Wednesday, August 18, 2010

problems installing flash on lubuntu

when you try to install flash from the adobe site - it does nothing

it needs apturl installed

after installing firefox and apturl

i get the error
Unknown channel 'lucid-partner'

The channel 'lucid-partner' is not known

click start ->accessories -> LXTERMINAL in lubuntu and type or paste 
sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-installer
restart firefox and chromium

below is the output from the above command in the lxterminal
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libdmraid1.0.0.rc16 libdiscover2 python-pyicu discover cryptsetup
libecryptfs0 reiserfsprogs rdate localechooser-data ecryptfs-utils
libdebconfclient0 discover-data dmraid
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 133 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/20.0kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 72083 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-installer (using .../flashplugin-installer_10.1.82.76ubuntu0.10.04.2_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-installer ...
Setting up flashplugin-installer ( ...
--2010-08-19 09:44:20--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 4884791 (4.7M) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: `./adobe-flashplugin_10.1.82.76.orig.tar.gz'

Yahoo! Messenger for Unix

The easiest way to install yahoo messenger on ubuntu
1) click Applications -> ubuntu software center
in the search box on the top right
type in wine
click install.

then open your browser firefox or google chrome
goto filehippo
download the 16 MB file
then right click on the file and click open with WINE and install it -- DONE!!!!

ALL THE STUFF BELOW some do not work some give error

How to Install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu
yahoo messenger 10x with wine
Yahoo Messenger version 10 - Instant messenger
You have to use Dan Kegels winetricks to get a chance to make it work.

Install Wine

Pidgin (formerly named Gaim)

 use empathy or pidgin for yahoo instant messaging,

kopete or gyachi if you like webcam support

gyachi 1.2.9-0.1~lucid1

current packages (intrepid | hardy) Cheese, Nted, Consonance, Gyachi

newer version(s) of :

* Cheese - Webcam application
* Nted - Music notation editor
* Consonance - lightweight Music manager.
* Gyachi - gtk+ Yahoo Client with webcam and room voice chat features

Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more

Debian Linux:
  • Log in as root and type 
    • dpkg -i ymessenger_0.99.17-1_i386.deb
  • Run /usr/bin/ymessenger from X windows 
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgdk-pixbuf2 (>= 0.13.0)

Gdk-Pixbuf is a library for loading and rendering images. This package contains libraries for using Gdk-Pixbuf with the Ruby programming language

Software Requirements: These packages require X Windows, GTK 1.2 or greater, openssl 0.9.6 or greater and gdk-pixbuf 0.8.0 or greater

Please Note: If you are running a UNIX system other than those listed above, you probably won't be able to run Yahoo! Messenger

Note: This is a beta release of Y! Messenger, if you have any feedback, please write to us at:
messenger - unix - support @ yahoo - inc . com

PlayOnLinux - front end wine app - to run windows applications on ubuntu

To install this on ubuntu click on
application > ubuntu software center > type in wine and install wine first

type in playonlinux in the search.

and install both of them
Ubuntu versions of Wine (Recommended)

* open the software center
* Type wine and install 'wine'

Newer versions of Wine (Not Recommended)

If you are using 9.10 (Karmic) or 10.04 (Lucid), the Ubuntu Wine PPA provides the newest development versions of Wine. Add the following to Software Sources:


Adding the WineHQ Repository:

Open the Software Sources menu by going to System->Administration->Software Sources. Then select the Third Party Software tab and click Add.
System->Administration->Software Sources->Third Party Software

Then, copy and paste the line below.

Installing Wine:

Click close to finish, and then reload the package information when prompted. If you have Wine installed already, update manager will offer to upgrade you to the stable Wine 1.2. To get the most recent Wine 1.3 beta, you must install the wine1.3 package or click this link.
Upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu

If you are upgrading the entire system, such as going from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10, you will need to come back to this page and add the repository again. The built in update manager will not switch the Wine repository automatically.
Alternative Command Line Instructions for Installing Wine:

It is also possible to add the Wine PPA and install via the terminal. This may be useful on Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and other Ubuntu derivatives.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then update APT's package information by running 'sudo apt-get update'. You can now install Wine by typing 'sudo apt-get install wine1.3'.

What is PlayOnLinux ?

PlayOnLinux is a piece of sofware which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft® Windows®.
Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.
What are PlayOnLinux's features?

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the interesting points to know:

* You don't have to own a Windows® license to use PlayOnLinux.
* PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its features yet it keeps the user from having to deal with its complexity.
* PlayOnLinux is free software.
* PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python.

Nevertheless, PlayOnLinux has some bugs, as every piece of software:

* Occasional performance decrease (image may be less fluid and graphics less detailed).
* Not all games are supported. Nevertheless, you can use our manual installation module.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

installing gstfakevideo on ubuntu

/etc/init.d/udev reload

apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev pkg-config
svn checkout gstfakevideo
cd gstfakevideo
make install
Create a new file called and add these lines:
qcset /dev/video1 compat=dblbuf
gstfakevideo v4lsrc device=/dev/video1 ! ffmpegcolorspace

sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev pkg-config
[sudo] password for xxxx:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
pkg-config is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
libglib2.0-dev libxml2-dev
Suggested packages:
libglib2.0-doc python-subunit gstreamer0.10-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libglib2.0-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libxml2-dev
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,759kB of archives.
After this operation, 10.9MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 lucid-updates/main libglib2.0-dev 2.24.1-0ubuntu1 [1,123kB]
Get:1 lucid-updates/main libglib2.0-dev 2.24.1-0ubuntu1 [1,123kB]
Get:2 lucid/main libxml2-dev 2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1 [751kB]
Get:3 lucid/main libgstreamer0.10-dev 0.10.28-1 [886kB]
Fetched 2,759kB in 53s (51.5kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libglib2.0-dev.
(Reading database ... 216720 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libglib2.0-dev (from .../libglib2.0-dev_2.24.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libxml2-dev.
Unpacking libxml2-dev (from .../libxml2-dev_2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libgstreamer0.10-dev.
Unpacking libgstreamer0.10-dev (from .../libgstreamer0.10-dev_0.10.28-1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libglib2.0-dev (2.24.1-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libxml2-dev (2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libgstreamer0.10-dev (0.10.28-1) ...

svn checkout gstfakevideo
The program 'svn' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install subversion

sudo apt-get install subversion
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
libapr1 libaprutil1 libsvn1
Suggested packages:
subversion-tools db4.8-util
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libapr1 libaprutil1 libsvn1 subversion
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,411kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,836kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 lucid/main libapr1 1.3.8-1build1 [116kB]
Get:2 lucid/main libaprutil1 1.3.9+dfsg-3build1 [85.4kB]
Get:3 lucid/main libsvn1 1.6.6dfsg-2ubuntu1 [838kB]
Get:4 lucid/main subversion 1.6.6dfsg-2ubuntu1 [372kB]
Fetched 1,411kB in 18s (74.3kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libapr1.
(Reading database ... 217131 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libapr1 (from .../libapr1_1.3.8-1build1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libaprutil1.
Unpacking libaprutil1 (from .../libaprutil1_1.3.9+dfsg-3build1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libsvn1.
Unpacking libsvn1 (from .../libsvn1_1.6.6dfsg-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package subversion.
Unpacking subversion (from .../subversion_1.6.6dfsg-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libapr1 (1.3.8-1build1) ...

Setting up libaprutil1 (1.3.9+dfsg-3build1) ...

Setting up libsvn1 (1.6.6dfsg-2ubuntu1) ...

Setting up subversion (1.6.6dfsg-2ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

svn checkout gstfakevideo

A gstfakevideo/README-AMD64
A gstfakevideo/gstfakevideo
A gstfakevideo/gstfakevideo.c
A gstfakevideo/README
A gstfakevideo/Makefile
A gstfakevideo/gst.c
Checked out revision 3.

cd gstfakevideo

gcc -O2 -Wall -m32 `pkg-config gstreamer-0.10 --cflags` -ldl `pkg-config gstreamer-0.10 --libs` -shared -fpic gst.c gstfakevideo.c -o
gst.c: In function ‘cb_handoff’:
gst.c:85: warning: ignoring return value of ‘write’, declared with attribute warn_unused_result
gstfakevideo.c: In function ‘open’:
gstfakevideo.c:164: warning: ignoring return value of ‘pipe’, declared with attribute warn_unused_result

make install
cp /usr/local/lib
cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/lib/': Permission denied
make: *** [install] Error 1

after sudo
cp /usr/local/lib
chmod 0755 /usr/local/lib/
cp gstfakevideo /usr/local/bin
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/gstfakevideo

Ubuntu skype compatible webcams

Prolink PCC5020 5MP
BenQ Joybook S32B built-in 1.3MP
Creative Instant P0620
Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync Webcam
Logitech Quickcam Express II
Logitech Quickcam Notebook
Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX
Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000
Logitech Quickcam E 3500 Plus
Logitech Quickcam S 7500
Logitech Webcam C100
Logitech Webcam C250
Microsoft VX-5000
Logitech Quickcam PRO 3000

This is an adaptation of a post I did previously at

Follow the following instructions to do fun things with your webcam stream when you video call your mates on Skype.

The trick is to use effectv, vloopback and gstfakevideo to process your webcam stream and feed it back to Skype in a form it understands. Gstfakevideo was previously used to fix webcams incompatible with Skype. I just added the use of the brilliant effectv application.

1. Install effectv package with aptitude or


sudo apt-get install effectv

Spend some time playing around with it. If you type effectv from a terminal you'll get a video window popping up. If all is working well, when you press the up and down cursor keys you should see your face doing some pretty weird things.

2. Build and install the vloopback module like so:


svn co vloopback
cd vloopback
sudo make install
sudo modprobe vloopback

Effectv will use vloopback to allow us to capture the adapted video stream and do something with it.

This should now stick the vloopback inputs and outputs on /dev/video1 and /dev/video2 if you have your cam on /dev/video0. Type dmesg to check this.

See for more details on this step if anything seems wrong.

3. Move your existing video0 stream (my webcam is on this) over to /dev/video3, since Skype seems to have issues with anything other than /dev/video0.


sudo mv /dev/video0 /dev/video3

4. Fire up effectv through vloopback as so:


effectv -device /dev/video3 -vloopback /dev/video1

5. Get gstfakevideo and build it


svn checkout gstfakevideo
cd gstfakevideo
sudo make install

I got some dependency type errors, so had to get the gstreamer libraries with


sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev

6. Next, we need to start up skype via gstfakevideo. Once in the gstfakevideo directory, the command that worked for me was:


./gstfakevideo v4lsrc device=/dev/video2 ! ffmpegcolorspace

This streams the output of vloopback through gstreamer to create a fake v4l device that skype can use. Ensure that any instance of Skype is closed before you issue this command.

7. Skype should start up automatically now, and going into test video devices should allow you to see the fakewebcam device with the output of effectv. If you scroll through the effects from within effectv, you should see that reflected in the test signal in Skype.


- AVLD -
Another Video Loopback Device

AVLD is a V4L dummy video device built to simulate an input video device like a webcam or a video capture card. You just have to send the video stream on it (using, for instance, mplayer or ffmpeg), that's all. Then, you can use this device by watching the video on it with your favorite video player. But, one of the most useful interest, is obviously to use it with a VideoConferencing software or Adobe Flash application to show a video over internet. According to the software you are using, you could also be able to capture your screen in realtime. A third interest, and maybe not the last one, could be to use it with an image processing(or other) software which has been designed to use a video device as input.

HOWTO: Logitech quickcam messenger

I tried to use this tutorial but i was getting black screens and i had to restart X after, i managed to make the camera to work following this steps from

Originally Posted by Yoriko View Post

make clean && make all


modprobe videodev
modprobe usb-uhci
insmod ./quickcam.ko compatible=3

but everytime that i restarted the pc the camera wouldn't work if i done all the steps from Yoriko from 7 till 10 yoriko advises us to use sudo all the time but instead of that i use



and in the quickcam directory i runned


Some of us will say that it's unsafe but the website it self advises to follow this steps logged as root.
this time it didn't ask for any password and i never got any black screen, and i could do all the steps till 10 now the webcam works even i restart the pc.
Sorry if i said something not completly right, but i managed to make it working and i though to explain to other people with the same problem hoping that would work with them aswell!!
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Ubuntu compatible webcames

# Many webcams will "just work" in Ubuntu. There is a USB standard that defines USB streaming video called UVC. This stands for Universal Video Class, and it does for webcams what UMS does for USB memory sticks and hard drives.

This allows one driver to work with many webcams. When looking to purchase a webcam for use with Ubuntu, you should look for a UVC compatible camera. The Linux-UVC project has a good list of UVC compatible webcams as well as The Quickcam Team for Logitech cameras.

0408:030c HP Webcam (HP Pavilion DV6744 and DV6750) Quanta Computer
041e:4057 Creative Live! Cam Optia Creative Labs
041e:4058 Creative Live! Cam Optia AF Creative Labs
041e:4063 Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro Creative Labs [7]
041e:4065 Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro Creative Labs
041e:406a Creative Live! Cam Notebook Ultra Creative Labs
041e:4080 Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD Creative Labs
0458:505e Genius iSlim 330 Genius
0458:7055 Genius iSlim 2020AF Genius
0458:705d Genius iSlim 2000AF Genius
0458:706e Genius eFace 2025 Genius
0458:7071 Genius iSlim 1300 V2 Genius
045e:00f8 Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 Microsoft
045e:075d Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Microsoft
046d:0802 Logitech Webcam C200 Logitech
046d:0804 Logitech Webcam C250 Logitech
046d:0805 Logitech Webcam C300 Logitech
046d:0807 Logitech Webcam C500 Logitech
046d:0808 Logitech Webcam C600 Logitech
046d:0809 Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 Logitech
046d:080a Logitech Portable Webcam C200
046d:0991 Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks (2007 model)
Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks for Business Logitech
046d:0992 Logitech Quickcam Communicate Deluxe Logitech
046d:0994 Logitech Quickcam Orbit/Sphere AF Logitech
046d:09a1 Logitech Quickcam Communicate MP/S5500
Logitech Quickcam Communicate MP for Business Logitech
046d:09a2 Logitech Quickcam Communicate Deluxe/S7500 Logitech
046d:09a4 Logitech Quickcam E 3500 Logitech
046d:09a5 Logitech Quickcam 3000 for Business Logitech
046d:09a6 Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro Logitech