Monday, July 16, 2012

Android USB Tethering in Ubuntu.

Android phones provide a  fast and simple method for connecting your pc to internet, called as tethering. In Windows and Linux Mint, the system gets automatically connected to internet, when you enable tethering in your phone.
In case of Ubuntu, it doesn't happen automatically. Just follow these steps for configuring your Ubuntu box for usb tethering :-

Friday, March 23, 2012

Linking/Chaining Commands in Linux

To add to your productivity and save time, chaining and linking linux commands is a fine way to go.
There are various chaining and linking commands present in Linux, but many Linux users are not aware of it.
  • To send a process to the background, append your command with '&' at the end. 
Eg. -
$ping -c1 &
$ping -c1 & rm -f  *.flv &   

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fixing 'initramfs error' boot Problem in Linux.

Yesterday, I faced initramfs boot error on my Linux Mint 9 box. I don't know what went wrong, but I remember that I forced restart my system, as it was not responding. It hung up in a command line terminal. I changed the terminal (ctrl+alt+[f1-f6]), and then unable to get back to the GUI (ctrl+alt+f7). The screen was showing some weird software error.
No init found. Try passing init= boot arg
BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1: built-in shell (ash)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Conky Script to display Weather Forcast on your desktop.

First get the basics of the post from here. Here is a simple script to display weather forecast on your desktop. I'm using yahoo weather to get the xml feed of forecast because it requires no login/registration and can be just use it directly.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Conky : Ultimate System Monitoring Tool

Conky is the lightweight, super-configurable application, which sits on your desktop or terminal. It is a fork of Torsmo and licensed under the GPL 3.0.
It can also be customized to gather and display almost any type of information on the user's desktop or terminal.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

VIM Cheatsheet!

Vim users must use this cheatsheet. It's very informative & gives complete information about vim.