This post is dedicated to all my non technical friends who don't know about RSS or know a little about it but don't know how to use it. Without going into the details, I'll tell you how I read my feeds and the way I use to subscribe to feeds. There are many other ways and tools but I'll stick to what I use. So here's how you do it. step 1: Get Firefox step 2: Open any blog or website(exept facebook) in Firefox. step 2: Go to Tools->Page info step 3: select Feeds step 4: Select any feeds and […]

Connecting to Internet via mobile phone in linux

Let me tell you how I connected to Internet using my mobile phone (Samsung c3200) on linux using wvdial. Let me break it down in steps so it is easy to understand. Let's get started. Step 1: plug in the phone using data cable Step 2: Running lsusb Run lsusb command. Output on my pc is like this. [noel@Daedalus ~]$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 […]

Quake like terminal emulator(not quite what you think)

Everyone who has used the GNU/Linux terminal knows it is a force to be reckoned with. However, it’s a pain to have to launch a terminal emulator wait for a it to load, and then have to keep Alt-Tabbing to it. That's why quake like terminal emulators exists. For those of you who don't know what a quake like terminal is, let's clear it up first. Quake is a popular first person shooter created by id software. In the game, there is a terminal that is accessible by hitting the ~ key. It is used for editing settings and variables(like […]

Automatically mount NTFS partition on boot

To mount ntfs partitions we need to specify where we want to mount those partitions. By default, when you mount any partition/plug in any flash drive/insert a cd, it is mounted in /media/ directory. So we'll create a directory in /media/.Step 1 : Create directoriessudo mkdir /media/directory name replace “directory name” with the name of the directory you want to create. I want to create a directory named data, so I will….sudo mkdir /media/data Now we need to get a list of all the partitions, this command will do just that.Step 2 : get list of all partitions in all […]