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sudo su
(type user password)
(type new passwrd)

cp /etc/apt/source.list /etc/apt/source.list.old
sed -e "s/" /etc/apt/source.list.old > /etc/apt/source.list

font-change and install
check file system on next boot
sudo touch /forcefsck


[http]Put nautilus in menu bar
Additional commands
sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu nautilus-image-converter nautilus-open-terminal 

virtual box


sudo su 
apt-get install bcc iasl xsltproc xalan libxalan110-dev uuid-dev zlib1g-dev libidl-dev libsdl1.2-dev libxcursor-dev libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev libasound2-dev libstdc++5 linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential 

You need to choose the right version for your system, which can be found at:

 cd /tmp

You may also need to install following packages:
apt-get install libqt4-network libqtcore4 libqtgui4 

Lastly, install the virtualbox package with dpkg.
dpkg -i VirtualBox_1.3.8_Ubuntu_edgy_i386.deb

Open office upgrade to 3.0

Ubuntu is shipped with Open Office 2.4.1. This is how to update this version to new version 3.0. This process does NOT require a fresh installation. This process is for Ubuntu, intrepid version (version 8.10).
Step one
Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources
Go to the second tab, Third Party Software, click on Add button, and paste the below line:
deb intrepid main
Now you need to get authentication key file. @right click here (602 Bytes) and save it onto your desktop (or whatever).
Then, go to the fourth tab, Authentication, click import Key File button.
Use the key file that you just save on your desktop (or under a directory).
You will find a new line of information saying:
"247D1CFF 2009-01-21 Launchpad PPA for Scribblers"
Now click the Close button. Then, click "Reload" button on the next user interface window.
Step two
Go to the system tray section, there will be a notification of "update icon".
Click it and update your system along with other packages.
Once the update process finished, go to Applications -> Office -> Open Office org Word Processor
You will find a new version 3.0 launching.
That's it.


Go to [http]vmware site
Register yourself with email and password.
Through the email, you will get the activation code for vmware of both windows and linux.
The current version is 2.01
The size of the file is huge (over 400Mb).

Open a terminal

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd

cd /Directory_downloaded_files

tar xvfz VMware-server-*.tar.gz
cd vmware-server-distrib
sudo ./

The default directory would be:
Choose a proper location, if you want.

In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines]

Once done, the arrow keys may not work (not the ones in number pad):

I know there are a number of Closed threads that mention how to fix this. And maybe I missed the obvious. But to save others some time.
1. All the threads say to edit /etc/vmware/config
2. And some do say to edit ~/.vmare/config

#2 is in your home folder.

#1 is what I did and it did not work. I see now why it did not work, which was obvious, the /etc/vmware/config was on the server and I think some of these threads where people using vmware on their desktop. ???

So #2 worked right away by

1. nano .vmware/config
It may not exist
2. xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true

And start up the vmware machine and it all should work.
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