Disable screen saver / screen blanker in Ubuntu 12.04:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver idle-activation-enabled false
Enabling HDMI audio:
for getting audio to work through my radeon hdmi, i had to change the following in my /etc/default/grub file from:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.audio=1"
followed by issuing:
$ sudo update-grub
How to install Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (modified from http://craigacgomez.blogspot.com/2012/09/installing-microsoft-office-2010-in.html)
Add the official Wine PPA to get the latest Wine version
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine
Create a 32-bit Wine prefix. This is important since only Microsoft
Office 2010 32-bit works on Wine and you need a 32-bit Wine environment
to run 32-bit Windows applications. The WINEPREFIX can be a location of
$ export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/office2010/"
$ export WINEARCH="win32"
Start up Winetricks via the same command window to install some required dependencies
In the WineTricks window which opens, select "Select the default wineprefix" and click OK. The new window which opens should have the WINEPREFIX location in the title
Winetricks - current prefix is "$HOME/.wineprefixes/office2010/"
Now select "Install a Windows DLL or component" and then select "dotnet20" and "msxml6" and follow the on-screen instructions.
Once that is done select "Install a font" and then select "corefonts"
After the "corefonts" installation is complete, select "Run winecfg". Then select the "Libraries" tab.
You should see "*msxml6 (native, built-in)" in the "Existing overrides" section. Highlight it and click Edit and select "Native (Windows)" and click OK. Now, it should show up as "*msxml6 (native)"
Then add the "riched20" and "gdiplus" libraries from the "New override for library" section and make sure these are also set as "Native"
***** Adding the RICHED20 override in libraries will prevent you from being able to enter anything in the Product Key dialog box
Mount your ISO if applicable:
$ sudo mount -o loop /path/to/Office2010.iso /mnt
Now, navigate to the location of the Microsoft Office 2010 installation and type
$ wine setup.exe
on-screen instructions and complete the installation. Once that is
complete, you should be able to run the Office programs you installed
via the dash/menu icons.