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Failed to Install Parallels Tools 4.0 in Kubuntu Linux 9.0.4 (Updated)

>I tried to install Parallels Tools 4.0 inside a fresh Kubuntu Linux 9.04 installation, but it failed. The log tail is:

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic'
Installation of kernel modules was finished successfully
Start installation of user space modules
X server: xorg, v1.6.0
Install X modules from directory: .1.6
System X modules are placed in /usr/lib/xorg/modules
Error: there is no X modules for this version of X server
Error: failed to install user space applications and drivers

Any suggestions?

Update (April 28, 2009): This is a known issue, see these posts at the Parallels forum:

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Posted by on 27 April 2009 in kubuntu, parallels, parallels tools


>Configuring a new iMac 20-inch [updated]

>For a customer I bought an iMac 20-inch (2.16 GHz C2D, 2GB), which I’m now configuring. On top of Mac OS X 10.4.9, iLife and iWork ’06 I’m customizing the machine as follows, to suit his needs:

Some challenges I’m still facing:

  • Which version of Office 2007 should I choose? I expect only Word or Excel is occasionally needed.
  • How do I convert all current faxes from WinFax Pro 9 to the Mac?
  • How can I use VNC through the DSL modem and firewall? — Update: this is fairly easy with an SSH tunnel.
  • (How well) does VueScan integrate with PageSender? Or how well can I make them integrate using Automator?