3 Steps Beatiful to Make Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic) looks like Mac OS X

Steps1: Option1: Installing gnome-art,an application for managing the splash screens of the GNOME desktop.
Go to Applications->Ubuntu Software Center,search and install “art manager”(without quotes).
Once installation finish,launch this from System->Preferences->Art Manager,or type “gnome-art”(without quotes) in terminal. Next
Option2:Unfortunately,gnome-art is not maintained any longer,and this doesn’t work for my ubuntu! So We installed Gnome-Art NextGen instead.
download deb package from this page
Use this command to install(open terminal from Applications/Accessories/Terminal to run command),or double click to install:

sudo dpkg -i name

and we installed i386 deb package in my amd64 machine:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture gnomeartng-0.6.0-all.deb

Now,launch Gnome-Art NextGen by typing “gnomeartng”(without quotes) in terminal.

Step2:Install window border theme.

If installed gnome-art,navigate to Art Manager -> Art-> Desktop Themes -> Window Border,and choose theme “Metativo”(you can choose one as you like.)

For Gnome-Art NextGen:
In Window Decoration tab,choose one theme.
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Step3:Install cairo-dock,and use this replace gnome-panel.
In Applications->Ubuntu software center,search and install “cairo-dock” (without quotes).
Then,run this in terminal:

gconf-editor

navigate to desktop->gnome->session->required_component.In right box,double click “panel” and change its value to “cairo-dock”
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Now,logout and backin,enjoy!

DockbarX Available for Ubuntu Karmic

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DockbarX, a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation with some “experimental” features compared to Docbark – great for replacing a Gnome panel, is now available for Ubuntu Karmic Koala. To install it, simply run the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dockbar-main
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dockbarx 

Here is a video with DockbarX in action:

Please note that you don’t need to use Compiz to be able to run DockbarX. You can just use Metacity Compositing Manager.

Fixing The Popping Sound In Ubuntu Karmic

If you use Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta and have a Intel sound card, you must be hearing a popping sound every now and then. This is a known bug and here is a temporarily solution for it.

Press Alt + F2 and type:

gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

And comment (add a “#” in front of it) the last line called “options snd-hda-intel power_save=10”. Basically, this is how the line should look after editing it:

#options snd-hda-intel power_save=10

Then save the file.

Installing TOR in Ubuntu Karmic

Instead of adding an Ubuntu repository, add a Debian repo. For Karmic Koala, add the Sid repository and get the key:

sudo sh -c 'echo deb "http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org sid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
gpg --recv 74A941BA219EC810
gpg --export --armor 74A941BA219EC810 | sudo apt-key add -

Now you’ll be able to successfully installing TOR in Ubuntu Karmic:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb privoxy

Update: Alternatively, there is also an Launchpad PPA for Tor:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/tor

Fix for Karmic Koala 64 bit Flash Plugin – patshead.com Blog

upgraded my laptop to the 64 bit Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta yesterday. For me, Flash was very broken…

The 32 bit Plugin

Ubuntu defaults to installing the 32 bit Adobe Flash plugin and runs it under nspluginwrapper. When I run the plugin this way it will not accept mouse clicks properly. This seems to be a known issue. The bug reports make it sound like disabling compiz fixes this… I don’t run compiz, I run the Sawfish window manager. I tested Metacity and it works just fine.

The 64 bit Plugin

Next I tried disabling the 32 bit plugin so that it would use the 64 bit plugin that I already had installed in my .mozilla directory. Mouse clicks worked… Unfortunately it was crashing constantly. I couldn’t even load gmail without crashing Firefox.

Is it Firefox’s Fault?

I have both Firefox 3.0 and 3.5 installed. Both were just as crash happy. I was hoping it would be as simple as blaming Firefox 3.5…

Firefox in a Jaunty chroot

I had a 64 bit jaunty chroot environment already sitting on my hard drive. It only took a few commands and a little waiting before I had Firefox and the 64 bit Flash plugin from Adobe installed in the chroot. It ran perfectly.

I compared the output of ldd libflashplayer.so from inside and outside the chroot. One extra library was showing up in the chroot, libresolv.so.2.

How to Fix It

Just install the libadns1 package:

sudo apt-get install libadns1

That fixed it for me. As always, your mileage may vary!