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Install Kazam Screencaster On Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

When you try to install Kazam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Kazam daily builds ppa you get an error message telling you that libmatroska0 is not installable. I will show you where to download the missing file and how to install it. To install the libmatroska0 file you need to convert it to a .deb file using alien. When the file is converted you need to install it after that you can add the kazam daily builds ppa and install Kazam

First you need to download the libmatroska0 file and save it to your Downloads folder.

The easiest way to install an .rpm file is using the alien command line. By using this command line you will convert the .rpm to a .deb file which you can install using the Ubuntu Software Center. To install alien open a terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get install alien

Now you need to convert the .rpm file, in your terminal window copy+paste the following lines:

cd Downloads
sudo alien -k libmatroska0-0.8.0-0.1.102plf.i586.rpm

When the file is converted go to your Downloads folder and double click on the libmatroska0_0.8.0-0.1.102plf_i386.deb file and install it using the Ubuntu Software Center. If you get a message about the file being of poor quality just ignore it and continue with the installation. When the installation is finished close the Ubuntu Software Center.

Now it’s time to install Kazam, in your terminal window copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:and471/kazam-daily-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam

To start Kazam press Alt+F2 and type: kazam

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12 years ago

tq for share…nice post..

12 years ago

Worked perfectly! Thanks soo much! <3

12 years ago

Non riesco a convertire in .deb perchè mi dice che è per la versione a 32bit

12 years ago
Reply to  tinuz

I’ve noticed that a lot of programs are for the 32bit I have a 64bit laptop and a 32bit aswell, a lot of differences in the sence of how programs seem to work. I thought having 64bit would be better somehow, it seems a bit more complicated. Keep on learning I guess.