ASRock mini – Part 2.
In part 2 I’ll continue my home adventure in replacing Windows XP workstation with Ubuntu 10.04.
Installing Oracle11g R2
In addition to Oracle XE I need full blown Oracle11g R2 Enterprise Edition on my Ubuntu box. There is no shortage of blog articles on the net with installation steps that need to be followed to successfully install Oracle11g R2 on Ubuntu. I installed 11g R2 according to:
- Installing Oracle11g R2 EE on Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid Lynx
- OTN forum thread : Installing Oracle 11g R2 on Ubuntu 10.04 (solved)
The only minor difference in the steps that I needed to sort out by myself was that my target platform is 32-bit and blog author is using 64-bit, thus some variations in packages being installed. Other then that Oracle11g R2 installed and compiled without any errors (I didn’t installed grid infrastructure, so can’t say much about that part!).
Connecting HP ScanJet G2710
Lucid Lynx ships with the Simple Scan (
Applications->Graphics), as name applies, simple software for scanning documents. After I turned on HP ScanJet, Simple Scan automatically recognized device and I could start scanning documents. I believe Simple scan is good enough to fulfill average user needs for scanning various forms and documents at home.
Just in case if I ever need more control over scanning preferences I installed Xsane:
$ sudo apt-get install xsane
Xsane had not problem recognizing HP ScanJet G2710. Both, Simple Scan and Xsane supports multi page output to pdf file, feature that I found very useful. The part of configuration (scanner) that I feared the most was surprisingly easy. I’m impressed.
Connecting Samsung ML-2850 laser printer
Adding my network laser printer, Samsung ML-2850 was almost as easy as adding scanner. The only thing I had to do is to open Printing applet
System->Administration->Printing, then clicking on Add button, then Network Printer and Find Network Printer where I entered printer hostname. Everything else was configured automatically for me. Since my printer supports duplex print I had to give necessary privileges to my TOH, so that she can tweak with printer preferences (
System->Administration->Users and groups->selected TOH->Advanced settings-> User Privileges -> Configure Printers).
Installing Oracle VirtualBox
Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.8 was as easy as downloading appropriate deb file for Lucid Lynx. After download ends, package manager will initiate installation. That’s all. VirtualBox become indispensable in my daily work life, replacing my licensed VMWare Workstation for good.
Installing SQL Developer
From Oracle Technetwork (new name for OTN) I downloaded SQL Developer zip file under section SQL Developer for other platforms and Java JDK 6 Update 21 from here. I followed installation instruction for JDK that I found here. Installation steps can be summarized as:
$ cd /home/alesk/Downloads
$ sudo unzip sqldeveloper-184.108.40.206.45-no-jre.zip -d /oracle
$ sudo chown -R oracle:dba /oracle/sqldeveloper
-- I decided to install JDK into $ORACLE_BASE
$ chmod a+x jdk-6u21-linux-i586.bin
$ cd /oracle
$ sudo /home/alesk/Downloads/jdk-6u21-linux-i586.bin
$ sudo chown -R oracle:dba jdk1.6.0_21/
-- SQL Developer can now be launched with command:
$ sh /oracle/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper.sh
The first time you launch SQL Developer you'll be asked for the path to JDK, in my case I entered /oracle/jdk1.6.0_21.
I’m a big fan of ActiveState free editor, KomodoEdit. After downloading I executed the following steps to install KomodoEdit:
$ tar zxvf Komodo-Edit-5.2.4-4343-linux-libcpp6-x86.tar.gz
$ cd Komodo-Edit-5.2.4-4343-linux-libcpp6-x86/
# KomodoEdit was installe into /usr/local/komodo...
$ sudo sh install.sh
# Adding symbolic link to the common path...
$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/komodo/bin/komodo /usr/local/bin/komodo
And that’s all for today. :-)