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Install a network printer on Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bits) via CUPS

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

In Ubuntu 11.04 I could add network printers without problems, but now in 11.10, I cannot find network printers.

So I decided to install it via CUPS, installed by default in Ubuntu 11.10.

First, access the CUPS port via browser:


http://localhost:631

  •  Adding printers and classes
  • Add printer
  • Windows printer via SAMBA
  • In connection, type the name of the printer using socket protocol:
socket://printerhostname:9100
  • Add a name, and optionally a description and a location
  • In the next step select the make and model of the printer, or provide a PPD file.

And enjoy printing!

 

 

Install Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bits (with gnome3)

January 12, 2012 12 comments

I use Lotus Notes at work (not for pleasure), and I’ve already installed Lotus Notes 8.5.1 on Ubuntu 11.04 64 bits.

But due to a crash in my Ubuntu, I have had to reinstall Ubuntu 11.10 64 bits on top of the 11.04 installation. I reuse my partitions to install Ubuntu (home, etc.), and then I’ve followed this post to install the new Lotus Notes 8.5.3.

http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/install-lotus-notes-8-5-3-en-on-ubuntu-11-04-64bit/

Don’t forget to install the libs at the bottom of the post before installing lotus notes.

In my case, as I reuse the old partitions, when I first install lotus notes, I get an error:


cat: /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/systemdata/logs/rcplauncher.log: File or folder does not exists

cat: /tmp/rcplauncher.log: File or folder does not exists

So, i moved bak the old folders of the prior installation (8.5.1), the lotus folder at home, and the /opt/ibm folder:


mv ~/lotus ~/lotus.bak

sudo mv /opt/ibm /opt/ibm.bak

And now the installation works fine.
After install, I move back my notes.ini, user.id, bookparks.nsf and names.nsf from my old installation to ~/lotus/notes/data/.

Then, I’m still getting some issues with blank screens, so, like in prior installations of notes in ubuntu with the same problem, I’ve copied these libraries to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes:

wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
sudo mv *. so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes
And now I can enjoy Lotus Notes apps!