Thursday, January 28, 2010

Installing Ubuntu without functioning CDROM, Bootable USB Bios

In a nutshell here are the steps to be executed:

  • Assumptions: there is a bootable MBR already present, either though Linux or Windows.
  • Get a bootable USB drive and the CD image of the ubuntu distribution.
  • Install the CD image on the usb drive using software say: PendriveLinux.Com
  • Make sure that software goes fine, else it may crib about some error if the usb drive is not bootable.
  • Get a hold of plop boot loader. This guy allows you to boot to USB drive through its boot loader.
  • Reboot into plop boot loader and you are good to go!
Here is the screenshot of plop that should be visible:

Smooth, eye catching fonts on linux - using Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic

First thing first, let the screen shots do the talk:

Thats pretty good looking font ;)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

|| प्रार्थना ||

आवाहनं ना जानामि न जानामि तवार्चनम् |

पूजांचैव न जानामि क्षम्यतां जगदीश्वर |

अपराध सहस्त्राणि क्रियन्तेऽहर्निशं मया |

दासोऽयमिति मां मत्वा क्षमस्व परमेश्वर |

पापोऽहं कर्माऽहं पापात्मा पाप संभवः |

त्राहिमां कृपया देव शरणागत वत्सल ||

गतं पापं गतं दुःखं गतं दारिद्रयमेवच |

आगता सुखसंपतीः | पुण्याच्च श्री दर्शनात् ||

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Android theme on Ubuntu.

Looks pretty cool :P

Accessing X11 through VNC

Tested in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

Create following file /etc/xinet.d/x11vnc as following:

service x11vnc
port = 5900
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/bin/x11vnc
server_args = -inetd -o /var/log/x11vnc.log -display :0 -passwd yourpassword -many -bg
disable = no

Make sure it has permission set to 600 for security sake. Restart the xinetd daemon and you are good to go.