Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ubuntu: How to hide IP address

Here is the tutorials for hide the IP address during surfing via firefox.

Step one.

Add the following in the software sources for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 versions

deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org lucid main

For various version of ubuntu click the link

Now the type the following in terminal for authentication key

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb

Step two

Edit the /etc/polipo/config

Sudo gedit /etc/polipo/config

Erase all content of config file and copy & paste from the link.

Then type the following in terminal for restart the config file

sudo /etc/init.d/polipo restart

Step Three

Open the firefox and intall the add-on

Then restart the firefox.

For checking our ip address go to http://whatismyipaddress.com

Before hide the ip address

After hide the ip address

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ubuntu: How to install Google Earth version 6

Ubuntu, here is the simple instructions for installing the Google Earth version 6

Step 1: Type the following in terminal

sudo apt-get install lsb-core

Step 2:

Now install the google earth package for create deb package

sudo apt-get install googleearth-package
cd && make-googleearth-package --force (This command will create deb package in Home folder)

Now double click on deb package for google earth.

Then go to Applications->Internet->Google Earth

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ubuntu: How to remove the user name in top panel

If you want to Remove the user name in top panel please type the following command in terminal

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 0

If you want to restore the user name in top panel

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 1

If you like your real name( in about me) in top panel

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 2

Before remove the user name in panel

After remove the user name

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ubuntu: How to change drive label via terminal

First install the following applications.

sudo apt-get ntfsprogs

Then type the following command and note the drive for change the name.

sudo fdisk -l

sudo ntfslabel /dev/sda7 [name ]

For example one drive name is soft

Before change the drive name

sudo ntfslabel /dev/sda7 software

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ubuntu: How to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 is out today. Here is the tutorials for how to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10.

1.Open the release-upgrade from terminal

sudo gedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrade and set prompt=normal

2.Go to System->Administration->update manager->check

Then press the upgrade button.The upgrade process will begun

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ubuntu: How to install Libreoffice

Here is the tutorial for how to install libreoffice in ubuntu instead of open office..

In terminal type the following for download.

cd Desktop

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/LO_3.3.0-beta1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

Exatract and save.


sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/*.deb

After installation

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-9526_all.deb

Goto Applications->Office

1. Libre office 3.3 Writer

2.Libreoffice 3.3 Calc

You can use libreoffice and openoffice. Removing open office not necessary

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ubuntu: How to take screenshot via terminal

In ubuntu, a simple and open source programe imagmagick for taking screenshot via terminal.

Type the following and install the application

sudo apt-get install imagemagick


import xxxxx.png, here xxxxx is filename as you like.

Now a full screen picture.

Selected area picture

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ubuntu: How to find last correction in gconf-editor

Here is the tutorials for how to find the last correction in gconf-editor.

Type the keys Alt+F2,then type 'gconf-editor' and press run.

Then navigate apps->gconf-editor, select recent on right side.

Ubuntu: How to change window key to ubuntu key

Now, change window key to ubuntu key, it is simple and easy way.

Type the following in terminal

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L"

The second method type Alt+F2, then type 'gconf-editor' press ok


apps->metacity->global_keybindings-> . Find 'panel_main_menu' on right side. Press right click on panel_main_menu', select edit key and type 'Super_L', then press ok.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ubuntu: How to edit/save google docs via nautilus file manager

How to edit/save google docs via nautilus file manager without any browser.

First type the following in terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gdocs-mount-gtk

After installation, go to

Applications->Accessories->Google Docs Connection

Type the email address and password, then press ok.

Double click the Google docs drive,

Now edit/save the google docs easily without any browser.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ubuntu A torrent search application.

Torrent search application is used for searching torrent files in different torrent websites. Download and install it. Then

Go to Applications->Internet->Torrent search

Type name of the file and press find button

Double click the desired torrent files then download the torrent files

This application is supports following websites










Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ubuntu: A easy way to open a file system

Here is a simple way to open a file system.

Now press '/' key in the desktop, the following window is open

Type the file path in Location. for example type /etc/default/ in the location

Then press open button, the location is opened

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ubuntu: How to create launcher to a website

Now here is the tutorials for create desktop launcher for a special website instead of open the website from web browser.

In terminal type the following lines

sudo apt-get install prism

Now launch the program go to


Then type the favourite website name in url section.

Check Show status messages and progress

And check the desktop under create desktops. Choose favourite icon under icon section. Then press ok

Now the right click on launcher, select properties->permissions

Check allow executing file as program under execute.

Then press the close button.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ubuntu: PPA search via terminal

PPA search is small and simple tool for searching PPA for packages.

Now type the following in terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wrinkliez/ppasearch && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ppasearch

To run the programe type ppasearch in terminal

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ubuntu: A file manager Midnight commander

In ubuntu a nice file manager Midnight commander. It is easily installed and use it.

In ubuntu type the following in terminal

sudo apt-get install mc


It contains many features

1.Master renaming files,editing and copying
2.To view the rpm, deb files
3.Arrow keys control the selection
4.Function keys performs operations
5.It is mouse suppoort

It is also downloaded from here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ubuntu: To place the notification in different screen corners

Here is the tutorials for place to notifications in different corners.

First add the following repo in software sources.Type the following line in terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leolik/leolik

Then type following commands in terminal

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

pkill notify-osd

Now place the notification in bottom right corner, type the following in terminal

gconftool-2 -s /apps/notify-osd/gravity --type=int 3

then place the notification in bottom left corner

gconftool-2 -s /apps/notify-osd/gravity --type=int 4

The syntax of the command is

gconftool-2 -s /apps/notify-osd/gravity --type=int n

Here n is the number from the following

1 - top-right corner
2 - middle-right
3 - bottom-right corner
4 - bottom-left corner
5 - middle-left
6 - top-left corner

For the test type the following

notify-send xxx xxx is the text to send for notification

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ubuntu: Tracking your stolen linux laptop or desktop

Prey is simple and easy opensource application for tracking stolen linux laptop or desktop.

Now download the prey application and install it.

Then go to Applications->system tools->prey configurator

Getting api key and device key register in http://preyproject.com.

Now open preyproject.com and login.

If your laptop is stolen, press the green colour and give details of your laptop.

Then press update button. If the stolen laptop connected to the internet, the details of the laptop is coming through email.

Now click the link the detailed report here

Here the remote ip address is shown and photo of the operator thro' webcam.