Kubuntu/Ubuntu 8.04 bugs and solutions

Over the week I have installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu 8.04 on 6 computers and to sum it up – I am not that impressed. I have experienced quite a few bugs and even though I found solutions to most of them I guess that these bugs could turn out to be real show stoppers for users not familiar with finding bug reports and solutions them self.

Java not working with Net banking
Installing the either “kubuntu-restricted-extras” or “ubuntu-restricted-extras” installs openjdk and not Sun’s Java. openjdk does not work with my Netbank, I needed to uninstall openjdk by doing:

aptitude remove icedtea-gcjwebplugin

and afterwards

aptitude remove openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless  openjdk-6-jre-lib

Finally I installed Sun’s Java

aptitude install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin 

and afterwards Net banking was working.
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Hugin – Opensource panorama images on Windows and Linux

Hugin makes it very easy to create impressive panorama pictures. I don’t use Windows my self for anything but gaming as the same programs runs on Linux just fine but I suspect that the average Windows user doesn’t know that there is a completely free and open photo stitching tool available which is really easy to use. The article is mainly oriented towards Windows users as the installation under Linux amounts to:

root@dirac:~# aptitude install hugin

But since the program is the same the usage screenshots should apply under both Windows and Linux. In this tutorial I will show how to create an image like this:


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