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Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4

Hello,

Once more unto the KDE topic my friends, once more. This time, however, we take a look at a very useful feature that allows you to easily share out folders with a few clicks. These folders will be shared with the help of Samba and not a single line of a configuration file will have to be edited by the user. It’s a pretty sweet feature, so let’s start sharing.

First things first

Of course you are going to have to have Samba installed and running on your machine.  You will at least need:

  • Samba
  • Samba Client
  • kdenetwork-filesharing

If you do not already have those pieces of the puzzle installed, do so and then start Samba with a command similar to sudo /etc/init.d/samba start. The full path to the samba executable will depend upon your distribution.

For more visit this link :- http://www.ghacks.net/2010/02/18/easy-folder-sharing-in-kde-4-4/

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Solved Open Office asking for document recovery everytime

Hello friends,

Is your open office asking for document recovery every time ? if your document doesn’t exist then also ? If Yes, then follow this document to solve your problem.

Follow below steps to solve your problem :-

To solve this problem :-

For root :-

Go to Terminal -> cd .openoffice.org/<version-of-openoffice>/user/registry/

data/org/openoffice/Office/

There you will find Recovery.xcu

[root@tejas Office]# ls
Common.xcu  Histories.xcu  Linguistic.xcu  Recovery.xcu Views.xcu  Writer.xcu

Remove Recovery.xcu

Now try to open it will not ask you for recovery.


For User :-

Go to Terminal -> cd /home/<user-name>/.openoffice.org/<version-of-openoffice>/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/

There you will find Recovery.xcu

[barot@tejas Office]# ls
Common.xcu  Histories.xcu  Linguistic.xcu  Recovery.xcu Views.xcu  Writer.xcu

Remove Recovery.xcu

Now try to open it will not ask you for recovery.

Let us know its work for you or not.

Enjoy Open Source :)
Waiting for your feedback guys. :)
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Convert .mp3 to .wav and .ogg from command

Hello Friends,

Today i found one nice article on conversion. This article will teach you how to convert Mp3 format to wav and ogg.

Please look at this very nice article.

I have a ton of various music files on my machine that are in various states of migrating from .mp3 to different formats. The primary reason for this is because of the issue of licensing between Linux and the MP3 format. And although there are GUI tools to do nearly every job you need, there are times when the command line is still your friend. For instance, say you want to do batch jobs – the command line is good for this. Or say you want to (for whatever reason) secure shell into a remote machine and then convert your files. For whatever reason you need, it’s good to know that the tools are available for the job.

The tools I am talking about are mpg123 and mpg321. Although mpg321 claims to be a drop-in replacement for mpg123, I still prefer to use both tools (the former for converting .mp3 to .wav and the latter for converting .mp3 to .ogg). And in this article you will see how simple it is (using the command line) to convert these file types.

For more Follow this link :- http://www.ghacks.net/2010/02/05/covert-mp3-to-wav-and-ogg-from-command/

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Fedora 12 — A ‘Must Upgrade’ and ‘Strongly Consider’ Distro

Let’s face it — when it comes to choosing one Linux distribution over another, it often boils down to personal preference. You’ll find arguments for one being more user friendly or another being drop-dead simple to install, but in the final analysis the real reason is probably one or more of the following:

  • Previous experience
  • Upgrading from older version
  • Familiarity with company
  • Hardware support
  • User following
  • Available applications

Unless you’ve had problems with a particular distribution, it’s a fairly safe bet you’ll upgrade to the latest and greatest version when it comes out. The more cautious might wait a short time to see if anyone else has problems with your particular hardware but eventually take the plunge. Newbie Linux users typically fall into one of two camps. Either they have grown tired of the issues with their Windows machine and want to try Linux to see if it will be any better, or they have purchased a new machine, typically a netbook, with Linux pre-installed.

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Fedora the Project

The Fedora project made its first release (Fedora Core 1) in 2003 as a completely open source alternative to the commercial Red Hat Linux distribution. From the initial release announcement:

Fedora Core 1 provides a complete Linux platform built exclusively from open source software. Available at no cost, the release serves the needs of community developers, testers, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process.

In the beginning the Fedora project was targeted at the developer / enthusiast with an interest in the Red Hat platform. Over time this has morphed more into anyone with a desire to run a truly open source version of Red Hat Linux. If message boards and news groups are any indication, the distribution has a huge following. So where does Fedora fit in the landscape of Linux distributions? DistroWatch.com groups it in with openSUSE, Debian GNU/Linux and Mandriva Linux as “good middle-road distributions.” They lump Ubuntu, Linux Mint and PCLinuxOS into a group “considered the easiest for new users who want to get productive in Linux as soon as possible.”

For more visit this link :- http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/6951/1/

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Invoicing with GnuCash

Hello Friends,

Today i found good article which i want to share with you guys, Hope you like it.

I get a lot of businesses asking me about running their businesses with open source software. Many assume there are not packages that Linux and open source has no offerings for the SMB (or the consultant) needing a tool to keep track of clients, vendors, and (especially) invoicing. And even though many users know of GnuCash, few know of it’s wealth of tools.

One of those tools available with GnuCash is invoicing. With GnuCash you can create a professional invoice that will also automatically post to your accounts receivable. So not only are you able to issue invoices, the creation of these invoices will help you keep track of money owed to you and your company. Let’s see how this is done.

First things first

Figure 1

I will be working with GnuCash 2.2.9 on a Ubuntu desktop machine. I will assume you already have GnuCash set up properly for your business and that you know how to properly track finances with this tool. Before you start creating invoices, you will have to have customers created to bill.  Let’s create a new customer. To do this open up GnuCash and go the Business > Customer > New Customer menu entry to open the New Customer editor (see Figure 1).

You will want to fill out as much information for this customer as possible. If you do not give the customer a Customer Number, GnuCash will automatically fill one in for you. Make sure you fill out both Billing and Shipping addresses for this customer.

When you are finished filling out this information, click OK to save the customer.

For more please visit this link :-  http://www.ghacks.net/2010/01/11/invoicing-with-gnucash/

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Problem Solved !!!

Hello Friends,

From Few days my blog and website having some problems because of Hosting service.

Because of this problem i was not able to write new post and not able to update blog. Again all posts are back and all with the same link.

Now Problem is solved. Thanks for the support.

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Create a graph of your system’s performance

Use Dstat and Gnuplot to monitor performance, then turn that information into neat-looking graphs that anyone, even your manager, can understand…

If you have a server which is being used to host a website or to run a web application, it helps to know what kind of load it is handling. This information is particularly useful when you start finding the website or application to be running slower than usual. You can run a check on the performance of the system and compare it with prior results to see the increase in load. Then you can take the necessary action to fix the problem. To gather the performance data of your computer you need to set up system monitoring software on the server and let it gather information which will give you an idea of the performance of the server.

Technical people can often interpret the numbers that a monitoring tool would generate, but a lot of people in upper management might not find it so easy and would relate more easily to information presented to them in the form of graphs. If you need to upgrade your server, you often need to make a case for it to the management of your organisation. You need to present the performance data to them in a form that they can relate to – fancy-looking graphs. In this article we’ll look at how to gather this monitoring information and then how to convert this data into neat graphs.

Introducing Dstat
Dstat is an open source system monitoring tool for Linux. For users familiar with vmstat, iostat, netstat, and ifstat, you can think of Dstat as a single tool that combines all their features, and offers some more. It’s a very versatile application for both system administrators and developers because it comes with the ability to save its output as comma-separated values (CSV) files, making it very easy for you to plot a graph of the system’s performance. You can include these graphs into reports or use them to convince the management to allow you to upgrade your  servers. Monitoring your server and generating performance graphs can be quite useful when assessing a server’s ability to handle load with a load generation tool. Let us now see how to setup Dstat on your Linux computer, then we’ll move on to the basic usage of Dstat.

Dstat setup
The Dstat installation process will depend on the flavour of Linux that you use. You can find binaries for various distributions on the Dstat website. Distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu have a pretty smart package management system which will download and install the package for you. Just make sure you get Dstat version 0.6 or better installed, as there are some features that we will need that are only available in these versions.

For more visit this link :- http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/create-a-graph-of-your-systems-performance/

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Google Chrome (Beta) for Linux Is Officially Available

Hello,

Though Linux users could test the popular browser for a couple of months through unofficial Chromium builds, yesterday, June 4th, Google announced the first official release of Google Chrome for Linux. The version 3.0.183.1 is still very unstable and lacks a lot of features.

One of Chrome’s main advantages over other web browsers is the way it handles tabs as separate processes. Why is this important? Well, if a web page crashes, it doesn’t take the whole browser with it, but only the tab it was opened in, significantly increasing overall stability.

To Download Google Chrome (Beta) :- http://www.google.com/chrome

To read more :- http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Chrome-for-Linux-is-Officially-Available-113487.shtml

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