17

And you away!


Three Linux Second Life Clients

So you all know i love Second Life by now, and you may have seen my link to CaptainTerras Repo for the omvviewer Second Life client (LINK HERE). But what other options do you have, and why is there 3 clients?

Second Life SE Client

This is the basic SL client that is on Linden Labs official website. Its very basic and i am told quite buggy. I only had one or two bugs using it over a 3 month period. But i have been told over and over that i am an exception to the rule. Last time i downloaded this client, i just un-tarred the download, opened up the folder it gave me and hit the file called secondlife. Easy peasey to install. ^^

Click here for download


Abbreviated from Open Metaverse Viewer. This is my favorite client. It has a few add ons that i use all the time. Mainly the Avatar panel. It allows you to see who is around you and what distance they are from you. It also allows you to moderate a piece of land from this panel. For me that makes it so much easier banning people from the club i work at that run around naked screaming silly things. ^^ As mentioned above there is an Ubuntu Repository for this client.

Click here for Repo guide

Cool Viewer

Cool Viewer is my least used one. It has a lot of bug fixes in. It also has a sort of feature freeze on the official client. Occasionally Linden labs makes changes to the client that do not go down so well with the players. Cool Viewer keeps back some of the old features that get tweaked or removed.

Click here to download Cool Viewer

I hope you find this useful if your looking for other viewers to play with, or if you want to give Second Life a go. See you in game! ^^

Aria Download Manager

A quick pokey paws shout out for this brilliant little application. Rummage through the Ubuntu repos and you will find Aria Download Manager. It does what it says on the tin, and a lot more.

I found it when looking for an app i could use to Que up a stack of downloads and then just download them one after the after. Aria does this well. waiting for one download to finish before automatically starting the next download in the Que. A huge convenience for me as i leave my PC downloading all the time. There is a bit more to Aria, it has a stacks of settings to make it behave how you want it to behave with downloads.

Its not very pretty, but hey you cant have everything. The interface is clean and simple (and easy to understand, a must for silly folk like me ^^ ).

It appears this isn’t being actively developed anymore though. The creator has moved onto making Aria2. So lets hope its as good as the first ^^

So, if your on Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, have a look in the repos.

There is a wiki page for it here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aria2

XFCE 4.6 PPA Repo for Ubuntu’s ^^

Fist of all big thanks to Jeromeg and Linky!.

Its a repo for Ubuntu and its repos for XFCE 4.6. Yays!

Here are the lines you should add to your sources.list. For Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jerome-guelfucci/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For Ubuntu Hardy (8.04):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jerome-guelfucci/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

You can also add the OpenPGP key of the PPA by following those instructions.

Huge happy puppy slobers to Jeromeg! Make sure you say thanks on his blog for giving us this repo ^^

Once again Linky!

Linux feed readers

Ok, feed readers, not very interesting topic is it? But its something thats got my attention today. So i thought i would waffle about the 4 i saw. ^^

I found something I have really missed about Flock web browser is the feed readers. Ive gotten into using Midori browser again for the time being. So I have been looking in the Xubuntu repos for feed readers. There is 4 of them in the repos.


Liferea is rated the best (and feels the most polished). Grr appears to not be an active project at the moment, and felt rather clunky. I am upset Grr wasn’t the best cause i like the name, and it had a puppy too! (who doesn’t like puppy’s?) Blam looks active on the site, but didn’t open at all when downloaded from repo’s, i did not feel like fixing a simple feed reader, so I rather ignorantly / impatiently did not try making it work. Straw looked nice and polished, but had less features than Liferea.

So for now I am going with Liferea. Now to start finding all the RSS feeds i need to subscribe to again…

Second Life Repo

Someone has built a Debian / Ubuntu repo for Second Life! I could not get the Playdeb repo to work for me on 64bit Intrepid. I think it worked at some point with 32bit Hardy. Anywhos!

Open terminal and enter the following line. In XFCE replace gedit with mousepad

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Now add these line to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

#CapitanTerrax Repo
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/capitanterrex/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/capitanterrex/ubuntu intrepid main

Back to terminal and enter the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install omvviewer
sudo apt-get upgrade

You should now have an up to date Second Life viewer. Enjoy!

Click here for original page

Ubuntu Repo for flock

So as you probaly know theres plenty of extra repos to add to Ubuntu. Id like to add the repo for flock for my web browsing. Heres how you do it generaly in Ubuntu. We will assume normaly Gedit is installed on your machine. Ill be using mousepad.


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Now for intrepid, scroll down to the bottom, and add this to the list.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ubuntu intrepid main

Close Gedit / Mousepad, whatever your using then type the folling into terminal.

sudo apt-get update

That should do it. I just thought id share this with you before i do it.

To see the lauchpad for this repo, look here: https://launchpad.net/~fta/+archive

Googles Linux Repository

For those that havent seen it, Google have their own repository for their apps for linux. They have a repo for Ubuntu, Mandriva, Suse and Debian. Follow the following link to the googles page of linux repos.


The repo allows for the easy instalation of Google Desktop and Picasa photo organizer. Nifty eh? ^^

Hope someone find this usefull!

Viewizards Ubuntu Game Repo

I came across another repository for apt today. It has 2 games in, Astromenace and Menomix. Both have crisp graphics and decent game play.

As the root user, add this line to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

## Viewizard Games repository
deb http://viewizard.com/linux debian/

To install the repository GPG key, issue the following commands:

wget http://www.viewizard.com/linux/viewizard-gpg.asc
sudo apt-key add viewizard-gpg.asc

Then run sudo aptitude update to sync to the latest repository.
AstroMenace game installation:
sudo aptitude install astromenace to install the latest English version.
sudo aptitude install astromenace-de to install the latest German version.
sudo aptitude install astromenace-ru to install the latest Russian version.

Memonix game installation:
sudo aptitude install memonix to install the latest English version.

Huzaah you have some more games on your Linux system! ^^

Heres a link to their website:


Wine Repository

I only recently found this out, but wine has a repository for the most recent (unstable) versions of Wine. A nice easy way to keep your Wine up to date with the most recent patches and fixes. Just bear in mind that ‘(unstable)’ bit though aye. If you add this repo and something goes wrong, its only yourself to blame as youve added something thats unstable yourself.

Ok so here we go, the Ubuntu way. Open terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) then enter the following:

wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

This adds the key to your trusted list of sources. Then enter the following:

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

This adds the the repository to your list of sources. Finaly type:

sudo apt-get update

This updates your list of sources. To install Wine simply enter:

Sudo apt-get install wine

Alternativley, find it in add remove or synaptic. But you now have the most recent Wine in your repos. Handy that isnt it ^^

To see ways of installing Wine in Ubuntu and many other distros (from Suse to Mandriva) look here – Linky

Well, as always i hope someone finds this helpfull. Take care!

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