Sunday, June 17, 2018

VirtualBox Shared Clipboard not working on Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 VM guest

VirtualBox Guest Additions are installed and Shared Clipboard (Bidirectional) option selected. Even tried to reboot still not working. Any hints how to fix is appreciated. Note that Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome) and Ubuntu 18.10 LXQt is working the same Windows 10 host.

[6/18/2018] Most be getting old. I assumed VirtualBox guest additions was installed as the VM window can be resized. Anyway, installed guest additions and copy/paste worked like a charm.

Also reported in Discource
https://discourse.ubuntubudgie.org/t/virtualbox-shared-clipboard-not-working-on-budgie-18-04/646

(Momentics:): GLib-CRITICAL **:: g_base64_encode_step: assertion 'in != NULL' failed

Running QNX Momentics (qde) from the console on Ubuntu 18.04 shows a lot of error message but it seems like it does not affect functionality of the application. Below is an example of the error message I am seeing.
(Momentics:3535): GLib-CRITICAL **: 23:28:28.692: g_base64_encode_step: assertion 'in != NULL' failed
To get rid of the error message, do the following:
$ sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module
export SWT_GTK3=0
~/qnx/qnxmomentics/qde

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Install LXQt on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

Note:
Tested on alpha version of Ubuntu 18.10 server image using daily build date 2018/06/09.

Steps to install LXQt on 18.10 using server image:
* Download server image and install. I have only selected Open SSH as the core function of the server.
*  Install LXQt
sudo apt install xorg sddm lxqt

Reference:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/873529/how-to-install-lxqt-on-ubuntu-server-16-04

Keywords:
LXQt Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lubuntu 18.04 minimal installation does not include high contrast theme

I really like the trend in Ubuntu and derivatives for offering minimal installation in 18.04. Lubuntu offered that option but it still includes a lot of applications that I don't really need, for example it included gnumeric, Abiword, etc. I am hoping that future versions will be more streamlined.

Anyway, I also sometimes use high contrast theme but this is not installed by the default. To fix this do:

sudo apt install gnome-accessibility-themes

Monday, May 28, 2018

Installing QNX SDP 6.6 Linux on Ubuntu 18.04

QNX SDP 6.6 (Software Development Platform) Linux is a 32-bit application but Ubuntu 18.04 is by default a 64-bit OS. To install it on this OS install the following pre-requisite libraries:

sudo apt install libc6:i386 default-jre-headless:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386

Sunday, May 27, 2018

GIMP Portable 2.10.0 browsing of files not working

I haven't used GIMP in while as I didn't have a need for it, was mainly using GIMP 2.8.20 to help document my work. Anyway, tried a new version of GIMP 2.10 today from PortableApps.com and it looks pretty good. The issue is that browsing does not work. It is big inconvenience, I can open files via drag-and-drop, so it is a little workable. The good news is that upgrade is available, go ahead to SourceForge to get the new version. I have upgraded to GIMPPortable_2.10.0-2 and it works like a champ.

Main download location:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/GIMP%20Portable/
Version that I am using that has the fix for browsing:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/GIMP%20Portable/GIMPPortable_2.10.0-2.paf.exe/download