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Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16

Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16

Due to a bug Gnome3 doesn’t load by default and only the failsafe Gnome 2 loads everything. However to enable Gnome3 or the Gnome shell with 3D effects in Fedora 16 guest installed using Virtualbox, you need to do the following: 1. After installing Fedora 16 Verne, install the  guest additions as described here....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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