Ubuntu Server – Want GUI?

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Type in this command:
“sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome” for all the bells and whistles
“sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome-core” for just the core elements.

Now it’s installed. How to launch?



Ubuntu – How to fix “Unhandled Error Lockdown” while attempting to mount an iOS 5 device

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Being that at times I use a netbook for portability (the Macbook Air is too expensive), sometimes I would like to send multiple photos by email by connecting my iPhone 3GS smartphone to it, then moving the pictures. However, with iOS 5, until recently it was impossible to do as I was always getting the “Unhandled Error Lockdown” message. However, now I can mount iPhone 3GS in my Ubuntu. This is what I did (thanks FuelledbyKrawu):

  1. Open terminal, write it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
  2. And that, write it: sudo apt-get update
  3. After that, write it: sudo apt-get upgrade
  4. Now, you need to install ifuse. Write it: sudo apt-get install ifuse
  5. First tool, write it: sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice2
  6. Second tool, write it: sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice-utils
  7. The final step, write it: idevicepair unpair && idevicepair pair

If nothing happens, just like me, replug your iDevice. Ubuntu will detect it. Here’s mine:

iPhone on Ubuntu


iPhone detected in gtkpod

By the way, if you want to install gtkpod, although you are not necessarily to do that, you can write: sudo apt-get install gtkpod in your terminal.

I hope this help you to get your iPhone or iPod mounted in Ubuntu.