Monday, April 29, 2013

Rdio install the client on Ubuntu Linux

A few days after arriving in Italy Play in Spotify and Google Music arrives in the beautiful country Rdio music streaming platform based on a database of over 18 million songs.
Rdio offers the user the ability to listen in high quality all available tracks (many also of Italian artists) all of them can be managed by a graphical user interface simple and functional, and above all without advertising. Once you create an account we can use the service for 6 months at the end of which, or abandon the service or we can choose one of two services: 4,99 euro per month will allow us to have unlimited streaming via the web while 9.99 € we can also download music from mobile devices through dedicated mobile application.
Rdio is also available for Ubuntu Linux to the dedicated client with which we can access the service directly from our desktop. In addition, the client offers full integration with Unity, you can manage the player from SoundMenu and also we will also have available a quicklist in the link in the Launcher.
Simple and functional the client Rdio for Ubuntu in the future will support the new service Vdio for playing video straming always high quality. In order to use the Rdio client on Ubuntu Linux and we have derived an account free or premium Rdio just connect to activate on this page.
To Install Rdio install the client on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Mint 15/14/13 , Open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/rdio
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install rdio
once installed Rdio just start it and enter the account to access the service.
As an alternative to Rdio we can also install Nuvola Player client that also supports Rdio and also provides an excellent integration of Ubuntu Linux.

Install the Italian Radio on Radio Tray in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring

Radio Tray is one of the most popular Linux users to listen to web radio directly from your Linux distribution. Special features of Radio Tray is to be easy to use and non-invasive because once you start going to add an applet in our panel and from there we will be able to add and manage categories for our favorite web radio.
It supports most popular formats such as m3u. pls ess being written in python we can install any Linux desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, Xfce, LXDE Cinnamon, etc. Mate DE. In recent years lffl has provided a PPA which allowed to install Radio Tray with already a collection of the major Italian radio such as Radio Rai, Radio Deejay, Radio 105, etc..
Given the many demands of the deb packages we decided to make an exception to the rule that does not give the packages but the list with the web radio constantly updated so that it can be installed in any Linux distribution.
I also remember that you can create a list with your favorite web radio by placing links that can be found for example from this portal.
To install the Italian Radio on Radio Tray in Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, etc. the first thing to do is to install Radio Tray application usually found in the repositories of major Linux distributions.
For Ubuntu, for example, just start Ubuntu or Ubuntu Software Center Apps Directory once installed the Radio Tray are moving and we will find the list of various foreign web radio.
What we need to do is to close Radio Tray and start the terminal and type:
  • wget
  • mv bookmarks.xml ~/.local/share/radiotray
Once this is done reboot Radio Tray Italian Radio and here are collected in categories.
If you have any web radio that does not work you can report it, correct it promptly list it so that it remains up to date and running. To update the list, just repeat the above procedure.

Skolelinux 7.0 Alpha 0

Petter Reinholdtsen has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of Skolelinux (a project also known as "Debian-Edu"), a distribution designed for schools and based on the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0: "The Debian-Edu / Skolelinux project is still going strong and made its first 'Wheezy'-based release today. This is an updated and slightly improved version compared to the 'Squeeze release'. Software updates: everything which is new in Debian 'Wheezy', including Linux kernel 3.2.x, KDE 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4 and LXDE 4 desktop environments (KDE is installed by default), Iceweasel web browser 10, LibreOffice 3.5.4, LTSP 5.4.2, GOsa 2.7.4, CUPS print system 1.5.3 GCompris educational toolbox 12.01, Rosegarden music creator 12.04, GIMP image editor 2.8.2, Celestia virtual universe 1.6.1, Stellarium virtual stargazer 0.11.3, Scratch visual programming environment" Read the rest of the release announcement for further information and related links. Download: debian-edu~7.0+edu0~a0-CD.iso (651MB, MD5).

ExTiX 13

Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 13, a remastered Ubuntu with a customised GNOME 3.6 desktop environment: "ExTiX 13 64-bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04. The original system includes the Unity desktop. After removing Unity I have installed GNOME 3.6.3 and Cairo-Dock 3.2.1. The system language is English. My special kernel 3.8.0-19 corresponds to's stable kernel 3.8.8. Among many other programs, LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Brasero, VLC, GIMP and win32 codecs are installed. In addition Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source are also installed. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of April 28, 2013. One big difference between Ubuntu and ExTiX - there is a password for root (and you can log in as root to GNOME after an installation to hard drive)." Visit the distribution's home page to read the rest of the release announcement. Download: extix13-64bit.iso (1,204MB, MD5).

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Miro 6 Release , Install Miro 6 in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Mint 15/14/13

Miro is a popular, free, and open internet TV application. It brings video channels from thousands of sources and has more free HD than any other platform.
Install Miro 6 in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Mint 15/14/13, Open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases 
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install miro

Fedora 19 Alpha

Dennis Gilmore has announced the alpha release of Fedora 19, the first development build of the popular Red Hat-sponsored Linux distribution: "The Fedora 19 'Schrödinger's Cat' alpha release has arrived with a preview of the latest fantastic, free, and open-source technology currently under development." Some of the more interesting features of this release include: "Developer's Assistant - a tool that helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples and toolchains for the languages of your choice; Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings simplified booting; systemd Resource Control lets you modify service settings without a reboot; GNOME 3.8; KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10, MATE Desktop 1.6..." Read the full release announcement for more details. Download (torrents, SHA256): Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-Alpha-1.iso (997MB, torrent), Fedora-Live-KDE-x86_64-19-Alpha-1.iso (888MB, torrent), Fedora-Live-XFCE-x86_64-19-Alpha-1.iso (755MB, torrent).

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mageia 3 RC

Anne Nicolas has announced that the only release candidate and the final development build for Mageia 3 is now ready for testing: "We are now two weeks from the end of the trip (at least we hope we will have no delay). Mageia 3 release candidate is now available for the very final tests. We need your feedback more than ever. The Mageia team is working hard to fix the last annoying bugs - what we call release-critical bugs. How do we qualify a release-critical one? All the bugs that cannot be fixed through updates, mainly in the installer, the kernel and some of the main drivers. As with the beta 4, live ISO images are still in progress and should be released in the coming days." Mageia 3 RC ships with the latest Linux kernel, version 3.8.8, and includes RPM 4.11, systemd 195, KDE 4.10.2, GNOME 3.6.3 and LibreOffice 4.0.2. See the brief release announcement and the detailed release notes for more information. Download the installation DVD image from here: Mageia-3-RC-x86_64-DVD.iso (3,865MB, MD5). The final release of Mageia 3 is scheduled for 3 May 2013.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Manjaro Linux 0.8.5 "MATE", "LXDE", "KDE"

The Manjaro development team has announced the release of three community editions of Manjaro Linux 0.8.5, featuring the MATE, LXDE and KDE desktop environments: "We are happy to announce three new Manjaro community editions featuring MATE 1.6, LXDE 0.5.5 and KDE 4.10.2. The community editions of Manjaro Linux are released as bonus flavours in addition to those officially supported and maintained by the Manjaro team, provided that the time and resources necessary are available to do so. Yusuf and Cumali from Manjaro Turkey released Manjaro KDE 2013.04 based on Manjaro stable repositories. It features the brand new KDE SC 4.10.2 point release." Read the full release announcement for more information and screenshots. Download links: manjaro-mate-0.8-r13-0417-x86_64.iso (1,090MB, SHA1), manjaro-lxde-0.8.5-x86_64.iso (1,099MB, SHA1), manjaro-kde-0.8.5-x86_64.iso (2,142MB, SHA1).

[FIX] Brightness Keys Not Working on a Notebook/Laptop - Ubuntu/Linux Mint

In this tutorial, we will see a solution that may render your brightness keys workable again in a laptop/notebook running Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

Before starting, you should bear in mind that this solution is not meant to fix all laptop or notebook models and is dedicated for users of intel cards for adjusting brightness levels. Also, this tip is only workable on Ubuntu/Linux Mint with GRUB 2.

Getting Started

You can check if you have an intel card by running this command:

 ls /sys/class/backlight/

If the returned outputs show this:

(...) intel_backlight

Then this solution may work for you. In the same terminal window, enter this command:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Find this line:


Change it to this one:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"

Save your file and exit, then run this command to update GRUB 2:

sudo update-grub

Finally, reboot your system.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rebellin Linux 1.5

Utkarsh Sevekar has announced the release of Rebellin Linux 1.5, a set of commercial, desktop-oriented distribution based on Debian "Stable" (the "Synergy" edition) and Debian "Unstable" (the "Adrenalin" variant): "It gives us immense pleasure to announce the latest Rebellin Linux release - version 1.5. Although this is a minor version update, it brings a host of fixes and upgrades to both of the Rebellin Linux flavours. The Rebellin Project was started to provide top-notch email support at affordable price so that everybody can enjoy a reliable distribution designed for daily use. A lot of people shy away from Linux due to lack of personal level support and that's the niche Rebellin fills up! While Rebellin is a brilliantly crafted distribution suitable for users of any skill level, it is perfectly suited for newbies just entering the Linux world as it comes with personal email support that lasts for the lifetime of the product!" Read the rest of the release announcement for a list of improvements, fixes and known issues. Rebellin Linux 1.5 costs US$5.00 and is available for purchase and immediate download from the project's online store.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Network Security Toolkit 18-4509

Ron Henderson has announced the availability of a major new release of Network Security Toolkit (NST), a specialist Fedora-based live DVD featuring a collection of open-source network security applications: "We are pleased to announce the latest NST release - 'NST 18 SVN:4509'. This release is based on Fedora 18 using Linux kernel 3.8.6. This is the most robust and stable release of NST to date. Significant effort has been devoted to integrate systemd service control support with all network services applications, thus providing enhanced management and flexibility when using the NST WUI. Here are some of the highlights for this release: created a more friendly and intuitive user experience when booting NST Live and performing a hard disk installation; added a new NST script, nstipconf, which provides management to easily setup IPv4 address and stealth network configurations...." Continue to the full release announcement if you'd like to find out more about the product. Download: nst-18-4509.i686.iso (1,762MB).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pardus Linux 2013 "Community"

Following the release of the "Corporate" edition last month, the Pardus development team has now also released the "Community" flavour of Pardus Linux 2013 (or "1.0" as it is called in the announcement). Available in both Turkish and English, the "new" Pardus is a desktop-oriented distribution based on Debian's "testing" branch. From the release announcement: "We are doing a stable and useful Linux called Pardus Community edition 1.0. We are sure you'll enjoy the many improvements. We have done our best in terms of stability and security that you have come to expect. Pardus Community edition 1.0 is now based on Debian 'Wheezy' and built using tools provided by the debian-live project. Easy to install and use. And also all drivers are included. All images boot as live CDs but they can be installed on your computer with the included installer." Download the GNOME or KDE variant from SourceForge: pardus_community_2013_gnome_64bit_en.iso (1,748MB, MD5), pardus_community_2013_kde_64bit_en.iso (1,941MB, MD5).

Foresight Linux 2.5.3

Tomas Forsman has announced the release of Foresight Linux 2.5.3, a rolling-release desktop Linux distribution with Conary package management and a choice of GNOME 2, LXDE and Xfce desktops: "Announcing Foresight Linux 2.5.3. Foresight is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features a rolling-release schedule that always keeps your desktop up to date; a revolutionary package manager, Conary; the latest GNOME 2, LXDE and Xfce desktop environment and an innovative set of excellent, up-to-date software applications. Foresight also includes the polished and refined long-term support 3.4 Linux kernel. If new and shiny is more your thing, you will be pleased to learn that the newly-minted Linux kernel 3.8 is currently undergoing shakedown tests and is slated to become available in the coming weeks." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information. Download (MD5): foresight-2.5.3-gnome-x86_64-dvd1.iso (2,281MB), foresight-2.5.3-xfce-x86_64-dvd1.iso (1,518MB), foresight-2.5.3-lxde-x86_64-dvd1.iso (2,157MB).

Friday, April 12, 2013

ClearOS 6.4.0

Peter Baldwin has announced the release of ClearOS 6.4.0 "Community" edition, a cloud-connected
server, network and gateway operating system designed for homes, hobbyists and small organisations: "ClearOS Community 6.4.0 is now available. Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, this release introduces a new reports engine, a storage manager, an anti-malware file scanner, RADIUS, a basic POP/IMAP server, and mail retrieval. What's next? After a bumpy start with ClearOS 6, we are now happy with the stability and maturity of the version. Version 6 required a major overhaul under the hood, but it provided ClearOS with a modern and secure web application platform. So what's currently in the pipeline? A beta release of the new QoS engine; Samba 4 and Samba Directory preview; The ibVPN application...." See the release announcement and release notes for more details and upgrade notes. Download (MD5): clearos-community-6.4.0-x86_64.iso (695MB).

Manjaro Linux 0.8.5 "Cinnamon"

Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.5 "Cinnamon" edition, an Arch Linux-based distribution with GNOME 3 and Cinnamon as the core user interface: "We are happy to release our final Manjaro Cinnamon community edition to the public. See this release as our last gift to this amazing GNOME fork, as we have to drop the support for Cinnamon in the near future. We can not maintain this edition anymore since upstream is dropping Cinnamon due incompatibility with GNOME 3.8. We worked hard to make this release the best Manjaro experience featuring Cinnamon 1.7 and GNOME 3.6. You will find all the goodies you expect from a desktop based on Cinnamon: Nemo 1.7.2, Cinnamon 1.7.3, Cinnamon Control Center 1.7.2. The following changes have been made since 0.8.4: graphical installer; Manjaro settings manager...." Read the detailed release announcement for more information and screenshots. Download: manjaro-cinnamon-0.8.5-x86_64.iso (441MB, MD5).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

How to Solve nVidia Video Card Drivers Problems on Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 has been released but immediately some users started to complain, and rightly so, because of a problem with the video card drivers. In particular, there seems to be a problem for all those who are in possession of some particular model of nVidia video card : it can happen, in fact, that the desktop does not appear after installing the driver experimental nvidia or even those owners . If you use the Open Source driver , however, everything runs smoothly.

must therefore fall back on the driver Open? It is said, there is a (rather more than one) solution to this problem and we will take back to below.

First solution

Press the key combination Ctrl + Alt + F1 to enter the emergency terminal. Log in with your username and password and type:
sudo apt-get install linux-source
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic

Now uninstall the current driver:
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current
If it does not, try the command:
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current-updates
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-experimental-304
reinstalliamoli now (yes, it looks like a joke almost mockingly):
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
If everything is successful, type:
sudo shutdown-r now
And when you restart you should have solved!

Second solution

this solution is more immediate. Open the terminal of an emergency, press the key combination Ctrl + Alt + F1 and type:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
sudo mv / etc/X11/xorg.conf / etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
sudo nvidia-xconfig
Now restart the whole typing:
sudo shutdown-r now
I beg you, so let us know if you have solved the problem!

Ubuntu Apps Charts for March 2013

While Steam is currently probably the most downloaded application on Ubuntu, a tower defense game War in a Box - Paper tanks is storming the Ubuntu Apps Charts. In March, the game was on the 4th place in the Top 10 of commercial applications in the Ubuntu Software Center.
Other popular commercial games in March were Machinarium, Braid and Legend of Grimrock.
Here is the complete list of the most popular applications in the Ubuntu Software Center in February:
Top 10 kommerzielle Anwendungen
  1. Stormcloud
  2. Machinarium
  3. Fluendo DVD Player
  4. War in A Box – Paper Tanks [NEW!]
  5. Filebot
  6. Quick ‘n Easy Web Builder
  7. Braid
  8. Legend of Grimrock
  9. Mini Minecraft Launcher
  10. Linux Tycoon [NEW!]
Top 10 freie Anwendungen
  1. Steam
  2. Master PDF Editor
  3. Youtube to MP3
  4. Splashtop Streamer
  5. Plex Media Server
  6. Motorbike
  7. CrossOver (Trial)
  8. Nitro
  9. flareGet
  10. InteliJ IDEA 12 Community Edition

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fuduntu 2013.2

Lee Ward has announced the release of Fuduntu 2013.2, a user-friendly, rolling-release distribution with the RPM package management system and the classic GNOME 2 desktop: "The Fuduntu team is proud to announce the second quarterly release of 2013, Fuduntu 2013.2. This release comes with many improvements, including many bug fixes, new features and applications. As usual, existing Fuduntu users have already rolled into 2013.2. As Fuduntu has grown, so has the default install. To help those who may want a lighter install, especially for netbooks, we now include a light edition. Users of the Fuduntu Lite will notice several programs that are normally installed by default, including LibreOffice, GIMP, and Thunderbird, are not installed. Included in 2013.2: Linux kernel 3.8.3, GIMP 2.8.4, Thunderbird 17.0.4, Firefox 19.0.2, Chromium 25.0.1364.172 and LibreOffice 4.0.1." Read the rest of the release announcement for more details. Download (MD5): Fuduntu-2013.2-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso (1,009MB, torrent), Fuduntu-2013.2-x86_64-LiteDVD.iso (819MB, torrent).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How to Fix/Repair ATI Catalyst AMD Video Driver on Ubuntu 12.xx

ATI Catalyst drivers are blocking the system? Have you stopped abruptly installation of the latter, and now you can no longer use the X server Ubuntu 12.10 or Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Quantal? You “forced” a bit ‘too his hand, and your Catalyst refuse to work? Well, then this is just the guide for you: we will see how to restore the drivers AMD / ATI Catalyst using recovery mode Ubuntu.

Maybe you could think that that option boot system was there only as a formality, but it is not! The recovery mode has its uses: it is possible to perform diagnostics, recovery and system repairs regardless of the damage it caused during the various sessions of use. E ‘for this reason that, today, upubuntu suggests how to use the recovery mode if the ATI Catalyst drivers suddenly they stopped working, something that happens regularly – for example – after a change kernel or operating system upgrade.
First, the selection screen of GRUB, if we have a version of GRUB less than 2.0 we select
Into Our OS-with-our-kernel (recovery mode / recovery mode)
such as
Ubuntu, with 3.xx-y.generic (recovery mode)
and give ENTER. Or, if we GRUB 2.0, have to bring us in ”Advanced options for Ubuntu”: find there the recovery mode! (Small tip: if GRUB does not appear, start the computer by pressing and holding the SHIFT key after the BIOS POST).
Wait kernel initialization after that, in the next window, select ”Network” (will allow you to enable the network). The system will notify you that your disk will be remounted in read / write mode: you confirm and wait for the loading.
At this point we get back to the main screen, hence selected root (Open a root shell) and dates sent. At this point, the steps are the same people who normally perform from terminal to install the ATI drivers. Eye could happen that the layout of the keyboard is the American one. First, for the avoidance of doubt, a moment update the system with the commands
Into sudo apt-get
update sudo apt-get upgrade

And now, let’s install the ATI drivers (the last are the 12.10) by following the steps in this guide.
After the procedure, we can exit the shell by typing the command of recovery
Into exit
And then selecting from the main window ”Resume” – “Restore normal startup.”

Monday, April 8, 2013

Top 4 GPS Apps for Android

Google earth has been at the pinnacle in terms of GPS applications for a long time and all of Google’s operating systems have been providing for “Google earth”, so the GPS apps are joining hands with the Androids. With the help of a GPS tracking app, user can easily locate their position as well as the destinations’. The mobile GPS apps are capable to accomplish tasks which might appear to be impossible without proper wireless coverage. The Androids are providing some of the free GPS apps too which make it worth a try for the user without looking deep into their wallets. Of many GPS apps available in the market today, we have picked out the best few in our list which goes like:

1. Sygic

This app tops the list with its eye bound features. It provides for extra Tom Tom maps which might cost a fortune for regular users. The feature that keeps this app aloof from other apps is its ability to keep updating maps so the user doesn’t have to worry about new shorter routes. Another advantage to this app is that it stores the maps into Micro SD memory of the phone, so the user can access to maps even without the network. Its’ claimed to be one of the most downloadable GPS app in the world.

2. Skobbler

Don’t go on the odd name of this app, it ranks among the best GPS apps available in the market. The striking features of this app include its voice instructions and also it features 2D and 3D maps. It also has 2 modes- Walking mode and Car driving mode, User can avail any of the option based on their requirement.

3. Loopt

This app ranks 3rd in our list but is very effective for the users. It keeps updating its background on a regular basis and helps monitor traffic too. This app has a user friendly interface and is very easy to use. It is compatible with the social networking sites like face book, twitter and others and you can share your location status with friends. It works with IOS as well. All this comes for free which makes this App an irreplaceable one.

4. Co-Pilot

This App works the best for users who travel a lot. This app helps user save the maps in their SD card, so the maps are accessible even without a proper network, a huge storage of Micro SD provides you with the facility to fit the whole map of Russia in the phone. This app is extremely swift to use at the time of driving. Another feature added to this application is its voice alerts; they work lot better than in google maps. In a nutshell, this app is custom made for users spending most of their time in travel and for travelers, there is no better replacement for this application.
About the Author – Kuldeep is a freelance writer who recommends you to check Android tutorials and news stuffs at Android Blog.

Curlew Multimedia Converter Install on Ubuntu and Linux Mint from PPA

You know there are many media converters in Linux that helps to convert video and audio files to any other formats we want. Curlew is one media converter that comes with an easy-to-use GUI written in Python. With the help of this converter via the Advanced menu options you can add subtitles to your videos.
Following are the some of Curlew supports media formats.
  • MP3 - M4A - 3G2 - WAV - OGG
  • AVI – MP4 – FLV – MOV – MKV – 3GP
  • WMV - Google WebM, etc.
The latest version of Curlew is 0.1.12 that will bring some new improvements. It can also convert files for some portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Nokia, LG, PSP, Xbox, PS3 etc.
You can see how to install Curlew from PPA in this article. The distributions are:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04
  • Linux Mint 14/13
Curlew Multimedia Converter Installation
  • Enter these commands by open the terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/multimedia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curlew

  • From the Unity Dash you can start Curlew
  • You need to run this command from the terminal
Curlew Removal
  • You have to enter these commands to uninstall Curlew from Ubuntu/Linux mint.
sudo add-apt-repository –remove ppa:upubuntu-com/multimedia
sudo apt-get remove curlew
sudo apt-get update

Sunday, April 7, 2013

My-Weather indicator for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint

It displays weather of location on panel, You can add up-to 2 locations in this indicator. It shows weather in complete details. There is forecast map option to choose location from map.

weather indicator
You can add up to two locations in this indicator, there are option for show temperature on panel and show notifications about weather. Also you can select "Auto location" for Main location, It will auto detect your current location.
There are three weather sources available: Yahoo, Open Weather Map and World Weather Online. You can choose whatever you want.
You change settings of temperature and details for weather.
In General Options you can select "Auto-start" option to start automatically at login. You can change weather refresh time from "Refresh Frequency" and You can choose light or dark icon for panel.

To install My-Weather indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator
That's it, Enjoy

Source: noobslab

Monitor Laptop Battery Life with LXDE on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

If you install and activate the LXDE desktop environment in Ubuntu / Linux Mint, you will notice that the status icon of the battery life is lacking, which prevents users from knowing the battery level of their laptops. In this article, we will see how to use fdpowermon – a simple tool for monitoring battery power of mobile computers with ACPI -. To view the battery status icon in the taskbar life To install fdpowermon 12.10/12.04 in Ubuntu or Linux Mint 14/13, open the terminal and run the command:

sudo apt-get install fdpowermon
We will now configure fdpowermon to start automatically after logging on to your desktop. To do this, edit this file (replace gedit with your favorite text editor):
gksu gedit / etc / xdg / lxsession / LXDE / autostart
Add this line: @ fdpowermon

Save the file and exit. The status icon will show the battery automatically at system startup:

Install Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-6 From PPA in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-6 has been released recently bringing updates for the following features:

  •     Update Firefox to 17.0.5esr
  •     Update NoScript to 2.6.59

As a reminder, Tor Browser Bundle isa  multiplatform software that allows users to browse the web in anonymity. You can check for more information about it here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Tor Browser Bundle from PPA which is supported by these Ubuntu/Mint distros:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04
  • Linux Mint 14/13
If you prefer a manual installation, you can download it from here.

Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-6 Installation

Open the terminal and enter these commands for 32-bit architectures:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install tor-browser 
sudo chown $USER -Rv ~/.tor-browser/
For 64-bit architectures, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install tor-browser 
sudo chown $USER -Rv ~/.tor-browser/
Use now Unity dash to search and open the software:

GStreamer 1.0.6 Release with Fixes and Updates

If you are searching for a good development framework for crafting apps like video editors, media players and such, you have here the new Gstreamer version 1.0.6.
The GStreamer project officially declared that it has new API and ABI-stable 1.x series with the new 1.0.6 version which enables the GStreamer multimedia framework.

If you are searching for a good development framework for crafting apps like video editors, media players and such, you have here the new Gstreamer version 1.0.6.
The GStreamer project officially declared that it has new API and ABI-stable 1.x series with the new 1.0.6 version which enables the GStreamer multimedia framework.

Here you can Download GStreamer 1.0.6:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A lot of improvements in 0 A.D. Magadha

The game developer Wildfire Games has recently released a new version of the free real-time strategy game 0 A.D. Magadha. The new alpha version includes a variety of improvements and so achieves a further milestone on the way to the final game release.
The most important changes include the introduction of Indian civilization, including typical units and buildings of this nation. The game AI has been improved greatly and has been extended by several difficulty levels. In addition, many graphics and sound improvements have been made in the new version.

0 A.D. can be downloaded here.

OS4 13.4

Roberto Dohnert has announced the release of OS4 13.4, an updated release of the user-friendly, Xubuntu-based Linux distribution: "Today we are pleased to announce the release of OS4 OpenDesktop 13.4. With this releases we bring in a lot of updates as well as some new functionality to enhance one of the most popular Linux distributions around. OS4 OpenDesktop 13.4 comes in a 32-bit release as well as 64-bit release. Since the 32-bit release is still somewhat popular we decided to keep producing the 32-bit release. With this release we bring in over 200 updates to applications and as well as the core system. With this release we include: Linux kernel 3.2 which provides new drivers as well as stability enhancements to the kernel; Firefox 20.0; Thunderbird 17.0.4; Google Maps replacing Nokia Maps...." Read the rest of the release announcement for more details. Download (MD5): os4-13-4-64.iso (1,559MB, MD5>).

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2

Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second beta release of Ubuntu 13.04, code name "Raring Ringtail": "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Together with Ubuntu 13.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio also reached final beta status today. We also welcome two new flavors, Ubuntu GNOME and UbuntuKylin, which are participating in the Ubuntu release process for the first time this cycle. Some of the new features available in Ubuntu 13.04 final beta are: includes the 3.8.0-16.26 Ubuntu Linux kernel which is based on the version 3.8.5 upstream Linux kernel; Unity has been updated to version 6.12." Read the release announcement and the technical overview for more details. Download: ubuntu-13.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (787MB, SHA256, torrent). Also made available today were 13.04 beta 2 images for Kubuntu (download), Lubuntu (download), Xubuntu (download), Edubuntu (download), Ubuntu Studio (download) and UbuntuKylin (download).

Tails 0.16 Released!

Tails ( The Amnesic Incognito Live System ) is a Linux distribution dedicated to debian-based ‘ anonymity and security on the Internet, as it is designed to run in live mode – even though they are also options to store data in a persistent way, for example on a USB stick – and is configured to use the internet via permanent connection through the TOR network : unlike what happens on TOR-based programs (eg TOR browser bundle), it is not just the browser to enjoy anonymity, but all programs that access the internet preinstalled in the system.
Tails also provides tools also extremely useful for encryption and the final destruction files and folders: you could not ask for more to be safe, secure, and be sure to use your operating system on any PC without leaving a trace.

Tails has been updated just recently to version 0.16, which brings with it many improvements to the system, all users who use earlier versions of Tails should update the their support to this release to be sure to rely on an operating system absolutely safe and free from any security breach. In this version, in fact, there is a improved support for encrypted keys, several updates to the preinstalled software, improvements to the translations, better management of IPv6 and HTTPS and many, many bugfixes. Here’s the full changelog:
  • Minor improvements
    • Replace the too-easy-to-Misclick shutdown button with a better “Shutdown Helper” applet.
    • Display ~ / Persistent Places in GNOME and GTK file chooser.
  • dictionaries for a few languages.
  • September Unsafe browser’s window title to “Unsafe Browser”.
  • Install ekeyd to support the EntropyKey.
  • Install font for Sinhala script.
  • Poedit Update to 1.5.4.
  • Expose Vidalia’s “broken onion” icon less.
  • Hide the persistence setup launchers in kiosk mode.
  • Bugfixes
  • Disable IPv6 on all network interfaces. This is a workaround for the IPv6 link-local multicast That leak was recently discovered.
  • Tails may previously have been atto list GPT partitions labeled “TailsData” on hard drives (!) as valid persistence volumes … this is now fixed.
  • Fix SCIM in the autostarted web browser.
  • Talk of DVD, not of CD, in the shutdown messages.
  • tordate work in bridge mode with an incorrect clock.

  • Iceweasel
  • Update iceweasel to 10.0.12esr-1 + tails1.
  • Set the homepage to the news section on the website Tails.
  • iceweasel Hide the add-on bar by default.
  • Do not hide the AdBlock-Plus button in the add-on bar anymore.
  • Do not install xul-ext-monkeysphere anymore.
  • Localization
    • tails-greeter: add German translation, update, Portuguese (Brasil) and Russian ones.
    • tails-persistence-setup: update French, German and Italian translations.

can download directly from Tails here to burn it or install it on a USB drive, and immediately begin to browse and use your PC in total anonymity.

Ubuntu's Unity Next Running On Mir Display Server

Canonical developers have hit the milestone of being able to run their "Unity Next" desktop atop the Mir Display Server. The work is still very early, but it shows for Ubuntu Touch they can swap out Android's SurfaceFlinger for Mir.

Unity Next is the next-generation implementation of Canonical's multi-form-factor desktop for Ubuntu written in Qt/QML. The Mir Display Server is still very primitive and not feature complete nor even on par with Wayland's features, but when using the latest code along with the out-of-tree Qt Mir back-end, it's possible to start running Unity Next.

Thomas Voß of Canonical posted proof of this early feat for switching out Android's SurfaceFlinger for the Mir compositor whereby they are leveraging the HWC 1.1 hardware compositor. The short video of Unity Next on Mir from the Google Nexus 4 smart-phone is embedded below.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pear Linux 7

 David Tavares has announced the release of Pear Linux 7, a highly customised Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution with GNOME 3.6: "Pear Linux 7 is available. You will find in this version: Linux kernel 3.5, LibreOffice 4.0.1, Pear OS software center, MyPear 4, Pear Cleaner 2.1; based on Ubuntu 12.10 without Unity and the GNOME panel; new Pear Linux Shell (7.0) based on Wingpanel and plank; new Pear Linux and icon theme, splash and login screen; new desktop notifications with notification center; new Pear OS software center; new mission control; new virtual desktop switcher; based on Linux kernel 3.5, but you kernels 3.7.10 and 3.8.5 are available in the repository; CleanMyPear - a cleaning system...." See the full release announcement for further information and screenshots. Download: pearos7-amd64.iso (1,016MB, MD5). A separate server edition is also available.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How to install Firefox 20.0 correctly in Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

Here is the Resource Page:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

The Whistle Noise in the Video is my Dog Sleeping on my Desk Snoring next to me while I do my Linux Work lol......

Linux Kernel 3.6.7 run and Install it on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Here we come to the issue of seventh version maintenance of the family of kernel 3.6, version 3.6.7 . We arrived in a very short time, well seven maintenance releases of the family 3.6.! Apparently the problems never end, and it is essential to update the kernel to avoid running into bugs found in previous versions. In all cases, the update 3.6.7 brings significant improvements in audio handling (ALSA), in particular USB sound cards. We see, also, to solve some annoying bugs that plagued the Radeon drivers and XFS filesystem.

This is following the news, you can also consult the page on the full changelog :

  • ALSA: usb-audio: Fix mutex deadlock at disconnection
  • ALSA: Fix refcount unbalance card
  • ALSA: usb-audio: Fix races at disconnection
  • DRM / Radeon: Fix legacy on primary DAC Load Detection.
  • xfs: fix buffer shudown reference count mismatch
  • xfs: fix reading of wrapped log data
  • cfg80211: fix antenna gain handling
  • drm / vmwgfx: Fix a case where the code would BUG When trying to pin GMR memory
  • drm / vmwgfx: Fix hibernation device reset
  • mmc: sdhci: fix NULL dereference in sdhci_request () tuning
  • l2tp: fix oops in l2tp_eth_create () error path
  • net: usb: Fix memory leak on Tx data path
  • net: fix SecPath kmemleak
  • tcp: fix FIONREAD / SIOCINQ
  • ipv4: Fix flushing of cached routing informations
  • sctp: fix call to SCTP_CMD_PROCESS_SACK in sctp_cmd_interpreter ()
  • batman-adv: Fix broadcast packet CRC calculation
  • NFS: fix bug in legacy DNS resolver.
  • mac80211: fix IBSS SSID copy on JOIN
  • drm/i915: fix overlay on i830M

Install Linux Kernel 3.6.7 on Ubuntu

If you want to easily and quickly install the new kernel on your Ubuntu (12.10/12.04/11.10 the recommended versions), my advice is to rely script found below. That’s all you have to do! Open a terminal and type:

cd / tmp wget -kernel-3.6.7-O linux-kernel-3.6.7
chmod x + linux-kernel-3.6.7
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.7

Now reboot the system and verify that the version is actually 3.6.6 using the command:
As usual, in case you want to remove the new kernel, just follow this guide .
WARNING : If you have any problems (like black screen) and you have an Nvidia card, open a terminal emergency (beating Keyboard ALT + CTRL + F1 , or F2 … up to F8) and type the following commands:
cd / usr/src/linux-headers-3.6.7-030607/arch/x86/include
sudo cp -v generated / asm / unistd *. / asm

Of course, the path to you might be a little different (if, for example, you have a 64, the x86 bit from the previous command could become x86_64).
NB: after installing the new kernel, the possibility exists that some drivers (eg. video and wireless) stop working . It’s all about uninstalling and then reinstalling before rebooting the system (you may find yourself unable to use the graphical interface or the wireless network) or using an old kernel .

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Transmission 2.74 Released! Install on Ubuntu Enhancements for IPv6

And ‘now available a new update of the Transmission BitTorrent client, that give program version 2.74.  For those who does not know, efficient BitTorrent client Transmission is a feature-rich use rather simple, which comes preinstalled in the desktop environment gtk-based (in particular Transmission is the manager torrent default Ubuntu). This release, in particular, is oriented towards strong improvements both for the integration of the program with the IPv6 protocol for the management of so-called “magnetic link”.  But there is much more: just read the changelog is included below for realizing it!

All Platforms

  • Fix a bug That prevented IPv6 addresses from being saved in dht.dat
  • Better handling of magnet links That Contain ‘tr.x =’ parameters
  • filtering of addresses used for uTP peer connections
Fix detection of
  • Whether or not a peer supports uTP connections


  • Auto-grouping will not apply until torrents are demagnetized
  • Tweak the inspector’s and add window’s file lists to avoid auto-hiding scrollbars overlapping the priority controls
  • Fix potential crash When downloading and seeding complete at the same time
  • Fix bug where stopped torrents might start When waking the computer from sleep

Web Client

  • Fix a multi-file selection bug
  • Fix bug where the upload and download arrows and rates would not Appear for downloading torrents
  • Fix bug tracker When displaying the list
As always, you can access the release notes going in this page .

Install Transmission 2.74 on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 (PPA and procedure manual)

If you want to use the PPA, below find the instructions to import and update Transmission. At the time of this writing, however, they are still outdated:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: transmissionbt / ppa sudo apt-get
update sudo apt-
get install transmission
Since the PPA still pointed to the old version of Transmission, proceed with the installation manual by source. Before proceeding, however, I want to remind you that you can safely wait Transmission is updated within the Ubuntu repositories and update the system easily using the command
sudo apt-get
update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you’re like me, and want to get programs from your system immediately up-to-date , follow the instructions below! First install a little ‘dependencies (yes, we’ll need it) and download the source tarball of Transmission, with the commands
sudo apt-get install automake build-essential autoconf libtool pkg-config libcurl4-openssl-dev intltool libglib2.0-dev libevent-dev-dev libminiupnpc libminiupnpc libappindicator-dev-dev checkinstall
cd / tmp wget
xvjf tar transmission-2.74.tar.bz2
At this point, let us go into source directory, compile the program and …. use checkinstall to install it, so you can comfortably manage in the future by USC / gdebi / dpkg / apt-get / aptitude
cd / tmp/transmission-2.74
. / configure
sudo checkinstall
At this point we do not need the source directory (which will be deleted automatically when you restart the system), but it is a good idea to keep a copy Package. deb, so you can easily reinstall if necessary. I will put on my desk!

cp / * tmp/transmission-2.74/transmission. deb ~ / Desktop /

Slackel 3.0 "Openbox"

Less than two weeks since the release of 2.0, the developers of Slackel, a lightweight Slackware-based distribution, have announced the release of version 3.0: "Slackel 3.0 Openbox has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware Linux and Salix OS. This is an update release. Changes are: Linux kernel 3.4.8 and lots of updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree. Slackel 3.0 Openbox includes the Midori 0.4.9 web browser, Claws-Mail 3.8.1, Transmission, SpaceFM, OpenJRE 7u9, Rhino, Icedtea-web, Pidgin, gFTP, wicd. AbiWord, Gnumeric and ePDFviewer office applications are included. Whaawmp is the default movie player, Exaile 3.3.0 is the application to use for managing your music collection, Asunder CD ripper, Brasero for writing CD/DVDs and more. In the graphics section Viewnior 1.3, GIMP 2.8.4 and Scrot the snapshot utility." Here is the brief release announcement with a screenshot. Download (MD5): slackel64-openbox-3.0.iso (624MB) slackel-openbox-3.0.iso (686MB).

Monday, April 1, 2013

How to save namespaces of XML in dictoinary in Python and Lxml

I have a XML file with many namespaces:
 xmlns:ser="https://some_address" xmlns:mirror="https://some_mirror_address"/>
I am using lxml and python to this type of file. Now, My requirement is, When I parse this XML file I need to store all namespaces in a dictionary like:

nsd = {'ser' : 'https://some_address', 'mirror' : 'https://some_mirror_address'}
The intention of this, the namespaces are not predetermined. So When I parse the XML I need to store all the namespaces in a dictionary and then proceed with further activities.
Is this possible to achieve in lxml?

Why would sbt reload gen-idea use 6GB of memory?

I'm using the command

sbt reload gen-idea
to build a largish (hundreds of thousands of lines of code) IntelliJ Scala project.
After about 30 minutes+, the program is autokilled because it runs out of memory. I checked, and it used 6GB before getting killed.
What's going on? Can I do anything to improve this?

Install Chromium OS on USB Flash Drive with Ubuntu/Linux Mint

This article is for those who want to install and run ChromiumOS onto a USB storage device. Let us see how it can be done with the OS image.

Open the terminal and run these commands to download the ChromiumOS image to your home folder:
mkdir ~/ChromiumOS; cd ~/ChromiumOS
wget -c -O
unzip ChromeOS*.zip
mv ChromeOS*.img ChromeOS.img
Run the following commands and to identify the USB device:
fdisk -l
If you mounted the USB flash drive as /dev/sdb1 on your system.  Use the command and unmount the USB device:
sudo umount /dev/sdb1
Use your USB device name and replace /dev/sdb1
Run the following command to create a bootable USB device with the Chrome OS image. It will delete all data from your USB device.
sudo dd if=ChromeOS.img of=/dev/sdb1 bs=4M
sudo dd if=ChromeOS.img of=/dev/sdb1 oflag=direct
Boot from the Chromium OS USB flash drive after finishing the process. To boot from USB storage devices, you can use the Plop boot loader too. the ChromiumOS VM can download and use from when you fail to create a bootable USB stick.

Bodhi Linux 2.3.0

Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 2.3.0, a new version of the Ubuntu-based distribution with the latest Enlightenment window manager: "After almost exactly three months since our Bodhi 2.2.0 release the Bodhi team and I are happy to announce the next update release for our 2.x.y series - Bodhi Linux 2.3.0. Again because this is a minor update release people who are already using our 2.x.y branch can simply upgrade to this release via their package manager. As with our 2.2.0 release there are three disc downloads for this version: 32-bit featuring a current PAE enabled kernel, 32-bit featuring a non-PAE kernel with older hardware support, 64-bit featuring a current kernel. Software wise we see the following updates with this release: Linux Kernel 3.8, Enlightenment 0.17.1, Midori 0.4.9, Terminology 0.3.0, eCcess system tool, Ubiquity 2.12." Here is the full release announcement with screenshots. Download (torrents): bodhi-2.3.0-64.iso (603MB, MD5, torrent).

Facebook desktop api not working Fine from 19th of March

 Is there any changes in facebook desktop api , as FacebookDesktop.login's callback function that was working fine ago,now returns fail for my Flex-Air desktop application. Here i means same code was working file before 19th of March.

protected function init(event:AIREvent):void
                    //Initialize Facebook library               
                    FacebookDesktop.init(APP_ID , handleLogin);
    // function to handle login
    protected function handleLogin(result:Object, fail:Object):void {
            trace (fail +" handleLogin " + result);
            if (result) { // User successfully logged in.                   
                } else { // User unsuccessfully logged in.
                                   // code

    // btnLogin click handler
    protected function handleLoginBtnClick(event:MouseEvent):void {

            FacebookDesktop.login(handleLogin, permissions);