Friday, April 30, 2010

Lazy bugger 2

Hey All,

This continues from Lazy Bugger1 post..

If you are so lazy to sit and read a text file or a book..

Issue this command:

espeak -f a.pdf

change the pdf to any extension or anything like doc etc.

Here above -f is for the file.

Ananth Gouri

X11 Screwed 2??

Hi All,

If  you folks search - there is already one post by the heading "X11 Screwed".

I am cont. from there but in a different process altogether.

Lets imagine you are trying to install Nvidia driver for your Debian.

Nvidia driver installation will be discussed in some other post.

So you install nvidia driver and it messes up X.

The process complicates from here.

You should either know how to uninstall nvidia drivers or to just allow them and modprobe the XF86 drivers.

Lets here discuss just about reinstalling XF86 drivers. And take the other one some time later.

Follow these steps:

1. lsmod | grep nvidia
This has to output some values.

If 1 above has no output - then it means to say that nvidia driver has not been installed properly.   

2. lsmod | grep nvidia \ | nv \ | vesa \ | vga

This 2 has to output some values.

If there are no values for this as well, then it is simple as the last post.

Next try to search for nvidia-glx or nv or nvidia in the /proc/modules file

cat /proc/modules | grep nvidia-glx \| nv \ | nvidia

If you get any of the 3 values here - it is as simple as a modprobe command.

Last Resort

Reinstall XF86 drivers. But before that try doing this:

dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


If you get the X screen - then its yippeee... or last'est'

As said in the last post - if you have a fast internet connection, update your sources.list file to your nearest mirror and issue this:

apt-get update; apt-get install xserver-xorg

Let me know for any issues...

Mail me at

Take care,
Ananth Gouri


Hey All,

Fedora 13 code named "Goddard" will be out in 18 days CDT.

Wrt Fedora 13's schedule notes - find it here Goddard Schedule

Take care,
Ananth Gouri

Lucid Lynx - Ubuntu 10.04 is OUT

Hey All,

Ubuntu 10.04 codenamed Lucid Lynx is out.

There are many ways of getting 10.04

1. Download it free [That is what I am doing right now]
2. Request a CD or multiple CDs
3. Order for a CD

Of these above 3 steps, if you chose step 1, make sure where your Internet Service Provider is:

Make use of this site:

From the GeoLocation Information - get the nearest country and its mirror for a faster download of the distro.

Mail me if you have any doubts.

Take care all,
Ananth Gouri


Hey All,

I had once got a Linux Distribution called Linspire.

Today thought of downloading the latest version of it.

But when I browsed - it showed me Xandros.

Xandros was OEM till its 3.0 version and made it 45 days free from 4.0.

Xandros has acquired Linspire for one of the features called CNR - Click N' Run.

Feeling bad but life moves on and on...

Take care,
Ananth Gouri

?bunutu CodeNames

Hi All,

This particular wiki page was very interesting to me.

Go hit it...

Cheers :)
Ananth Gouri

Thursday, April 29, 2010

25 Mb

This is FYI...

You can upload books or files or anything for that matter of fact - through your YAHOO email.

Yahoo has given the attachment limit to be 25Mb.


Take care,
Ananth GS

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hi All,

For people like me who get confused wrt time zones - there is a good package in Debian distro called gworldclock.

The same would be available or could be installable in other distros through this LINK

I now don't face problems wrt timezones.

Take care,
Ananth GS


Hey All,

Of course I knew that this day would come for MS IE :)

Read this

May GOD bless MS to kick start greater browsers... :)

3 Cheers :)
Ananth GS

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2nd Session

Hey All,

Yesterday I got a chance to give a session on Linux at Mandya.

It was basically a session to compare MS products with Linux ones.

The session came out well and the best part was - a 1 hour session - got extended and the folks wanted an hour more.

All enjoyed my session.

Thanks to Ananth Ram :)

Take care all,
Ananth Gouri

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ananth was down

Hi All,

I could not write any post for long as I met with an accident on March 16th and still recovering from it....

The best part was - my right hand was bleeding like hell....

I was given first aid and the moment I reach my friend's place

- I open my laptop to see if Linux is still alive or not....!!!!

The moment I could see the login screen - It was like wow... Yippeeeee!!!

Now Linux is just not my passion - I am crazy for it as well..... ;)

This is FYI...

Enjoy and be safe....

Take care,
Ananth Gouri

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Hi All,

The final version of Fedora 13 code-named Goddard will be released on 18-05-2010.

You may find more details here in this link
Goddard Release

Take care,
Ananth S Gouri

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hi All,

Make use of the Amarok's script manager to install this below linked script.

See the screenshot !!!

Ananth Gouri

Thursday, April 8, 2010

?nome 2.2?

Hi All,

The subject seems to be super... The best features wrt a phdd is these:

1. Unmount
2. Eject
3. Safely Remove Drive

and in 3 different ways....

Be practical to understand fellas !!!

Ananth Gouri


Hi All,

Synchronisation is such an important thing....

Ever thought of it??

Ok 1 more thing: The proper use and synchronisation of Network Time Servers.

You would see a defect wrt this daily - and every 10 minutes or so or even less or little or what ever low.... Or any word...

Got it as to when?

Let me know as to when you see this defect in your day 2 day life.

I can tell it just here - but I think people would make use of my things and idea to implement it asap. [If they are brainier enough :P]

Knowledge I learnt till now or in future will not be free. At least I want a barter system.

Thanks to Ashwin - one of my closest cousins :)

Barter system is such an important thing... Thanks bro and do take care...

With luv,
Ananth G S

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Frugal Ware 1.2

Buy this month's LFY...

They have shipped Frugal Ware 1.2

For people who have not much idea about LFY:

Take care,
Ananth Gouri

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Hi To all you Microbloggers including me...

Check this out -


Do more research on this before I can write a post on it...

But the moment I say Microblogger - you should be able to grab the "status" !!!!!!!

Ananth Gouri

Ad sense and Google Monetize


If you ever want your friend to make some money from his blog and his sponsored ads - I meant the Google Ad sense - make sure you click on his sponsored videos and sponsored links.

This applies the same in any website - a sponsored link is backgrounded in brown colour.

Thats how you can understand that you are making or helping make money!!!

You can do the same for me as well.... :)

- Ananth Gouri


The has got a new look and feel.

I meant this site:

When I was about to complete this post.. Do check this out as well...

2 sites:


Reject my above comments :P

Check it out :)
Ananth Gouri


Hi All,

This is an interesting ping pong game. Ping pong as in Table Tennis.

Use Synaptic, and before that make sure that you would have upgraded your repository.

Search for cmash and install it with its dependency of csmash-data.

The game on the screen would look as in the diagram:

The game is pretty interesting to play and as well difficult :)

Practice makes a *man perfect.

Ananth Gouri

Custom Nimblex

Hi All,

Linux and its distros are always customisable.... Thats why I just love them and cant be away from them any time......

Check this out:

Nimblex is a Linux Distro that is based on Slax as far I remember. Correct me if I am wrong.

The difference b/w susestudio and this is - the Virtual CD creation in this case is pretty fast and it took me less than 8 minutes for my 2Gigs Laptop.

There is one more interesting feature. Nimblex allows us to use our own custom sound - startup and endup sounds - and this is also kind of choosy.

I dont remember the song theme. I just love it. If I can extract it - I will post it soon here.

Ananth Gouri

Custom suse distro

Hi All,

Check this out :

You will also find out the step wise  instructions to have your own Custom suse. I did try when KDE 4.3 was just out.

The studio is fast till the creation design process. But gets slow later when the disc is actually virtualized.

Ananth Gouri

Lazy bugger???

Hi All,

You have to read for your exams - but you are very lazy as well... This is a very common and a natural thing that happens during our exams.

But Debian developers were as well lazy I suppose :P

Check this out... ESpeak

1. Use synaptic and install espeak.

Thats it..

From next time - input a file to espeak.

The command is as follows:

espeak a.txt

This above command would just make you hear the voice a.txt.

But therez lots more that you can do using espeak.

If you hate the male voice - get the text read using the female voice and many other things like that.

Man it men!!!!

Ananth Gouri


Hi All,

Though learning a new language is not so easy.. In most of the Linux Distributions - there are softwares written through the kdeedu package to make learning easy.

One such package that helps you to learn Latin is KLatin.

This package helps to learn vocabulary, grammar and many more. Check out the pic to get a better view.

Installation is pretty simple.

Search for KLatin in Synaptic and install it and start learning Latin language.

Thats it.

Ananth GS

Pirated Red Hat Linux

Hi All,

If you all ever wondered Linux and its distributions were free for ever and also with distributions like RHEL .. you are completely wrong.

While helping one of the persons recently on a RHEL issue - I came to know that - though they are the distributors of RHEL - they don't seem to use an original CD key.

The issue is same as MS XP or any other MS product.

Both RHEL and MS - they dont bother if you use a pirated or an original CD / DVD for installation. But the CD key you use has to be original only.

RHEL used to give a support of 5 years for using an original CD key and that too if asked for. Things could have changed now.

So beware you may be caught any time for using a pirated Linux Distribution (RHEL) as well !!

Here CD key is same as Serial Key.

Take care,
Ananth Gouri

Code Name

Hi All,

GM :)

The code name for Ubuntu 10.04 is "Maverick Meerkat". As the version says 10.04 - MM will be released in April 2010.

Maverick also reminds me of Tom Cruise's name in the film Top Gun :)

Ananth S Gouri

Monday, April 5, 2010

passwd from mkpasswd

Hi this was one of the passwords that I got when I used mkpasswd... Check this out.... :


Interesting isn't it???

But remember that you need to make use of yppasswd or passwd to make use the output of mkpasswd....

Mast maaja maadi......

Ananth S Gouri

y YY p P

Hi All,

You may think as to what is y YY p P and all shit???? :P

Ok sorry.. !!

They are the vi editor commands to copy and paste.

1. A 'y' and 'YY' and 'p' and 'P' are one and the same.

To copy 1 line of a file in a vi editor

In the beginning of that line you can use 'y' or 'YY' and to paste it is 'p' or 'P' in the command mode.

Do read about the different modes of vi editor..

Please find that above link short and sweet... :)

Take care,
Ananth Gouri

Learning to Monetize

Hi All,

I still need to learn a lot as to how to make money!!! I mean monetize using the Amazon :)

Take care,
Ananth S Gouri