Friday, December 10, 2010

How to audio ,video and flash plugins in open suse via command line

the package manager in open suse is a crappy one so always prefer the command line way to install all the codecs else it will eat up all your bandwidth here instead of apt-get install in ubuntu we use zypper install

zypper addrepo -f packman
zypper addrepo -f dvd
zypper install libxine1-codecs k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame libdvdcss w32codec-all
zypper install flash-player

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to get sudo privilage in debian lenny

Normally in debian lenny we can use only su to become the root ifwe nee to use the sudo power then we have to edit the /etc/sudoers file
first become root by using su

ganesh@debian:~$ su
debian:/home/ganesh# visudo

Now add the username to the list..
ganesh  ALL=(ALL) ALL

am attaching the scrrenshots

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How to make your own custom dist or custom ubuntu

I made a custom ubuntu distribution(ubuntu 10.04) with all these packages for electronics and electrical students  with all these packages installed in it....
  1. texmaker
    Rkwrd(gnu r)
    electric-electrical cad
    bluefish editor
I used Remastersys backup tool for this ......
Its is simple for beginners to use the gui and for experienced users can use thecommand line you can akso take the backup including the userdata by using remastersys

Remastersys can be found in synaptic after adding this line in /etc/apt/sources.lst
# Remastersys
deb karmic/

Monday, September 6, 2010

How to fix apache the problem i faced!!!!!!!!

While trying ti install moinmoin a python based wiki engine i faced a weird problem with apache server after installtion when i tried to restart apaches it displayed a n error like this.....

* Restarting web server apache2                                                                               apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
 ... waiting ..apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

This is how i solved the problem.....

ganesh@linux:~$ sudo kate /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

am now using kubuntu so i used kate as text editor instead of kate u can use gedit,vi etc

By default httpd.conf file will be blank. Now, simply add the following line to the file.
ServerName localhost
Save and exit the text editor
Now restart the apache using the command

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

my screenshots are given below discard the errors shown while opening the file with kate k....

Happy Hacking.............

Saturday, August 28, 2010

How to get Desktop zoom in ubuntu similar to Mac

Get compiz fusion installed in your system...Enable Enhanced Desktop zoom effect...chenage hotkeys according to your like i configured so that ctrl+mousebutton1 gives zoom in and shft+mousebutton1 gives me zoom out......

Select compiz settings manager and enable enhanced desktop zoom
select the hotkeys

 The above picture shows desktop before zooming.....

This is after zooming....

Enjoy....Happy Hacking....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Show the List of Installed Packages on Ubuntu or Debian

The command dpkg –get-selections will list all the installed packages in ubuntu/Debian system...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mobile Media Convereter in Linux...

Two days gao for my friend i was in search on a mobile media converter in which we can adjust the audio and video bit rates....After tiring search i found a mobile media coneverter...and after my experience its a superb one with all features even i can convert to mp3,mp4,wav,3gp,ipod etc.....Happy Hacking all....
The link to the site is given below....

Monday, May 24, 2010

How to install ruby on Ubuntu 10.04

 sudo apt-get install ruby-full
open up a shell and type irb and hit enter 
then u will geta prompt like this
first program in ruby
Hello world in ruby: 
 irb(main):001:0> "Hello World"
=> "Hello World"

Friday, April 23, 2010

How to add new icon sets to ubuntu

Here i will tell you how to add new icons to ubuntu in an easy way...
you can download the icon files from ubuntu artwork site or  and going to ubuntu icons tab.....or by going to the below link directly....

extract the downloaded folder...Then go to your home folder then press ctrl+H simultaneously....then you can see some hidden for .icons folder and paste the extracted icons folder here....
Then go to your desktop>rightclick>select change desktop background
Then select themes customize from lower right corner near install and in the new window opened select the folder from icons tab...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Enable Facebook chat in pidgin

To use facebook chat in pidgin enter the followig commands

1.sudo apt-get install pidgin-facebookchat


Now you should have pidgin-facebookchat-1.38.deb package.Install this .deb package using the following command

3.sudo dpkg -i pidgin-facebookchat-1.38.deb

This will complete the installation.After installation you need to restart Pidgin! You will then have a FacebookChat option in your accounts manager dialog.

screenshot of terminal is added

Monday, April 12, 2010

Configuring twitter in Ubuntu

This will help you to configure twitter in ubuntu....
open termnal....
type this command
sudo apt-get install pidgin-mbpurple
this is a plugin to use twitter in pidgin.....
After instalation select add account then in the protocol select Twitter IM there is also an old twitter im dont select that...
then type the account details.....
use it.....

To see the replies, send the command /replies
To look for new tweets (although it auto-refreshes), send the command /refresh

for othr IM's you can use /buzz for making a buzz

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to open .PSD extension file in Ubuntu Linux

Today one of my colleague during work tried to open a psd extension file in ubuntu.PSDis a photoshop document when i googled for the abbrevation.Like all i too thought it should open in GIMP but GIMP didnt recognize it...then we tried for Inkscape that too didnt work ....
Then just for a test tried open office presentation and bang it worked...
to open a .psd file is easy in open office...
go to insert>picture>from file....
then select the .psd file it will load...

Hapy Hacking.....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Media change: please insert the disc labeled ‘Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ – Release i386 (20091028.5)’ in the drive ‘/cdrom/’ and press enter--The weird problem in ubuntu

When almost all the packages are downloaded, i saw the following lines from the terminal
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
‘Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ – Release i386 (20091028.5)’
in the drive ‘/cdrom/’ and press enter
the solution is..................

fire the terminal type the following commands in screenshot...

sources.list file looks as follows , comment the cdrom line in sources.list file
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.2)]/ karmic main restricted
# See for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)]/ karmic main restricted #commented line
deb karmic main restricted
deb-src karmic main restricted
## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb karmic-updates main restricted
deb-src karmic-updates main restricted

  save & close the file

  apt-get update.

this is the solution to this weird problem.............

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Edit Grub in karmic

To edit grub in ubuntu 9.10 or karmic

Open terminal

$ sudo apt-get install grub2 
$ sudo upgrade-from-grub-legacy
$sudo chmod 777 /boot/grub/grub.cfg
$sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
by doing this you can edit grub and delete the update entries that are added while updation
and you can restore only the main entries 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mp3splt-mp3 splitter in linux

Mp3Splt-project is a utility to split mp3 and ogg files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding. It's very useful to split large mp3/ogg to make smaller files or to split entire albums to obtain original tracks. If you want to split an album, you can select split points and filenames manually or you can get them automatically from CDDB (internet or a local file) or from .cue files. Supports also automatic silence split, that can be used also to adjust cddb/cue splitpoints. You can extract tracks from Mp3Wrap or AlbumWrap files in few seconds. For mp3 files, both ID3v1 & ID3v2 tags are supported. Mp3splt-project is split in 3 parts : libmp3splt, mp3splt and mp3splt-gtk.
This is a very useful software for us......

Download mp3splt from here......

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Installing package file

There are many different kinds of Linux package files. Most of these are associated with the package managers of specific Linux distributions. Examples are Debian Package files (.deb files), RPM Package Manager files (.rpm files), and Tarballs (.tar files).
This section deals with installing these single files.

Install/uninstall .deb files

These files are Debian packages. The package files associated with Ubuntu have the .deb suffix because of Ubuntu's close relations with the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. You will need administrative privileges to install a .deb file.

To install a .deb file

sudo dpkg -i package_file.deb
To uninstall a .deb file
sudo dpkg -r package_name

Convert .rpm files to .deb files

Another type of package files is Red Hat Package Manager files which have the .rpm suffix. It is not recommended to install these on an Ubuntu system. In almost all cases, a native Ubuntu .deb package is available. However, if absolutely necessary, an .rpm file can be converted to a .deb package using the program alien. The resulting .deb file will be installed using dpkg as indicated above.
  1. Install the alien package,then on terminal
    sudo alien package_file.rpm

    Install tarballs

    Files with the .tar, .tgz, .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 suffix are package files known as tarballs which are widely used in Linux and Unix.
    If there is no native Ubuntu package available in any of the Ubuntu repositories, you can use the command line to install or uninstall the tarball file.
    The first step will be to uncompress and extract the tarball. If it is a .tgz or a .tar.gz, in a Terminal enter:

    tar xfvz tarball_name