How to get RGBA support in Ubuntu 10.04

Figure 1

RGBA stands for Red Green Blue Alpha. When applied to the computer desktop it means a whole world more. It means full-blown transparency with the ability to control the transparency like never before. This feature was supposed to make it into Ubuntu 10.04, but because of some show-stopping issues, it was pulled. It is now slated to make it into 10.10 and, judging from how well it is working now, it will do just that.
If you’re curious as to what an RGBA-enabled desktop will look like, take a gander atFigure A. This is Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME and RGBA support installed and enabled.
I’m sure there are many out there who are saying, “Who cares? It’s just eye candy!” But there are plenty of others saying, “Me too! I want!” (or some variation of that theme). Well, in this installment of the open source blog I will stand down from my soap box and show you how you can have this delicious eye candy on your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop as well.
What you will need
Outside of the necessary software, you will need a graphics card that will support full Compiz features. So if your desktop will not allow you to enable Extra features for compiz, either don’t bother with this or go get a new card that will. You will also need to enable Compiz with at LEAST Normal effects. With that set, you are ready to install.


Open up a terminal window and issue the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:erik-b-andersen/rgba-gtk
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 
sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser gtk2-module-rgba
sudo apt-get install murrine-themes
That’s it from the command line and the installation.

Enabling RGBA

There are a few steps to undertake in order to enable this feature.
Figure 2

  1. Click System | Preferences | GNOME Color Chooser. In this window, scroll until you see the Engines tab.
  2. Click the Global check box and then select Murrine from the dropdown.
  3. Now click on the Preferences button; scroll down until you see “Configuration of Enable/Disable RGBA support” (see Figure B), and make sure both check boxes are checked.
  4. Click OK and then click Apply in the main GNOME Color Chooser window. You can now dismiss this window.
The next step is to select an RGBA compatible theme. You installed these themes with the commands above. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click on your desktop and select Change Desktop Background.
  2. Click on the Themes tab.
  3. Click the Customize button.
  4. From the Controls tab scroll down until you find a Murrine them.
  5. Select a Murrine them and click Close.
  6. Close the Appearance Preferences window.
Now all you have to do is log out and log back in to enjoy full-blown RGBA support on your Ubuntu desktop!

No Sound Amarok

Install Xine (if it is not there)
sudo apt-get install phonon-backend-xine
sudo aptitude install libxine1-ffmpeg
Then you must restart Amarok.

If Still No Sound,
Open Amarok --> Setting --> Configure Amarok --> Playback --> Configure Phonon ( choose device)

if still No Sound,
System --> Preference --> Sound --> Hardware --> setting for the selected device  (choose one)

if still no sound then you should install all phonon package in Synaptic Package Manager or change another player..... ha  ha ha

Previous installation hasn't been completed

In applications>accessories>terminal type
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
If you get any errors from these commands,please post them here.Also if you get errors post output of
cat /etc/apt/sources.list

command for wifi wep/wpa cracker

1) Gerix Wifi Cracker Install

sudo python /usr/share/gerix-wifi-cracker-ng/
2) Grimwepa install

java -jar grimwepa1.10a6.jar
3) Wifite Install


Installing Compact-Wireless patched on Ubuntu Lucid

New package already patched for Ubuntu Lucid:

(for drivers rtl8187, zd1211rw, iwl3945, ath5k, rt73usb, partially injection for rt2800usb)
(include the patch to fix the problem in Airodump-ng --> "mon0 fixed channel: -1")


sudo rmmod rtl8187 zd1211rw mac80211 cfg80211
sudo mkdir /usr/src/drivers
cd /usr/src/drivers
sudo wget
sudo tar jxvf compat-wireless-aircrack-lucid-patched.tar.bz2
cd compat-wireless-aircrack-lucid-patched
sudo make
sudo make install
sudo make unload
- At this point, to use the driver RTL8187 with [b]ALFA- AWUS036H, load the appropriate module with this command:

sudo modprobe rtl8187
- While, for use of the new ALFA- AWUS050NH, load driver RT2800usb:

sudo modprobe rt2800usb

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