[How-to] Make nVidia settings persistent and retain the settings in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Nvidia Proprietary Drivers need nvidia-settings to set screen resolution and change other settings. In previous versions of Ubuntu and in other distros to make them permanent (used in every session) you click the “Save to X configuration file”. From Karmic on there is no xorg.conf by default! As a result, nvidia-settings is not able to…

[How-to] Fix “E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)” error in Synaptic or apt-get

This is just a quick tip. If you are getting this error message in Synaptic: E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1) E: _cache->open() failed, please report or this error in apt-get in command line: Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Error! E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)…

A Comprehensive List of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) Repositories

Installing Linux software through repositories is the safe bet. In respect with Ubuntu, there are many software in Intrepid Ibex which I feel is crap. For eg: the “Hardware Drivers” does not have drivers for older kernels. On the other hand, there are many software (like Brasero, Transmission,Totem,VLC etc.) in Hardy that needs update, which…

[How To] Mount FAT32/NTFS Partitions with read and write support in linux using command-line

Previously I’d posted on auto-mounting partitions at startup using pysdm. This post shows how you can do so by making use of mount command. Below steps require root priviliges, so switch to root or prefix sudo to the commands. For mounting NTFS drives with read and write support, open the terminal and type mount -t…

[How-To] Display A List of All Partitions, Device Info and Filesystem Type In Linux

In my previous posts I’d written on how to mount your partitions using the mount command. In the post I’d mentioned that you’d have to mention the partition that you want to mount by specifying /dev/device_name as part of the command. The question that would come to your mind is, How do I know which…