[How to] Fix β€œHome Directory should be accesible only by the user” β€” Warning Message during login
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Bharath
I just encountered this problem recently so I thought I would drop a short note about it. Once I was trying to mount ext3 filesystems with read and write support and I, by mistake, did chmod my entire root partition as 775. In this process, I made a warning message appear everytime I login, saying something like the home directory should be accessible by only its owner and should be set to 644.

[How to] Setting up Frontech Tv Tuner in Linux
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Bharath
Continue I am personally a Frontech tv tuner user. I dont currently use it now but i was using in the past. I faced hell a lot of problems to get it working. It was sheer luck that i ran into the info here which saved me!!!! Thanks to Mann. Here’s an excerpt from it 13/06/07- I cannot install my TV tuner card in fedora (this problem is irrelevant to my project, but i want it to be solved)

[How-To]Send SMS from your Linux computer via your Mobile Phone
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

While exploring Fedora 10 Beta, I found this neat little app called Phone Manager.

The about page of PhoneManager states

Phone Manager is a program created to allow you to control aspects of your mobile phone from your GNOME 2 desktop..


Create a Fedora Bootable USB Pen/Flash Drive Easily using liveusb-creator
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

LiveCDs are a great way to try out (new) Linux distros on your system.

Unfortunately CDs get scratched pretty easily, and can turn into a coaster pretty soon.

With prices of USB pen drives at rock bottom, they’re probably the best way to try out LiveCDs. Generally its not that easy to make a bootable LiveCD using USB pen/flash drives. If you’re a Fedora lover then here’s a very easy way to create a bootable USB pen drive.


[How To] Display Windows exe icons in Gnome
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Bharath
Many people would like to use windows’ softwares in linux and would also like to run games in linux using wine. Many softwares and games work pretty well and are fully functional using wine. However, people may find it difficult to digest the fact that exe icons do not get displayed. If the exe icons could be made visible, then it will reduce the need to search for the exe file and will make linux and wine more user friendly.

[How To] Solution for sudo: must be setuid root problem
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Bharath
I had encountered this problemΒ on sudo/gksu not workingΒ few months earlier. Whenever I had to open an application with gksu it did not open at all !Β I was wondering what did i do. I dint know whetherΒ i meddled with something or is it any other configuration that created the problem. If I type sudo in terminal I get sudo: must be setuid root This is how I went about fixing it:-

[How To]Setup a BSNL DataOne BroadBand connection or a DSL Connection in Linux
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Remember that all these assumes that your router is connected to the LAN port, if it’s connected to the USB port, then disconnect it and connect to the LAN port. If you dont have a LAN card, then consider getting one. It’s cheap, costs around Rs. 200.Β Next, it’s best to have the router configured in pppoe mode. In this case you just have to switch on the router, the router and DHCP will take care of the rest.

[How To] Opening and Reading CHM [Compiled HTML Files] In Linux
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
In my stash of ebooks, quite a few of them are in chm (compiled HTML) file format. Being HTML files I though they’d open in Mozilla Firefox browser. Unfortunately that didn’t work, so I started looking for CHM viewers. I didn’t have to look far, a quick search on Google gave me couple of programs. KChmViewer: Since I’m a KDE user I tried out this application - and it works fantastic.

[How To] Automount Hard Drive Partitions Everytime You Login to Ubuntu Linux
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Bharath
Hello people, This is Bharath Ram. I wanted to share with you an information I just found. This indeed solved my problem so I thought it would solve yours too. In ubuntu (and may be in other distros) every time you login you never get your drives auto mounted (don’t you?). This is a real pest especially when you would have set your wallpaper from an external drive or some other reason you want to use external drives for.

[How To] Removing Transparency In Games without disabling/switching off Compiz
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Admin's Note: This solution was emailed to me by Bharath, as he was facing this problem and found a solution to this. If you want to drop a tip or a hack, just send me an email via the contact-me form and I might just publish it
Sometimes when playing native games in Linux they may appear transparent. This may feel good for some people. I felt games should be opaque so that the visibility of the game is more realistic and gameplay experience is better. I searched out Google, Compiz forums and even Ubuntu forums just to return without a proper solution. May be there is one out there in the internet and only its me who did not ponder over it. Switching off compiz-fusion may be one option. But switching off every time you run a game and switch it on after closing the game would be a frustrating job.