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Google Desktop broken in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

July 7th, 2008. Published under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Here is a thread that helped me solve the issue I was having with Google Desktop not working in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).

The solution is to edit the erroneous path to the Firefox executable in Preferred Applications.  See the third post by BlackSir in this thread.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron update manager freezes issue

June 27th, 2008. Published under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I may be a Windows pro, but I am an amateur in every extent of the word when it comes to Ubuntu Linux. I’ve installed 7.10 twice and upgraded once to 8.04, which I run on one of the computers at my desk. I tinker with it much less than I intended to. However, I have searched posts and Googled some to solve (read: find solutions posted by others) a few Ubuntu problems here and there.

One such issue was with the Update Manager on Ubuntu 8.04, otherwise known as Hardy Heron.  After upgrading 7.10 to 8.04, the Update Manager failed to work.  It would appear to freeze up at the point where you would expect the password box to appear.

So digging into the forums, I found a thread that led me to the /etc/hosts file.  The beginning of my hosts file read as such:

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.1.1 PCNAME.NETWORKNAME

To fix the issue with the Update Manager, all I had to do was remove the “.NETWORKNAME” part.  It is also worth noting the third octet of the second IP address is a “1”, not a “0”.

The thread on the Ubuntu Forums where I detail this (user: brown705) is here.  In the thread, specifically post #6, is where I reference the original source of the solution.

UPDATE:  This is also the same fix for the sudo “unable to resolve host” error.