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Linux How to change user UID and GID

I was running Debian for sometime and in Debian the UID starts at 1000. Now I moved to CentOS 6 and the UID starts from 500. Simply changing the UID/GID seemed like an quick way to get my file permission back in sync. Here’s how to easily change the UID and GID for a user […]

How To Install Jelly Bean on 4.2 on Galaxy Nexus 7 WiFi JZO54K

Google has released the official Jelly Bean 4.2 images to its servers. If you can’t wait for the OTA like me then the manual method will get you 4.2 now. See how below, I’m doing this on Fedora 17 NOTICE: Do this at your own risk. There is a chance of things going wrong and […]

How to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 13

Here’s how to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 12 “Maya”. 1. Download the signing key. wget -q -O – | sudo apt-key add – 2. Download the install package. Beta or Stable Beta, wget Stable, wget 3. Install the Google Chrome package. This will also automatic add the Google Chrome repositories […]

How can non root users mount and unmount in Linux

File systems / partitions are normally managed by root and only root would be able to mount or un-mount. However, if you want everyone on your machine to have the same privilege for a specific mount point, this is how you can do that. Add “user” to the mount options for the desired mount point in your /etc/fstab file. In […]

How to install GIMP 2.8 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The default GIMP package that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 is 2.6. However, if you’d rather have the latest version 2.8 here’s how you can get it. 1. Remove the existing GIMP package. sudo apt-get autoremove gimp gimp-plugin-registry 2. Add the unofficial GIMP 2.8 PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp 3. Update your sources and install GIMP 2.8 […]

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