With the 32 bit version of karmic giving me access to 3.9GB of RAM on my laptop, I ventured to install Lotus Notes 8.5.1.
Previously, there were issues attempting to run this 32 bit software on a the 64 bit version of ubuntu 9.04 but I was expecting a smooth install since I now had a 32 bit platform.
The installation went fine by following this:
Download Notes 8.5.1 debian version
Run each one - which automatically launched the installer
Next add some fonts to make it pretty
$ sudo apt-get install ttf-xfree86-nonfree
If you run Notes at this point you will get no joy whatsoever. You will also need to copy some gnome 2.7 files.
You can pick up the files from one of these places:
Copy them to the following folder:
Starting notes after copying these four files now works correctly - with the exception of sametime.
For some reason sametime only runs for about 47 seconds then detaches from the sametime server for about 47 seconds. This repeats annoyingly!
Shame but sametime works for Empathy - as long as it is the first IM service you set up, so you still have IM of sorts.