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Change Default Boot Order / Sequence for Grub2 in Fedora 16 Verne

Change Default Boot Order / Sequence for Grub2 in Fedora 16 Verne

Fedora finally took the leap to Grub2 with its latest release Fedora 16 Verne. So, if you want to change the boot order and default boot choice for your multiboot system this post tells you how you can do so. You no longer edit grub.conf or menu.lst files located in /boot/grub folder. Instead you...

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VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 16 Verne

VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 16 Verne

If you installed / virtualized Fedora 16 using VirtualBox then you need to install the following packages before installing the guest additions for Fedora 16 guest OS. Installation of guest additions is a must to get 3D video acceleration required to enable Gnome 3 that is shipped with Fedora Verne. 1. Install kernel headers...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 16 Verne (Step by Step Guide)

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 16  Verne (Step by Step Guide)

The Fedora Project recently released Fedora 16 (“Verne”), featuring GNOME 3.2, as well as virtualization and cloud enhancements including Aeolus and OpenStack integration. Fedora 16 upgrades to Linux 3.1, the GRUB2 bootloader finally shows up, and Firefox 7.0.1, while offering improved system settings, plus enhanced contact and document management apps. This installation guide is...

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OpenELEC: The Slimmer Trimmer and Cooler XBMC

OpenELEC: The Slimmer Trimmer and Cooler XBMC

Now OpenELEC lets you carry your HTPC with you in your USB drive. OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a HTPC software based on the ultra popular, the hip and chic XBMC (Xbox Media Center)  and supports full HD playback to your television with support for video and sound over the HDMI port...

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Perfect Desktop Using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot: Post Install Guide

Perfect Desktop Using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot: Post Install Guide

Ubuntu 11.10 tries to address some of the issues associated with the Unity Desktop system. Oneiric Ocelot also witnesses Canonical’s shift to Thunderbird as the default email client. This guide focuses on  the post install steps to ensure that you have the optimum PC experience with Ubuntu 11.10. Now that you have installed Ubuntu...

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntus 11.10 use Grub2. This post discusses the procedure to change the default boot choice for Grub for multi OS setting. If you want to make Windows to boot automatically by default, read on. With Grub 2 you can no longer edit grub.conf or menu.lst files located in /boot/grub folder. The file to be...

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Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Since Ubuntu 9.10, X server kill/restart option via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is disabled by default, to enable it in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot, follow the following approach. Click on the Ubuntu icon at top left corner and search for text “keyboard”. Launch the keyboard layout icon (first in search result as shown below) Now on the...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

This is an installation guide to dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu 11.10. Most users out there would have Windows 7 already installed on the only hard drive in the system. Desktop users might have multiple drives and typically prefer installing Ubuntu on...

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Ubuntu 11.11 Oneiric Ocelot Scheduled for October 13th Release

Ubuntu 11.11 Oneiric Ocelot Scheduled for October 13th Release

Latest version of Ubuntu 11.11 Oneiric Ocelot is going to be released today, i.e. 13th October 2011. As usual, expect the fresh release to have bugs. However if you love living on the edge, you should rush to http://www.ubuntu.com to grab the latest version of Ubuntu, others should wait couple of months before the...

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Live Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux Using Wallpaper Clock

Live Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux Using Wallpaper Clock

Wallpaper Clocks can be used to display “live” wallpapers for your Ubuntu box. By “live” I mean that these wallpapers have real-time working clock blended into the wallpaper image. There are ton’s of these wallpapers available at the website linked above,which really brighten up your desktop, most of these wallpapers are free to download....

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Find Version of GRUB Bootloader (Legacy or GRUB2) in Ubuntu / Linux

Find Version of GRUB Bootloader (Legacy or GRUB2) in Ubuntu / Linux

Planning on tweaking the settings of Grub bootloader on your machine, but you are not sure which version are you running? Yeah, it is very important to know, as commands are version specific and you may end up rendering your system unbootable if you run wrong commands. Well most recent versions of Ubuntu ship...

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Installs or Update Multiple Linux Distros from One Disc Using NetbootCD

Installs or Update Multiple Linux Distros from One Disc Using NetbootCD

Tired of downloading and burning different Linux Distros every time you want to try something new or at times when you have to update your system. The solution comes as NetbootCD, which allows you to download the latest versions of 7 distros directly from the disc, given you have network connection available. According to...

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Change Background Color for Emacs and Other Customizations

Change Background Color for Emacs and Other Customizations

If you like black background for emacs then you can do so by editing the .emacs file in your home (\home\username) directory. Just add the following lines in your .emacs file and save it to change the background color from black to white. gedit .emacs Now add these lines and save the file ;;to...

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Import Missing Launchpad PPA GPG Keys Automatically in Ubuntu

Import Missing Launchpad PPA GPG Keys Automatically in Ubuntu

Quite often when you add a PPA when the Ubuntu keyserver is down, the key is doesn’t get added. It can be quite annoying to search for and manually import the GPG keys for various PPAs. When you don’t have the appropriate GPG imported, in most cases you can’t update and when you run...

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How To Easily Share Your Wired or Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

How To Easily Share Your Wired or Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

This is applicable to most recent versions of Ubuntu like Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 etc.  A time may come in every computer’s  life when he / she has to share his / her internet connection  with another computer. I am not saying that one does this for fun, but you never know what life...

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Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

While there is subsonic and what not for streaming music from your home machine to your work machine. I just came across this no non-sense (free) super easy to setup and use, personal Jukebox tool called musicindex. It is an Apache module so if you are already running Apache then setting this up would...

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Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

While there are plenty of programs and options out there that let you backup data across different platforms like Bacula, BackupPc etc. Their setup is usually far too cumbersome for a regular user. I use my *nix box for my backup tasks. But I have a Windows 7 PC which has all the raw...

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Mount / Open Windows Shares Locally on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

Mount / Open Windows Shares Locally on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

One can open and view shared files and folders from computers running Windows from within Linux (e.g. Ubuntu Natty Narwhal or Maverick Meerkat or any older version) by merely typing the host name or ip of the Windows machine in the location bar of the nautilus or equivalent file browser smb://host_name_or_ip/sharename/ After you press...

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Beginning of An Affair Between Ubuntu One & iOS

Beginning of An Affair Between Ubuntu One & iOS

With the launch of an iPhone / iTouch / iPad streaming music app that lets you stream music from the Ubuntu One cloud to your device. This is the closest it can get between Linux and iOS which are two very different philosophies worlds apart. Remember unlike Ubuntu OS music streaming is not free after the...

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How to Extract 7-Zip Files on Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10

How to Extract 7-Zip Files on Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10

Support for 7-zip files can be added to Ubuntu (11.04, 10.10, 10.04 etc) by installing the following packages sudo apt-get install p7zip if you want to get the support for rar files in addition, you should do the following sudo apt-get install p7zip p7zip-rar Now you can use the regular archive manager to view...

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