How to install Ubuntu on Samsung Galaxy S2

Android Ubuntu ScreenshotToday there is again an article on Android. More specifically, it’s about how you can run Android and Ubuntu (Linux) in parallel on your smartphone or tablet. Although I had already blogged about it before, but today I want to explain the whole setup process, step-by-step (using a slightly different method).
The title of this article is actually not quite correct, because we will not install Ubuntu, but setup some kind of a live system – so we get down to business.
I used my Galaxy S2 for the project. If it works with other smartphones, I could not test, but would be happy about comments on your part, if you tried it.
 
For our purposes we need the following things / conditions:

Android based device with root rights
Android Terminal Emulator (freely available on Google Playstore)
android-vnc-viewer (freely available on […]

Bash script doesn’t work on Linux Mint

fromdos_tofrodosToday I wanted to run (once again) a bash script on Linux Mint. (I had downloaded it from Pastebin.com). But unfortunately nothing happened. Not even an error message. Whereas solution was quite simple. The script was apparently stored with line breaks in Windows format (r), so the bash interpreter couldn’t parse it correctly.
Quick and easy solution was promised by fromdos. To repair the script, you just have to call the following command:

fromdos myScriptFile.sh

Should you have fromdos not yet installed, you can catch up by simply typing the following into a shell window.

sudo apt-get install tofrodos

And now, have fun fix you files! ;)

Quickly search, find and start any application with Synapse for Linux

Today, I want to show you an application for Linux, which at least in my eyes, is very helpful for you daily work. It is called Synapse and is an application launcher for Linux.
By using a specified key combination, by default ctrl+spacebar, you can open a smart-looking input mask. In this input mask you can enter not only the names of applications you want to start, but just about everything you can think of. When typing, Synapse scans your files in real-time and shows you all possible results.
If you enter for example the first letters of a songname,  so Synapse suggests you to either open the song in a media player, queue it up on the media player or to open the folder which contains the song.
Also every text you put into the search mask, can be used as query to Google. Programs may also be started. As you’ll have […]

How to manage autostart applications on Linux Mint?

Today I was faced with the question of how to manage the autostart of applications on Linux Mint. At last there’s no startup folder on Linux as it is on Windows.
To put it in a nutshell. To manage startup applications is as easy as any other experience with Linux Mint.

Press ALT+F2 (this hotkey opens the “Run command”-window)
Write “gnome-session-properties” into the run command textbox and press the enter key.

Linux Mint Autostart

How to install Wunderlist on Linux Mint

Wunderlist LogoWunderlist is a tool for task management, which I use regularly. However, since I generally prefer native applications to web-based, the Wunderlist software also got it’s place on my Linux Mint system.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the Wunderlist client in Linux Mint’s software center, so I tried to install it manually, which ended in a big fail.
After intense googling, I found the a script on Pastebin and changed it in 03/2013. Although this was initially written for Ubuntu, it works fine under the Linux Mint environment.
For installation you just need to save the script in a file with the extension “. sh” and execute it in the shell by help of the following two commands.

sudo chmod +x installationsScript.sh
sudo ./installationsScript.sh

Linux Mint/Ubuntu Wunderlist installation script

#!/bin/bash
architecture=`uname -mrs`

#Download Wunderlist
if [[ $architecture == […]