Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ubuntu: A new version of Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1

Mozilla thunderbird 3.1 is released finally. This 3.1 version comes with many improvements like quick filter tool bar for searching purpose.

There are two methods of installing the verison.

1. Ubuntuzilla

Download the ubuntuzilla and install it

Type the following in terminal -a install -p thunderbird

2. Download the .deb file from the following link and install it.

Thunderbird i386

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ubuntu: GIMP new version 2.6.9

GIMP is a open source programme. A new version 2.6.9 is released. It is better than photoshop.

How to install the new version in ubuntu?

Type the following in terminal and add in software source

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/linuxfreedomlucid

sudo apt-get update

If you already installed, type the following in terminal

sudo apt-get upgrade

New installed, type the following in terminal

sudo apt-get install gimp

It is a cross platform programme, a window version is also available

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ubuntu: How to install new version of VLC

Now new version of VLC 1.1.0 is released. Here is the tutorials for how to install the new version

Type the following commands in terminal and add the software sources

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

Then go to Applications->sound & video->VLC media player

A view via web camera

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ubuntu: Auto hide cursor after 5 seconds

Here is the tutorials for how to hide the cursor after 5 seconds

Now go to ubuntu software centre and search the programme 'Unclutter' and install it.

Applications->ubuntu software centre

For execute the programme press 'Alt+F2' . Now open the window and type the 'unclutter' in command box then press run

Restart the computer, the function is working properly.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ubuntu: How to beautify your bootloader using burg

Here is the tutorials for how to beautify your bootloader using burg

In terminal type the following command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bean123ch/burg sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes

For install burg in master boot loader

sudo burg-install "(hd0)" Here hd0 is harddisk for installing burg


sudo udate-burg

Now restart the computer the default bootloader is colorful

For various pictures for bootloader press 't' a long list will present

Select the theme and restart

For previewing the splast image, type the following command in terminal


Friday, June 18, 2010

Ubuntu: How to install Ubuntu system panel

Install ubuntu system panel for easy access the ubuntu menu application,places and system.

In terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:malacusp/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install usp2 usp2-extras

Now add top panel, right click on top panel select add to panel and search Ubuntu system panel and select. Now the icon is appeared in top panel

Here the video for how to work ubuntu system panel

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ubuntu: A nice splash images for grub 2 loader

Here a nice splash images for grub 2 loader,are very easy to install and add images in grub2 loader. It is a .deb files

1. blue-splash-image.deb

2. brown-splash-image.deb

3. lucid-splash-image.deb

Download the deb package and install it for splash images

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ubuntu: How to convert ogv to avi

Here is the tutorial for how to convert ogv format to avi format, it is used for upload a video to youtube.

In terminal type the following command

mencoder ram.ogv -o ram.avi -oac mp3lame -lameopts fast:preset=standard -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=4000

ram.ogv is a original video format and ram.avi is converted format

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ubuntu: How to record internet radio using vlc

VLC is open source programme, now using for recording a internet radio.

First open a empty text file in terminal

sudo gedit

Now copy and paste the following lines


vlc --run-time=10800 --sout "#duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=raw,dst=/home//mfn.mp3}" vlc://quit ;

Save and exit.

In Terminal

sudo chmod +x

sudo ./

For recording press red colour button.

For listening the internet radio thro system speakers type the following in terminal

vlc --run-time=10800

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ubuntu: Changing wall papers of real time earth

Now changing desktop wall papers of earth. It is real time earth pictures.

Firstly, install the gnome schedule

In terminal

sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule

Then go to

Applications->System Tools->Scheduled Tasks

Now press New button

Type Description->Rotating wall paper
Command->wget -r -N
Next option ->suppress output

Then press apply

The download jpg picture is saved in

Now right click on desktop and select change desktop background->background. Press Add and navigate the /home/username/ and select 1600.jpg file.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ubuntu: Create a shortcut for opening filesystem

Now tutorials for create a shortcut for opening filesystem. Press the right click on desktop in free space and select Create Launcher

Type 'File system' in Name section.

In Command section type 'nautilus /' without quotas Then press ok. Now create a short on desktop.Change the icon press icon section and select icons from the list of files

Select the launcher and drag to top panel.

Now press the icon the filesystem is open

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ubuntu: Testing correct password with small script

Testing correct password with nice script

Open a text file using gedit. Copy and paste the following lines

# Script accept password using read commnad
# Not *very secure*, this script is for learning purpose only
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
read -s -p "Password: " mypassword
echo ""
[ "$mypassword" == "$PASS" ] && echo "Password accepted" || echo "Access denied"

Save and exit.

Then in terminal

sudo chmod +x

sudo ./

The password is 'abc123'

This script is learning purpose only

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ubuntu: How to create url shortcut in desktop

Now, the tutorials for how to create short cut of url in Desktop.

First, install the firefox addon namely deskcut

Now open the firefox and type the url address in the address bar, then select the complete url and drag to the desktop. Now the url shortcut icon in desktop. doubble click on the icon the url is opened.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ubuntu: How to format pen drive using disk utility

Here the tutorials for format the pendrive via disk utility.

Insert pendrive

Right click on the pendrive icon and select format

Linux file fomat in Type option. For windows option i.e. ntfs,fat press Disk Utility

First press Unmount volume for unmount the pendrive then press Format volume.

Again press Format, the process is start

After format

For change the label name Press Edit file system label

For change the type of the partition press Edit Partition

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ubuntu: A customized notification osd

Here tutorials how to customize the notification osd in background colour,text font color,etc

In Terminal type the following

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leolik/leolik
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amandeepgrewal/notifyosdconfig for adding in software sources.


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

sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig for install the notifyosd programme.

Now go to Applications->Accessories->Notifyosd Configuration for configuration of background colour and text font colour

Change the background colour and press apply

Here change the text font colour and press apply

The sample notification is follows

Go to File option save the current theme. For old notification osd , press reset button

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ubuntu: A download manager Multiget

Multiget is easy to use download manager for ubuntu 1004. It is a gui programme.

Now install the multiget in two easy way 1) ubuntu software centre, 2)terminal

In ubuntu software centre, go to Applications->ubuntu software centre. Then type the word 'multiget' in search box, find the multiget and install.

or in terminal type

sudo apt-get install multiget

Go to applications->internet->multiget the programme will start

Press Add button and copy & paste the required url

Press 'ok' .

Here the file is download. Then go to option for some other settings

Now,change the default save folder,connect time out, etc.,