ubuntu social – everything ubuntu

Drop by and join ubuntu social for free! we have chat, groups all sorts of stuff going on – the place to chat ubuntu! If you run a ubuntu touch device just download the app from the store

ubuntu socialwe have forums built in to the ubuntu social groups for a more in depth insight and conversation into subjects!

ubuntu social website : http://ubuntusocial.net/

telegram: https://telegram.me/joinchat/A7yL8QUE1tibuVXmps6hmg

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubuntusocial

the telegram group is very active, we discuss new software and hardware – plus some of the developers for the software are in the group to ask questions – so join today.

Owncloud-Sync For ubuntu touch devices

Finally its ready for landing, the app ive been waiting for! Since i got my first ubuntu BQ device, the ubuntu 4.5 of the first flash sale ive been having to hack my phone into RW mode just to get syncing, but now Dan Wood has brought us this great bit of kit!owncloud ubuntu touch

its not released yet and still in beta, but ive been fortunate enought to test on the phone and the tablet. There is still some testing going on but i have to say the owncloud syncers are gonna love this! The app will log you in and let you add folders to sync locally and show remote folders, so no fidgeting about with config files, which was always a pain, plus having to be RW mode was always dodgy. In application you can remove folders you add by simply swiping across and trashing, you can also set to only sync on wifi or enable sync on data connections plus you can set how often you want to sync to save battery etc. You can stop the sync and start the sync and just run manual syncs if you want to say add something quickly down or up from the cloud which is handy!

I talked to Dan about adding the SD card and he explained this was on purpose to stop people accidentally adding the wrong folder and screwing up there phones! which to me was pretty right, but all the stuff i sync are on the 64 gig sd card and in the hidden local share directory.

So i did this:

ln -s .local/share/ Apps
ln -s /media/phablet/sdcardnumber Sdcard

This adds the SD card into the home directory and also the apps settings so you can say sync your mywebsite bookmarks or recording from recorder or better still your tasks from the canonical task app! (something you should be able to do out of the box!)

Ive talked to Dan about adding the calendar and contacts, which can still be done by a simple script and the device doesnt need to be RW and this may be a feature worth adding which we will know about soon! Ive been running this app for a week and its been 100% so look out soon because its ready for a launch id say…..

Project page


We use telegram for all our communications if your wanting more information use that or drop me or dan a email 🙂

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ubuntu tool collection for guitar players.

Finally the tool collection for guitar and bass players!
Guitar tools is a mobile application containing tools for guitar players:
– Guitar tuner
– Guitar player
– Metronome
– Recorder
– Chord library
– Drum loops


batch file renames on ubuntu

now this is a quick handy install for renaming batch folders of files, thunar is a lightweight file mananer which comes with available plugins which will do the renaming, so on ubuntu get a terminal and enter this

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends thunar
sudo apt-get install thunar-media-tags-plugin

thunar renameso easy i selected insert / overwrite and insert and inserted the text i wanted to be added 🙂 simples.

its been a while since i wrote a blog!

Well its been a while since i wrote a blog i prefer the video blogs now, thats just me being lazy! Been fairly busy with work and as well as getting the ubuntu HD5 phone and ubuntu M10 tablet which has been great just what ive been waiting for we also got ubuntu 16.04 LTS so i decided to re-setup my laptop and home media server as well as adding a back up server using the built in back up service in ubuntu which i have to say was breeze to setup and should have done it a long time ago! Sorting out my music collection and files from scratch has been a mission but all went great. Im using owncloud for file and contact / calendar sync which installs on all the devices and just works great. Im now using emby media server which kicks the ass out of plex for lots or reasons and transmision server for the occasional torrent.  Zoneminder for the cameras is the best, rock solid and works well remotely and never burps once you have got over the semi hard task of setting it up with all its niggles with php zones and mysql config files.

Been back and forth to spain as usual and just love the place. Ill be posting some new photos for you to see of malaga and the castle there. Malaga central has to be one of the places to visit. I watch TV and its all marbella this, marbella that! you never visited spain till you been in land and enjoyed spain for what it really is not whats its glammed up to be on TV, as its not all like that trust me.

Band wise ive been out of the picture for a 6 month break and working on my own stuff which has been great, got myself another alembic bass which i love specially for the amount of different noises it makes for recording, ill be putting some stuff out again soon. Ive rolled rubber soul of now and looking around for other bands to mingle and and take a step back and let others do the work! have to say ive had a great time playing with the lads, pauls a good friend and frank getting on as they say and ready for retirement sure kicks the ass out of a lot of drummers ive worked with, style wise can play anything and timing wise cant be beat, great vocalist to. Ive been asked about reunions with old bands which for one im not interested – i dont have time for people who for one are sneaky, underhanded, not loyal and just trouble makers. So on that one get what i created and shove it were the sun dont shine its had its day, talk about flogging a dead horse. Any way to the future and the new music im creating and the new musical experiences i can encounter and new pubs not just the one that will book you.

Now i know all the good people in my life i keep them near, all the others i have for sure rejected and want nothing to do with.

Love, peace and happiness to all the ones i love and karma to the bitches i hate, you know you are.


Rockwork On Ubuntu Phone

You looking at connecting your ubuntu phone or tablet to a smart watch? then look at the pebble line as they are currently the only smart watches that will connect with pebble and you gain some nice features.

  • notifications of calls
  • notifications of messages
  • drop calls
  • music control
  • sync calendar to timeline
  • update firmware
  • install apps
  • take screen shots
  • configure health

If you want to get it installed easy then get openstore installed and install from inside that.


follow the instructions.

rock work on ubuntu phone

the main site is here – https://launchpad.net/rockwork

The Ubuntu SDK Emulator Runs Again!

quick up date for getting the ubuntu phone emulator running currently on 10.1 is here – there hasnt been a update since novermber apparently and ive being struggling like hell to get this running . So now you can write apps and test all on your computer or laptop again. To be honest be nice to see the SDK running on the ubuntu m10, there was a click package on the list which was a test SDK but i never got it to load. I can see it working soon though.

But if your running xenial 16.04 run these commands after installing the SDK in a terminal.

sudo ubuntu-emulator create –channel ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu stable-test
ubuntu-emulator run stable-test

Workspace 1_003

i finish of by adding a armhf kit instructions i got from here



    1. Open Tools > Options.
    2. Select Ubuntu in the vertical panel on the left of the Options dialog.
    3. Select the Click tab.
      • Click Create Click Target to create a new target.
      • In the popup dialog, select your target framework and armhf as the architecture.
    4. Enter password and select ok

oh and a sneak preview of the health update..


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