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Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

If you are trying to apply the updates in Ubuntu (11.04 Natty Narwhal in this case) and you get error message telling you that “An unhandlable error occured” There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks. If...

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Google Launches Photosharing Site Photovine

Google Launches Photosharing Site Photovine

If Twitter came as an answer to micro blogging needs, Photovine might prove out to be an answer to photo-blogging needs, at least Google would be hoping it to be so, since they spent a modest sum of $228 million for Slide. Like all Google services, Photovine requires one to have an invite to...

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Light Desktop Environment for Fedora 15 (LXDE or XFCE)

Light Desktop Environment for Fedora 15 (LXDE or XFCE)

If you believe that you are not yet ready for Gnome 3 or if your hardware can’t handle the heavy desktop environments then you can always enjoy Fedora 15 Lovelock with your old hardware using light desktop shells like LXDE or XFCE. LXDE (Light X Desktop Environment) You can install it on Fedora 15 system by running...

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Change Default Boot Order Fedora 15 Lovelock

Change Default Boot Order Fedora 15 Lovelock

To change default boot choice for Fedora 15 dual or multiboot configuration where you are dual booting and want to have Windows as default auto boot choice, or the other way round, you can change the default boot choice in Fedora 15 by editing the file /boot/grub/grub.conf su vi /boot/grub/grub.conf Now you just need...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 15 Lovelock (Step by Step Guide)

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 15 Lovelock (Step by Step Guide)

This is an installation guide for Fedora 15 who want to dual boot Fedora 15 Lovelock alongside Windows 7 (should work with any version of Windows) and Fedora 15. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. Step 0: Before with start with the...

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How to View your Webcam on iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad

How to View your Webcam on iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad

If you have an iPod / iPad / iPhone you can turn it in to a handheld video monitor which can be used as a baby monitor or for surveillance or other security purposes. The setup is very simple (you just need a working webcam and a couple of free / inexpensive software) and...

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Torrent Website for Free Software

Torrent Website for Free Software

For those who are scared of the “t” word, lets clarify one thing. Downloading a file using torrents is not illegal, however downloading a software or video or music that is not free or is copyrighted is 100% illegal. Actually torrents happen to be a great way of downloading GPL and open source softwares...

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Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Linux Mint 11 Katya

Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Linux Mint 11 Katya

Installing Apache MySQL, PHP and phpmyadmin on Linux Mint Katya 11 is quite easy. You start by installing a small utility called tasksel sudo apt-get install tasksel Now you caninstall Apache2, php, MySQL all in one shot using the following command: sudo tasksel install lamp-server After this you would just need to install some...

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Install Gnome3 / Gnome Shell on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Install Gnome3 / Gnome Shell on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

While Gnome3 vs Unity debate is going on, you can test drive Gnome3 or Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick. After being initially impressed with new features introduced by Unity, I found it less useful and to a certain extent unfriendly to high resolution monitors, if you feel on similar...

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Disable SELinux on Fedora 15 Lovelock

Disable SELinux on Fedora 15 Lovelock

You can disable SELinux (which is more of an annoyance for several user) by editing the config file in /etc/selinux while being root su vi /etc/selinux/config In vi to edit a file you first need to hit the “i” key. Now change the text SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled like a regular text editor and save...

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Perfect Desktop Using Linux Mint 11 “Katya”

Perfect Desktop Using Linux Mint 11 “Katya”

If you love green then you ought to like Linux Mint which is Ubuntu spinoff. It is certainly one of the nicest looking Linux distros out there and being an Ubuntu spin-offs makes it reasonably stable and reliable too. Specially with Ubuntu Unity raking up a huge debate among *nix users regarding Unity’s usability...

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Remote Access to VirtualBox Guest OS Via RDP

Remote Access to VirtualBox Guest OS Via RDP

VirtualBox has a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Server which allows one to access the virtual machines remotely. Here is how to get this working (I am assuming you have VirtualBox installed and Virtual Machine created): 1. Download and install VirtualBox 4.0.8 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. 2. Enable Remote Display setting by...

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Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 15 Lovelock

Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 15 Lovelock

To enable the support for .rar archive files, you need to install a package called “unrar” which is only available though the RPMFusion repository. To enable this repository first, paste the following in a terminal while being root (type su at command prompt), however if you have enabled it already then you can skip...

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CPU Core and GPU Temperature Display in Windows 7

CPU Core and GPU Temperature Display in Windows 7

It is good to keep an eye on your CPU temperature variation to keep your system in good health and prolong its life. All CPU Meter combined with Core temp gets the job done for CPU temperature monitoring. Download and install them to have a reading like this Similarly, one can monitor GPU temperature...

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VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 15 Lovelock

VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 15 Lovelock

If you installed / virtualized Fedora 15 using VirtualBox then you need to install the following packages before installing the guest additions for Fedora 15 guest OS. Installation of guest additions is a must to get 3D video acceleration required to enable Gnome 3 that is shipped with Fedora Lovelock. 1. Install kernel headers...

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Perfect Linux Desktop Fedora 15 Lovelock: Post Install Guide

Perfect Linux Desktop Fedora 15 Lovelock: Post Install Guide

Fedora 15 brings out the ultra cool and awesome Gnome 3, this is the most revolutionary version of Gnome to come out ever. I think Gnome 3 is the slap in the face of Canonical for dropping Gnome and opting for Unity. I have yet to explore Gnome 3 fully, but from what I...

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Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Guest

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Guest

VirtualBox 4.0.4 is not fully compatible for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty as guest OS. The problem is in compiling the guest additions, which fails and therefore one can’t get 3D acceleration support for the guest OS. Solution lies in two steps: 1. You need to upgrade your VirtualBox installation in the Host OS (Windows host...

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Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0.8 was released on May 16, 2011. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if you want to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version by adding the Virtual box repository. VirtualBox 4.0.8 comes with some critical fixes, especially for...

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Mount Iso Images Using GUI in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Mount Iso Images Using GUI in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

There are multiple programs available in *nix that lets you mount iso or other image files without any command line tweaking. Here are two of my personal favorites, interestingly their names are very similar :). Gmount-iso is a great utility to mount iso images in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora etc.). You can install it...

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Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Ubuntu 11.04

Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Ubuntu 11.04

Installing Apache MySQL, PHP and phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal or Mint Linux is quite easy. You can start by installing Apache2, php, MySQL all in one shot using the following command: sudo tasksel install lamp-server If you get command not found then you would need to install tasksel first using this: sudo...

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