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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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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 (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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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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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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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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