Install cinnamon 1.8 on Debian 7 wheezy

Cinnamon Desktop Cinnamon is a new desktop environment for linux that was initially developed for Mint linux and later made available to all linux distros in general. It is derived from the Gnome 3 desktop, but provides the traditional kind of desktop environment. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon ...

Install virtualbox guest additions in Fedora 18

Virtualbox guest additions on Fedora If you are trying out fedora inside virtualbox then you need to install the virtualbox guest additions in order to get better hardware support like proper screen resolution, mouse scroller support and shared clipboard. Installing virtualbox guest additions on fedora 18 is pretty simple. First prepare the system by installing the following. Update all packages. $ sudo yum distro-sync Install ...

Command to check centOS version

If you are running a centos server for example then you might need to check the version number and kernel version. This is important to know if you are running the latest version or not and what updates are available for your version. This is an absolutely basic task for a sys admin to find out the version of the linux ...

Install Xfce on Debian 7 wheezy

Xfce Desktop Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment system for linux, and is a good alternative to the complex and clumsy gnome. In this post I am going to show you how to install xfce on debian. It is available in the debian default repositories and can be installed right away. # apt-get install xfce4 This will install the xfce desktop with all ...

Install KDE desktop on Debian 7 wheezy

KDE In this post I will show you how to install the kde desktop on Debian 7 (wheezy). The packages for the kde desktop are available in the default repository of debian and can be installed directly from synaptic or apt-get. There are 3 different sized kde desktop packages that can be installed depending on your needs. kde-plasma-desktop < kde-standard < kde-full kde-plasma-desktop # apt-get ...

Add ubuntu ppa repository to Debian 7 wheezy

Launchpad ppa On ubuntu, lots of software can be installed from the launchpad ppa repository. The repository url has to be added to the apt sources list on ubuntu and then the software can be installed from the package manager like synaptic. However for Debian there is no such ppa repository. But since ubuntu is based on Debian and uses the ...

Install adobe acrobat reader 9.5 on ubuntu 13.04

Adobe Acrobat Reader The adobe acrobat reader is the most popular pdf file reader on windows. On linux there are native applications like Okular and Evince (Document Viewer) that can read pdf files easily. Adobe initially launched this native version of acrobat reader for Linux that looked similar to the windows version. However the development was later stopped and 9.5.5 is the ...

Take screenshot of virtualbox guest os

Virtualbox If you are a blogger, doing experiments with various oses on virtualbox and writing tutorials and posts, then you will need to take screenshots of the guest os things inside virtualbox. For normal screenshot tasks a tool like shutter works very well. But with virtualbox you get the screenshot of the entire virtualbox window which has to be edited later and ...

Install htop on centos 6.4

Htop on centos When it comes to monitoring the cpu and ram usage on your linux machine, htop is the best tool to use. It is an ncurses based commandline too that does not require any gui like desktop, but still provides a very interactive and featureful interface to monitor processes running on the system along with other details like cpu ...

Check disk space usage on linux with Ncdu

Ncdu - Ncurses du Ncdu is a command line tool to view and analyse disk space usage on linux. It can drill down into directories and report space used by individual directories. This way it is very easy to track down space consuming files/directories. It actually allows the user to do this much faster than even a gui file manager. On ...

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