How-to install the Sun Nimbus Theme 0.1.4 for Gnome

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This post is an update for Howto install the Sun Nimbus Theme for Gnome.

I personally prefer the OpenSolaris look for Gnome because it`s more clearly then Ubuntu`s Humanlooks.
It`s possible to install this theme under almost any system running Gnome.

The easiest way is installing the proper package from http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Nimbus+(+Debian+and+Ubuntu+packages+)?content=70212
This site contains the packs for Ubuntu and Debian (both x86 and x86_64).

Another way is compiling and installing the latest version. This is how it goes!

Install the proper requirements and the source;

apt-get -y install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev intltool icon-naming-utils fakeroot devscripts debhelper build-dep gtk2-engines-clearlooks

wget http://dlc.sun.com/osol/jds/downloads/extras/nimbus/nimbus-0.1.4.tar.bz2

tar -xf nimbus-0.1.4.tar.bz2

Next step; compiling the source

./configure --prefix=/usr/

chmod +x debian/rules
Install the binary;

make clean
make

sudo make install

Select the theme in Gnome.

Thats it!

How-to install Bash 4.0 in Linux

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This guide is for almost every Linux distribution.

Prerequisite is that you have the required build tools installed already.
If not, do the following step:

Debian and Ubuntu users way;

sudo apt-get install build-essential

The Fedora/Red Hat way:

sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Legacy Software Development"

First step is getting the source package

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.0.tar.gz
Next step is compiling and installing it;

tar xf bash-4.0.tar.gz
./configure
make
sudo make install

How-to install the Sun Nimbus Theme for Gnome

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I personally prefer the OpenSolaris look for Gnome because it`s more clearly then Ubuntu`s Humanlooks.
It`s possible to install this theme under almost any system running Gnome.

The easiest way is installing the proper package from http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Nimbus+(+Debian+and+Ubuntu+packages+)?content=70212
This site contains the packs for Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 and Debian (both x86 and x86_64).

Another way is compiling and installing the latest version. This is how it goes!

Install the proper requirements and the source;

apt-get -y install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev intltool icon-naming-utils fakeroot devscripts debhelper build-dep gtk2-engines-clearlooks

wget http://dlc.sun.com/osol/jds/downloads/extras/nimbus/nimbus-0.1.2.tar.bz2

tar -xf nimbus-0.1.2.tar.bz2

Next step; compiling the source

./configure --prefix=/usr/

chmod +x debian/rules
Install the binary;

make clean
make

sudo make install

Select the theme in Gnome.

Thats it!

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 installation guide for Ubuntu and Debian Linux

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The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an “official” build of the 2.6.29 Linux Kernel which came out tonight. The .deb files work for both Ubuntu and Debian!  (and outdated, stable and test releases like Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration but lack ubuntu specific drivers.  Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automaticly installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10)

The files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/

Installation Guide

  1. Download http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629_2.6.29-020629_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_i386.deb
    AMD64: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_i386.deb
    AMD64: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the same order as mentions above! (doing step 1 and 2 the other way around isn`t possible!)
    For lazy guys console freaks; dpkg -i *.deb
    (Notice: the console have to be in the same directory as the downloads and no other .deb packages should be there – else they also get installed)
  5. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu