Mounting file system created by Wubi in other Linux distros
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I wasn’t aware of this tiny little thing - the filesystem in the file created by a Wubi install can be easily mounted as a loop device. To do so, just open the Terminal and type the below: mount -o loop This will make the kernel auto detect the filesystem type and try to mount it. Alternatively, if you’re sure of the filesystem type, mention it explicitly

Amarok 2.1 is out & Installing Amarok 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I was catching up on some feeds yesterday, and this piece of news caught my eye -Amarok 2.1 released. Being a long time Amarok fan ( heck Amarok itself was catalyst to make me use my SUSE 10.0 use full) time - I read the article with great interest. Amarok 2 users would know that Amarok 2 series is a shadow of its old Amarok 1.4(“Amarok Classic” self) - and quite a few people still prefer Amarok classic to Amarok 2 - primararily because of Amarok’s missing support for visualizations, equalizer amongst others.

Start torrent downloads from anywhere using Dropbox and Transmission
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I’ve been using Dropbox pretty extensively ever since its private beta days and just love its simplicity and ease with which I can keep all my files in sync across multiple computers. Even more awesome is its simple web interface - just upload a file and boom, the file you uploaded gets sync’d across all your computers. This coupled with Transmissionโ€˜s abilityย to start downloading torrents automatically when a torrent file is available in a folder means you can start torrent downloads from anywhere, even if your computer is not accessible.

Using KWin as a Desktop Video Recording and Screencast tool
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Not many know of this, but as of KDE 4.2, Kwin, the window manager has a nifty little feature - it can grab videos of desktop much like a screencasting tool such as Camtasia. This functionality requires Kwin’s composition mode to be enabled (ie, you must be using Kwin’s desktop effects). Below video shows where and how you can enable the video recording feature. Note this video was recorded using KWin.

File Associations:Changing/Removing/Adding default applications for particular filetypes in openSUSE 11 & KDE 4.1
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Consider this situation. You have multiple programs installed for a particular file type. Now double clicking it opens an application, but you want it to open in another application. For example, you want your images to open in showFoto instead of Gwenview, so how do you go about doing this? Let me show you how to do so! First, launch KDE settings, by clicking on the K menu and then Configure Desktop.