Using Ubuntu GUI remotely using NoMachine or Xming from Windows 7

March 12, 2012

Solution 1: NoMachine


Solution 2: Xming



I am using  NoMachine, as Xming( was slow even after using SSH compression. And the latest version of Xming(, which possibly has fixes for slow GUI ( was not  available for free.


Running Spotify(Free) for Windows in Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) using Wine

December 3, 2011

How to setup MCE IR Remote for XBMC

September 24, 2011

IR Remote model which I am using is “Noah Company MediaGate HA-IR01SV Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate MCE Remote Control, 1 Channel IR (Silver)”.

Steps to get it working

    • Connect the IR receiver to the USB port.
    • Install lirc
      sudo apt-get install lirc
    • In the configuration page shown for lirc during installation, you have to choose the type of remote. Here choose as “Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all)”. Select OK
    • For any of the other selections asked in next configuration pages, proceed with the default option selected.
    • To test if setup is proper, open console and enter command "irw". It should appear to hang, now press buttons in the remote, and you should see the key presses printed on the terminal.

Now you are ready to use your remote with XBMC.


Wubi 8.04, errors while installing

June 30, 2011

While running Wubi.exe got from Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS (Hardy Heron) download page,

The error shown in screenshot occurs.

The problem seems to be because of mismatch between Wubi.exe and download URLs in To solve this problem download the Wubi.exe for 8.04 from Wubi SourceForge site

Error while upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) to 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

May 6, 2011

Got this error while upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04

The disc drive for / is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, press S to skip or M for manual recovery.

Searched for solution and found this Ubuntu bug

Solution given was do run command
sudo apt-get install -f
Reason given was

Broken branding-ubuntu package was causing apt to stop prematurely leaving the system in an inconsistent state.

Making HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One printer to work in Ubuntu 10.10

April 26, 2011

Installing Kindle For PC on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

April 17, 2011

I wanted to use Kindle For PC in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat using “Wine”, but got the below error while running install .exe

fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!

After some Google search, found that upgrading Wine to latest version “Wine 1.3” will solve this problem.
Follow the steps given in this link to upgrade Wine to 1.3 –
After that open Wine Configuration, and set Windows version to “Windows 98” .
Now again run the Kindle installation exe to install and run Kindle without problems.