Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Re-Installing Terminal Enhancements

This tutorial will guide you through completely re-installing Terminal Enhancements.

First, open up a Terminal window (howto located here:
Then type in it:

sudo bash /usr/lib/te/

Follow the instructions.
Then once it is finished, type in:

sudo dpkg -l te && sudo dpkg -r te
[ -d /usr/lib/te ] && sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/te

Read the README.
Follow the instructions.
Then restart your Terminal.
Then you should be able to finally use TE!

If all of the above didn't have any problems, but after you restart your Terminal, you cannot type in any TE commands, try typing this in the Terminal window:

source ~/.profile
source /etc/profile

Then try a command such as:

techeck && echo 'It works!'

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Java Installer

Java Installer will install Java fully on your computer.
It will let you choose between OpenJDK and Sun Java.
OpenJDK is recommended.
It will then install Java through Apt, then it will add some of its own tricks into it.
This script will work usually better than only installing it with Apt.

To install, simply download the latest version of Java Installer.
As of the time of writing, the latest version is 1.1.1 (download into your home directory)
Then open up a Terminal window and type in it:

  1. cd ~
  2. chmod +x
  3. ./
It is recommended to install OpenJDK instead of Sun.
If you already have Java installed, then select the version you have installed.
If you have both installed, then run it twice, selecting a different version each time.

If you have any comments/suggestions/problems, send in a reply.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flash Installer

For those of you who downloaded the Flash Player .tar.gz from Adobe's website, Flash Installer installs Flash Player completely.

To install, download the Flash Installer Script, and the .tar.gz version of Adobe Flash Player.
At the time of writing, the latest version is (download)
Then open up a Terminal window and type in it:

  1. wget
  2. chmod +x
  3. ./ install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
You have successfully installed Flash!

If you have any problems or suggestions, please send a comment.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Terminal Enhancements

Who likes to get error messages?
Can't there be some sort of a way to get rid of them, and your app would still work?
This is where Terminal Enhancements comes in.
It will make it easier to use the Terminal.

Some features included:

Executable Finder
Fast File Finder
About 20 useful aliases


To install, simply download the latest installer.
At the time of writing, the latest version is 2.5.1 (download into your home directory and follow instructions)
Then open a Terminal window and type in it:
  1. cd ~
  2. chmod +x
  3. ./
  1. cd ~
  2. chmod +x
  3. ./
You have successfully installed it!
To run it, simply close the Terminal, and start it up again!
    To view all available shortcuts/commands, simply type:
    1. tehelp
    If you have any issues, please send a reply.

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    LinuxEssentials DE Restarter

    LinuxEssentials is a project for Ubuntu to restart the Desktop Environment, without closing any windows.
    It has been tested on GNOME and KDE, but not XFCE.
    It is just a bunch of shell scripts, but it can save you from restarting the computer.

    The Home Page is at

    There are many shell scripts, but usually you just need
    There are three bugs, noted on

    If anyone has any suggestions or bug fixes, please tell me.