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How to install Dropbox in Ubuntu 8.10

Dropbox is my favorite online storage solution. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid 1. Add the Dropbox repository for Ubuntu package source file. I use /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file. deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main Either manually add the lines above to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file or run the commands below to do […]

How to disable selinux in CentOS 5.2

Here’s how you would disable SELinux permanently. 1. vi the “/etc/selinux/config” file. 2. Change the following line; SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled 3.  Save the file and reboot. 4. To verify if SELinux is disabled, run “dmesg | grep selinux“. You should see selinux=0 selinux_register_security:  Registering secondary module capability audit(1229470429.628:2): selinux=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 My /etc/selinux/config file. # […]

Enable Medibuntu in Ubuntu 8.10

Medibuntu if you don’t already know is the Ubuntu repository for non-free packages which can’t be bundled with Ubuntu for regal reasons. Acrobat reader, quick time player, windows specific video/audio codecs, DVD support and the list goes on. Adding the Medibuntu repository into your Ubuntu 8.10 is easy. 1. Fire up your terminal and run, […]

Installing Adobe AIR and twhirl on Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid

Dropped my TwitterFox for twhirl today. Runs flawlessly on Ubuntu 8.10. Installation was a breeze, here’s the walkthrough. 1. Download Adobe AIR Beta from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/air_linux.html 2. Install Adobe AIR danesh@pandora:~/Desktop$ ls adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin danesh@pandora:~/Desktop$ chmod +x adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin danesh@pandora:~/Desktop$ ./adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin danesh@pandora:~/Desktop$ 3. Download twhirl from http://www.twhirl.org/project/twhirl 4. Double click the twhirl file to start the installation. The […]

How to turn off the beep in Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid

Hate the damn beep? Let’s get rid of it!! Run “lsmod” and look for pcspkr. If you find it then run “rmmod pcspkr“. Also, make sure to add this line to your “/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist” file to make the change is persistent accross reboots. #Remove beeping speaker blacklist pcspkr Output; [root@dingo ~]# lsmod | grep pcspkr [root@dingo […]

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