Tuesday, December 18, 2007

How to install gOS on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon


I installed gOS on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.
It's nice but I prefer Gnome windows desktop environment.


If you want to install gOS , from terminal do the following (ONE LINE AT A TIME HITTING ENTER AFTER EACH STEP):

  • Adding gOS repositories

    echo "deb http://packages.thinkgos.com/gos/ painful main"\
    | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

    echo "deb-src http://packages.thinkgos.com/gos/ painful main"\
    | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

  • In the terminal enter the command to import the public key of the repository so that the signatures could be verified as follows :

    wget -q http://www.thinkgos.com/files/gos_repo_key.asc -O-\
    | sudo apt-key add -

  • Next update your apt cache database using the command :

    sudo apt-get update

  • To install the necessary files which will allow you to run gOS on Ubuntu, run the following apt-get command :

    sudo apt-get install greenos-desktop

  • If you do not have enlightenment (e17) window manager (WM), then apt-get will have to download and install that too which could hike your download size by around 35 MB.

    • Once installed, you can select gOS/Enlightenment from sessions option in your login screen.

      Good Luck

Root Terminal in Ubuntu

Ubuntu has the root account disabled.
You use sudo to run commands as root. if you need root access for some work:

  • To start a root shell, but keep the current shell's environment, use:
    sudo -s

  • To start a root shell (i.e. a command window where you can run root commands), starting root's environment and login scripts, use:
    sudo -i

There is also a root terminal that is in the Applications menu. You have to right-click to edit the menu’s and add a check to the root terminal in System Tools items.

Don’t forget to type 'exit' (or press Ctrl+D) to switch back to your normal user when you are done.

More information about sudo in Ubuntu wiki

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Download an entire website with wget

Linux users:
For downloading an entire website, you can use wget command by following parameters:
wget -k -c -r -p URL