Tag Archives: karmic
Make sure necessary packages are installed:
Download the latest nVidia drivers (.run package) from nVidia
Change to a console by hitting CTRL-Alt-F1
Log in with your username and password
Kill the X-server:
Install the nVidia drivers, use -k option to specify the kernel name:
Blacklist the nouveau open source driver:
Reboot the system:
I’ve been waiting for a KDE4 update to hopefully get some small knicks and knacks corrected. I found out that an update was available in the backports repository. I enabled backports by uncommenting these two lines in /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
I updated the the package index:
Since KDE4 is a fundamental part of Kubuntu, I decided a dist-upgrade would be the best way to update:
200MB of new packages where downloaded and installed. Among other new packages, a new kernel was installed. The update went smoothly so I decided to reboot:
I just installed WordPress and it looks promising so far.
Since apache2 was already installed, I just needed to do a few easy steps:
# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Manually add a database and database user to mysql. I use KMySQLadmin for this task.
After that, point your browser to http://yoursite/wordpress/ and follow one or two easy steps. It’s really that simple! 🙂
I find the admin GUI to be a lot easier to understand than for instance b2evolution, which I tried at the same time.