Showing posts from May, 2008

Change Gnome Desktop Icons

So you use gnome and want to add or remove the default desktop icons. You want to add or remove the Desktop, home folder or trash Icon, or you don't want the mounted volume icon to appear on your desktop and hamper its beauty. Changing them is very easy. Hit ALT+F2 Type gconf-editor Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop/ There you will find the following options: computer_icon_visible home_icon_visible network_icon_visible trash_icon_visible volumes_visible Toggle them according to your choice. The last one is the option for showing the mounted volume icons on desktop.

Top 10 Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu

By Brian Proffitt on October 31, 2007 10:34 AM Top 10 Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu

Amsn music plugin

Just like Windows Live Messenger you can display current playing song in Amsn too. It supports most music players. First download the small plugin here . Then unzip it. Put them in either /usr/share/amsn/plugins (for all users) /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.amsn/plugins (for you only) Go to Account on main menu, select plugins. You should see "Music" Click configure. Restart in not required.

Fedora 9 out now.

As everyone is shouting Fedora 9 is out. Release Note Get Fedora 9 Free Media Program

DBMS Normalization Steps

Input Relation Transformation Output relation All relations Eliminate variable lenght records Remove multiattribute lines in Table 1NF 1NF relation Remove dependency of non-key attribute on part of a multiattribute key 2NF 2NF Remove dependency of non-key attributes on other non-key attributes 3NF 3NF Remove dependency of an attribute of a multiattribute key on an attribute of another(overlapping)multiattribute key BCNF BCNF Remove more than one independent multivalued ependency from relation by splitting relation 4NF 4NF Add one relation relating attributes with multivalued dependeny to the two relatins with multivalued dependency 5NF Source:SMU

How to setup network bridge

I have written following tutorial based on my system(Debian). It may work with little or no modification in your system too. First of all what is a network bridge? According to A bridge is a way to connect two Ethernet segments together in a protocol independent way. I assume if you are reading this then you must know lot more than this. So how do we create a bridge then? In windows it is very simple, just select the interfaces, right-click them and select create bridge. In Linux, you need to do it following: Edit your /etc/network/interfaces file vi /etc/network/interfaces Add the following codes iface br0 inet static address netmask gateway bridge_ports eth0 eth1 OR iface br0 inet dhcp bridge_ports eth0 eth1 Save and exit. Go to Terminal. sudo ifup br0 Doing so will produce the following error SIOCSIFADDR: No such device br0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device br0: ERRO 3.0 Launched

Image 3.0 is launched. 3.0 beta is ready for testing Download The official site says A Start Centre is added,new fresh-looking icons, and a new zoom control in the status bar. Another major feature 3.0 will support the upcoming OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.2 standard, and is capable of opening files created with MS-Office 2007 or MS-Office 2008 for Mac OS X (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc.). This is in addition to read and write support for the MS-Office binary file formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt, etc.). It can be also run on MAC OS X without X11.

Puppy Linux 4.00

Do you have old computer lying around in your store. Want to give life to it. Have you heard of puppy Linux? Puppy really is small, the live-CD typically being 85MB, yet there really is a complete set of GUI applications. Being so small, Puppy usually loads completely into RAM, which accounts for the incredible speed. Hardware Requirements CPU : Pentium 166MMX RAM : 128 MB physical RAM for releases since version 1.0.2 or failing that a Linux swap file and/or swap partition is required for all included applications to run; 64 MB for releases previous to 1.0.2 Hard Drive : None CDROM : 20x and up Try it for yourself.

Media Player for your Linux

VLC media player The cross-platform media player and streaming server. VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Audacious Audacious is a fork of beep-media-player First off, the fork has no political reasons, it is based entirely on technical merit. It's based on a few issues: * BMP classic had a number of deficiencies relating to Unicode. * BMP classic is no longer actively maintained by the development team. * We had our own ideas about how a player should be designed, which we wanted to try in a production environment. * Beep lacked functionality that is useful for people who do streaming, such as the songchange plugin from XMMS. Therefore, a fork seemed most logic

Save by Title in Firefox

One major difference between IE and FF is the way they name file while saving the web page. IE saves by the title while FF saves by the title only if in URL there is no page name. In rest of the case FF saves by the page name. But people find lot convenient by saving by title name. To do so in FF you can add addon. Just search for the addon title save and install it and the next time you save the page it will be saved by the name of the title.

Wine 0.9.61 Released

Check it out here . What is wine? Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.