Upgrading Distribution – Ubuntu

sudo update-manager -c -d

(Upgraded from 6.10(edgy) to 7.04(feisty))

Total download: 700MB+

Third party sources get disabled
“Some third party entries in your soruces.list were disabled. you can re-enable them after the upgrade with the ‘software-properties’ tool or your package manager.”

Support for some applications ends
“Canonical Ltd. no longer provides support for the following software packages. you can still get support from the community.
If you have not enabled community maintained software (universe), these packages will be suggested for removal in the next step.
edgy-community-wallpapers
edgy-gdm-themes
edgy-session-splashes
edgy-wallpapers
gray-theme
gtkhtml3.8
industrialtango-theme
legacyhuman-theme
libgtkhtml3.8-15
libjaxp1.2-java
libsasl2
libstlport4.6c2
libxml-grove-perl
outdoors-theme
resilience-theme
silicon-theme
xkeyboard-config”

POST UPGRADE ISSUES:

Right Alt Key not functioning properly
Sol.: Open Keyboard Preferences > Layout Options
Third level choosers:
Uncheck “Press Right Alt key to choose 3rd level.”

Installing/Upgrading Scribus on Ubuntu

Ref.: http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Getting_Scribus_on_Ubuntu/Kubuntu_up_and_running

Add these to /etc/apt/sources.list:

#Scribus - Primary repository
deb http://debian.scribus.net/debian feisty main restricted
deb-src http://debian.scribus.net/debian feisty main restricted
#Scribus - Backup repository
deb http://debian.tagancha.org/debian feisty main restricted
deb-src http://debian.tagancha.org/debian feisty main restricted

then add the gpg-keys for these repositories,
sudo gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys EEF818CF
sudo gpg --armor --export EEF818CF | sudo apt-key add -

then,
sudo apt-get update
(might have to do this twice)

then,
sudo apt-get upgrade
This should show scribus as the package (or as one of the packages) to be upgraded. Proceed with upgrading.

Install icc-profiles also:
sudo apt-get install icc-profiles

Blue command prompt

Add the following to ~/.bashrc
export PS1=”\e[1;34m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m “

Ref.:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/bash-shell-change-the-color-of-my-shell-prompt-under-linux-or-unix/
http://www.expertsrt.com/tutorials/Matt/CmdPrompt.html

RealPlayer plugin for Firefox

Totem is the default player for realplayer media files in firefox.
Remove these files in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins:
libtotem-complex-plugin.so
libtotem-complex-plugin.xpt

sudo rm /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libtotem-complex-plugin.*

Then install realplayer plugin for firefox:

Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu edgy-commercial main

(Do sudo apt-get update)

Then,
sudo apt-get install realplay

HTML editor

I am looking for an HTML editor that shows a graphical linkage between the opening tag and its closing one (e.g. between <div> and </div>). Does anyone know of any such editor? (for linux)