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Extract Audio From Youtube HD MP4 Video Files

Extract Audio From Youtube HD MP4 Video Files

What if you want to get the audio file corresponding to one of the HD videos that you like on Youtube? It is very easy if you have a linux box to run a few simple commands. This post would also tell you how to convert an aac or m4a file to mp3. First...

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DIY Webcam Server or Home Security / Monitoring Setup Using BeagleBoard XM Running Ubuntu

DIY Webcam Server or Home Security / Monitoring Setup Using BeagleBoard XM Running Ubuntu

Earlier I showed how you can use a BeagleBoard XM as a home file server as well as a DLNA server using Ubuntu headless server. It is now time to extend the setup to include Home Security / Monitoring capability using a cheap webcam and a webcam server software. This tutorial is not restricted...

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Perfect Desktop Using Ubuntu 13.04 – Post Install Guide

Perfect Desktop Using Ubuntu 13.04 – Post Install Guide

Ubuntu 13.04  Raring Ringtail is not a LTS (Long Time Support release), however that is not going to stop us from jumping in to this Linux goodness with Ubuntu Raring. Clearly the Unity flavour keeps getting better and better with each new release. However, it should be noted that Adobe Acrobat is no longer...

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Enable Workspaces / Multiple Desktops in Ubuntu 13.04

Enable Workspaces / Multiple Desktops in Ubuntu 13.04

Default installation of Ubuntu 13.04 has workspaces disabled or one is left with only a single desktop. If you want to enable it, here is what to do. Launch system settings and then open Appearance settings. Move to Behavior tab and check the Enable workspaces box and you have regular 2×2 workspace. Not too...

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Subsonic Plugin for XBMC 12 Frodo

Subsonic Plugin for XBMC 12 Frodo

You love XBMC and can’t live without Subsonic! Then why not get them to entertain you together. I came across this XBMC subsonic-plugin while searching for the same a few months back. So the credit goes to the developers who were responsible for hacking some old code and getting it to work for XBMC...

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Clone or Backup an SD / SDHC / Micro SDHC Card / Media on Linux

Clone or Backup an SD / SDHC / Micro SDHC Card / Media on Linux

I wanted to move my Raspbmc installation to a faster SDHC card for my Raspberry Pi, a complete reinstall would be silly, unless you have tons of time to waste. Easy way is cloning! Cloning is good way to backup bootable Micro SDHC or SDHC etc. cards (these cards are notorious at failing without...

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Fixed Grub error: “symbol not found: ‘grub_efi_secure_boot'”

Fixed Grub error: “symbol not found: ‘grub_efi_secure_boot'”

If you have an EFI bios boot enabled computer then updating Ubuntu would leave Grub with the following error: error: symbol not found: 'grub_efi_secure_boot'. error: symbol not found: 'grub_efi_secure_boot'. The solution to this error is identical to the original hack needed to enable dual boot. The issue is that Ubuntu update copies the updated...

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BeagleBoard XM Powered File Server Using Ubuntu

BeagleBoard XM Powered File Server Using Ubuntu

Single Board computers like Raspberry pi and BeagleBoard have found wide range of applications among DIYers. This post tells you how to install Ubuntu headless server on a BeagleBoard single board computer and then configure it as a File Server using Samba (almost like a NAS). BeagleBoard XM is an OMAP3 board and works...

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How to Install or Remove DEB Packages Using dpkg (Ubuntu / Debian)

How to Install or Remove DEB Packages Using dpkg (Ubuntu / Debian)

This post explains how to install, uninstall, verify deb packages on Debian or Ubuntu. dpkg is the command that allows one to install or uninstall a .deb package in Ubuntu or Debian Linux. Here is how to use it. Before we begin, it is important to note that you should use dpkg only in...

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Repair / Recover Crashed fat32 Drive/ File System Using fsck in Ubuntu

Repair / Recover Crashed fat32 Drive/ File System Using fsck in Ubuntu

If your fat32 formatted USB memory stick / hard drive is failing on you and not allowing you to access it. You can try repairing it to restore access by using free tool fsck available with most linux distros. Beware: fsck does not guarantee full recovery but is certainly expected to fix the disk...

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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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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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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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