Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

May 31, 2008

Fix Broken Windows Updater after IE7 Install

Filed under: computer help, install, windows, windows maintenance — Tags: , , — Benaiah @ 8:00 pm

I have had this problem twice after first installing SP3 for Windows XP and then installing IE7 through Windows Update.  Windows Upadate breaks, it will download the updates but it fails when it tries to install them.  Here is how I fixed the problem.

1)  I created a folder called  “WUAGENT” on my C drive.  The address is C:\WUAGENT  This name is irrelevant,  you can call it whatever you want.

2) Download “WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe” to the folder you just created. Click here to download it.

3) Open a command prompt (Start >> Run and type “cmd”).  Run the following command to force run the exe file you just downloaded.

C:\WUAGENT\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce

Windows Updater should now work again!


May 19, 2008

Ubuntu Command-Line Reference

Filed under: Linux, ubuntu — Tags: , , — Benaiah @ 8:06 pm

Here is a nice reference sheet I found for the linux command line.  Click the link to download the PDF.

Ubuntu Reference Sheet

May 12, 2008

Installing Flash Pulgin for Firefox in Ubuntu

Filed under: flash, install, Linux, plugins — Benaiah @ 8:07 am

Simply run this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Restart Firefox.

Installing a True Type Font (.ttf) in Ubuntu

Filed under: fonts, install, Linux — Benaiah @ 7:51 am

Here is how to add a .ttf font in Ubuntu.

Open a terminal and change to the directory that contains the font:

Example: cd /home/username/Desktop

Copy the file to /usr/share/fonts and rebuild your font cache:

     cp font_name.ttf /usr/shar/fonts/font_name.ttf

     sudo fc-cache -f -v

The font should now be installed and available in your applications.

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