Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to Install Adobe Flash Plugin for Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

How to Install Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) steps are as follows:

  1. Run Applications > Ubuntu Software Center
  2. Search for "adobe flash"
  3. Click Adobe Flash Plugin 10 or Adobe Flash Installer, then click Install button.
    (If both are shown, choose Adobe Flash Plugin 10)
After download & installation finishes, restart Firefox and now you can watch YouTube videos, play games on Facebook, etc.

Note: You must be connected to the Internet to install.

Monday, November 15, 2010

How to Restore GNOME/Ubuntu/Nautilus Default Folder Icons

I was also looking for this. Turned out to be pretty simple. (if you know where to look, of course.. and that's the hard part)

1. Delete the file "$HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs"
2. Run "xdg-user-dirs-update"

For reference, here's a "proper" user-dirs.dirs file:

# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an # absolute path. No other format is supported.# XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

Solution from: ubuntuforums