Posts Tagged “open-source”:

How to make a selfie?

Sunday is usually the day when I have random geek moments. Ok, what’s that? It’s the scientific term I use to describe my vivid wish of doing something different. After preparing laptops for Corsair Hackers Reboot earlier this morning, my quest for doing something different got intensified. I looked around... [Read More]

Download & build Chromium OS

As it’s a tradition now on weekends I get on with some sporadic project. Since last evening I plugged my laptop for a Chromium OS adventure. I started by going through the documentation on the [Chromium.org](http://www.chromium.org/) website. I installed the required tools on my openSUSE machine to get Chromium OS... [Read More]

Set up keyboard layout applet in Cinnamon 2.0

As I continue exploring Cinnamon 2.0 features (on openSUSE 13.1) I noticed the keyboard layout setting wouldn’t function as expected. For some weird reason I couldn’t add **Hindi (Bolnagri)** layout although this is present in the GNOME session. I also tried setting it up using gnome-control-center instead of Cinnamon settings... [Read More]

openSUSE 13.1 RC2 GNOME Live

openSUSE 13.1 RC2 came out today! Could see some awesome bug-hunting moments ahead. I didn’t waste time & fired the download page. Thought I’d start with the Live editions and I downloaded GNOME Live 64bit. I dd’ed the nearly 1GB image to a pendrive. Oh! What’s dd’ed? See it in... [Read More]

Mkahawa – Cybercafé Billing Software

Last night someone pinged me on facebook regarding Mkahawa installation. I was feeling tired & being on-call for work I didn’t want to be in a kaput state later if the work mobile rings. I kept the fun for today. ####What is Mkahawa? It is a cybercafé managemet/billing software, which... [Read More]

SolusOS 2 Alpha 9

I was introduced to SolusOS by a colleague at work. That was a few months ago. I was very much impressed with the distribution; it was fast & responsive. SolusOS 1 was based on Debian. The project founder, Ikey Doherty, is also the mastermind behind LMDE. Shortly after, development of... [Read More]

MATE Desktop presentation at the openSUSE Conference 2013

Stefano Karapetsas gave a fine presentation on MATE Desktop at the openSUSE Conference 2013. ![MATE Desktop](/img/2017/02/mate-desktop-screenshot.png) I took the liberty to document his presentation here. Stefano started with a brief introduction to the MATE Desktop. He explained how we should pronounce the word “MATE”. It’s actually derived from a species... [Read More]

MATE Desktop Cheat Sheet

Stathis wrote a nice article about [Gnome 3 shortcuts](http://eiosifidis.blogspot.com/2013/07/gnome-3-cheat-sheet.html). Inspired by the same I compiled a cheat sheet for the MATE Desktop with a few additions on customization. ![](/img/2017/02/mate-cheatsheet-screenshot-1.png) Download the [MATE Desktop Cheat Sheet](https://hacklog.mu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/MATE-Desktop-cheat-sheet.pdf) in pdf format. Ideas and suggestions are most welcomed. I’ll update the cheat sheet when... [Read More]

Clock-applet crashes in MATE

I noticed my system time incorrect and right-clicked on the applet and clicked on preferences to modify. The applet crashes. I retried and it crashes again. I searched if it’s an existing bug in MATE version 1.6.1 but could not find more information. When the clock crashes a dialog box... [Read More]

openSUSE MATE Desktop

When the Gnome team abandoned the traditional desktop style many people were frustrated and started looking for alternatives. Some went towards lighter DEs such as XFCE & LXDE while others migrated to KDE. Then the Linux Mint team came up with a fork of Gnome 2 and called it [MATE](http://mate-desktop.org/).... [Read More]

Zimbra – open source email software

I’ve been a happy Evolution user for some time. Then I moved my mails to Thunderbird when I needed something lighter. It’s only recently that I thought of testing [Zimbra](http://www.zimbra.com/products/desktop.html). I heard about it been a while but never cared to give a try. ![](/img/2017/02/Zimbra-client-deco.png) Well … I did that... [Read More]

openSUSE Workshop at Providence

It’s been in my mind for a while, I’ve always organized Linux events everywhere I got the chance but never in my own village. So, here we go … I’ve initiated the process. I’m sending a letter to the President of the Village Council of Providence to grant us (the... [Read More]

Arch Linux – dual screen

It’s obvious when you start getting up with some programming you find having dual monitors a good thing. You could edit codes on one and run them on the other. This helps a lot from the annoying task of switching windows (at least to me). Thus, I plugged a Dell... [Read More]

What’s in Linux 3.6 ?

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 3.6 on 30/09/12. If you’re wondering what’s new, here’s a peek for you: ####Changes to Btrfs While Linux 3.5 saw some improvements to Ext4, this latest kernel version 3.6 brings a number of tweaks to the new copy on write (CoW) Btrfs filesystem... [Read More]

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook This is an awesome piece of work or you may also call it a nice companion for the aspiring Linux administrator. It starts from the basics of Debian and gradually deepens one’s knowledge in field of Linux administration. ![Debian Administrator's Handbook](/img/2017/02/front-cover-232x300.png) Written by two Debian developers... [Read More]

Bootable Linux USB Drive

Very often people search for ways to get a bootable Linux pendrive. While there exists several methods and tools to make one; a less geeky way is using imagewriter. The latest LMDE already comes bundled with this nice piece of application and I guess the next edition of Linux Mint... [Read More]

openSUSE 12.1 distribution upgrade

![openSUSE 12.1 distribution upgrade](/img/2017/02/suse1.jpg) This short tutorial will allow you to upgrade your openSUSE 11.4 to version 12.1. Before we launch the distribution upgrade, we update the current desktop. Open terminal and run the following: ``` zypper repos --uri zypper update ``` (‘zypper repos –uri’ lists all the available repos.)... [Read More]

Linux Mint climbs the Distrowatch ladder

![Linux Mint](/img/2017/02/Linux_Mint_Official_Logo.png) 2011 has been a great year for the Linux Mint[^1] team. With the advent of Gnome 3 and introduction of Unity in it’s parent distro, many people speculated which of these two would the Mint team adopt. With a great surprise the team came up something beyond. Taking... [Read More]