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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 […]

FOSS.my 2008 Payment method for registration now available

Payment options for FOSS.my 2008 are out. How to register? 1. Register at http://foss.my/register/ 2. Make a payment to the MayBank account: * Account Name: FOSS MY EVENTS * Account Number: 564-276-101-587 3. Email foss-my-payments@foss.org.my attached with proof of purchase shown below: * Screenshot of the transaction * Scan of bankslip * If you are […]

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