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SSH into your servers from Unity using unity-sshsearch-lens
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I love Unity, especially the lens feature. While going through the Ubuntu store, found this neat little lens for initiating an SSH connection. The lens parses your ~/.ssh/known_hosts & ~/.ssh/config files and provides you with a list of servers that you can connect to. Just install the lens, logout & login back to your desktop and you're good to go. To search, just bring up Unity dash by hitting the Super (aka Windows) key, type either the username or host and just hit enter to initiate the connection.

Ubuntu Unity Development Does a IAmA on Reddit.
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Q: What does Linux need to be if its going to be a real contender to Windows? What are you guys doing about that? A: It needs support from the major players. Personally I think we need to lure: Steam Adobe (all their stuff) Autodesk (all their stuff we don’t have) We also are going to need to increase the buy in from hardware vendors. Nvidia/AMD/Intel all need to care about 2x what they do right now about.

Wallpaper Showing Keyboard Shortcuts And Mouse Tricks For Ubuntu Unity
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Going through Ask Ubuntu, found a nice answer on keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Unity. Now if that’s too much for you to remember, Octavian Damiean has created this sweet wallpaper with the shortcuts and gestures overlayed on it. Click on the above image for a full size version, or a here’s a SVG version if you prefer the same.

find command examples
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I’ve used find extensively and always wanted to writeup a nice post on this, but the linked post trumps my effort! Copy pasted from his blog, as the person’s allowed to do so. Also, as a general note - before using exec with the actual command, do preview it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ remove empty directories ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ # find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ change various file attributes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ # find .

Ubuntu Bug #625193 “We can’t fix it because your description didn’t include enough information”
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture speaks for itself. Yes, its fugly. What the heck are those 3 bloody orbs ? “Vish” says “the description didn’t include enough information”. Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately, we cant fix it because your description didnt include enough information. Uh-huh. Riiight. Maybe he didn’t look at the image.

[How-to] Fix “E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)” error in Synaptic or apt-get
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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) and both just fail to open or install, then just execute this in command line (terminal):

Mounting .iso and .mds/mdf Files in Linux
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
There are lots of times where you’d want to mount a CD/DVD image. Say your friend who uses his Windows box has given you a .iso file or a .mds/mdf file, created using Alcohol 120%. How would you mount them in Linux? Using the Terminal and making use of the loop device,there is no need for any external software tools and utlities. Here’s the steps: Open the Terminal/Console. Switch to root user(mounting more often than not requires root privileges, we’ll have a look as to how make media user-mountable later) by typing su root *buntu users and others distros in which the root account is disabled, can skip this step.

A Look At Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Ubuntu Gutsy has been receiving a huge amount of hype and fan fare recently, and I’ve been following Gutsy closely, from Ubuntu Fridge’s 10 Rocking Features in 10 Days to fellow bloggers and Linux users posts on Gutsy. Naturally after their Feisty launch, expectations were high(from my side). Now I’m not Ubuntu’s biggest fan(I’m a SuSE fellow, Novell haters, meh!), but I appreciate what Ubuntu has been doing for newbie Linux users in general.