4 Dec 2013

Enable Numlock on bootup in GDM, LightDM and LXDM

GDM :-

First you'll have to install package 'numlockx'. It is available in the repositories of almost every Linux distribution. After you have installed 'numlockx' package open the following file as root in your favorite text editor,


/etc/gdm/Init/Default


1 Dec 2013

A nice looking and useful bash PS1 prompt

It's been a while since I blogged anything. Getting lazier. Anyways the folks who use Linux and/or Mac are familiar with Bash. It's the default shell in most of the Linux distributions and Mac. And the folks who use these operating systems also know the power of working in the terminal. And the prompt you see whenever you open the terminal is controlled by PS1. Most of the time the default prompt is, let's face it, boring. Today I'm gonna give you a nice, colorful, two lined prompt that also displays the exit status of the last command. Exit status means whether the command failed or succeeded.

26 May 2013

hakbak - Ultimate file backup tool for Linux

Scenario:

Yesterday i decided to play with my conky configuration file. I edited it and then saved it. Today when i ran conky somehow i didn't like it. It wasn't looking as good as my old configuration. Now here comes the problem! I just can't seem to get the current config to look like the old one! I have forgotten what changes i made yesterday! Damn!
Fortunately it was just a conky configuration file. what if it was some system file? I would have broken my system. What if it was some important work file? That would have been disaster!
This kind of disaster can happen to anybody and everybody who sometime or other edits their files. It happens to the best of us. A simple thing can prevent such a disaster from happening. You may ask what is that?
That simple thing is create a backup copy of file every time before opening it. But implementation of this practice is not easy! Stress, hurry or plain old silly moment and "Hell! I forgot to backup the damn thing!" Disaster!!!


9 May 2013

NetChecker is now available on SOFTPEDIA

Exciting news as NetChecker is now available on softpedia. They have tested NetChecker and issued 100% clean award.

Feel free to visit NetChecker on softpedia,
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Testing/NetChecker.shtml

Cheers!!!

1 May 2013

NetChecker is now available on FreewareFiles.com

NetChecker is now also available on FreewareFiles.com! They have also hosted NetChecker setup file on their mirror! I want to thank FreewareFiles.com for hosting NetChecker.
NetChecker on FreewareFiles,

28 Apr 2013

NetChecker is on sourceforge

I want to thank sourceforge for hosting NetChecker! It is really significant as being on sourceforge means a rock steady and secure mirror system for hosting NetChecker setup file.
You can visit NetChecker's sourceforge page here,
http://sourceforge.net/projects/netchecker/

Cheers!!!

27 Apr 2013

NetChecker the internet connectivity checker is released

Yesterday i released my first software NetChecker . It's a text based software to check and repair most of the common connectivity issues on wired and wireless broadband internet connections. Netchecker is Windows only software. It works on windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. NetChecker is released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. So you are free to use, share, copy, modifyit to your heart's content.

For more visit check out the Netchecker homepage here,
http://www.netcheckersoftware.blogspot.in/

You can download NetChecker from the download page,
http://www.netcheckersoftware.blogspot.in/p/download.html

Cheers!!!

14 Feb 2013

A little bit of love on Valentine's day

It's 14 February and i can feel the love is in the air, It's everywhere! So why not make my blog a bit romantic today? A few images and songs to make the atmosphere of my blog to match the mood of the Valentine's day.

Have i told you lately that i love you:

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Have I told you lately that I love you?

9 Feb 2013

Clementine - The best music player-organizer for Linux & Windows

A while back i wrote about my favorite music player cum manager software Jaangle. Only problem with Jaangle is it's a Windows only application. It won't run on Linux and Mac. So whenever i'm using Linux i use Clementine. Clementine is the best crossplatform music player-organizer.

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Clementine is inspired by Amarok 1.4. Clementine provides a nice interface for searching & playing music from your local collection as well as web sources.

4 Feb 2013

Five Minute Management Course

Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

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The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the

1 Feb 2013

How to hide secret messages in images & photos

Do you want to send a love letter to your lover or want to send some sensitive information and want this love letter or information to remain secret and hidden so other persons like father of your girlfriend or business-office rival can't see your message? Today i will show you how to do this without any software. For example there is a message hidden in the image below

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I've chosen the image of Krishna-Radha deliberately as the message hidden in the image is a message of love! Can you see the message in the image?!?

30 Jan 2013

SMPlayer - the best media player for Windows & Linux

VLC fans out there might go crazy at the post title but in my limited experience I've found SMPlayer to be a bit lighter on resources while playing high quality videos and frame-rate tends to be better compared to VLC. Other than that they both are wonderful cross-platform open source media players and no other commercial media player out there can hold a candle to them.

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SMPlayer uses Mplayer as playback engine so it can play all video & audio formats that MPlayer supports and it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that MPlayer is capable of playing all known video & audio files.

28 Jan 2013

How to speed up slow Windows PC

I'm a computer technician and people come to me with all sorts of computer related problems and do you know what is the most common complain? My Windows PC runs so damn slow!

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There are five main reasons for a slow windows PC and today I'm going to tell you what those five reasons are and how to resolve them and make your windows PC run faster

26 Jan 2013

Who is Haker Defo


Well after reading my blog posts you might have wondered who the hack is this Haker Defo?!?

24 Jan 2013

How to make Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 a bit more user friendly

Unity in Ubuntu is here to stay and if you are planning to use Ubuntu you will have to adapt yourself on using it.

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Here I'm gonna address the four things that people hate most about Unity interface of Ubuntu and how to solve them.

23 Jan 2013

Make Bootable USB Flash drive of Windows 7 or Windows 8 without any software

CD and DVD media are pron to wear and tear and scratches and if they are installation media of operating system any read error can be a huge problem. So having a bootable USB flash drive of Windows 7 or Windows 8 can always come in handy.

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There are apps out there that can do the job but some of them are buggy and you might end up with a corrupt Windows install. I'll here help you make a bootable USB flash drive without any third party app.

22 Jan 2013

Jaangle music player and organiser software

Music is my passion and I'm on a continuous lookout for music players and music managers. And one sunny day i stumbled upon Jaangle (Teen Spirit back then).

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How to recover deleted or corrupted Grub2 bootloader

Here's a scenario, You reinstalled Windows on your dual booting PC and it replaced Grub2 with it's own bootloader and now you can't boot into your Linux. Or your Grub2 for some reason or other got corrupted and you are unable to boot your operating systems.

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Well worry not cause it's relatively easy to fix this problem.

21 Jan 2013

Install Arch Linux in 34 easy steps

What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686/x86-64 general purpose GNU/Linux distribution versatile enough to suit any role. Development focuses on simplicity, minimalism, and code elegance. Arch is installed as a minimal base system, configured by the user upon which their own ideal environment is assembled by installing only what is required or desired for their unique purposes.

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GUI configuration utilities are not officially provided, and most system configuration is performed from the shell and a text editor. Based on a rolling-release model, Arch strives to stay bleeding edge, and typically offers the latest stable versions of most software.

Should i install Arch Linux?

If you wish to embrace the 'do-it-yourself' approach and require or desire a simple, elegant, highly customizable, bleeding edge, general purpose GNU/Linux distribution you should install Arch Linux.

Who shouldn't install Arch Linux?

If you do not have the ability/time/desire for a 'do-it-yourself' GNU/Linux distribution.
If you believe an operating system should configure itself, run out of the box, and include a complete default set of software and desktop environment on the installation media then DO NOT INSTALL Arch Linux.

Let's do it!

Okay now that you have decided to take the plunge and install Arch Linux just follow this guide closely and you'll have a working Arch Linux in no time.