LightDM-Locker: Lock root Session / Screen Locker for Ubuntu 13.10

Hello All,

I am working on Ubuntu 13.10 and It is just a Fantastic Experience, will not talk much about Ubuntu 13.10 as this Post is for Locking Root screen in Ubuntu.

I have already shared a How to for Locking root screen in Ubuntu / Red Hat / Fedora with xlockmore but when i tried the same it is saying me that xlockmore is no more available, So Simplest way to lock screen i have started find for alternative of xlockmore and I got a very nice alternative of xlockmore in fact it is very good thn Xlock more ! but remember this alternative i have found is only for Ubuntu and it is only for LightDM !

Locked_Screen

Please perform following steps to Install root Screen locker on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)

I have performed this Procedure from root user, You need to be root or user with sudo rights for Installing and Adding repositories :-

1. Check LightDM Version :-

root@tejasbarot-linux-blog:~# lightdm --version

if you have 1.7.5-1.7.9 version, please don’t install it.

2. If you have latest version then above You can now proceed further and Add repository :-

root@tejasbarot-linux-blog:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:light-locker/release

3. Once you are done with adding repository, Update repositories database :-

root@tejasbarot-linux-blog:~# apt-get update

4. Now It’s time to Install LightDM-Locker :-

root@tejasbarot-linux-blog:~# apt-get install light-locker

5. Once Light Locker Installation gets finished, You can Now Lock your screen with Root.

root@tejasbarot-linux-blog:~# light-locker-command -l

6. To make it more simpler, You can create a Keyboard Shortcut to Lock the Screen Immediately .

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Install / Upgrade Firefox 17.x on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x / 32-Bit / 64-Bit / X86_64 / Linux

Hello,

This how will show you the way to Installing / Upgrading  Firefox 17 on RHEL and CentOS 5.x Linux.

In RHEL 5.x and CentOS 5.x there is very Old Firefox version is available, So It is possible that you will not able to use some of the Latest Web based Features from Faebook, Gmail, twitter and LinkedIn.

So To run the Latest Web Based Features, We have to make sure our Firefox version should be Latest and Updated, As of Now there is Firefox 17 is available for the CentOS / RHEL 6.x. We will be Installing / Upgrading the Firefox using YUM.

 

Firefox 17.x on RHEL5
Firefox 17.x on RHEL5

 

Please perform following steps to Install Mozilla Firefox on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x :-

Step 1 :- You need to be Root to Install / Upgrade Firefox 17 on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x :-

Step 2 :- Make sure Internet is Direct or You should be able to use Yum for external Repositories from Command Line.

Step 3 :- Close All Firefox Sessions.

Step 4 :- Execute Following Command to Move Existing Repositories to Another Directory to Avoid Package Conflicts.

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo /root

Step 5 :- Download and Configure the Repository for Firefox 17 :-

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# wget -c http://www.tejasbarot.com/RPMs/downloads/firefox_tejas_barot.repo
[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv firefox_tejas_barot.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

Step 6 :- Execute Following Command to Start Installing / Upgrading Firefox 17 on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x 

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# yum install -y firefox

Step 7 :- Once Above Process is successfully completed, You will able to use firefox.

Step 8 :- Remove the Firefox Repository and Restore you Previous Repositories.

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# rm -rf /etc/yum.repost.d/firefox_tejas_barot.repo
[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv /root/*.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

That’s IT.

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Skype Released: Install Skype 4.2.0.11 on Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora / Linux

Hello,

Skype 4.2.0.11 is now released Finally for Linux, So Today Sharing HowTo to Install Skype 4.2 on Linux / Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora.

Skype 4.2 released for 32-Bit Versions But You can try following HowTos for 64-Bit to it might work, I have only tried on 32-Bit Systems and it worked. Let me know wit your Feedback that it is working for 64-Bits or Not.

Skype New Version is Released with Minor Improvements and Bug Fixes.

Skype 4.2
Skype 4.2

Perform Following Steps to Install Skype on Debian / Ubuntu :-

Step 1:- Remove the Skype if you previously installed with Ubuntu Repository :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

Step 2:- Download the Skype for Your Distribution from Below Link :-

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/

Step 3 :- To Install Skype Execute Following command :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

Step 4 :- Once it is done, It is possible that you won’t find Skype Indicator / Icon So Solve the same, Install Following Packages :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386

Step 5 :- If you are Facing Audio Issues, Install Following Package :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo apt-get install libsound2-plugins:i386

Perform Following to Install Skype on Fedora :-

Step 1 :- Download Skype for Fedora from Below Link :-

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/

Or To Download from Command Linke

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm

Step 2:- Install Dependencies for Skype :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # yum install pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 libXv.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qtwebkit.i686 alsa-lib.i686

Step 3 :- Install the Downloaded RPM by Executing Following command :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # rpm -ivh skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm

That’s It 

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Howto: Configure Linux Warnquota for Fedora / Ubuntu / RHEL / CentOS

Hello,

In Linux, Most of the People Implement User Quota and Group Quota on Linux and The Might want to send e-mail warnings to the User by e-mail.

It Becomes very Important when the Mail Server is Running and You have implemented Disk Quota / User Quota / Group Quota for Users, So Its the First Basic requirement that We have to inform Users on Their Quota Usage at the Limit which we have configured.

So I am writing this article for Those Who have implemented a Quota and Do not know How to configure quota warning by e-mail.

quota

 

 

1. quota / quota-warnquota package must be Installed.

To Confirm :-

On RHEL / CentOS :- [root@tejas-barot-linux-support ~]# rpm -qa | grep quota # Output should not be empty

On Ubuntu :- root@tejas-barot-linux-support:~# dpkg –list | grep quota # Output should not be empty

2. Partition / Device must be mounted with usrquota

On RHEL / CentOS / Ubuntu :- [root@tejas-barot-linux-support ~]#mount | grep quota # Output should not be empty

3. Quota Must be Enabled on Partition.

4. If Above command is giving you proper output then you are good to go for Further Configuration.

5. Now Open /etc/warnquota.conf and Modify Following values as per your requirement.

Enjoy Disk Quotas :) Enjoy WarnQuota :) Enjoy Linux :) Enjoy Open Source :)

   MAIL_CMD        = "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t"
   FROM            = "linuxsupport@tejasbarot.com"
   SUBJECT         = NOTE: Your mailbox has exceeded allocatted disk space limits
   CC_TO           = "ahmedabad@tejasbarot.com"
   SUPPORT         = "linuxblog@tejasbarot.com"
   PHONE           = "000 111-2222"
   MESSAGE         = Your mailbox has exceeded the allotted limit\
    on this server|Please delete any unnecessary email in your mailbox on:|
   SIGNATURE       = This message is automatically generated by the mail system.

Once you are done with Configuring this Parameters Save and Exit from File

Description of above Configurations :-

MAIL_CMD = Command which used to send an e-mail.

FROM = Which E-Mail ID it will display to Recipient.

SUBJECT = Subject line which you want to Mention for Warning e-mail.

CC_TO = On Which ID it will Send Carbon Copy of the Mail.

SUPPORT =  Email ID which you have to mentioned as Support or anybody else where it should inform too.

PHONE = Of-course It will be a Number which you want to display as your Contact Number.

MESSAGE = Detailed Message OR Instructions Which you want to Send to the User. In Short, Body of the Mail.

SIGNATURE = Text which you have to set as your Signature.

6. Once It is configured properly, then To Send E-mail to all those users who exceeded quota then Execute Following command :-

Execute Command To Send E-Mail to All Those Users / Groups who exceeded quota or Grace Limit :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support ~]# warnquota

Execute Command To Send E-Mail to Particular User who exceeded quota or Grace Limit :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support ~]# warnquota -u <user-name>

Execute Command To Send E-Mail to Particular Group who exceeded quota or Grace Limit :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support ~]# warnquota -g <user-name>

7. That’s IT. Warning for Quota is configured.

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Add / Show Day / Date on Ubuntu Panel | Ubuntu 12.10 | Ubuntu 12.04

Hello,

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Just installed few days back and it not seems up to the mark, But Not bad too, Its going good.

In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS and Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal I am using Gnome Fallback as my Display Card is no compatible with Laptop which i am using.

On Gnome Fallback Panel Clock is there but there is not an option to Show Day and Date on Panel, So This how to for the same to Get it done.

By Following this method you will able to see Day and Date on Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 Panel.

1. First you have to Login as a root or you need sudo privilege to install package. Please execute following command :-

root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~#sudo apt-get install -y dconf-tools

2. Now Execute Following command to open “dconf-editor”

root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~# sudo dconf-editor

3. In DConf-Editor, Navigate to com => canonical => indicator => datetime

4. Click on show-day and show-date checkboxes. Attached Screenshot for Reference.

Day Date on Ubuntu Panel
Check Boxes to Check for Date and Day

5. Close dconf-editor. No need to restart System or any service.

That’s It. You are done. Now You will able to see Date and Day at Indicator on Ubuntu Panel.

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Howto: Installing WINE on RHEL / CentOS 5.x / 6.x | 32-bit | 64-bit | x86_64 | Linux

Hello All,

There are so many request from blog visitors to write Article on Wine Installation. Thanks for your request.

This article is for Install Wine on CentOS and RHEL 5.x and 6.x easily. Actually i have planned this article through script but due to shortage of time and now a days busy too, So Couldn’t implement complete script so Demonstrating manual how to over here.

I hope you guys will like the same.

Like VLC installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.x and CentOS 5.x and 6.x its bit complicated and So much dependencies issues are there. So To make installation a bit easier and without too much headache i am writing this article.

This HOWTO performed on Blank RHEL / CentOS 5.x and 6.x if you are running with Latest or OLD RPMs you might face issue of Dependencies. Do it at your own risk wherever you are performing this howto.

To Install WINE on RHEL/CentOS 5.x and 6.x, Perform following Howto.

For RHEL / CentOS 6 32-Bit and 64-Bit (x86_64) :-

1. You need to be root to perform rest steps.

2. This step is must otherwise you might face dependencies issues. Now Lets take a backup of your Original Repository. By Executing Following Command :-
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mkdir /repobackup
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]#mv /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo /repobackup/

3. Now Clean Previously Cached Repository by Executing Following command :-
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# yum clean all

4. Now Download and Install EPEL and Tejas Barot’s RPM for Wine to Install Wine on RHEL / CentOS 6.x.

To Download RPMs :-
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# cd /tmp
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# wget http://www.tejasbarot.com/RPMs/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# wget http://www.tejasbarot.com/RPMs/wine-install-tejas-barot-2.0-2.noarch.rpm

To Install RPMs :-

[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# rpm -ivh –force epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# rpm -ivh –force wine-install-tejas-barot-2.0-2.noarch.rpm
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# cd

5. To install wine and its Packages execute following command :-

[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# yum install –nogpgcheck wine*

When it ask for”YES”and”NO”Please go ahead with your choice.

6. That’s it, You are done now. Wine Installed Successfully.

7. Now Revert your previous repositories. by Following commands
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# rm -rf /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv /repobackup/*.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

8. That’s It now. You have installed wine on RHEL / CentOS 6x Successfully and Your Previous Repositories also reverted back.

For RHEL / CentOS 5.x 32-Bit and 64-Bit (x86_64) :-

1. You need to be root to perform rest steps.

2. This step is must otherwise you might face dependencies issues. Now Lets take a backup of your Original Repository. By Executing Following Command :-
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mkdir /repobackup
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]#mv /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo /repobackup/

3. Now Clean Previously Cached Repository by Executing Following command :-
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# yum clean all

4. Now Download and Install EPEL and Tejas Barot’s RPM for Wine to Install Wine on RHEL / CentOS 5.x.

To Download RPMs :-
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# cd /tmp
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# wget http://www.tejasbarot.com/RPMs/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]#wget http://www.tejasbarot.com/RPMs/wine-install-tejas-barot-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

To Install RPMs :-

[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# rpm -ivh –force epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# rpm -ivh –force wine-install-tejas-barot-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot tmp]# cd

5. To install wine and its Packages execute following command :-

[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# yum install –nogpgcheck wine*

When it ask for”YES”and”NO”Please go ahead with your choice.

6. That’s it, You are done now. Wine Installed Successfully.

7. Now Revert your previous repositories. by Following commands
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# rm -rf /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo
[root@wine-on-linux-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv /repobackup/*.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

8. That’s It now. You have installed wine on RHEL / CentOS 5.x Successfully and Your Previous Repositories also reverted back.

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