Friday, December 4, 2009

Karmic, VPN,

To use the VPN service provided by in Karmic, complete the following steps (one thing changed since Jaunty):
  1. Install the PPTP plug-in for Network Manager
    $ sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
  2. Restart Network Manager
    $ sudo service network-manager restart
  3. Create the VPN connection
  4. In the "Advanced..." settings, enable "Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)"

The one change is minor. Instead of the command "sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart" in step 2, it is now "sudo service network-manager restart". Both commands seem to work, but the new command is the preferred method.

(I had a previous post about getting to work in Jaunty.)

Karmic, Java

To install Java in Karmic, execute the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

When you have to accept the licence agreements, use the "Tab" key to cycle through the options and the "Enter" key select an option.

(I got this answer from here.)