Wednesday, February 28, 2007

SabayonLinux , Linux Distro with Beryl

SabayonLinux is the only current distro which comes built in with beryl for desktop effects. It also has nvidia ati drivers, dvd playing software; may not be legal in US.

Check it out at
and for downloading

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Curl alternative for wget

You might have heard about wget, the download manager. curl is good alternative for wget .

$curl -v [url]

try man curl for more options

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Show File extensions in Vista

Turn on File Extensions
a) go to any folder, e.g. Documents
b) Layout > Show Classic Menus
c) Tools > Folder Options > View Tab
d) Untick "Hide Extensions of Known File Types"
e) close, return to Layout and put it back as it was

Showing file extensions are helpful for finding virus. A double extension will be most propably virus.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Create and check MD5 checksums in Linux

You can use md5sum command in linux to generate and check md5 checksum values. It is particularly useful to check integrity of downloads especially ISOs

$md5sum SLED-10-x86-CD1.iso

generates a value. Check this against the download providers value. If it is same then download ok; else redownload.

Delete Hibernate file in Vista

Delete Hibernate File
When you use hibernate in Windows Vista, it creates a file called hiberfil.sys. This file can grow rather large and you may want to remove it. A simple way to delete it:
a) log on as the Administrator
b) start Command Prompt then type: powercfg -h off
c) hit enter

Enable Autologin in Vista

Enable Auto-Logon in Windows Vista
a) click Start and type 'netplwiz' or click that name on the Start menu
b) in the GUI window that comes up, uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" box
c) click 'Apply'
d) in the new dialog box that opens type the name of the account you want to auto-logon by default (if the account is not normally passworded then it blank)
e) click OK and exit

Disable enable task manager in Windows XP

Start > Run .
Type regedit. Then modify the values. Create if it already not there.

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

OpenSuse 10.2 introduction

Well enabling 3D Graphics in Linux was never so easy........

All hats off to Novel.......

You first need to install your Graphics Card Drivers…

Click Yast

Click Installation Source

Click ADD

Select HTTP

Under SERVER NAME, place an entry:

Provided you have an Nvidia Graphics Card, as I am having 6200 Turbocache GT Nvidia

Under DIRECTORY ON SERVER, place an entry:


Or just place an entry

under the SERVER NAME.

When you add the above address and click next, a warning message about an unknown GPG key will come up. Click the checkbox next to Do Not Show This Message Again and click Yes. The next screen will ask if you'd like to import the aforementioned GPG key. Click Import.

Apply the changes & and exit Installation Source application

Under the Application YAST, click Software Management and search for:

Install these drivers and reboot the machine.

Go to Desktop Effects under control panel and enable 3D graphics…..

Bang you are done with the settings …Enjoy the highly optimized 3D revolution..


Well all MP3s can be played using Helix Banshee Audio Player. It’s installed by default.

Using YAST change the installation source to:

Using Yast and Soft Management search for the video player Xine and w32 codecs.

Install the video player xine and win32 codecs, using which you would be able to play all videos.