Thu, 18 Feb 2010

Canon PIXMA MX860 on Ubuntu 9.10

Keywords: Canon PIXMA MX860 ubuntu install

MX860 drivers for printing and scanning can be downloaded from Canon. Uncompress them and cd into the created directory:

$ tar xvzf cnijfilter-mx860series-3.10-1-i386-deb.tar.gz
$ cd cnijfilter-mx860series-3.10-1-i386-deb

Installation is performed by runing the script. The script tries to determine whether to use rpm or dpkg but got confused when it found both on my system. This can be fixed quite easily by forcing the issue:

$ perl -pi.bak -e 's/rpm --version/XXX/'

Then install with:

$ sudo ./

Do exactly the same with the driver for the scanner, scangearmp-mx860series-1.30-1-i386-deb

If the printer is already on the network it can be configured with System -> Administration -> Printing and then clicking on New.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2010

Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 9.10

Keywords: ubuntu 9.10 amarok 1.4

I still don't like Amarok 2, so here's how I installed Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 9.10.

wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
aptitude install ruby libtunepimp5 libqt3-mt libnjb5 libmysqlclient15off libifp4 kdelibs4c2a libtunepimp5-mp3
dpkg -i amarok14-common_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa4_all.deb
dpkg -i amarok14-engine-xine_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa4_i386.deb
dpkg -i amarok14_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa4_i386.deb
apt-get install -f

See these two posts.

Update: 27.03.2010

wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
aptitude install ruby libtunepimp5 libqt3-mt libnjb5 libmysqlclient15off libifp4 kdelibs4c2a libtunepimp5-mp3
dpkg -i amarok14-common_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa5_all.deb amarok14_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa5_amd64.deb amarok14-engine-xine_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa5_amd64.deb

Update: 13.06.2010

For Ubuntu 10.04:

wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
dpkg -i libmysqlclient15off_5.1.30really5.0.83-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
aptitude install ruby libtunepimp5 libqt3-mt libnjb5 libifp4 kdelibs4c2a libtunepimp5-mp3 libpq5
dpkg -i amarok14-common_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa5_all.deb amarok14_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa5_amd64.deb amarok14-engine-xine_1.4.10-0ubuntu3\~ppa5_amd64.deb

See this post to download libmysqlclient15off from [ here] for amd64.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2010

Ubuntu packages on a new system

Keywords: ubuntu package

Here are the packages I added to a new Ubuntu 9.10 system:

apt-get install aptitude
aptitude update
aptitude full-upgrade
aptitude install openssh-server
aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras kubuntu-restricted-extras
cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
wget$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get -q update
apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
apt-get -q update
aptitude install zsh vlc libdvdcss2 non-free-codecs mplayer \
                 vim-gnome exuberant-ctags nfs-client git-core \
                 git-doc gitk thunderbird ktorrent p7zip gimp \
                 acroread acroread-fonts compizconfig-settings-manager \
                 auto-apt graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat abcde eyed3 \
                 lame libjpeg-progs parted k3b normalize-audio sshfs \
                 exiftags libtemplate-perl git-cola \
                 sharutils cuetools shntool flac mp3splt nasm etckeeper \
                 ffmpeg mencoder ispell audacity alac-decoder\
                 rxvt-unicode-256color tmux mutt update-manager-core lua5.1 \
                 liblua5.1-0-dev libx11-dev libxext-dev libsm-dev gettext \
                 graphviz gdebi libdvdread4 parcellite libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libxft2-dev
aptitude install sqlite3 sqlite3-doc sqlite3-pcre sqlitebrowser sqliteman \
                 sqliteman-doc postgresql libpq-dev \
                 libopenoffice-oodoc-perl unoconv pdfjam pdftk \
add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
aptitude install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

# edit /etc/etckeeper/etckeeper.conf to use git
etckeeper init
cd /etc; git commit -m "initial checkin"; git gc
cd /etc/etckeeper/post-install.d
(echo '#!/bin/sh' ; echo 'exec git gc') > 99git-gc
chmod +x 99git-gc; git add .; git commit -m "run git gc after each apt run"

# install Inconsolata for Powerline (otherwise ttf-inconsolata)
mkdir ~/.fonts
cp Inconsolata\ for\ Powerline.otf ~/.fonts
fc-cache -vf ~/.fonts
# build latest urxvt
aptitude install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libxft2-dev
./configure --prefix=~/g/sw --enable-everything --enable-256-color
# build latest vim
./configure --prefix=~/g/sw --with-features=big --enable-pythoninterp

gpasswd -a $USER fuse
add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6AF0E1940624A220
aptitude update
aptitude install ubuntu-tweak
aptitude full-upgrade
apt-add-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
aptitude update
aptitude full-upgrade
aptitude install ipheth-utils

And install Google Chrome.

And Amarok 1.4.

And download Picasa for Windows and install it by running the .exe with wine.

Install MX860 drivers for printing and scanning.

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