Extraordinary changes will be included to the upcoming release Lisa the code name of Linux Mint 12. Clement Lefebvre Linux Mint project leader just revealed Linux Mint 12 preview features Gnome 3 along with Mint Gnome Shell Extensions “MGSE” and many improvements. Continue reading
Desktop gadget shows pictures in your desktop from many sources online image hosting or locally from directories located in your hard drive. Continue reading
GTK Window decorations is gone, Emerald window decorations is gone, compiz visual effects not working, Title bar is gone along with “close, minimize, maximize” buttons. Many of you guys maybe had to faced these problems before, usually happen when visual effect is active using compiz. so here i will show you how to easily fix these problems. Continue reading
After installing many applications, adding extra repositories you might need to remove useless packages and repositories, this will help you to save some space form system directory and keep your system performing better. Continue reading
it’s quite good to take control of your machine using your phone with bluepad application the idea of the application two packages 1st one installed on your distribution for example Ubuntu 10.04 and the 2nd one the phone and will list the supported phones for this application.
Using Bluepad on your phone will let you to do a lot of things to control you machine such as control multimedia files for playing audio and movies files, presentations files for open office, even games you use this application as game pad.
check this video show how Bluepad working
Here some screenshots
This is the supported devices for BluePad
- Benq-Siemens EF81 – Tomas R
- Motorola V360 – Claudio
- Motorola Razr V3x – ourselves
- Motorola Razr V3xx – Michael Ellis
- Nokia 5300 – Samuel Sieb
- Nokia 6126 – Samuel Sieb
- Nokia 6131 – Alejandro Lázaro
- Nokia 6230 – David
- Nokia 6230i – Lars Friedrichs
- Nokia 6234 – Juan
- Nokia 6280 – Patrício Fernandes
- Nokia 6288 – ourselves
- Nokia 6300 – Phil (despo)
- Samsung E390 – Nelson Vinagre
- Sony Ericsson k610 – Ruben Silva
- Sony Ericsson k750 – Anna Filipova
- Sony Ericsson k510 – Anna Filipova
- Nokia 6110 Navigator – ourselves
- Nokia 6680 – ourselves
- Nokia E51 – Tito Garrido
- Nokia E61 – Tomasz Dominikowski
- Nokia N80 – Vitor Nogueira
- Nokia N95 - Mike Cronenworth
For more information about Bluepad follow this link
Inform Bluepad community if you tested this application on other devices listed up there.
That’s it for now.
Linux Mint 9 default wallpaper posted on linux mint blog by Clem, looks really good wallpapers I always liked linux mint desktop backgrounds. Linux mint suppose to be released on two days from now according to this post Linux Mint 9 ETA
A quick How To For today create ISO file from CD or DVD using command line.
Usually I use this command to get an ISO image from Disk for operating system, for example I have Kubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Disk, and i want to use that image on my virtual machine, instead of keeping the CD inside my CD ROM all the time.
Also you can use it as a backup way to keep your files safe on ISO file. I am sure you will figure out many ways to use this command for :)
Insert the disk
then open terminal,,, type
I am not sure what dd stand for ” destroy data “, ” delete ” according to wiki :)
if : input file
of : output file for the image will be copied to
dvd : it’s a variable according to what’s the device name located on ” dev ” directory
to get more information about dd unix command follow this link
That’s it for now, If you have any questions please inform me.
Most Linux distributions released with .ISO file extension it’s quite easy to burn it on CD or DVD, Many applications you can use for burning ISO image by default on Ubuntu and Xubuntu using applications called Brasero disk burner. support Data disk burning, Audio, Video, copy disks…
Documentation Link: BurningIsoHowto
It’s quite easier to use keyboard instead of the mouse sometimes, some changes comes up with the new release of Gnome GDM 2.30 for Nautilus. we already reviewed how to move “close, minimize, and maximize” button to right hand side of the title bar in this post. This tested on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, also it’s working on other platforms as long as the gnome GDM 2.30 installed.
So here you can find many shortcuts will help you to easily navigate and use your file browser.
F3 : Extra pane ” This options is new with Gnome 2.30 ”
Ctrl+S : Select Pattern [enter pattern]
Alt+ENTER : File/Folder Properties
Shift+Ctrl+N : Create New Folder
Ctrl+1 : Toggle View As Icons
Ctrl+2 : Toggle View As List
Shift+Right Arrow : Open Directory (List View)
Shift+Left Arrow : Close Directory (List View)
F2 : Rename File
Ctrl+A : Select All
Ctrl+T : Delete (to Trash)
Ctrl+W : Close Window
Ctrl+Shift+W : Close All Nautilus Windows
Ctrl+R : Reload Nautilus Window
Alt+Up Arrow : Open Parent
Alt+Left Arrow : Back
Alt+Right Arrow : Forward
Alt+Home : Home Folder
Ctrl+L : Location Bar
F9 : Toggle Sidepane
Ctrl+H : Show Hidden Files
Ctrl++ : Zoom In
Ctrl+- : Zoom Out
Ctrl+0 : Normal Size
Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.
Themes listed down there working for Empathy and Adium, Empathy supports Adium Message Styles starting from 2.27.3 (if built with WebKitGtk support).
How to install Empathy Themes:
This on ubuntu 10.04 LTS
paste the theme folder to this directory “/usr/share/adium/message-styles”
Renkoo and Renkoo Naked have custom background support!!!! Dreams do come true!!
This message style is the realisation of design ideas I’ve had in my head over the past few months. It builds on the basic stripped-down code of a previous, unreleased theme.
This is the first version released and I have set it at v.8 because there are still a number of things I have not touched as of yet. You will probably get unexpected results with.
Added 2 new variants to GoneDark: Crimson & Steel.
Added new style called GoneDark Polarized, the albino brother of GoneDark.
GoneDark Polarized contains 5 themes: Arctic, Cosmos, Firelight, Margarita & Standard.
Added Service name to message window.
Fixed issue with long strings not wrapping to the next line.
Fixed the ability to change the background. Changing fonts still an issue.
Graphics by Imrik, updated and reworked by myself.
Transparency abound, Eclipse can stand in front of anything. It’s fun, subtle, beautiful, utterly kick-ass, and any other adjective you want it to be.
Now with more variants and cleaner code.
Candybars is a simple message view style without buddy icons and other unnecessary distractions. It comes in 25 different color variations.
Adium Matte is the Adium version of iChat Matte. It simulates iChat’s bubbles but instead of the default aqua appearance, it uses a matte appearance that is more subtle and appealing.
Because of the limitations of Adium Message Styles and my own time, I was only able to make incoming variants. Your message color will always be aqua. Feel free to change this to anything you want with the main.css stylesheet in the xtra. It will accept any color and mask it accordingly.
A quick How To: change the password for users accounts on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using Terminal
change the password for the operating system from time to time, that’s keep your stuff safe.
- Instructions to make a strong password
it really important to know how to choose your password make sure you have included different letters, not a familiar word, not a birthday, not a mobile phone number, try to use capital letters, signs such as ” *-+_..” stuff like this.
Go to terminal
passwd "username" without quotes ""
will ask you for current password
then it will ask you for new password you want, make sure you remember to this instructions to make a strong password.
that’s it for now.
Temporary files located on /tmp directory will be deleted by default with every time you restart or shutdown from ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It becomes handy some times if you want to keep your tmp files for some applications already installed in your machine in case you want to use it later.
Open this your filesystem directory /etc/default/rcS Open this file
In line 10 you will find ” TMPTIME=0 ” by default the value is zero that value delete temporary files with every time you restart the machine.
If you want to keep your files for ever make the value ” TMPTIME=0 ” with negative number. ” not recommended it will ”
If you want to keep temporary file for two days, change the value to be ” TMPTIME=2 ”
so that’s for now