Category Archives: ubuntu

Install Spotify in Ubuntu 13.10 (correct way)

echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Disable guest login in Ubuntu 13.10

sudo vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-guest-wrapper.conf

Add the following line at the end:

allow-guest=false

Now restart lightdm (or reboot):

sudo service lightdm restart

Use Yelo TV on Ubuntu 13.04

Yelo TV is a Live TV streaming service for Telenet customers in Belgium. Sadly, it uses Silverlight. Using Firefox and Pipelight, this service works perfectly fine on Ubuntu though:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mqchael/pipelight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight

Then restart firefox and it should work fine.

More info:
http://fds-team.de/cms/articles/2013-08/pipelight-using-silverlight-in-linux-browsers.html

Make Ubuntu 13.04 iso fit on 700MB CD

Quick notes:

1/ Download iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com

2/ Install UCK:

sudo apt-get install uck libfribidi-bin

3/ Start uck-gui:

– Choose languages en/en
– Choose default deskop: Unity
– Remove windows files: yes
– Hybrid: yes
– Customize?: yes

Let it build and then when possible you will have the option to customize via console.
In that console just remove all LibreOffice packages (Don’t worry, you can install them later after you install Ubuntu):

dpkg -l | grep -i libreoffice | awk '{print $2}' | xargs apt-get -y purge
rm -fr /var/lib/libreoffice

Then exit the console window (ctrl+d) and let it continue the build.

In the end you will have an iso of about ~600MB:

$ du -hs ~/tmp/remaster-new-files/livecd.iso
575M	/home/x/tmp/remaster-new-files/livecd.iso