Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu 11.10 64 bits’

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:


  •  Adding printers and classes
  • Add printer
  • Windows printer via SAMBA
  • In connection, type the name of the printer using socket protocol:
  • 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.

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,, 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:

sudo mv *. so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes
And now I can enjoy Lotus Notes apps!