Saturday, December 20, 2008

Install Flas Player For Ubuntu Linux

Type the following command to install flash player:

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now flash player should be working. Visit youtube or any other site to view flash content.

Troubleshooting tip

Update: This issue only relevant to older Ubuntu Linux version such as 6.04.

Some people may find voice is not working with newly installed flash player. Type following commands to solve this problem (thanks to
$ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
$ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

Find line that read as FIREFOX_DSP and set to:

Save and close the file.

Close Firefox and restart it again.

Install VMware Server 2.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

1. Download VMware Server 2.0

Registe on VMware web site to get an account. When you download you would see a serial nomber.

What I download was TARimage (not for 64 bit version). you should get what you need according your machine.


2. Install nessesary dependence:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd
sudo apt-get install xinetd

3. Unzip tar ball

tar zxvf VMware-server-2.0.0-122956.i386.tar.gz

you will get a folder:



cd vmware-server-distrib

sudo ./


cd vmware-server-distrib
sudo ./


The current administrative user for VMware Server is ”. Would you like to
specify a different administrator? [no]



sudo passwd root

5. 打开Firefox(我试过Opera也可以),在地址栏输入 http://localhost:8222会弹出登录框。