Google Chrome hangs Linux Mint 17 Quiana

It appears Google Chrome has some bug.

It hangs and stalls Linux Mint 17 a.ka. Quiana.

More the tabs, more the problem.

This web browser is supposed to be faster but right now it has become pain in all the wrong places.

It takes whole system down if more than four tabs are open.

I have updated the Quiana to the hilt but no help.

What is the option?

I was thinking of switching to Mate version but it is quite apparent now, with co-incidents, that Chrome is the real problem.

I have to wait for solution. Share if you have any.

Ubuntu married wrong girl.

A letter to Ubuntu:

“Ubuntu, your latest and young wife may be more socialite, may have smooth make up and may look sleek, but she is not we had expected. She may have great touch but that is not everything. If it was must that you marry this Unity girl, you should not have divorced your other loyal and devoted wives. Polygamy and polyandry is normal in your culture. While your other wives would not disturb each other, this envious Unity hardly let one or the other work alongside her. She sulks, she breakdowns and show no compatibility with elders. Your wife may impress young and teenagers with her ‘touch’ of class but it lacks reliability and your ‘class’. With this marriage, Ubuntu you look more like your sworn enemy Windows.” Continue reading

Alternative to Libre Office or Microsoft Word in Linux.

Kingsoft-screenshotFinally a near alternative of Microsoft Office /Libre/Open etc. is available in Kingsoft Office which is available for all Debian based Distros like Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 15/14/13. I have successfully installed it. It is also available in RPM package for Fedora and the like distros. The screen shot is on the left.

Kingsoft Office for Linux

Kingsoft Office is an office suite developed by Hongkong/Chinese software developer which was until now using the brand name WPS (with website at and appears to be an acronym for Writer, Presentation & Spreadsheet). Continue reading

Error in installing Ubuntu One (cloud sync) on Linux Mint 13 Maya with Cinnamon

Trying to install UbuntuOne cloud sync on Linux Mint 13 Maya (Cinnamon) with the following command:

Sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-installer

The installer started well but it hanged in the middle with following message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/ubuntuone-control-panel-qt”, line 29, in
from ubuntuone.controlpanel.gui.qt import main
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ubuntuone-control-panel/ubuntuone/controlpanel/gui/”, line 26, in
from ubuntuone.controlpanel.backend import UBUNTUONE_LINK
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ubuntuone-control-panel/ubuntuone/controlpanel/”, line 27, in
from ubuntuone.platform.credentials import CredentialsManagementTool
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ubuntuone-client/ubuntuone/platform/”, line 34, in
from ubuntu_sso.xdg_base_directory import xdg_home
ImportError: No module named xdg_base_directory

The message above is certainly not readable by humans. Though it appears that some definitions are missing. Can anybody help? I have tried headless install also by following command but it did not improve:

sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-client python-simplejson gir1.2-unity-5.0 -y && sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/u1sdtool && sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/u1sdtool && cd /tmp && wget && python


And also pasted the out put from above to this file ~/.config/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf. but it did not help? Any suggestion or solution?

Nautilus Image Converter: resize image from browser itself.

To install image converter in Nautilus, the native file browser for Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04; Open Terminal (Control+Alt+T) and type:

sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter

Enter password and choose ‘Yes’. It is done.
Above shall install an image size converter in Nautilus. Now clicking the context menu shall display an option to re-size an image, clicking upon which shall call an application widow with options for re-sizing the image and to save the new image separately.
BTW the above command works for the Linux Mint 13 as well; even though its browser is Caja. No need to change ‘nautilus’ to ‘caja’ in above command. It works fine as it is.

© Sandeep Bhalla