Ubuntu Fixes

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon fixes

2014-02-06 info: This page is old, I will update this later.

Get Tclkit working

Download it from Tclkit download matrix http://www.equi4.com/pub/tk/downloads.html

To get it working type command:

sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

I use Tclkit with Password Gorilla http://www.fpx.de/fp/Software/Gorilla/

./tclkit gorilla-1.4.kit

to open my Password Safe passwords. Another possibility is to download Windows version from http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/ and use it with Wine.

Static IP working

In network settings DNS tab, write IP address of nameserver to lower empty box.

Jabra BT620s Bluetooth Headset working

Install gbtsco version 1.1 from:


Well, the problem for me is still that it gives disturbing hiss and beep noises while listening, and that I haven't got newest iTunes working in ubuntu, so I'll still need to use WinXP for listening.

Watch Windows Media video in Firefox

I'm not sure about this one, because Ubuntu may have this package already. But anyway, I usually install codecs with FreeSpire's sources.list installed, so it may use FreeSpire codecs.

Download FreeSpire sources.list:

sources.list (1k)

Add it for a moment to your sources and then type:

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

Then remove Totem Mozilla plugin, so that mplayer is used instead.

You can install Nvu below too, or remove sources.list entries now.

Install newest Nvu wysiwyg HTML editor from FreeSpire

Download FreeSpire sources.list (same as above):

sources.list (1k)

Add it for a moment to your sources and then type:

With the same sources.list above, type:

sudo apt-get install nvu

And then remove sources.list entries.

Get 100Hz refresh rate to monitor's 1024x786 screenmode

Edit your xorg.conf with:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

There change HorizSync:

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Typical display"

Option "DPMS"

HorizSync 30-85

VertRefresh 50-160

#Originals here:

#HorizSync 30-70

#VertRefresh 50-160


Opera Kestrel beta to Ubuntu

Download it from Opera Desktop Team: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/

To get ads away, you can read for original links:


Or just download this filter list:

urlfilter.ini (5k)

And put it into your .opera directory.

I use Opera because it has fast bookmark sync. Beta has bugs, so sometimes I use Firefox with AdBlock Plus and Filterset.G.

Stop frequent one second freezes

Ubuntu bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/meta-gnome2/+bug/131973

I made launcher to my desktop, that has command:

gksudo /etc/init.d/powernowd stop

When I doubleclick it, I can type password and freezing stops.

Get Silicon Image 3132 eSATA PCMCIA card working

I have this PCMCIA eSATA card in my laptop:


And this eSATA/USB hard drive enclosure:


I used this Fedora package as basis for my modification, first download link on the top:


So I installed floppy image it to floppy, copied files from it and made .zip file:

esata.zip (317k)

Unarchive it to home directory. There is esata/starttaa.sh which is only file I added.

Then I made launcher to my desktop - remember to change home directory to yours:

gksudo /home/lauri/esata/starttaa.sh

And then it actually works! I was really happy when I figured how to get it working. I don't know how to make it work at boot time automatically (I tried), but anyway, good that it works!

NTFS drives working GUI

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

And then from menu "Applications > System Tools > NTFS Configuration tool"

enable write support for internal and external devices.

How to restart X server

(remember to save unsaved work etc or logout before restarting X)


Encore notation editor MIDI playing working in Wine

sudo apt-get install timidity

And then change midi options to use it.

Btw, Ubuntu's version of Wine is good, because on menu you can change from OSS to ALSA etc settings.