Saturday, August 9, 2008

How to Install SlickneSS One of the Best Theme

To install first download the theme from HERE

Then Right click the file and select extract here

In terminal run these commands:

sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/SlicknesS /usr/share/themes

sudo chmod 777 /usr/share/themes/SlicknesS/Slickness.jpg

a firefox Fix:

cp /usr/share/themes/SlicknesS/userChrome.css $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/chrome

Open the theme manager, now you can see the Slickness theme as a theme when you click on it , it suggests a wallpaper, click apply to apply the wallpaper!

and now the how to the icons, Download from Here

Save the file and right click to extract here copy the folder with icons in ~/.icons then go into System->Prefs->Appearance and Customize the Slickness theme and select icons Tab and then select black-white_style big.

And you are ready!!!

* If $HOME doesnt work for you change it with /home/you username/

* ~ this is you home folder, to view the folder .icons must go to nautilus View Tab and click Show Hidden Files


Monday, August 4, 2008

Download youtube videos and convert them to AVI

Download youtube videos and convert them to .avi you just give:

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl ffmpeg

To Download YouTube Video give:

youtube-dl -o example.flv ""

and to convert to avi:

ffmpeg -i example.flv example.avi

(of course change the name of the video as you please and the youtube link to the video you want to download).



Play youtube videos directly in Totem Movie Player

Play youtube videos directly in Totem Movie Player (Hardy):

Open Movie Player, go to

Edit > Plugins and enable “Youtube Browser”

then in the right panel select “Youtube” and then just search for a video.

It works with full-screen too :)

Also you can install the Totem Movie Player H.264 plugin for youtube for better quality,

For Gutsy download Here

and extract the files in


For Hardy is ready

Deb File.

Enjoy YouTube direct:)


A backup Utility -Remastersys- Must Have

Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Klikit or Ubuntu or derivative installation.

1. It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install.
2. It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

Just Paste the following into the sources.list:

deb remastersys/

in terminal give :

sudo apt-get update

and just install it

sudo apt-get install remastersys

after that you can find it in System - Administrator

you can make a full backup of your ubuntu in ISO and burn it!

if something goes wrong with you ubuntu you just install the dvd like the
original ubuntu distro! but with all your stuff!!!

Its must have software!!!!