Sunday, October 25, 2009

Error loading OpenGL in matlab or Warning: Cannot query opengl in Matlab

If you are getting error message then do this
$matlab7/sys/os/glnx86/ just rename this file to so matlab picks up the system's opengl file

If you are getting warning do this:
sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev freeglut3-dev mesa-common-dev

in terminal

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Make your Ubnutu Beautiful with Compiz Fusion

See the video first to know what Compiz Fusion can do !!!

Installation Instructions:

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common

* Select Compiz Configuration:

System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager

Note: You must logout and log back in for the change to take effect.

Explore it your self go in each setting to see what shorcutit uses and enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Google Chrome for LINUX

Hurrah!!! Google Chrome for Linux is Atlast Available for both 32 bit and 64 bit check it out

Download Google Chrome

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

skype uses 100 cpu in linux


Click here

This works almost on all flavour

one more solution if the above one doesn't work:

install libflashsupport

command for direct install:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cairo-Dock Theme for Ubuntu

About Cairo Dock:

Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows). Now, you can use Cairo-Dock with OpenGL (to use your graphic card!). Some screenshots

It is compatible with Compiz-Fusion, Beryl, Compiz and Xcompmgr, but it can also run without a composite manager (using fake transparency). Cairo-Dock can run under GNOME, KDE and XFCE.

These Commands will be typed in the terminal

This is only for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 32/64bit, Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 32/64bit and Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) 32/64bit.

To add the Cairo-Dock repository to your sources open the sources.list file:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and add the appropriate repository to the end of the file:

deb jaunty cairo-dock # For Ubuntu 9.04

deb intrepid cairo-dock # For Ubuntu 8.10

deb hardy cairo-dock # For ubuntu 8.04

The signed GPG key for identification of the repository is:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Then, to install Cairo-Dock, issue these two commands in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

Note: if you get the error "E: Couldn't find package cairo-dock-plug-ins" try the code below as it seems there has been a name change and the package is now called cairo-dock-plugins in intrepid.

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock-plugins

There are no repositories available for releases older than Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). So, if you want Cairo-Dock for an older release, you must compile it or download the package.

How to run Cairo Dock:

Go to Application->System Tools->Cairo dock(with no open GL)/cairo dock (with Open Gl)

Notepad++ for Linux

Notepad++ uses can download Scite there is a very little difference in them

Ubuntu users: sudo apt-get install scite
Red Hat/Fedora Users:sudo yumi install scite

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Gnome Themes for ubuntu

Add these Repositories to System->Administration->Software Resources->Third Party Softwares Click add and add these:

deb jaunty main

deb-src jaunty main

Before Pressing close open a Terminal and add run this:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0x1781bd45c4c3275a34bb6aec6e871c4a881574de

Now Close the Software Resources and let it update..


  1. Showtime For Gnome

  2. Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install showtime-theme

  3. Balanzan Theme

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install balanzan-theme

  4. Infinity

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install infinity-theme

  5. Wild Shine

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install wild-shine-theme

  6. Exotic

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install exotic-theme

  7. Tropical

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install tropical-theme

  8. Bamboo zen

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install bamboo-zen-theme

  9. Sun Rise

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sunrise-theme

  10. Aqua Dreams

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install aquadreams-theme

  11. How to apply theme:
    Right click on Desktop->change desktop Background ->themes ->find you theme with the name

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some Important Softwares for Ubuntu

VLC player
Go to Administration->Software Resources->Third Party Softwares and press add, add these two turn by turn

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Then Open terminal and Run this Command

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7613768D

Then do sudo apt-get install vlc

Real Player 11 Gold

Real Player
Double Click it and run it

MSN messenger Copy:

sudo apt-get install amsn


Double Click it and run it.

Torrent Software

sudo apt-get install vuze

Keep your NTFS drives mounted

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
Go in System->Administration->NTFS configuration tool
Select the drive and it will ask a mount point keep what ever you want for ex: games etc

Thousands of other software are in System->Aministration->Synaptic Package manager just search by the name and you may find the software, don't forget to see the description before installation

Thursday, August 27, 2009

avi to all converter for ubuntu

Open a terminal and enter the following code:

echo "deb jaunty universe" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winff.list

Now install the converter using the following command

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install winff

Then this command also:

sudo apt-get install libavcodec-unstripped-52

Run the Converter from Applications->Sound & Video Winff

For more information visit the home website:

Why Ubuntu ?

Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

Quick and easy updates

System requirements

Ubuntu is available for PC, 64-Bit PC and Intel-based Mac architectures. At least 256 MB of RAM is required to run the alternate install CD (384MB of RAM is required to use the live CD based installer). Install requires at least 4 GB of disk space.

Many Windows Software and games work with wine which is free and you can easily install.

There are many Graphical Enhancements as well. Try the windows+tab, windows+e, alt+tab, alt+shift+up keys and you will notice.

Very easy to install software just go System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager enter your password and then in the text box type any thing you want to search and most probably be there click it press apply and it will be installed.

You can also install any software by typing commands in the terminal.

Suppose you want to install vlc through terminal just type the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install vlc
press enter and you are done.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Auto Login + Lock Screen in Ubuntu

First create (as root) the script /usr/bin/gnome-locked-session with the following content:
gnome-screensaver-command --lock
exec gnome-session

(beryl-manager seems to have to be started before gnome-screensaver as if I start it normally it makes things buggy, like masking the screensaver or so)

Then give it execution rights: sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/gnome-locked-session

now create (still as root) the file /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-locked.desktop with the following content:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=GNOME (locked)
Name[fr]=GNOME (verrouillé)
Comment=This session logs you into GNOME and locks the screen immediately
Comment[fr]=Cette session vous connectera dans GNOME et verrouillera l'écran immédiatement
# no icon yet, only the top three are currently used

Then if it is not already done, configure the auto-login.

Logoff (well... read the rest before ;-)). At the logon, click "Session" or so (maybe in an "Options" menu) and choose "GNOME (locked)". Login and select "Define as the default session". That's it ! Your session should now start locked, as every time you'll restart your computer :-)

Further if you want to login without locking the screen (for example if you logged off to allow another user to login, then want to login again), you may choose the session "GNOME" at the login screen, then login. Just don't define it as the default session as it would break the auto-login-then-lock configuration...

The gnome-locked-session script might perhaps be tweaked to detect if the session was started automatically but I don't know how... (well, It could simply check the uptime but it won't be very reliable...) Perhaps GDM defines some environment variable that could be used to detect if the session was started automatically ?

Monday, August 24, 2009

The best way for installing firefox 3.5 in ubuntu

1. Download Firefox 3.5
2. Place the tar file in your home folder
3. copy this command in your terminal and you are done

All about torrents !

Share Ratio: Before downloading a file(torrent) always see for the share ratio of the torrent. In mininova it is given at the downlaod page as shown

Seeds: Always see the seeds, the more the seeds the better.

Leechers: The less the Leechers the better.

Size of the file: The size is provided with every file on websites, so see the size before downloading to avoid fake files.

Comments: IMPORTANT! Read the comments of a torrent file before downloading.

Recommended torrent Websites:

In google write the name of the movie and space torrent. For Ex: if you want to search the movie Bolt so just type in google search box 'Bolt torrent'

Recommended Torrent Software:

Utorrent for window users.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Keep your Computer Virus free

If you are using windows there is no way in the world you can keep your computer virus free..... the only way you can keep your computer virus free is by shifting to LINUX. There are many flavors of LINUX which are freely available chose which ever you like all are open source and freely very user friendly and attractive flavor of LINUX is is totally free. They provide you a free CD on order. Just visit there Official Website

How to remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notification in Windows Xp

Download this crack.exe file and run it, the notification will vanish and will never come again

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Utorrent affecting the speed of Internet connection

if your torrent software say utorrent is messing with the speed of you Internet Browsing don't worry just got to options-> preferences ->Bandwidth over here in global number of connections over there write 25 and in maximum number of connected peers per torrent write 25 and leave the rest same .............if you are still having browsing problems decrease the above values even more......the best thing about this method is that it doesn't effect the torrent speed......this method works for every torrent software with a few different options let me know the torrent software i will let you know the settings for it.