Monday, November 30, 2009

How to Print Large Posters in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

PosteRazor cuts a raster image into pieces which can afterwards be printed out and assembled to a poster. As input, the PosteRazor takes a raster image. The resulting poster is saved as a multipage PDF document. An easy to use, wizard like user interface guides through 5 steps.

It is a nice utility with lot of features and easy to use. it having a great file format support. 

Supported Formats
Image Types
Monochrome, Grayscale, 4 Bit palette, 8 Bit palette, 24 Bit RGB, 48 Bit RGB (only via TIFF and PNG), 32 Bit CMYK (only via TIFF) 
Dimension Unitsm, mm, cm, inch, ft, pt(72th inch)

It supports the following page Lay outs
DIN A4, DIN A3, Legal, Letter, Tabloid

Output Format

How to Install PosteRazor in ubuntu/debian Linux

open a terminal  and type
$ sudo apt-get install posterazor

or use Synaptic Package Manager for Installation.

How to Start Go Programming - A Video Introduction

Here You can see a Video Introduction to Go Programming. This will help you to start Go Programming. 56 Minute Duration.

Simple LAMP (Linux Apache MySql PHP) Installation for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

 LAMP Server ( LINUX APACHE MYSQL PHP) is essential for web developers.  You can use lot of methods to install LAMP Server. But I think the following is the most simplest method.

Open a terminal and  type the following

$ sudo tasksel install lamp-server

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Handbrake : Rip DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, OGM in Ubuntu 9.04 Karmic Koala

HandBrake is a multithreaded video transcoder, This  will allow us to rip DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM. It is open source and is under the GPL. To use this program only need the DVD VIDEO_TS folder with the files or a DVD image to pass to the other formats are MP4 and MKV, MPEG-4, H.264, AAC audio or Theora, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 and DTS.

How to Install in Ubuntu/debian

Download Deb file for ubuntu/Debian Here 32Bit    64Bit
Now double click on deb file and install with gdebi or
Open a terminal and type
$sudo dpkg -i HandBrake-0.9.4-Ubuntu_GUI_i686.deb

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

UNP a Universal File Unpacking Utility for Ubuntu / Debian

Unp is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files in easy way. It support several compressors and archiver programs, chooses the right one(s) automatically and extracts one or more files using a single command. It supports rar, zip, tar.gz, deb, tar.gz2, rpm etc..

How to Install unp in ubuntu / Debian

$ sudo apt-get install unp

Usage Method 1 (unpack all archives in a directory)

$ unp *.*

Method 2 (unpack, for example, all .rar archives in a directory):

$ unp *.rar

Method 3 (unpack 1 archive):

$unp archivefile

Method 4 (unpack several archives at the same time):

$unp archivefile1 archivefile 2

More examples
unp *.tar.gz, unp *, unp *.rpm, unp *.deb, unp *.zip, unp *.rar

$man unp ( for more help)

A simple error noted in unp is , It doesn’t extract RAR archives with full path

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How to start PHP Programming. Write your First Program in PHP

Here I will show how to start php programming. Lot of my friends like php, but there is a starting trouble. This will help you to write your first php program.

You need to install LAMP (Linux Apache, Mysql, PHP )Server.
Click Here How to install LAMP Sever in Ubuntu Linux

Now you can check your Apache webserver

Open a browser (firefox) and type http:// in address bar

It Shows " It Works "

Now you can test your PHP

See your server root is pointed to the folder /var/www by default. So you have to save your programs in /var/www. But There is a problem, you can't write in to the folder /var/www as ordinary user, it needs root privilege . (I am using gksu for solving this proble, it will ask for your sudo password)

open a terminal type the following

$cd /var/www

$ gksu gedit helloworld.php

write the program
echo "hello world";
now save and quit

open browser (firefox)

type the following in the address bar

Now You will get the result in the browser

" hello world"

Now your First PHP program is Working

write valuable comments for helping php beginners

How to manage your Mobile internet connection in Ubuntu with Launch2net

Launch2net for Ubuntu Linux is a professional mobile Internet Connection Manager for Ubuntu users. launch2net will recognize your type of modem or ExpressCard as well as the SIM card and does not need intricate driver installations or configurations.

A user friendly graphical frontend gives most important information at a glance, like network information, signal strength, online time and data throughput.

It is Simle to use, no long searches for modem drivers or connection settings. launch2net gets you online simple and fast with a few clicks.

L2N have a simple SMS text message manger. You can use launch2net to send, receive and manage your SMS text messages with support of multipart and multigroup messages.

Try to connect your Mobile connections RELIANCE, TATA INDICOM, BSNL with this and write your valuable comments

How to insta;; Launch2net in ubuntu

Download the deb file form here

Now double click on the downloaded file and proceed with gdebi installtion

or Open a terminal and type

$ sudo dpkg -i launch2net2_1.6.0-0_i386.deb

Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to Manage Bluetooth Device in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with Blueman

Now a days most of devices comes with bluetooth facilty. If you have a mobile phone and a Laptop, You must Blueman, It will help you a lot.

Blueman is a GTK+ Bluetooth Manager
Blueman is designed to be simple and intuitive for everyday bluetooth tasks such as:

* Connecting to 3G/EDGE/GPRS via DUN profile.
* Connecting to/Creating bluetooth networks
* Connecting to input devices
* Connecting to audio devices
* Sending/Receiving/Browsing files via OBEX
* Pairing

How to Install Blueman in Ubuntu

Go to System—>Administration—>Software—>Sources.Now click on Third-Party Software tab, and add the following

deb jaunty main

Now reload the repositories
open a terminal and type
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install blueman

Now open System --> Preference --> Bluetooth Manager

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What is new features in Mandriva 2010

Popular Desktop Linux distribution Mandriva 2010 released . See some new features in mandriva 2010.

Easy and stylish new Installer

Mandriva introduced a Live Upgrade , which help you to upgrade packages easily.

xguest package based Guest accounts, it offers safe temporary access to the system via gdm or kdm.

Mandriva 2010 is based on Linux 2.6.31 improved its wireless Support with easier wifi key setup.

mandriva is the first distribution who integrate the Moblin 2.0 environment designed for mobile desktop platforms,

Improved boot time offers a lightning startup

Krandr ( Desktop resolution dynamic changer ) will be more integrated into KDE4.

Openoffice 3.1 included

Mandriva comes with KDE 4.3.2

Improved Diskdrake offers a user friendly disk partitioning with Raid and 2TB Disk support

The Plymouth boot splash technology, which provides a graphical boot animation during the boot process.

Mandriva 2010 will have GNOME 2.28. It contains the latest version of GTK+ with client-side window.

How to Install Skype in Fedora 12

The new version of Fedora 12 is released. You can install famous communication software skype in fedora 12 using some simple steps.
  • Hardware requirements
  • 1 Ghz processor or faster.
  • 256 MB RAM.
  • 20 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
  • Microphone and speakers or headset.
  • Internet connection – broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls).
  • Video card driver with Xv support.
  • Software requirements
  • Qt 4.2.1+
  • D-Bus 1.0.0
  • libasound2 1.0.12
  • PulseAudio 0.9.10+ (optional)
  • PulseAudio 0.9.15+ (optional recommended)

Technical details

Download Skype for fedora from here

Double Click and Install

Friday, November 20, 2009

How to Install Skype perfectly in ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

The world famous communication software skype can easily install in ubuntu 9.10 Karmic koala with simple steps. Skype can be used for Free calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet. Plus great value calls to phones anywhere in the world. with a broadband internet connection you can make low cost calls to land phones and mobile phones.

First you have to add medibuntu repository.
you can choose one of the following methods for adding medibuntu repository

Open a terminal and type
$ sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
$ sudo apt-get -q update


# gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add the line
deb karmic free non-free


Open System -->Administration-->Synaptic Package Manager and then Settings --> Repositories -->Other Software --> ADD --> deb karmic free non-free

After Adding Medibuntu

$ sudo apt-get install skype

Now Your skype is ready for use

$ skype

If you have a any difficulty you can directly download the deb file and install

Download the deb file for skype from here

now double click on the deb file

open a terminal and type

$ sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What is new in Fedora 12

Fedora 12 released with lot of new features. Fedora 12 is aiming intel's next generation processor Atom.

Networ manager made easier access to both normal LAN connections and mobile broadband . Bluetooth PAN support offers a simple click through process to access the Internet from your mobile phone. IPv6 support has also been improved.

Improved video support with Next-generation (Ogg) Theora video. Superb Graphics with Kernel mode setting (KMS) support and support for latest 3D and HD Graphics cards.

Easy and Simple bug reporting Tool is introduced for low end users. Enhanced Audio Support with PulseAudio system. Smarter updating with yum support.

Bootable USB creating Tool, Enhanced Wi-Fi Support with built in Broadcom firmware.
Improved webcam support.

See More here

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Play Windows Games in Linux using PLAYONLINUX - How to install Playonlinux in Ubuntu 9.10

PlayOnLinux is a Free Sofware which allows users to easily install and use lot of Windows games and softwares in Linux. Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings an accessible and efficient solution to this problem, cost-free and rescpetful of the free softwares.
  • You don't have to own a Windows® license to use PlayOnLinux.
  • PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its possibilities yet it keeps the user away from its complexity while exploiting some of its advanced functions.
  • PlayOnLinux is a free software.
  • PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python
How to install Playonlinux in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Open a Terminal and type the following

$ sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

$sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

OR Your can download the deb package from here

$ sudo dpkg -i PlayOnLinux_3.7.deb

Saturday, November 14, 2009

how to install google Go in Ubuntu

We have decided to promote the next generation programming language Go from google. Our most experienced computer Professional prof.Sunil T T write a howto for installing google Go in Ubuntu. Ubuntu is the popular operationg system for common man, that is why he wrote a how to for porting Go in Ubuntu. Try Go and write comments, We can start Go Now see the how to here How to install go in Ubuntu Click Here

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Go: New programming language from google

This language should allow compilation speed even for large binary files, have a good support for multi-processing, management and innovative light-oriented programming (OOP).
Currently, there are two official compilers: Gccgo, which relies on GCC as a back-end, and a suite of compilers, 6g and 8g, respectively developed for x86 64-bit and x86 32-bit. Google should also release the short-term support for ARM chips and devices Android.

sample Code Hello world

// varkala.go /
package main
import fmt "fmt" / / package that implements the functions of I / O.
func main () {
fmt. printf ( "Hello World \ n");
see official site

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remaster ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with remastersys

Previously some there was some problem for remastering Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic koala). Karmic Koala is using Grub 2, remastersys is designed for grub 1. Now Remastersys is redesigned for ubuntu 9.10 with grub 2 and it is working. you need Remastersys version 2.0.13-1 or higher.
All other options are just like previous versions. see here

how to install latest version remastersys in ubuntu 9.10
add the following repository to your apt source by editing /etc/apt/sources.list or
add repository using System-->Administration-->Synaptic package Manager --> Settings -->Repositories-->Third-party-software-->Add

deb karmic/

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install remastersys (or use synaptic)

I have created a Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD with Multimedia Support, java, LAMP server, GCC and lot more.......

Monday, November 9, 2009

Change your xsplash Boot Screen with your desktop change in ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Ubuntu has gained new splash screen software called xsplash, and is introduced in ubuntu 9.10 karmic Koala. Here a simple nice script for changing your xsplash screen with respect to your desktop wallpaper. Every time you change the desktop wallpaper, it will automaticaly change the xsplash screen.

Download This Script

1. Download and extract the file
(use command tar -xzvf 114984-wallpaper_daemon_1.2.tar.gz)
2. Copy file to a safe place, it won’t get deleted.
3. Now change the file permission of
[ use command chmod +x]
4. Now Install it. Run ./ --install
5. Add to the startup programs
[System > Preferences > Startup Applications]
6. Restart

Now set up your desktop wallpaper, same time your xsplash screen will also change

Friday, November 6, 2009

Nice Tool for eeePC Linux Users : eee-control

eee-control is an easy-to-use utility for controlling Eee PC hardware under Linux. It can toggle hardware (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) ON and OFF, lets you configure all hardware hotkeys, enables aggressive powersaving, and more. Almost all Eee PC netbook models are supported to varying degrees.Ubuntu9.04 and higher will support eee-control with out any kernel modification.

Download the deb file from here

after downloading open a terminal
$sudo dpkg -i eee-control_0.9.4_all~jaunty.deb

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Howto Enable and Disable ROOT Account in Ubuntu

Enabling the root account in ubuntu is rarely necessary. Almost everything you need to do as root of an Ubuntu system can be done via sudo or gksudo. If you really need a persistent root login, the best alternative is to simulate a root login shell using the following command...
$sudo -i ( same as sudo su)

To enable the root account

$ sudo passwd root

To Disable the root account

sudo usermod -p '!' root

Monday, November 2, 2009

How to make your own splashimage for GRUB2 on ubuntu 9.10

This how to help you to add your own grub splash image(image in the boot menu).

1. Open any picture in GIMP
2. Resize canvas size to 640x480 ( If you are an expert you can add higher resolutions)
3. Now Save as .png or .tga format (in some versions jpg also works)

now copy the file to /boot/grub folder (eg: $sudo cp /home/shibu/xxx.tga /boot/grub)

For appearing new splashimage, you need to edit the file /etc/grub/05_debian_theme

$gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

Now Find the following (it may be near 15th lane)

for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/moreblue-orbit-grub.{png,tga} ; do

to replace 'moreblue-orbit-grub' with the name of your splashimage :

for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/ceattingal.{png,tga} ; do

Now Run grub-mkconfig for writing the changes to grub-conf

$ sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Now Everything Over, You can Reboot Now.