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GParted LiveCD for all your partitioning needs

A friend needed to re-size his Windows NT OS partition from the default 4GB to 8GB. The easiest way to do this is with Linux, specifically with the GParted LiveCD. GParted is a Gnome based partition editor which uses the libparted library from the popular GNU Parted package to do all it’s fancy partitioning stuff. […]

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 […]

How to give someone root access in Linux

Giving someone root access in linux is easy. Why would someone need to be root I don’t know but this is how you do it using the usermod command. To add root access [root@abika root]# id sys_admin uid=508(sys_admin) gid=508(sys_admin) groups=508(sys_admin) [root@abika root]# usermod -G root sys_admin [root@abika root]# id sys_admin uid=508(sys_admin) gid=508(sys_admin) groups=508(sys_admin),0(root) To remove […]

3 more days till FOSS.my 2008

3 more days to go for FOSS.my 2008. Have you registered? If not, you’re in luck. The early bird registration has been extended till this Thursday. Make sure to register. To register; Fill up the registration form. Make a payment to the MayBank account: Account Name: FOSS MY EVENTS Account Number: 564-276-101-587 Email foss-my-payments@foss.org.my with […]

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