Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Working With Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 Java JDK/JRE ,Chrome and Android

Hi All,

Recently i updated my Linux system to 13.10 and to my greatest pleasure and frustration i ran into couple of issues :D

Here is a brief of what i faced and how it got resolved, hope this will help you get your stuff too! :)

In this post we will install Chrome, Instal Java7 and setup Android SDK. So lets begin

Well i am a great fan of Google Chrome but was upset with the fact that Google has not yet updated their application to support latest libraries, thus when you install Ubuntu 13.04 and above you will find that there are couple of dependencies that are unsatisfied.

Well there ain't much you need to do! :)

Install this depending on your OS installation

For 64 bit Systems: libudev064bit.deb
For 32 bit Systems: libudev032bit.dev

Once above is installed you can simply download the application from google and run the deb file. You should be able to install Chrome now :)

This has been a very prolonged issues as Oracle as not been able to make its way in Canonical repositories andUbuntu has been pushing openjdk and other open Java.
Again if you are a developer the you will be better off with Oracle Java only.

No worries simply follow the following steps:

  1. First remove openjdk from your system: sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
  2. Now install oracle java 7 in ubuntu 
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
  • Follow the installation steps
That its now you can check installed java version by typing  : java -version

Even if you have downloaded Android SDK you will not be able to run adb you will get follwoing issue all the time. error=2 No such file or directory' while attempting to get adb version from

This is due to missing ia32-lib which is not available for 13.04 and above hence you need to individual install libraries required for adb
Type following command

sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 lib32stdc++6 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32z1

And you are done :)
Hope you have been able to resolve all your issuesand now enjoy your Linux

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sync and Backup For Free!!!

I have been always wondering if i could get some backing up solution which can help me to save and sync files between my computers and Mobile devices.

Above all i wanted all these photos and files to be PRIVATE!!! i don't want them to be saved on a remote server!!!

I believe this is a generic requirement and is applicable to every one out there!
  • Ever wondered how to backup photos from your Mobile phone in full resolution 
  • Wanted to synchronize files between your own computers
  • Wanted to share files between friends of HUGE size
  • Wanted the files to be secure
  • Wanted all the above for free for LIFETIME??
Simply follow the below

Install BitTorrent Sync : http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html
Its available for all the platforms so you should be just fine

Steps of Setup:
  1. Install the application on all your devices
  2. Depending on the device (Mobile / Computer) you will get option to choose folder for Syncing/Sending/Backing up your files
  3. Once selected you will be provided a code.
  4. Simply enter the code in any other device you want to sync with
  5. You are Done!!!
  6. You can reffer to http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync/mobile.html for more details of installation.