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LightScribe on Ubuntu

June 20, 2010 Leave a comment

I was not aware that there was such a good support for Lightscribe on Ubuntu. I have had Lite-on Lightscribe installed on my desktop for a year but never used it. (did not have enough curiosity until today). Initially I was reading an article on how drivers could be found easily on LaCie but then I found this write up on Ubuntu itself.
Get the 3 deb packages…
1. LightScribe System Software
2. LightScribe Simple Labeler.
3. LaCie 4L Labeler utility

Install the deb packages and use the following commands..
To run SimpleLabeler


To run the LaCie 4L application

sudo 4L-gui


Sun JDK6 on Lucid

June 20, 2010 1 comment

In one of my earlier posts I had shown how to install Sun Java6 on Ubuntu(Karmic). When I upgraded to Lucid recently, that version of JDK was removed and Open JDK was the only one that was present. I had to google a bit to realize that sun-java6 was no longer present in the repositories. The release notes on Ubuntu’s wiki state the same. However, following the instructions on the release notes did not help me. Two reasons… First, the link is incorrect and secondly, the sources.list needs to have two entries one for deb and another for deb-src. The command on the wiki just adds the line with deb on the sources.list.
I found this blog that has a better explanation of the steps to be followed to fix the problem.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list
Uncomment the following two lines.
deb lucid partner
deb-src lucid partner

Run the following commands

sudo aptitude update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk
sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun