What is my Gnome Shell version?

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What version of the GNOME Shell am I running?

You can quickly find out your GNOME Shell version be running “gnome-shell –version”

danesh@r2d2:~$ gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.8.2

This is also an indicator to which version of GNOME you are running.

Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade Disc

windows activation

I lost my hard drive and was trying to install Windows 8 from a Windows USB boot disk. When came time to activate I was greeted with “Code: 0xC004F061 your key can only be used for an upgrade”.  I bought the upgrade license during the launch sale but din’t know about this restriction.

Microsoft’s solution was to first install Windows 7 and then run the Upgrade assistant again to upgrade to Windows 8.  That would take too long!

Some Googling later and a solution was found. A simple registry hack. Here’s how,

  1. “Windows + r ” and type “regedit” to bring up the registry.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/
  3. Double click on “MediabootInstall”
  4. Change the value from “1” to “0”. Exit the registry.
  5. Hit the “Windows” key and search for “cmd” . Right click and select “Run as Administrator”.
  6. Type slmgr /rearm and hit press enter. Wait for confirmation.
  7. Reboot.
  8. Try to active again. Should work now.

Picture Guide below. read more

Archlinux: Can’t find ifconfig


Archlinux dropped support for ifconfig “net-tools” sometime back. [announcement]

To get the ip address use “ip” tool instead.

ip addr show dev [device name]

ip addr show dev enp2s0

If you really want ifconfig back then grab the “net-tools from the AUR.

Malaysiakini mirrors


Malaysia’s independent news provider Malaysia accessible through http://www.malaysiakini.com and http://m.malaysiakini.com/en might be down (.i.e blocked by our ISP) for many of you.

Try these alternatives.


  1. http://www.mkini.co/ – Mirror
  2. https://twitter.com/malaysiakini – Twitter @malaysiakini
  3. https://www.facebook.com/MalaysiaKini – Facebook

You can’t block the internet!! Get that through your thick skulls …

This list will be updated as more mirrors show up so check back often.







How To Install Spotify In Ubuntu

Follow this guide and you’ll get to enjoy Spotify’s Linux client. Note that it’s a preview release and is unsupported.

Create a new source file for the Spotify repository.

# sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Add the following line into the source file.

Add Spotify’s public key so that you can verify Spotify’s packages.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

Update your sources

#sudo apt-get update

Install Spotify

#sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Source: Spotify

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