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Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Linux Mint 13 Maya

Install Apache MySQL PHP phpmyadmin (LAMP) on Linux Mint 13 Maya

Installing Apache MySQL, PHP and phpmyadmin on Linux Mint 13 Maya is very easy. You start by installing a small utility called tasksel which does most of it for you. 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...

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Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

I love multi-tasking and Ubuntu 12.04 allows me to have my way with 4 (2×2) workspaces by default. However, old Gnome allowed one to change number of workspaces or viewports with ease. With new Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, one can achieve similar setup. One can have as many viewports as one wants and...

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Disable SELinux on Fedora 16 Verne

Disable SELinux on Fedora 16 Verne

You can disable SELinux in Fedora 16 Verne (which is more of an annoyance for several user) by editing the config file in /etc/selinux while being root (either you can use text editor of your choice or by using vi as described below) su vi /etc/selinux/config In vi to edit a file you first...

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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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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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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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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 (homeusername) 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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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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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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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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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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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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