Category : "Linux"

How to check if the virtualbox guest additions are installed in a linux guest

Virtualbox guest additions allow better integration between the host and guest operating systems like seamless copy/paste, flexible screen resolution of the guest os etc. If your guest OS is a linux like ubuntu or fedora and you want to check if virtualbox guest additions are installed or not then you can use this simple command $ lsmod | grep -i vbox If the ...

Top gui download managers for ubuntu/linux

Download managers Download managers are gui applications that allow users to manage multiple downloads in a single place, and do things like schedule, pause, resume, control download speed etc. And also download a file in multiple parts to maximise the download speed. On linux the traditional method to download files is through the use of wget command. It has a simple ...

Format usb flash drive from command line on linux/ubuntu

If there is a lot of content on the usb flash drive and you want to erase all of it quickly then a simple way to do it is by formatting it. On linux the drive can be formatted from the commandline. Here are the simple steps 1. First insert the usb drive. 2. Once the system has detected it run the mount ...

Typecatcher – preview/download google webfonts on ubuntu

Google webfonts is an excellent resource of free fonts that is used by web developers to get better fonts for their websites. Some popular fonts include droid sans, pt sans, noto sans and open sans. They are not only used on webpages but also on desktops. I wrote a post about getting using these google fonts. Check it out. The ...

Flareget – file download manager for linux

Flareget - The flashget for linux Flareget is a featureful file download manager for linux. The conventional file download managers available for ubuntu/linux are kget, wget, curl etc. But each of them has some sort of limitation or lacks certain features not making them easy for common users. This is where flareget comes in. It looks like flashget on windows and ...

Softmaker Freeoffice – a free office suite for linux

Softmaker Freeoffice Softmaker Freeoffice is an office suite that is available for both windows and linux, with a free and paid version. The free version can be downloaded from the website http://www.freeoffice.com/en/download The suite provides the following 3 applications Textmaker This is the wordprocessor. Supports microsoft formats like docx and doc. However the free version can only ready the latest docx formats but not write ...

Does gedit open slow ? speed it up

Gedit is the default text editor on gnome desktop. If you notice that it takes quite some time to launch after clicking the menu icon, then here is a simple trick that can speed it up. 1. Open gedit. 2. Go to Edit > Preferences, Plugins tab. 3. Disable the plugin named "File Browser Panel". 4. Also disable any other plugin that you do ...

Setup remote desktop sharing on kde using vnc

VNC - Virtual Network Computing VNC is a remote desktop sharing protocol that can be used to control the desktop of a remote system over the local network of internet. To setup desktop sharing with vnc, a vnc server has to be installed on the remote desktop that shall be controlled. And a vnc client is needed on the local system ...

Install Jailkit on Ubuntu/Debian

Jailkit Jailkit is a set of utilities that can be used to setup a chroot based restricted environment where users have limited access to the file system and the commands they run. The jailkit utilities make it easy to setup a restricted shell or run services or programs inside such a restricted environment. Project website http://olivier.sessink.nl/jailkit/ In this post we shall be installing the ...

Compile wxwebconnect on Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit

wxwebconnect is a control for wxwidgets that allows to embed a gecko browser in a wxwidgets application. So lets try to install it on Ubuntu 11.04 wxWidgets can be installed from synaptic. Look for packages called libwxgtk2.8-* 1. Download wxwebconnect source from http://www.kirix.com/labs/wxwebconnect/downloads.html Extract them in home directory. Inside the webconnect directory you would see directories like webconnect , xr and testapp. 2. Over here ...



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