Sunday, 24 November 2013

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu 13.10 [Bonus Cinnamon Spices Pack]

Cinnamon Desktop by Linux Mint team has nicely evolved from its first release in Linux Mint Katya to now. Linux Mint lately released the Cinnamon Desktop 2.0 which is now fairly compatible with Ubuntu Unity Desktop with no more glitches.

How to Login (GUI) as Root in Ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu by default root login is disabled, you can perform administrator privileged actions using sudo. To Graphically Login as root in Ubuntu 13.10 you have to change some lightdm configurations files


Open terminal and type or copy paste the following and  hit ENTER

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Install and Run Google Chrome as Root in Cent OS 6.1/6.2/6.3

At my office I use Cent OS 6.2 x86_64 . I am not a big fan of Mozilla Firefox no offences. I personally favour using Chrome as my default web browser. Even though Firefox is open source and is readily available through default repositories of most Linux distributions , it is bit on slower side unlike Chrome which is faster but has issues of installing on most distributions . 
First of all I started installing Chrome the usual way of adding repos of Google chrome but I failed as latest version of Chrome has issues with centos 6.2.
So I downloaded specific Chrome version that is compatible for this version of OS from myrpms (el6 rpm of chrome).After installing Chrome rpm( rpm -ivh google-chrome-stable....).

Auto Mount NTFS Problem with Windows 8.1 DualBoot Linux

Windows 8.1 was recently released for public.I updated my Windows 8 laptop to Windows 8.1 last week . After updating to Windows 8.1 and booting into Ubuntu, I tried mounting my windows data partition of NTFS and got this error.
Error due Windows 8.1

Error was due to Windows 8.1 feature of fast startup which allows ntfs partitions to mount only in read only mode.To resolve this issue you have to disable fast startup from Windows 8.1.
So first boot into Windows 8.1