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Install multimedia codecs in Ubuntu

Due to copyright problems ubuntu doesn’t have MP3 plug-in in built.We need to install restricted drivers manually.Also some other basic things like Java,Flash Player and other plug-ins are needed to be installed.Now,it is surely a cumbersome process to install each of them manually.So,after ubuntu provides a package for such restricted drivers.You just need to download them and you are done!

Type: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

First it will download 87 MB of packages and will install them.installation takes while due to no. of libraries installed.Also it will install windows fonts.

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Static internet setting in ubuntu

In ubuntu,even if you enter IPs in Network manager correctly,it is not able to connect internet.At that time you need to enter details manually in network files.

1) type sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf

See if you DNS server is there,If it is not  there than type:
nameserver <YOUR DNS IP>

save & close file.

2)Now type:
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

in this file first type:
iface eth0 inet static

after that type:

address <your ip>
netmask <subnet mask>
gateway <gateway ip>

save & close file.

3)Restart network service by following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

and Now it should be working!

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PPPoE internet setting in Ubuntu

ISPs like hathway,youtele,inet provide dynamic IPs and authentication is based on MAC address.You are also given username and password for connecting to internet.It is very easy to connect to PPP in ubuntu.

1)in terminal type:
sudo pppoeconf

and follow the steps in it.

2)You are done!

If you want to connect to internet than type:
sudo pon dsl-provider

If you want to disconnect from inter net than type:
sudo poff -a kill
(It will forcefully close active connection)

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