Category Archives: Linux

Enable smooth scrolling in Google Chrome

By | May 19, 2013

Firefox by default has smooth scrolling enabled on Ubuntu. With smooth scrolling, if you turn the mouse wheel, the page scrolls by some percentage not in a single moment, but taking some time like an animation. It gives a similar effect as if the page is being scrolled by fingers on a touch device. Google… Read More »

Monitor and auto restart crond in cpanel/whm

By | June 9, 2013

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…. Read More »

Speed up menus in lxde desktop

By | February 26, 2013

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… Read More »

Speed up mouse click speed on lxde desktop

By | February 26, 2013

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…. Read More »

Install Backtrack 5 rc3 on virtualbox

By | February 25, 2013

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,… Read More »

Wget – automatically resume broken downloads

By | February 20, 2013

Wget is a commandline utility to download files over the http protocols. To download a file for example the syntax would be $ wget 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… Read More »