Google Play Music

Google Play Music is finally available in Portugal! I will show how to set up upload your music in Ubuntu using the Google Music Manager. Installing Google Play Music Manager in Ubuntu wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | \ sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/musicmanager/deb/ stable \ main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-musicmanager-beta I had trouble with the version installed via ppa, it was always crashing after opening up.
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Moving your /home partition to a new disk

A couple of weeks ago my hard drive started to fail. The boot time started degrading and a scan to the /home partition would run in every boot. Also sometimes it would return i/o errors. A look at the disk’s SMART data confirmed a number of bad sectors. So I bought a new disk and migrated my /home partition. The setup I have a SSD drive with my root (/) partition and a HDD drive with my /home partition.
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

The current Ubuntu version, 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, was released passed October, and I’ve been running it since that time. I hadn’t made a direct upgrade at quite some time. Normally I use the alternate iso (see my 11.10 upgrade post, but this time I chose to upgrade directly through Updater Manager from my 12.04 installation. Backup Your first step should always be backing up your files. You can use an external drive, CDs or DVD, offline locations (like rsync.
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Install Spotify in Ubuntu

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Install a specific package version

Yesterday, after a partial upgrade in my Ubuntu 12.10 installation, git was uninstalled. After the upgrade I tried to re-install it and got the following error: sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
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