Friday, 14 October 2011

How to change the login screen in Ubuntu 11.10

category :Tweaks,Customisation

The coolest feature in the new Ubuntu 11.10 is the simple, beautiful new login manager which is known as LightDM. Your new ubuntu 11.10 login screen comes with desktop applets like calender, batttery indicator etc..Now here let us see  what  you need to do to change your login wallpaper in few simple steps:
Step 1 : Install a simple login manger tool
You can do by terminal if you have an Internet connection. Open terminal
and type the following commands(exclude $ symbol) :
               $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:claudiocn/slm
               $ sudo apt-get update
               $ sudo apt-get install simple-lightdm-manager 
For offline installation :
Download the following package.
Click here to download Simple LightDM Manager:
and after downloading the package use command in terminal
make it executable using :
               $sudo chmod a+x <packagename>.deb
and install by :
               $ sudo dpkg -i <packagename>.deb
eg :- assume the file is in home directory :
               $ sudo chmod a+x ~/simple-light-manager_0.2-public7_all.deb
               $ sudo dpkg -i ~/simple-light-manager_0.2-public7_all.deb 

Step 2 : Take simplelightdm manager from application and change your wallpaper to which you like
search light on application dash to  get the application

Thursday, 13 October 2011

First look on the new Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Category : Article ,Review
Well This was a great day .The new version of Ubuntu , Ubuntu11.10 Oneiric Ocelot just released today. It is very cool actually. First coolest thing is the recreation of Unity interface in a better way. A lot of people didn't like unity interface in ubuntu11.04 due to some alien experience. Any way I personally feel a very better experience in my new Ubuntu11.10 machine.
Improved Unity interface :
  • Like other desktops, Unity uses windows to display your running applications. Using both the dash and the launcher, you can launch new applications and control which window is active. In addition to windows, you can also group your applications together within workspaces.
  • It is a hybrid of old unity and gnome 3 :unity interface is too better in performance. It is pretty much faster and make user to search anything faster and accurate. They adapted the good features from gnome 3 interface and integrated to the unity dash
  • Workspace with new dash icon : The workspace is kept as same as the ubuntu11.04 but a new dash home icon Is added to the workspace so that we can easily access the unity dash. The work space Is automatically expanding in nature and hence easy to manage many number of windows together.

LightDM :New Login screen manager 
The cooleset feature is the new login screen. A new login manager called LightDM is used. It is simple and It has got a very different look and feel .it is really beautiful ..i will put screen-shots so that you can understand its beauty. It also contain calender, battery applets etc..and have a special on screen-keyboard inbuilt.
Software Center with New features :
The new software center has improved a lot in construction ..the softwares are easy to Locate and user friendly. You can easily search and update your system using the new software center more better than ever. The simplicity is the most important factor here..more simple but visually better too.
Efficient new, window switching :
The switching between two windows has got a little funny animated graphic mode. You can switch between two windows by pressing <clrl> +<tab> and arrow (side,up )keys.

Customize user settings :
The new interface provides a lot of customizations by default which was not available in ubuntu11.04 like the theme selectivity.

Many applications by default :
Libere office ,Brasero burner ,Banshee player , Firefox browser such famous applications are available default here.

This is the first impression that made by new Ubuntu11.10 Oneiric Ocelot to is too good let us watch and see what happens.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

How to connect the BSNL modem ?

               The most big problem faced by the beginners in Ubuntu is to connect
with BSNL broadband. This is one the Most frequently problem raised.Here we are going to see how to do it...The steps are too simple ...
  •  First connect your modem with the computer and turn on
  •   Then go to terminal and type : sudo pppoeconf

You will get a screen that looks like this :

From here you just press the Enter key at all screens until you get to
this screen :
You have to choose the <No> option there. You are now connected
If you lose your connection at any time just run

  • sudo pon
To turn off the connection type :
  • sudo poff
and you’ll be back ....

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Get rid of Hardware/Volume Icons From Your Desktop in Ubuntu 11.04

      You may be noticed that when a new drive is mounted on your Ubuntu machine the  icon will be visible in your desktop automatically ,and it disappears when the drive is unmounted .Sometime I felt irritated of the same .So Now let us see how we can discuss about how we can get rid of this.
Step 1: Open Configuration Editor
    to do that hit ALT+F2 , then type gconf-editor and press Enter.
Step 2:
    Then go to apps -> nautilus -> desktop and simply uncheck (select         the row by double clicking on it) the box that says ‘Volumes Visible’.
You have done .thats all . You can see an instant change in your action Now your desktop doesn't shows an icon when a drive or a volume is mounted...ENJOY :-) Here is the screenshot

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Install a VIDEO CONVERTER for your Linux

       Some days before one of my friends asked me to convert a video for him..only that time I noticed that I don't have a video converter in my Linux System ..well I searched over Internet and saw one of the best video converter available for linux. So I thought I should share it                           
     The software is called 'Handbrake' ,really flexible and easy to use. It ii an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
Install handbrake :
connect to internet and open up command prompt then type the following command(or paste it)
   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases && sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

Supported Sources:

  • Most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support.
  • Any DVD or Bluray-like source which is NOT copy-protected. (removal of copy protection is not supported) 

Misc features:

  • Chapter selection, Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles
    • Vobsub and Closed Captions
    • SRT import and passthru
    • SSA passthru or burn-in (experimental)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Video Preivew

  • File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-4(ffmpeg), H.264(x264), or Theora(libtheora)
  • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only) 


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