Ubuntu Debian: Replace Oracle OpenOffice with Free LibreOffice

Problem: Last weeks most of the free OpenOffice (Oracle owned) workers moves to the new free version LibreOffice
http://www.documentfoundation.org
Solution: To use free Software do:

on 32bit:
download files..

cd /tmp
wget http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/tdf/libreoffice/testing/3.3.0-beta2/deb/x86/LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
wget http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/tdf/libreoffice/testing/3.3.0-beta2/deb/x86/LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_langpack-deb_de.tar.gz

unpack..
tar -xzvf LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
tar -xzvf LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_langpack-deb_de.tar.gz

go into file to install..
cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
sudo dpkg -i desktop-integration/*menus*.deb
cd /tmp/DE/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

ENJOY THE NEW FREEDOM…

on 64bit:
download files..

cd /tmp
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/3.3.0-beta2/deb/x86_64/LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/3.3.0-beta2/deb/x86_64/LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86-64_langpack-deb_de.tar.gz

unpack files..
tar -xzvf LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
tar -xzvf LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_langpack-deb_de.tar.gz

go into file to install..
cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
sudo dpkg -i desktop-integration/*menus*.deb
cd /tmp/DE/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

ENJOY THE NEW FREEDOM…

if preinstalled Libre office (update Libre Office) after tar command!

cd en-US
sudo ./update
cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
sudo dpkg -i desktop-integration/*menus*.deb
cd /tmp/DE/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04: FireGL xorg.conf Thinkpad R50p

Problem: By default the xorg.conf FireGL 128MB radeon driver settings are slow settings

Solution: to get a faster behavior do edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(Update: use Driver „ati“ for 3D, use „radeon“ for better flashvideos)

# sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and change radeon area to:
Section "Device"
        VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BoardName   "M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option      "AGPMode" "4"
        Option      "EnablePageFlip" "True"
        Identifier      "ATI FireGL T2"
        Driver          "radeon"
        VideoRam        131072
        Option          "UseFBDev"      "off"
        Option          "MergedFB"      "off"
        Option          "AGPMode"       "4"
        Option          "AccelDFS"      "on"
        Option          "DynamicClocks" "on"
        Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
EndSection

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx AMD64 Nvidia 195 Current freeze hang randomly

System: AMD Phenom X4 Geforce 7900 GTS or 8400GS Lucid Lynx AMD64

Problem: The current driver fails on some Systems with default kernel 2.6.32

Solution:
– go http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.34-lucid/
– download kernel images for your System and headers into a folder named kernel
– go into folder kernel with #cd kernel
– install pakets with #sudo dpkg -i *.deb
– reboot
– if Xserver fails select „start Xserver with low resolution“
– go Systemsettings/Hardware Drivers
– select Nvidia-Current install again
– reboot and test the System

Background: ACPI was renewed inside the kernel, cause at startup kernel echos
„ACPI: resource piix4_smbus [0xb00-0xb07] conflicts with ACPI region SOR1 [0x000b00-0x000b0f“ with 2.6.32

now:
„ACPI: resource piix4_smbus [io 0x0b00-0x0b07] conflicts with ACPI region SOR1 [dma 2816-2831 pref disabled]“
(patched Kernel 2.6.34)