Conky Manager

If you are like me you find conky really neat but never really bother to set it up so it looks sexy. Well, now there’s a tool for that. conky-manager.Conky

Conky Manager has several nice-looking themes already installed, so all you have to do is enable them.

To install Conky Manager on Ubuntu, add the ppa with the following commands:

Now run conky-manager and start browsing.

Resizing a VirtualBox image

Today I wanted to expand the hard drive of my VBox Windows 7 install. There is no GUI setting for this so with the terminal I used the following command:

 

This resized the image from it’s original 25Gb to ~40Gb.

Afterwards you have to resize the disk within the guest operating system (in my case Windows 7, Control Panel -> System and Security -> Create and format hard disk partitions)

 

controlpanel

subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

So I’ve been having some issues since I installed the icaclient Citrix Receiver from citrix.com for my (now) Ubuntu 13.04 installation which I’ve posted about earlier.

The error-messages were as following:

This error came every time I did apt-get upgrade, but everything worked as it should except for the annoyance every time I updated.

I finally got around to try and fix it today, and thanks to some nice people on the freenode irc network I found this forum-post.

Following Alan Burton-Woods post on the forum

Open /var/lib/dpkg/info/icaclient.postinst with gksu gedit /var/lib/dpkg/info/icaclient.postinst
Find and replace the line that says

with

NB: Note the -E after grep

Run sudo dpkg –configure icaclient

Now, run sudo apt-get upgrade and this should be the output:

Fixing GRUB with boot-repair

So this other day I decided it was time to install Windows cause I had the need for some tools not running greatly under Wine, and with my SSD, dualbooting is a whole less hassle than it used to be. No more waiting 5 minutes  for booting. After reading up on how to make this work, as Windows will for sure erase grub from the MBR (master boot record), it seemed pretty easy to get grub installed the right way again. So I installed Windows 7, took about an hour, then decided I would try to reinstall grub. I plugged in my live-USB and followed these simple steps:

This launched boot-repair which looks like this:

boot-repair

At first I tried the Recommended repair, but my setup is kinda awkward, I have one SSD disk with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on them, and one HDD for data, one ext2 partition and one NTFS partition.

So the Recommended repair didn’t work, so I clicked the Advanced options.

boot-repairadv

Here I just checked off the Place GRUB into option to sda (my SSD), and everything installed correctly. I rebooted, and now it all works as intended again.