Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kubuntu UUID

Already written this before? once again..., the command for getting UUID on kubuntu
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Installing OpenSolaris 2008.05

I read somewhere that OpenSolaris 2009.05 was being distributed freely by Sun. I requested for one, did not get any reply from them.

Could not wait for it, so I downloaded few days back and tried to install on my multi-boot system. Unfortunately my system got stuck at "grub>" prompt. Tried installing again, Tried installing kubuntu again, nothing helped.

Today, I tried it again. Re-installing kubuntu did not help. Installing OS2008.05 again booted the system. Then I had to manually edit the grub menu config file (In solaris it is something like /rpool/boot/grub/menu.lst ).

Now I have to take care of my kubuntu installation

Sunday, May 4, 2008


My 3 year old used to wait for my desktop/laptop to get free, click on whatever he sees on the screen (the most attractive ones are the flash car ads, etc).

Last week I found this excellent firefox extension. So far so good. He knows how to click the tab with his name and he gets all the games to play.

Installing NX Nomachine server on kubuntu 8.04

Go to NoMachine website.

Download the nx{server, node, and client }.

Follow the instructions to install these.

NOTE: Remember to restart ssh. I did not have ssh, used simple “aptitude install ssh” to get (open)ssh.

It worked!

kubuntu 8.04 X not working

After installing kubuntu 8.04, the screen resolution was too low.

apt-get install nvidia-glx
restart X to solve the problem

My kubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron) installation venture

Installing kubuntu 8.04 LTS

Installation did not go smooth on my multi OS machine.

The installation did not boot with hd6 (for /dev/sda7). Tried “grub-install (hd6)”, then “setup /dev/hd0″. The sytsem stopped booting. It was stuck at “grub>” prompt.

Installed again with grub at (hd0,6) to (somewhat) solve the problem. It works now, I get into Kubuntu’s boot prompt and I can select any of the other OSs.

Shell tips

Time to bring back life to my blog!

Recently I learned how to execute programs in different directories and direct the output to a single log file in a single command

#> cd ~
#> (cd perl/bin;; cd tcl/bin; tclfind.tcl) > find_out.txt