Category : "Linux"

Fix “htaccess: Options not allowed here” error

Sometimes when you are adding directives to the htaccess file you get errors. Once such error is htaccess: Options not allowed here It occurs when using the Options directive like this Options -Indexes The error basically indicates that the htaccess file is not allowed to use the Options directive to change the settings. To fix this edit the apache configuration file, which is located at /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default $ ...

How to change the theme in kali linux 1.0

Kali Linux Kali Linux is the successor of Backtrack. It follows Backtrack 5rc3 as the next version. Backtrack was based on Ubuntu, but Kali linux is based on Debian. And further more the default desktop that is gnome has been hacked and modified to a large extent. It is gnome 3.4 but is made to appear like a gnome 2 desktop. ...

Monitor and auto restart crond in cpanel/whm

Crond is the cron daemon that is responsible for running the cron tasks of all users on a linux system. Most hosting providers provide it on the servers they sell. Cpanel is a popular server management application that can manage various such daemons and services and restart them if they shut down for some reason. It has a component called ...

Get the uuid of devices on linux

Unique identifier for each storage device UUID is the "universally unique identifier" that is assigned to devices on a linux system for the purpose of identification. For example if your hard disk has 3 partitions then each partition is a device and has a uuid. Similarly cd/dvd, usb drives etc all are assigned a uuid. On a ubuntu system for example you ...

Edit pdf files on ubuntu with Master PDF Editor

Master pdf editor is a "Cross-platform PDF and XPS Editor" that is free for non commercial use. Download from the following url http://code-industry.net/pdfeditor.php The features according to the website are as follows : With this easy-to-use and cost efficient application you can create, edit, preview, encrypt, sign and print XPS and interactive PDF documents with just a few clicks. Our robust and rich ...

Speed up menus in lxde desktop

Here is a quick trick that can speed up the main/navigation menus and menus in file manager like pcmanfm inside the lxde desktop. This trick is a setting for the gtk library. 1. Open the file named .gtkrc-2.0 in the home directory. If the file does not exist, then create one. 2. Put in the following in the file at the end gtk-menu-popup-delay ...

Speed up mouse click speed on lxde desktop

The lxde desktop is a lightweight desktop for linux systems. Similar to xfce but requires lesser resources than the heavier gnome and kde desktops. Many linux distros have a lxde spin as well for those who prefer the lxde desktops. For example Lubuntu is the lxde variant of ubuntu. Fedora too has a lxde version. I recently installed Lubuntu 12.10 on ...

Install Backtrack 5 rc3 on virtualbox

Backtrack 5 rc3 is at the present the latest release of backtrack linux and is based on ubuntu. Virtualbox supports such oses very well and installation of guest additions is also very swift and smooth. So now we are going to install the backtrack distro inside Virtualbox. Get the latest virtualbox for your system (windows, linux or mac). And download the ...

Setup autologin on backtrack 5

Backtrack linux by default brings up a login terminal after boot. The user has to login using username/password as root/toor. Then the startx command has to be run to bring up the desktop. Backtrack can be made to autologin to the desktop without having to type anything. Here are the steps to do it. Install rungetty First we need to install the rungetty ...

Wget – automatically resume broken downloads

Wget is a commandline utility to download files over the http protocols. To download a file for example the syntax would be $ wget http://www.somesite.com/file.zip The above command will start downloading the file and save it in the home directory of the user. However if the download breaks, due to poor internet for example then wget will stop the download. Now this ...



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