Sunday, 22 November 2009

My review on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Hi everybody,

May be it is too late for me to make some reviews and share with all of you some tips and software that I recommend to install on your computer. Unfortunately there are many functions in Gnome which are not in Xfce that made me spent just a week with Xubuntu.

Xubuntu is quite useful for old computer users that are low-performance and I am confident that they will like the simple, fast and furious operating system.
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop, Acer Aspire 4520.

Ubuntu use Ext4 file system to manage and use GRUB2 for boot record. I heared many people complaining about GRUB2 if they enabled dual-boot or triple-boot on their computer. If you have a dual-boot system, I encourage you not to update unless you are using Ubuntu as your primary operating system.

I can note some changes to Ubuntu Karmic:

- Network Manager with a more stable wireless driver. Network Manager is no longer a problem for me. Wireless can be activated and turned off by using the wireless button on the laptop like in Windows.

- There is no conflict if you use wireless USB adapter.

- boot and startup performance are faster.

- The installation process are easierwith a simple slideshow about Ubuntu during the installation process.

- 2GB of data storage for free using Launchpad account and Ubuntu one.

- Pidgin has been replaced by Empathy. But I do not like Empathy much. I removed it and replace it with Pidgin.

- Do not forget to upgrade all your software and repository.


Software that I recommend all of you install to install on Ubuntu Karmic:


Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak

How to install.

Open your Terminal.


sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver FE85409EEAB40ECCB65740816AF0E1940624A220

Press enter.


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following two lines of commands to the bottom of the sources.list file

deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

then save and close gedit.


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

in your terminal.

In Ubuntu Tweak, there are many repositories that are useful to you. I will explain it later in future posts and on other software too.

Do not forget to install "ubuntu-restricted-extras" to improve your user experience in Ubuntu.

Type in Terminal.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

That's all for this post.

P/S: I will add more later in future posts.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

10 Reasons Why You Need Java Now by Red1 (ADempire)

10 Reasons Why You Need Java Now

1. The world will end in 2012. You got to live life to the fullest.
Dying without knowing Java is like never experiencing sex.

2. Java is the defacto matured ironman of programming languages. I use
to say to my 9 year-old prodigy - If C is the mother of all languages,
then Java is its dad.

3. Java developers fetch higher pay. J2EE architects sleep on business
class flights.

4. If you are more idiot and dumb than my 9 yr-old son then u can
download from and learn the concepts real fast.

5. You can say this to the other gurus, "Heh.. sorry.. I am only good in

6. Top SourceForge projects such as ADempiere are prorgammed in Java.

7. Java has lots of API Libraries that are matured for the serious

8. IBM uses Java.

9. Even Sun dies after giving birth to Java. And Oracle is willing to
take over the biological son.

10. The world has only 10,000 certified Java holders. It is still a
murky blue ocean, not as saturated and cluttered as Python's 50,000 strong.

Taken from OSDC.MY mailing list.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

How to use Ultrasurf in Ubuntu by using Crossover Office Professional

CrossOver Settings

1. Go to Applications > CrossOver > Configuration

2. Identify which bottle is being used as default bottle in crossover. In screenshot below, the default bottle is "newbottle".

3. Go to your CrossOver default bottle folder location. In my case is /home/ak47suk1/.cxoffice/newbottle

4. Because "newbottle" use Windows XP as a basis, I copied two files below which are mfc42.dll and msvcp60.dll from original Windows XP. Avoid to download these two files from untrusted sources on the Internet.

Put these two files in your bottle system and system32 folder. For example:



Shortcut to Ultrasurf

Right-click on the Desktop, Select create launcher.

Insert instructions below to Command text field,

/opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /your-ultrasurf-location/u95.exe

Double-click on the launcher.

Wait for 30 seconds, Ultrasurf will be executed.

Set and port 9666 on Network Settings in Your Firefox. Please refer to Tor tutorial before.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

PHP-CLI url shortener

/* I'm starting to learn php.
* Below is modified sample code from
* Example:
* Input:
* Output: Shortened URL =

echo "Please enter your URL \n";
$original_url = trim(fgets(STDIN));
$request = ''.urlencode($original_url);
$response = file_get_contents($request);
if (substr($request, 0, 4) == 'http')
echo "Shortened URL = $response";
list ($error_code, $error_message) = explode('|', $response);
echo "Error = $error_message ($error_code)";

Friday, 22 May 2009

Linux Wallpaper 2

Monday, 18 May 2009

Sabily 9.04 download

I strongly recommend Wuala client to download Sabily 9.04 ISO. Go to http:\\

TMNT 2003 Screenshots (Part 1)

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary


Just Kidding!

This year is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) 25th Anniversary. The shell-lebration was held last April (What The Shell? I missed that!). My favourite turtle is Raphael. Maybe be because of his hot headed style. There is another turtle that I like as well as Raphael because of his intellectual and hacking skills, can you guess it?

Luckily, TMNT comics and TV shows available on the BitTorrent network. Thanks Bram Cohen for the protocol :D

TMNT 2003 screenshots will be uploaded soon!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

How to use Pidgin with Tor

Hi everybody,

Today I will show you how to use Tor with Pidgin in Sabily.

Why we need to use Tor?

Some offices, schools, universities and colleges are blocking access to Yahoo Messenger by firewall setting. Tor is a proxy software that will help you bypass the blockage.

How to Install Tor?

1.Add the following ppa to your repository (Repository can be accessed in System > Administration > Software Sources)

deb jaunty main

2. Click Close

3. Open Terminal.

4. Type following instructions in Terminal.

sudo su

gpg --keyserver --recv 94C09C7F

gpg --fingerprint 94C09C7F

gpg --export 94C09C7F | sudo apt-key add -

apt-get update

apt-get install tor

5. After you finished the installation, reboot your pc.

6. Open Pidgin Internet Messenger

7. Go To Accounts > Manage Account

8. Click at your YM account and click Modify

9. Click Advanced Tab

10. Click Proxy Type drop-down menu and select SOCKS 5

11. Set


12. Click Save.

13. Untick your YM account in Accounts and re-tick. Or you can restart Pidgin.

14. Easy tho?

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Quick guide to update Ubuntu ME to Sabily Jaunty

Hi all,

Today I would like to share to all of you on how to upgrade your Ubuntu Muslim Edition Intrepid to Sabily Jaunty

1. Go to System > Administration > Update Manager

2. Click Upgrade.

3. Follow instructions given.

4. Reboot.

5. Go to System > Administration > Software Sources.

6. Re-enable Third Party Software disabled during upgrading process.

OR if you want to convert standard Ubuntu Sabily

7. Run this command in Terminal

sudo wget`lsb_release -cs`.list
sudo apt-get -q update;
sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install sabily-keyring;
sudo apt-get -q update

sudo aptitude install sabily

7. Answer yes when needed

Friday, 24 April 2009

Upgraded to Sabily Jaunty...

Hi all,

I already upgraded my laptop OS to Sabily (f.k.a. Ubuntu Muslim Edition) Jaunty. Seem to have a problem with indexing, screen lock and some of my friends say GDM.

Try to run the following command in Terminal

apt-get install --reinstall gnome-desktop-environment

and enter y if asked. :)

Jaunty good news

  • Faster boot load. Trust me.
  • Font in Jaunty terminal is clearer than Intrepid. That's good.
  • My laptop wireless driver finally worked out-of-the-box in Jaunty
Jaunty bad news

  • Indexing problem.
  • Lock screen problem (I think due to nvidia-glx 180)
That's all for this post. In the next post, I will guide you on how to upgrade from Ubuntu Muslim Edition Intrepid to Sabily Jaunty.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

My NetworkManager suddenly gone?!

Hi everybody,

Today, I just want to share with you on how to create NetworkManager launcher if you have same problem as me - NetworkManager suddenly gone . A simple solution is just to restart your computer.

I have other solution and I want to share it with all of you.

Just follow this guideline :

Right-click on the desktop and Click Create Launcher....

Fill in the details as instructed in the screenshot.

Command : nm-applet --sm-disable
Name: Anything.

NetworkManager Launcher will appear on the desktop. Double-click on the NetworkManager if your NetworkManager suddenly gone. :D

Saturday, 7 March 2009

How to disable WebStrict in Sabily(f.k.a. Ubuntu Muslim Edition)

Hi everybody!

For this post, I would like to share some of my experience especially on using Sabily (formerly known as Ubuntu Muslim Edition) for first time.

What is WebStrict?

According to ; The Webstrict project Launcpad, WebStrict is a Java UI for DansGuardian, a parental control tool.

But, Maybe you are like me who doesn't like to use any parental control because the computer is used by only one person - you.

Ok,let's move on.

1. Go to System > Administration > Webstrict

2. Click Stop. And then click unlock.

3. Restart firefox if it still running.

4.Go to Edit > Preferences.
5. Click Advanced and go to Network tab. Click Settings.
6. Click "No Proxy" radio button. Now, DansGuardian no longer disturbing your surfing experienced.
I'm not going to say that WebStrict have useless functions (No offense) but I personally don't want my surfing experience disturbed. :)

I recommend WebStrict for free Internet kiosks to prevent user from downloading executables or parents who want to protect their children from offensive websites.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Install Eclipse with Sun JDK on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (CORRECTED)

First of all, I will like to share to all of you on how to install Eclipse IDE with Sun JDK instead of GNU JDK (don't even understand what is Scanner class!! - "Scanner can not be resolved to a type").

  1. Download Sun JDK from Sun Website of course for linux (click here) or just go to for latest JDK.
  2. Open Terminal or Konsole if you are using Kubuntu.
  3. Open your JDK download directory (save at Home folder recommended), right-click, select copy and right-click and select Paste to paste on Terminal.
  4. it will look like this:

    a@a-laptop:~$ /Download/jdk-6u10-rc-bin-b28-linux-i586-21_jul_2008.bin

    then just add sh before the location just like this:

    a@a-laptop:~$ sh /Download/jdk-6u10-rc-bin-b28-linux-i586-21_jul_2008.bin

    Read the obvious License agreement and type yes to continue.

  5. the jdk folder should be in the same folder as the installation file.
  6. There are many ways to install eclipse but I recommend to use Add/Remove Application at Applications>Add/Remove...

7. Install eclipse and take your break and have some coffee. Trust me, it will take long time unless you have very high speed internet connection. I envy you if you do! ;-) Streamyx Sucks. TMNet Direct which my university subscribed is not even better.

After the installation finished , type sudo -b gedit /etc/eclipse/java_home . For kubuntu, you just need to change gedit to kwrite.

for example:
a@a-laptop:/etc/eclipse$ sudo -b gedit /etc/eclipse/java_home

(See above screenshot) Put your jdk location on top of the list after #. For example, my jdk location is /home/aizuddin/jdk1.6.0_10.

8. Try to open Eclipse. It should be no problem to understand what is "Scanner".

Screenshot showing Eclipse can finally understand what the hell is Scanner.

Monday, 9 February 2009

How to solve Javadoc error in Eclipse (updated 2022-07-25)

“Note: An exception occurred while getting the Javadoc. See log for details” I think that many people are having same problem as me and annoyed with the above message when using Eclipse to do their Java Project and depend on Javadoc to assist their programming tasks.
  • Start Eclipse (of course it’s the first step :D).
  • Go to Windows > Preferences
  • Click Installed JREs
  • Click Add
  • Select Standard VM and then Click Next.
  • Click Directory and choose your Sun JDK Folder.
  • Click Finish
  • Tick your Sun JDK Folder from the list.
  • Click OK
  • Restart Eclipse.
Problem solved! P/S: Also work in Windows, Linux, OSX version of Eclipse.

How to Install Office 2007 on Ubuntu by using Crossover Office Professional

“I hate Windows OS but I love Windows Software.” Is a popular quote among Linux users. I agree to this quote since I already switched my laptop operating system from Windows to Ubuntu Muslim Edition.

So, how you are going to install windows software on Ubuntu? You may use CrossOver Office Professional. I will show you how to install Microsoft Office 2007 by using CrossOver Office Professional.

  1. First, you must install CrossOver Office Professional.

  2. Open in Terminal the folder that contain CrossOver installer.

  3. Type: “sh” (without speech quotes) in Terminal.

  4. An EULA and CrossOver Installation menu

  5. Click Begin Install.

  6. Wait until installation of CrossOver finished.

  7. Click “Install Windows Software”.

  8. Select “Microsoft Office 2007” from the list.

  9. Insert Office 2007 DVD or choose Office 2007 Setup by browsing through your folders.

  10. Click Next.

  11. CrossOver will run the installer and continue by following the same step in Windows.

  12. You can browse the location of office shortcut here

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Cool Linux Wallpaper

How to redirect domain name to your blog

In my post entitled "Free Domain Hosting!", I mentioned the free domain service from

In this post, I will show how to use URL Forwarding to forward from the domain name to your blog.

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Click Domain(s).
  3. Add domain if you haven't registered any domain or click your domain. For example, I click
  4. Click change current service or Select URL Forwarding from the list.
  5. Change Target URL to your blog. For example,
  6. Title,META Keywords and META Description are optional.
  7. Click Update
  8. Check the URL by typing to your web browser address bar. It should redirect to your blog.

Monday, 26 January 2009

No more Windows for my laptop OS!

By the time you're reading this post, I'm no longer a Win user. Now I'm one of many Ubuntu Muslim Edition users worldwide. You can download the distro from the link given.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Free Domain hosting!

Hi everybody!

I just want to inform all of you that this blog can also be accessed from new addresses which are

I got this free domain from which is a community project started by Malaysian ex-hacker turn security professional (Am|r) ; now a senior researcher in MyNIC (Malaysian Domain Registrar) for dnssec project.

Please feel free to try and support this community project. I'm quite satisfied despite some weaknesses existed in the service (Hey, It is a free service anyway! I will try to contribute something to this community project if I can).

Please add to your bookmark for more update from my blog.

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