Journey Towards the Perfect Desktop Environment

Many moons ago, I wrote about how discovered Archlinux. It’s nearly 6 years and Arch hasn’t let me down. Some people say that they use it at home but not on their main production system. Well I do. And even on my main production system it hasn’t let me down. I can’t remember when was the last time that Arch actually broke for me. It’s always been there. As a solid foundation on which to build my work environment. Its a solid distro and my faith in it keeps going stronger and stronger. But Arch is not today’s topic. Today’s […]

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 […]

Hunt for the perfect operating system

Last week one of my hard drive failed. At that time I was dual booting XP & Ubuntu from that drive, so I lost my bootloader grub. I installed ubuntu on my other drive. Howerver, I have 512 mb ram in my pc. Ubuntu was running good but at times it seemed slow & the issues with my graphic card(intel 82845g/gl Brookedale) & linux has, worsened my situation. Because of my graphic card Ubuntu crashed alot. So I thought why not try out some other distro? So, for past week I was doing just that. Prerequisites : I wanted a […]

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 […]