Monthly Archives: May 2010

I’ll be extremely busy the next few weeks!

Well, I’m preparing for my wedding next month, which means I’m extremely busy, which means that I’ll be writing too little posts in the next few weeks!

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Hello world!

Welcome to This is the first post after moving from blogspot.

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New Primary HDD: A full Ubuntu backup & restoration experience (Draft)

Steps: Use “SystemRescueCD” “fsarchiver savefs” “fsarchiver restfs” mount /dev/sda1 /mnt mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot  #skip this if don’t have a separate /boot partition grub2-install –root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda Operation Stats: Original Disk Space used on the HDD to backup: 45 GB Size of … Continue reading

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Install Bluecurve theme on Ubuntu box

Here’s the way to install Redhat’s most famous theme “Bluecurve”:It worked me on Ubuntu 10.04

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convert files from one encoding to another using iconv

I have subtitles that was written on M$ windows that were saved using WINDOWS-1256 encoding and were not working on my Linux box. I found this command to convert from one encoding to another: iconv -f WINDOWS-1256 <Ice_age_3.sub> Ice_age_3_utf8.sub

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Display CPU Temperature Graphically using a Panel Applet in Ubuntu

“sudo apt-get install sensors-applet” Right-click on any panel and add the new applet, then easily configure it to display the temperature, fan speed, HDD temperature …etc

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know the return value of a native (c) program in linux

Hi folksuse this command:echo $?to know the return value of a native program in Linux.try it yourself: scenario 1: more echo $? #(watch the result, it will be 1, which means unsuccess) scenario 2: echo "hello world" > filemore fileecho … Continue reading

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