This is part of my Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla install. In the last post, I installed my essential applications. In this one, I’ll run through the tweaks and system setup that I did on my install.
This article is part of my notes on installing Ubuntu 20.10. Each new version I reinstall from scratch and try to get the perfect setup.
On my previous article, I walked through the base OS installation. It has screenshots of what I selected as I went through the installer. This article will focus on getting my files back and installing essential applications.
My employer is in the process of signing up for Amazon Chime. The challenge for me is that means I need to be able to communicate with them using the tool on my Ubuntu Desktop. At this point, I’m not sure how that’s going to happen!
My First Reactions
I haven’t had the opportunity to use the tool very much, but we have had a couple of meetings so far. We have been using Zoom and Go To Meeting. Zoom has a client app that you have to install, but they do have a nice Linux client. Go To Meeting does have a nice Web Client. I can share my desktop and connect with my headset just from the webapp with out installing anything. Chime has a webapp, but it is very limited. I can’t use my headset nor share my screen. To me, that’s not acceptable for using with clients.
Attempt on Wine
I tried Scivision’s commands:
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime WINEARCH=win32 winecfg WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime winetricks dotnet40 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime wine Chime*.exe
I get this error message:
Unhandled Exception: BibaApplication.ApplicationServices.ApplicationRecoveryException: Failed to Register at BibaApplication.ApplicationServices.ApplicationRestartRecoveryManager.RegisterForApplicationRecovery(RecoverySettings settings) at BibaApplication.App.OnStartup(StartupEventArgs e) at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__1(Object unused) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs) at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler) at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WrappedInvoke(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler) at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.InvokeImpl() at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.InvokeInSecurityContext(Object state)
I tried installing these items:
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime winetricks ie8 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime winetricks mdac28 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime winetricks d3dx11_43 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime winetricks crypt32
None of those seem to have made much difference. It does actually install here:
I can try to launch it with this:
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime wine 'C:\users\skp\Application Data\Chime\Chime.exe'
But, it fails to run the app itself.
I tried with mono:
$ mono /home/skp/.wine_chime/drive_c/users/skp/Application\ Data/Chime/Chime.exe The entry point method could not be loaded due to Could not load file or assembly or one of its dependencies. assembly:PresentationFramework, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35 type:<unknown type> member:<none>
rm -rf ~/.wine_chime/ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime WINEARCH=win32 winecfg WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime ./winetricks dotnet45 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime ./winetricks ie8 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime wine Chime*.exe
3rd attempt (I found that there is some issue with Winetricks, and it wasn’t really installing dotnet 4.0)
rm -rf ~/.wine_chime/ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime WINEARCH=win32 wineboot --init WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime wine uninstaller # uninstall Mono WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime wine ./dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime ./winetricks ie8 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime ./winetricks settings win10 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_chime wine Chime*.exe
I had to download the dotnet framework from here:
I also tried PlayOnLinux. I got a few more meaniful error messages and it let me try different Wine versions better.
Warning: This seems to have broke my system! XWindows wouldn’t work after this, so I think it was these two packages.
sudo apt-get install p11-kit:i386 sudo apt-get install libp11-kit-gnome-keyring:i386
In the end, I was not successful. I can’t get any part of Chime to work! Please comment if you get anything.
My first step this time around after restoring files was to install the network-related applications. I needed to get back online quickly with being able to talk to people, connect to clients’ VPNs, and hit websites.
I use shutter a lot for documentation and taking notes. Some of that makes it to my blog. So, I was delighted when I saw that they had a new version available and that it was easy to install.
I am thinking about adding this repository to my regular list of things to install.
I have finally gotten tired of keeping up with millions of passwords. I thought I would up the security level by using a password manager to generate secure and unique passwords for each site. I read Tim’s post about KeePass, and he made it sound so easy that I decided to go for it.
Here are my notes on how I got everything working…