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


Skype 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 :-

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 :-

Or To Download from Command Linke

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # wget

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-

That’s It 

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Howto: Remove Duplicate Messages/E-Mails from IMAP/POP | Linux Desktop E-Mail Client | Thunderbird


This post is some what different from my other posts. This is Regarding Most Famous E-Mail Client in Linux. Thunderbird.

Thunderbird is very famous Desktop E-Mail client in Linux, and Most of the Linux User’s Uses the most. I like about thunderbird is that it got very easy interface to use and Most thing which i like is very nice Extensions are available for Thunderbird.

Today I am going to demonstrate one Extension from Thunderbird which might helps you some where.

A few days back, I got issue of Duplicate emails and I received so many duplicate e-mails to my INBOX. and I was just thinking that How do i delete those emails and Just One Search inside Thunderbird Extensions Page solved my issue.


I am so much impressed with the Extensions and thought to share this may it helps to those who stuck with DUPLICATE emails.

Just Install One Thunderbird Extension to Remove Duplicate Emails and Your Issue solved.

Mozilla Thunderbird Version:- 13.0.1

Extension Name :- Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate)

Version :- 0.3.7

I don’t say above requirement is must but it worked successfully for Above Versions.

To Install this Extension, Please go through Following Instructions. 

1) Open Mozilla Thunderbird

2) Click on Tools -> Add-ons

3) Click on Get Add-Ons 

4) On Right Side Search Bar, Type Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate)

Remove Duplicate Messages POP/IMAP
Thunderbird Remove Duplicate Messages

5) Click on Found Result and Click on INSTALL.

6) Once Installation Complete Successfully, Restart your Mozilla Thunderbird 

7) To Verify Installation, Right Click on INBOX or Any E-Mail Folders You will see Remove Duplicates…. . Have a look at Below Screen shot.

Remove Duplicate E-Mails - Thunderbird
Remove Duplicates – Thunderbird


8) That’s IT. Done. Now You can Easily Search and Remove Duplicate emails.

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Install & Configure CVS on RHEL, Fedora 9/10.

Hi Friends,
I am Sharing method to Install & configure a basic steps to installing and configure CVS on RHEL Fedora 9 /10.

  1. First of all Install xinetd package.yum -y install xinetd

  2. Install cvs package.yum -y install cvs*

  3. Create a group cvs.

  4. Create a user cvsroot and assing it to cvs group.

  5. Now make sure that following entries are present in your /etc/services file if the entries are not present then add it manually save & exit.

    You can check entries by executing this command cat /etc/services | grep cvspserver

    cvspserver 2401/tcp # CVS client/server operations

cvspserver 2401/udp # CVS client/server operations

  1. Check your /etc/xinetd.d/cvs file and check that following entries are available and if now as above add it manually.

    Entry will look like this:-

    # default: off

    # description: The CVS service can record the history of your source

    # files. CVS stores all the versions of a file in a single

    # file in a clever way that only stores the differences

    # between versions.

    service cvspserver


    port = 2401

    socket_type = stream

    protocol = tcp

    wait = no

    user = root

    server = /usr/bin/cvs

    server_args = -f –allow-root=/home/cvsroot pserver


  2. Now restart your xinetd service using following command

    service xinetd restart or /etc/init.d/xinetd restart

  3. Now allow port 2401 which is cvspserver port from iptables and also allow

    SELinux can do that by doing this ( In “System”->”Administration”->”Security Level and Firewall”, add firewall exception of port “2401” corresponding to “cvspserver” service, and also remember to “Modify SELinux policy”->”SELinux Service Protection”->”Disable ELinux Service Protection for cvs”. )

    Now this steps are important

  4. Login as a “cvsroot”

  5. execute cvs -d /home/cvsroot/ init

  6. now enter into /home/cvsroot/

  7. Assign permission chmod 771 CVSROOT

  8. This time,all local real system users can log into CVS server with their own passwords.
    If you want to disable, you can do by:

  9. chmod 644 /home/cvsroot/CVSROOT/config

  10. vim CVSROOT/config

    Here you need to uncomment the line where #SystemAuth = yes. And set SystemAuth = no.

Then now your system users cannot use CVS service with their own system passwords, except you assign them manually in file /home/cvsroot/CVSROOT/passwd.

If passwd file is not available then create user by executing following commands:-

htpasswd -d -c /home/cvsroot/CVSROOT/passwd raghu (option -c is only use when you are creating first time)

To add additional user:-

htpasswd -d /home/cvsroot/CVSROOT/passwd rajiv

16. To control user access in CVS, there are three files in /home/cvsroot/CVSROOT/, respectively named passwd, readers, writers. The file readers and writers are not there by default, so you have to create them manually.

In file “passwd”, ithere stores the shadow files for username and password, following the rule:

{cvs usrname}:[encrypted pwd]:[equivalent system usrname]

where the second field is encrypted with crypt(3), just like in /etc/shadow.

The thrid field equivalent system usrname means the corresponding system priviledge the cvs usrname has.

In file “readers”, there stores the list of cvs usrnames of whom you want to enable to only have read acess.

Similarly, in file “writers”, there stores the list of cvs usrnames of whom you want to enable to only have read acess.

Now, let us suppose we have CVS users “raghu”, “rajiv”, “anonymous”. And we don’t want to give them system access, which means the corresponding system priviledge the cvs usrnames have are all null. So, we need to create an equivalent system user, which names “roadies”, who has no system priviledge at all.

$ useradd -g CVS -M -s /sbin/nologin roadies

Then edit file “passwd”, make it like:




Now suppose we want to let raghu has write acess while rajiv and anonymous only have read acess.

Then edit file “readers”, make it like:



And edit file “writers”, make it like:


Then it is all finished.

(14) Test login:

$export CVSROOT=:pserver:raghu@the_server_name:/home/cvsroot

$ cvs login

(System will ask for password for raghu)


There should be no error when you have successfully login to the CVS server.

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Howto: Reset/Recover Root Password | OpenSUSE 11.1


Today I am writing something about OpenSUSE. This is very basic howto and this will be very helpful to beginner mostly.

I am not at all Familiar with OpenSUSE but I Installed it and Just Give a try to reset password of OpenSUSE 11.1 and posting the howto/solution.

In OpenSUSE 11.1 it is different to reset password then other distributions like Fedora, Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

I Don’t say that this is the only method to Reset/Recover root password in OpenSUSE 11.1, May be there are some other methods also but I found this is the easiest method to reset root password.

To Reset Root password in OpenSUSE 11.1 please follow the following procedure :-

1) Boot your OpenSUSE and Keep your screen on Grub.

2) On Selected Kernel at Down side you’ll able to see BOOT OPTIONS.

3) Remove Whaetever return in BOOT OPTIONS

4) Now Type init=/bin/sh and press ENTER

5) Wait some time until it loads your shell prompt.

6) Now Once you get shell prompt then execute passwd commnad and then it will ask you password twice

7) That’s it, Your root password is resetted.

Hope this helps to you.

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6 of the best media burners for Linux


Back in the day, a custom audio CD with the best love songs made a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. Now she’d hardly be impressed.

You’d need to throw in the holiday videos and make sure it works on the high definition plasma to sweep her off her feet.

That might sound like a lot of work, but it’s a job you can get done with almost any Linux CD/DVD burning app.

That’s because most writing apps are equally capable of putting data on optical media as they are at retrieving it. And some apps don’t just do brute force ripping – they also have decent transcoding abilities and give you quite a bit of control over the end result.

In addition to normal CDs and DVDs, almost all apps can handle rewriteable (RW) and dual-layer double-capacity versions. Although high-capacity discs and their respective Blu-ray and HD DVD drives aren’t very common, if you own one, you can find at least a couple of applications for Linux that will put it to good use.

Since all distros come with a disc burning app, they get a lot of attention to make sure they integrate into their native environment and don’t look out of place. When you put in a blank CD, the burner should pick it up and ask you what kind of data you’d like to burn.

Yet despite all the glitz, the same age-old tools are chugging away at the back-end, giving the front-end apps approximately equal powers. So, how do the various disc burning apps stack up against each other and which one should you trust with your data? Let’s spin ’em up and find out.

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Lock your screen using command line

Hi friends,
I read one article today and that was fantastic.I am sharing that article here hope you all like it.

Lock your Screen using command line in Fedora 10 and Ubuntu.

This command is extraordinary for who work on terminal continuously and want to step away for some movements.

gnome-screensaver-command –lock

NOTE –In this command, where you see “–lock”, it is really 2 hyphens with no spaces in between, followed by “lock” …  – – lock. WordPress renders two hyphens put together as… –

When you execute above command then it will activate your screen saver and prompt for password to login.But as i metioned that command is pretty long so you need to create alias for that.To create alias Follow below method.

Open your .bashrc file into your favorite editor i am using vim as my editor.before editing file dont forget to make backup.
vim .bashrc (if you are not at home directory prompt then vim /home/<user-name>/.bashrc)

Now just move to end of file and paste below content.
alias lock=’gnome-screensaver-command –lock’

Save & Exit from File.

Now above commands tells your ubuntu or fedora that if you type in lock ,it actually executes gnome-screensaver-command –lock

Enjoy Lock Screen from Command Prompt 🙂

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