Friday, August 31, 2012

Archey: Display Distribution Logo And System Information On The Terminal - Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian

Archey is a tool written in Python that allows users to preview system information along with your Linux distribution logo on the terminal. In this tutorial we will help you install it on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian.

Archey Installation

Let's firstly install some dependencies with this command:

 sudo apt-get install scrot lsb-release 

Install now Archey with these commands:

cd /tmp
wget -O archey-0.2.8.deb
sudo dpkg -i archey-0.2.8.deb

Start now Archey with this command:


For Ubuntu, you will get this:

For Linux Mint:

If you want to start Archey automatically once you launch the terminal, then do the following:

- Edit .bashrc with this command:

sudo gedit ~/.bashrc

For Linux Mint:

sudo pluma ~/.bashrc

- At the end of the file, add these two lines:

# Archey

- Save your file and exit, then open a new terminal window to test Archey.

Archey Home Page

More Nice GTK3 Themes For Unity And Gnome Shell - Ubuntu 12.04/11.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

Today we will introduce three GTK3 themes for Ubuntu/Linux Mint that can be used with Unity or Gnome Shell. These themes will help you beautify your desktop and give your system a good impression for those who may see it. We have already covered many GTK+ themes for Ubuntu, you can find them here.

To be able to install these themes, you need first to add our PPA with these two commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/gtk3
sudo apt-get update

Note: You can either use MyUnity or GNOME Tweak Tool to enable these themes or use simply the terminal commands given with each theme below.

1. MIUIv4+

To install MIUIv4+ on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 and Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and issue this command:

sudo apt-get install miui-gtk3

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'MIUI+'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'MIUI+'

2. Autumn GTK3 Theme

sudo apt-get install autumn-gtk3

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Autumn'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'Autumn'

3. Violet GTK3 Theme

sudo apt-get install violet-gtk

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Violet'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'Violet'

Theme sources:

- MIUIv4+
- Autumn GTK3 Theme
- Violet GTK3 Theme

NetBSD 6.0 RC1

 Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NetBSD 6.0: "On behalf of NetBSD developers, I'm happy to announce the availability of the first release candidate of NetBSD 6.0. A number of improvements and fixes have been made since NetBSD 6.0_BETA2. Here's a sampling: fixed bugs in iscsid target handling and with large writes to iscsi devices; fixed some amd64 trap-handling issues; lots of fixes and improvements for npf(4); renamed wake(8) to wakeonlan(8); pass 'boothowto' from the bootloader to the kernel on sparc/sparc64; various PUFFS/libperfuse fixes in support of glusterfs on NetBSD; update BIND to 9.9.1-P2...." Read the rest of the release announcement and the project's virtual appliances page for a full changelog, list of known issues and bug reporting notes. Installation CD images for nearly 50 processor architectures can be downloaded from the project's FTP server; quick links to the i386 and amd64 ISOs (MD5): NetBSD-6.0_RC1-i386.iso (313MB, torrent), NetBSD-6.0_RC1-amd64.iso (330MB, torrent).

TurnKey Linux 12.0

Liraz Siri has announced the release of TurnKey Linux 12.0, a library of Debian-based virtual appliances, integrating the best open-source software into ready-to-use solutions: "The 12.0 release is finally out after nearly 6 months of development and just in time to celebrate TurnKey's 4th anniversary. I'm proud to announce we've more than doubled the size of the TurnKey Linux library, from 45 appliances to over 100! So many innovations and competing ideas, all this free energy. We feel so privileged to have a front row seat and not just watch it all play out but also be able to play our own small role in showcasing so much high-quality open-source work while making it just a bit more accessible to users. Unlike previous releases this latest release is based on Debian, not Ubuntu. We realize this may upset hardcore Ubuntu fans but if you read on, I'll try to explain below why 'defecting' to Debian was the right thing for TurnKey." See the full release announcement and the project's virtual appliances page to learn more about the 106 ready-made solutions. Download from SourceForge.

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Community Wallpapers Revealed

The package that comes with the winning wallpapers for the Quantal wallpaper contest has just uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal repositories.

Here are the 12 winning wallpapers:

If you're not using  Ubuntu 12.10, you can download the wallpapers from HERE (deb - you don't have to install it, you can simply extract it), or, you can download all the Ubuntu community wallpapers from Ubuntu Karmic to Quantal.