The type command for bash will tell you whether a command is a shell built-in or an executable on it`s own. This is very simple to use. This example shows how it works. [email protected]:~$ type -a echo echo is a shell builtin echo is [email protected]:~$ type -a echo echo is a shell builtin echo is …

Playing a DVD on Fedora 25 is not too difficult. I already had the extra repositories added to enable multimedia playback support, but I could not play a DVD. So I downloaded the libdvdcss library. http://download.videolan.org/pub/libdvdcss/1.4.0/. Then I built and installed it. darkstar% tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.bz2darkstar% tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.bz2 darkstar% cd libdvdcss-1.4.0darkstar% cd libdvdcss-1.4.0 darkstar% …

There is a lovely GTK3 theme available for the Linux Mint MATE desktop. This looks very nice when coupled with a good Metacity theme. https://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/OS+X+El+Capitan+%28GTK,+Unity+&+Cinnamon%29?content=174139. This is what the El Capitan theme looks like on a Debian desktop. Download the El Capitan theme here. https://dl.opendesktop.org/api/files/download/id/1474234465/OS.X.El.Capitan.v0.9.tar.gz. This is a very nice looking theme and well worth …

To change the full name and other information stored for a certain user, the chfn command will come in handy. This allows a system administrator to change the data with a simple command. In this example, I am changing the full name for a Linux user. [email protected]:~# chfn -f “Praise kek” jason Now I use …

Gnome Shell themes Tron Legacy Gnome Shell theme. http://www.linuxnov.com/tron-legacy-theme-for-gnome-shell/. This is a Gnome Shell theme inspired by the Tron Legacy movie. MetalX Gnome Shell theme for Linux. https://www.deviantart.com/art/Metal-X-theme-v-2-1-for-Gnome-3-16-577064989. Android Flat Gnome Shell theme. A nice flat grey theme for your Gnome desktop. https://www.deviantart.com/art/Android-Flat-3-18-565622252. Ambiance Gnome. https://www.deviantart.com/art/Ambiance-Gnome-3-14-1-8-GNOME-Shell-theme-476996106. An Ubuntu inspired theme for any Gnome Shell desktop. …

To build the latest 4.8.4 Linux kernel on Ubuntu 16.10, you will only need the ncurses-dev and build-essential packages installed. Then we are ready to install a new Linux kernel. Download the latest Linux kernel tarball. jason$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.8.4.tar.xzjason$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.8.4.tar.xz And then unpack the Linux tarball that we have downloaded. jason$ tar -xvf linux-4.8.4.tar.xzjason$ …

To change the hostname of an Ubuntu machine, there are a couple of files that need editing. Firstly, open the /etc/hostname file and change the hostname in here to the one you wish to use. 09:51:17 0 ~ jason$ sudo vim /etc/hostname09:51:17 0 ~ jason$ sudo vim /etc/hostname Then edit the /etc/hosts file and change …

Getting wireless network information from Windows 7 is easy with CMD and netsh. This post will show how easy this is without admin access. Listing all visible wireless networks on the machine with netsh. C:\Users\Corporal Kerry>netsh wlan show profile   Profiles on interface Wireless Network Connection:   Group policy profiles (read only) ——————————— <None>   …

The bash shell has some very useful features when using the command line. This can make using the command line much faster. For example, if you forget to type sudo before a command, this can be fixed this way. jason$ fdisk -l /dev/sda fdisk: cannot open /dev/sda: Permission deniedjason$ fdisk -l /dev/sda fdisk: cannot open …

To send a message to logged in Linux users with the wall command, just open it and type a message. Then press ^D to send it. jason$ wall Hi   Broadcast message from [email protected] (pts/0) (Sat Aug 27 22:24:05 2016):   Hijason$ wall Hi Broadcast message from [email protected] (pts/0) (Sat Aug 27 22:24:05 2016): Hi …