HowTo: Stop Ubuntu Checking For Automatic Updates

At work I can’t afford to have my Ubuntu system update and possibly wipe out some important libraries I need, and I get pretty tired of closing the Update Manager every time it decides I need to update so here’s how to stop it:

System > Administration > Update Manager Open Settings (in the bottom left […]

HowTo: Fix Jumping/Skipping Sound in Spotify under Wine – Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

The sound in Spotify was jumping or skipping much like a scratched disk would. After a little investigation I found a couple of ways to fix it with people saying one worked but the other didn’t for them. (Solution 2 worked for me).

Solution 1:

Open terminal and type:

winecfg

Click on the Audio […]

Howto: Reinstall Grub using Ubuntu Live CD

I recently installed Fedora 12 on my desktop alongside Ubuntu Karmic and Windows 7, however doing so I overwrite my grub which meant my Ubuntu system was hidden. To fix this is pretty simple..

Insert your Ubuntu Live CD Click “Try Ubuntu without any changes to your computer” Once loaded click Applications > Accessories […]

Yet Another OpenCV/Karmic error – symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libhighgui.so.4

symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libhighgui.so.4: undefined symbol: av_free_packet

To fix it simply make sure /usr/local/lib is in your library path by using the following command:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libstdc++5 (Ubuntu Karmic)

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libstdc++5 This is a simple fix, just grab the libstdc++5 package for your architecture from here: http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/libstdc++5

HowTo: Install Player/Stage in Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

UPDATE: There is a much easier way of installing player/stage in Ubuntu 9.10 as pointed out by Arkapravo in the comments, however this is the 2.0.4-3.3ubuntu3 where as of 21/May/2010 the latest version is 3.0.1 if this causes any issues with your needs. sudo apt-get install robot-player stage also check out: http://icrobotics.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Player/stage END UPDATE

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HowTo: Install OpenCV in Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

Heres how I got OpenCV installed:

First install some needed packages

sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev

Now you need to grab FFmpeg for the install to work

svn checkout svn://svn.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg

The svn didn’t work for me, probably something to do with the proxy I’m under at Uni so I had to grab […]

Problems Installing OpenCV in Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

UPDATE

I now have it working and wrote a guide of how I got it to work –

http://alexsleat.com/2009/12/02/howto-install-opencv-in-ubuntu-karmic-9-10/

END UPDATE

I found a great guide on getting OpenCV to install on Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) –http://ivkin.net/2009/11/installing-opencv-2-0-on-ubuntu-9-10-karmic-koala/

Most the comments show the guide works however I have a couple of problems:

Firstly when reloading the […]