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Mounting and Burning .iso, .mdf, .nrg(Nero) files and CD Images in Linux in 1-click
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
A while ago, I’d written a post on howto mount CD images, such as .iso, .mdf files etc via the command prompt using the mount command. In the post, among the comments, Sumeet had asked if there was a way to do all of this without having to type lengthy commands. Well yes there is! And it can’t get simpler than this! Furious ISO Mount Tool is a an amazing little application, taking only about 256KB, and gives you a neat little interface to mount all your iso, mdf(ie, made by Alcohol 120), nrg(created using Nero) images using 1 click!

[How-To] Display A List of All Partitions, Device Info and Filesystem Type In Linux
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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 of my partition is on what device? So let me show how to find out which partition is on what device!

[How-To]Send SMS from your Linux computer via your Mobile Phone
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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.. The about page does seem ambitious, somewhat like gammu/Wammu but so far only SMS(text messaging) send/receive feature has been implemented, its been done so very nicely! PhoneManager sits unobtrusively in the Gnome panel, running in the background.

Create a Fedora Bootable USB Pen/Flash Drive Easily using liveusb-creator
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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]Setup a BSNL DataOne BroadBand connection or a DSL Connection in Linux
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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 · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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] Removing Transparency In Games without disabling/switching off Compiz
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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.

[How-To]Mounting LVM partitions from a command prompt or a Root Shell
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Today as I booted into my openSUSE box, for reasons unknown to me, my LVM partitions failed to mount. fsck didn’t help, and and LVM based container system meant that I couldn’t use the standard mount /dev/sdxx style of mounting as well. With my /home and / configured as a LVM, the root (/) partition was active, but the /home partition was not being mounted, as a result, X and KDM wouldn’t start, giving a console login.

File Associations:Changing/Removing/Adding default applications for particular filetypes in openSUSE 11 & KDE 4.1
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ 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.

[How-To] Fix Nautilus File Manager Title Bar(Window Decorator) disappearing when Emerald is enabled
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Most of the how-to’s and fixes posted here, are generally my experiences and I post them on how I went about fixing it. This particular how-to was mentioned to me by my very good friend, Bharath, who had this annoying problem ofΒ the title bars of every window crashing and disappearing when Emerald is chosen as the decorator. Generally, I’d recommend running gtk-window-decorator --replace or metacity --replace in terminal - that generally does reinitialize the window decorators.