Thursday, February 24, 2011

How to Convert Webpage to PDF in Ubuntu/Debian Linux : wkhtmltopdf

Wkhtmltopdf is a command line utility for converting  webpage / html to  PDF.


  • Convert web pages into PDF documents using webkit
  • Adding headers and footers (static version only)
  • TOC generation (static version only)
  • Batch mode conversions
  • (Linux) No longer requires an XServer to be running (however the X11 client libs must be installed)
How to install wkhtmltopdf in Ubuntu / Debian
$  sudo apt-get install wkhtmltopdf

See More Usage Details here

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How to : simulation of arduino programs using virtual breadboard (Freeware)

VirtualBreadboard is a simulation and development environment for embedded applications that use microcontrollers. It is easy to use and can replace a protoboard for experimenting with new designs.It is a freeware.
VBB simulates many of the PIC16 and PIC18 microcontroller devices with now Arduino emulation. In addition a wide variety of simulated components such as LCD’s, Servos, logic and other IO devices that can be used to model and simulate high level circuits. See More Here 

Friday, February 18, 2011

How to watch the Bandwidth Stats by Process using NetHogs in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

NetHogs is a lightweight Linux text-based tool that monitors bandwidth usage, then groups it by process, Network administrators can  can see which PIDs are using the most bandwidth, and if necessary, you can kill the process.
It supports

  • Shows TCP download- and upload-speed per process
  • Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Supports both Ethernet and PPP 
How to Install Nethogs in Ubuntu /debian

Open a Terminal and type the following

$sudo apt-get install nethogs


$ sudo nethogs eth0
For More help
$ man nethogs 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to change the Grub 2 settings without using the command line In Ubuntu 10.10 with Grub Customizer 2.0

Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the grub2. The application allows the user to add, remove, freeze, rename and reorder boot menu items. Grub Customizer 2.0  contains an user interface to edit the /etc/default/grub-Settings. It a;so help you to select the default entry, change the visibility of the menu, timeout, kernel parameters, disable recovery entries, change screen resolution, (GFX_MODE), Menu colors (grub2 only), background image (grub2 only). You can avoid the painful experience of command line based Grub Editing.

How to install Grub Customizer 2.0 In ubuntu
Open A Terminal and type the following

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
Now it is available in Menu
Applications > System Tools > Grub Customizer 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Best download Manger for Ubuntu Linux - Uget

Uget (formerly urlgfe) is a Free and Open Source download manager written in GTK+ , it has many of features like easy-to-use , cross-platform (Windows & GNU/Linux) , support pause and resume , classify download , every category has an independent configuration
Free and Open Source .
Simple , easy-to-use and lightweight .
Support resume download , so if your connction lost you don’t need to start from first .
Classify downloads , and every category has independent configuration and queue .
Queue download .
Integrate with Firefox through Flashgot plugin .
Monitoring clipboard .
Import downloads from HTML file .
Batch download , you can download many files has same arrange , like file_1 file_2 …. file_20 , you don’t need to add all links , just one link and changeable character .
Can be used from command line .

how to install uget in ubuntu

$ apt-get install uget

Sunday, February 6, 2011

How to install linuxmint main menu in Ubuntu 10.10

Linux mint is a good flavor of  linux operating system based on ubuntu. See how to install linuxmint main menu in ubuntu.

Add the following PPA in software source.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/mintmenu && sudo apt-get update

After installing PPA

$ sudo apt-get install mintmenu

The linuxmint maint menu is installed. The right click on top panel select 'Add to panel'->search and select mintmenu

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How to Autostart a program at bootup in ubuntu Linux

I you want to auto start a program (or script) in ubuntu Linux  at bootup by creating a symbolic link to that program (or script) in the ~/.config/autostart folder.

For example, to start Firefox at bootup, create a symbolic link:

$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox ~/.config/autostart

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How To Install LTSP in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) is a free and open source software for Linux that allows many people to simultaneously use the same computer. Applications run on the server with a terminal known as a thin client (also known as an X terminal) handling input and output. Generally, terminals are low-powered, lack a hard disk and are quieter than desktop computers because they do not have any moving parts.
In case of the newer MueKow (LTSP 5) setup, the client first builds an SSH tunnel to the LTSP server's X environment, through which it will start the LDM login manager (on the LTSP server). From this point forward, all programs are started on the LTSP server, but displayed and operated from the client.

See How to install LTSP in Ubuntu with few simple steps.
First You have to set a Static IP address in Your Machine to
( See How to setup static IP)
Open a terminal in your existing Ubuntu Machine ad type the following Commands

$ sudo apt-get install ltsp-server-standalone openssh-server

$ sudo ltsp-build-client
$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
$ sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart

Now Your LTSP Server is ready. Set PXE boot in client system ( This means you have to select Network card as your Boot Device).

If you change your IP Address You have to do the following
* Configure DHCP Server (/etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf)
* Run command "sudo ltsp-update-sshkeys"