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[10 Nov 2014 | One Comment]

Here are some linux commands (pactl and amixer) to increase and decrease volume. You can also use these commands to set keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease volume.
pactl

Linux, Ubuntu »

[11 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Linux: Convert Video to Audio]

You can convert any video file to audio format (extract audio from video) with the help of FFmpeg tool.
FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library.

Linux, Ubuntu, Xubuntu »

[14 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Xubuntu iBus: Unable to type in local language / No input method listed]

Problem:
I am using Xubuntu (lightweight version of Ubuntu) and I am unable to type in local language using iBus (an input method (IM) framework for multilingual input in Unix-like operating systems).
iBus is already installed. When I go to its ‘Preferences‘ and then click the ‘Input Method‘ tab, I could only see ‘Chinese‘ language option in the dropdown list of ‘Select an input method‘. I am from Nepal, so I would like to see Nepali/Devnagari language option there.

Linux, Miscellaneous, Ubuntu »

[11 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on SMPlayer: An alternative to VLC Media Player]

SMPlayer is a free and open source media player for Windows and Linux. It is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer.
SMPlayer is a very good alternative to VLC media player. It is faster than VLC and can play almost all video and audio formats. You don’t need to download and install any external codecs.

Linux, Ubuntu »

[13 May 2013 | Comments Off on [SOLVED] Login screen goes black after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04]

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04. It went successfully. After I restarted my computer, I get a black screen at the time of login. Hence, I am unable to insert my login to my computer. However, I was able to login in recovery mode.
I googled for solutions. Used the keywords like “login screen goes black ubuntu 13.04”, “monitor turns off at login ubuntu 13.04”, “login screen turns off ubuntu 13.04”, etc. After spending some hours searching and implementing some solutions regarding this issue, I finally came to …

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[8 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Vi commands: Simple and Quick tutorial [Linux]]

VI is a display oriented interactive text editor originally created for the Unix operating system. It is available by default on all UNIX systems. It is supplied with all Linux distributions.
Here is a simple and quick VI command tutorial.

Linux, Ubuntu »

[18 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Ubuntu Linux: Convert CHM file into PDF file]

CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) is a Microsoft proprietary online help format, that consists of a collection of HTML pages and an index.
CHM files are not recognized by Linux and they cannot be open using any default application.

Linux, Ubuntu »

[11 Feb 2013 | One Comment]

CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) is a Microsoft proprietary online help format, that consists of a collection of HTML pages and an index.
CHM files are not recognized by Linux and they cannot be open using any default application.

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[20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Linux commands to compress & extract files and folders]

Zip is the most common archiving format. It is avialable on all operative systems such as Linux, Windows and Mac. However, it does not offer the best level of compression as compared to tar.gz and tar.bz2.
Tar is very common archiving format in Linux. Tar.gz is better than tar compression. And, tar.bz2 is the the best among all in the level of compression. It also utilizes the least CPU.

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[10 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Linux command: Change permission of files or folders]

Here are some linux commands to change the permission of files and folders/directories.
chmod is used change the file system mode / permission of files and folders.

Linux, MySQL, PHP, Ubuntu »

[3 Dec 2012 | One Comment]

Here are step-by-step commands about installing apache, php, mysql, and phpmyadmin on ubuntu.
1) Open Terminal
– Press:
CTRL + ALT + T

Linux, PHP, Ubuntu »

[28 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Ubuntu Linux: How to install and setup XDebug in PHP Eclipse? [IMAGES]]

PHPEclipse is a PHP development plugin for the Eclipse IDE Framework. And, XDebug is a PHP extension which provides debugging and profiling capabilities.
I am using Ubuntu Operating System. This article provides a step-by-step guide on installing and setting up XDebug in PHP Eclipse in Ubuntu.

Linux, Ubuntu »

[12 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Ubuntu Linux: Get RAM, Hard disk size, Processor information]

There are different ways to get RAM size, Hard disk size, processor size, etc. in Ubuntu. Here are some:-
1. From System -> Administration -> System Monitor

Linux, Ubuntu »

[5 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Ubuntu Linux: Change Root & Current User Password]

Change current logged in user’s password
Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, then run the command below:-
passwd

Linux, Ubuntu »

[29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on RabbitVCS: Easy Graphical SVN & GIT version control tool for Linux]

RabbitVCS is a set of graphical tools written to provide simple and straightforward access to the version control systems you use. It supports most Subversion and Git functionality.
Checkout the screenshots:- http://wiki.rabbitvcs.org/wiki/about/screenshots