Saturday, January 16, 2010

Installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

VirtualBox can run whole operating systems "in a window," but that do not have direct access to your computer hardware. VirtualBox can run all versions of Windows, Linux, and various other x86 and AMD/Intel 64 bit systems. Some versions of Linux are optimized to run in a virtual environment, but any will work.


At first, you need to configure and activate the correct repositories to install VirtualBox. Follow the steps:

1. For GNOME, Go to: System > Administration > Software Sources
For KDE, go to: System Settings > Add and Remove Software > Settings > Edit Software Sources
2. Go to "Other Software" tab.
3. Add: deb karmic non-free

Now import the package signing key, using the command:
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -


Pretty simple! Run the following command. You may also click on the linked package name:

sudo aptitude install virtualbox-3.1


Now you need to add yourself to the required group. This facilitates access to the vboxdrv system device. Use the following command to add yourself to the required group:

sudo gpasswd -a vboxusers

Once you have applied this change you will need to logout and log back in. This is required for the group-access change to take effect.

After you are logged back in you should be able to successfully launch VirtualBox from: Applications > System Tools > VirtualBox

Enjoy VirtualBox!! :D

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Friday, January 15, 2010

How to install bangla unicode fonts in Ubuntu

You want to install Bangla(bengali) unicode fonts in your ubuntu?

It's not a big deal. Just follow the steps bellow, hopefully your Ubuntu will be embellished with the beautiful Bangla(Bengali) language.

Way 1
Simple n easy! Use the Synaptic Package Manager to search for fonts and install your desired font once you found it. Anyway, you normally don't get bangla fonts here. So you better take "way 2".

Way 2
1. In the top of your screen, in the upside menu, click on 'Places'.
2. Go to 'Home Folder'.
3. As dot-folders are really hidden folders, you need to choose "Show Hidden Files" from the View menu.
4. Make a new folder and name it ".fonts"
5. Now put your desired Bangla (Bengali) unicode font in the ".font" folder.
6. Reboot your computer to make it in effect.
7. Done!! :D

Thanks for reading it. Can you see bangla font correctly now? Please leave a message as a feedback.