• Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    How to install HP printer/scanner in Ubuntu 15.04

    I had to install my HP OfficeJet in Ubuntu 15.04. I need it to scan and print using the printer’s wireless function and to do that you need to install HPLIP as per my below video. The articles I used are: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/distros/ubuntu.html and http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/hp_setup.html ( I had to run sudo hp-install -i to setup the printer as I received GUI errors and was not in the mood to find out why)  

  • Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04,  Windows,  Windows 7,  Windows 8,  Windows 8.1

    How to access a Bitlocker encrypted Windows disk using Ubuntu 15.04

    Today has been one of those days where you think to yourself. “Self, you should have backed up your data more often!” My work laptop running Windows 8.1 decided to commit suicide. The laptop froze up and when I rebooted I received an error stating that werkernel.sys is missing and it won’t boot in to Windows. I took the laptop in and IT tried recovering Windows but could not get it repaired. The problem is that we use Bitlocker which meant it would be a challenge to just boot up with a Live Linux Distro and copy off my needed data. After a few hours I managed to access my…

  • Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    How to install PyCharm on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    A video showing you how to install PyCharm in Ubuntu 15.04. 1. First you need to install Java 2. Then download and run PyCharm as per below instructions 1. Open your Terminal and type: sudo apt-get purge openjdk* (This will get rid of older versions) 2. Add the repository. In terminal type: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webup8team/java 3. Update cache by typing this in terminal: sudo -apt-get update 4. Install Java by running this in terminal: sudo apt-get install oracle-jave8-installer 5. Download PyCharm from http://www.jetbrains.com 6. Extract the downloaded file: tar -xf pycharm-community-versionnumber.tar.gz 7. cd to the folder name you extracted 8. cd to the PyCharm folder/bin 9. From within the BIN…

  • Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    How to install Skype in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    Today I will show you how easy it is to install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. This should also work in Ubuntu 15.04. All steps are below the video if you wish not to watch the video and just follow the step by step guide. 1. Open Software and Updates 2. Click on “Other Software” 3. Check the check boxes next to Canonocal Partners and Canonocal Partners (Source Code). Enter your password when prompted 4. Click on Close to close the Software and Updates window 5. Open your Terminal (ctrl + alt + T is the short cut to open the terminal) 6. It’s good practice to run sudo…

  • Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    Guide to install PyQt step by step in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    I’m currently doing a course on Python GUI development and needed to install PyQt4 on my Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 desktop which gave me some stumbling blocks. Through lots of testing and research I managed to get it installed and decided to create a step by step guide on installing PyQt4 on Ubuntu 15.04. You can view the steps below the video. Below are the steps I took to get everything installed and working: 1. download sip from Riverbank Computing 2. download PyQT from Riverbank Computing 3. In the terminal run: sudo apt-get install python3.4-dev and then run: sudo apt-get install build-essential) too From the terminal run: sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools…