gimp: error while loading shared libraries: libgegl-0.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 I found gimp couldn’t access the shared libraries it needed, most likely an error with symbolic links as described by lovelyindia in this post.

Fix 1:

He managed to fix the issue by removing gimp and purging the offending libraries and then letting apt deal with […]

Ubuntu 11.10 Proxy Settings

Temporary proxy:

Where proxy.addr is the proxy address, 4040 is the port number. Some proxies may require “http://” before the address.

export http_proxy=”proxy.addr:4040″ export ftp_proxy=”proxy.addr:4040″ export https_proxy=”proxy.addr:4040″

If you run this in a terminal, any programs opened from that terminal will adhere to the proxy you set but any other applications will not. This […]

The list of sources could not be read – Ubuntu

E: Type ā€˜nā€™ is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bean123ch-burg-lucid.list

E: The list of sources could not be read.

To fix this or similar errors open the file, for example “/etc/apt/sources.list.d/bean123ch-burg-lucid.list” and check for rouge characters. In this case there was new line with the letter ‘n’ in place, removing it […]