Howto install amarok 1.4 in Ubuntu Jaunty

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Some users are not happy with amarok 2 and they want to install amarok 1.4.This tutorial will help them to install amarok1.4 version.

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Save and exit the file

Add GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xb9f1c432ae74ae63

Update source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Now if you have amarok 2 remove using the following command

sudo apt-get remove amarok

Install amarok 1.4 using the following command

sudo apt-get install amarok14

That's it now you have installed amarok 1.4

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24 Responses

  1. The GPG Key part code seems to be not properly formatted..

    sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0×1d7e9dd033e89ba781e32a24b9f1c432ae74ae63

    Can you please tell us the correct Code one or the GUI Alternative…

    @rungss on Twitter

  2. Jeffrey H. Simonson says:

    I also cannot use the apt-key as listed. Please help.

  3. Jeffrey H. Simonson says:

    This one appears to work:

    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xb9f1c432ae74ae63

  4. x33a says:

    @ bijay rungta

    go to this page:

    copy the whole text and paste it into an empty file.

    then go to system -> administration -> software sources.

    click on authentication tab -> import key file.

    select the file you just saved.

    update your sources.

  5. x33a says:


    actually just copy this part:

    Version: SKS 1.0.10


  6. Bijay Rungta (@rungss) says:

    Hi guys…

    Thanks for the Responses…

    As mentioned by Jeffrey the following worked for me..
    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xb9f1c432ae74ae63

    Check at the pastebin to avoid any error…

    Also, Its strange I was able to install amarok14 without the Authentication…

    Wondering is that a different package that was installed in my machine…

    How do I verify??

    Thanks again guys…
    ubuntugeek just Rocks…
    The most Trusted one…
    If your Search Query for a Problem in Ubuntu returns a result from you know that you have found the Solution…

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  7. admin says:

    Updated the correct key in the main article

  8. Anders says:

    Cool. Thanks for sharing. I couldn’t get the new amerok to work, but 1.4 works like a charm.

  9. deja says:

    Thank you! I’ve been wanting this for a while. You’re a lifesaver.

  10. Henrique Maia says:

    Another great howto. Thanks so much!

  11. denaje says:

    Thank you so much! Amarok 2 has done nothing but give me problems and made me wish for dropped features, but now I have my old Amarok back! Thanks!

  12. Arturo Ochoa says:

    Fantastic, it worked for me. Thank you very much.
    I have stopped playing music in my Ubuntu machine because I couldn’t deal with the interface of Amarok 2. It was just

    How did it happen that such a good program did so badly on its big upgrade?

  13. Mario says:

    Gracias, me funciono muy bien


  14. Tim says:

    Hi! Everything works fine, but some time ago my Amarok stopped playing mp3 files… I do not know what’s the problem.

  15. Pete Nelson says:

    Beautiful!!! I loved Amarok, but they just killed the poor thing (bloated to death) in version 2. I’ve been using Rhythmbox and suffering through it’s podcast problems … it will be so nice to have a working, full-featured (podcasts, music library, etc) music player again.

  16. jevon says:

    Thanks man!!! this worked like a charm^_^
    @ Pete Nelson – rythmbox is a real pain in the ass… i actually started coding my personal media player, now that amarok is baq i can rest a bit and think bout nice features for it

  17. Tim says:

    I fixed my problem with deleting /home/user/.xine/

  18. Whorider says:

    Can you update this for Karmic? That PPA doesn’t contain any karmic .debs.

  19. Pete says:

    @ Whorider
    Worked just fine for me in Karmic?

  20. There is a Karmic repository for all things KDE3 (including Amarok 1.4!) here:

    Simply install amarok-kde3.

  21. isaaclw says:

    in Karmic I had to run:
    sudo aptitude purge amarok amarok-utils

    before it would fully install.

  22. ink says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! GOSH I LOVE AMAROK1.4!!! (version 2 stiks -_- )

  23. Andrew P. says:

    Now, if someone could come up with a way for Amarok 1.4 Handbook to be accessible from the F1 key or the Help menu while running in Gnome. Better yet, how about a version of Amarok that is ported to Gnome and uses the Gnome “Yelp” help browser? I’ve tried various media players available for Linux and they all fall short of Winamp 2.78 on Windows, and that program was released about 10 years ago! Pathetic.

  24. Guacanagarix says:

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are my personal hero now XD

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