The cat /var/log/apt/term.log command will allow you to retrieve information about a package installation; you may then review the installation process and see if anything went wrong during the installation process. [email protected] ~ $ cat /var/log/apt/term.log Log started: 2014-07-05 11:29:39 Log ended: 2014-07-05 11:30:38 Log started: 2014-07-05 21:39:55 Selecting previously unselected package ipcalc. (Reading database …

Compiling a kernel on Linux is very easy using the command line. You may download the latest mainline kernel from kernel.org. This is 3.15. Extract the file using this command. tar -xvf linux-3.15.tar.xztar -xvf linux-3.15.tar.xz Clean the source tree using this command. make mrpropermake mrproper Then open the configuration menus using this command. make menuconfigmake …

Linux Mint 17 is now available. Download this new Linux release from this handy mirror site. http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/. 64 bit ISO 1.3 Gigabytes: http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-64bit-rc.iso. 32 bit ISO 1.3 Gigabytes: http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-32bit-rc.iso. This new Linux distribution has all the same features that Linux Mint 16 had, but with all new software. I am trying out the RC build …

Using tightvnc to connect to a remote Linux machine is a good way to access a graphical desktop on a remote Linux box. Firstly; install the tightvnc server on the target machine to be accessed. [email protected] ~ $ sudo apt-get install tightvncserver [sudo] password for homer: Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state …

The unrar command for Linux takes care of opening rar files. Firstly, install the command with the yum install unrar command. [[email protected] Downloads]# yum install unrar[[email protected] Downloads]# yum install unrar Or this way on a Debian GNU/Linux system. [[email protected] ~]$ sudo apt-get install unrar[[email protected] ~]$ sudo apt-get install unrar Then you may unpack your rar …

GTK Themes. Zukitwo: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Zukitwo?content=140562. A very good GTK theme for Gnome Shell and MATE. DeLorean-Dark — Gnome 3.4 & 3.6: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DeLorean-Dark+–+Gnome+3.4+%26+3.6?content=153866. DarkMint: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DarkMint?content=150904. Piratunbu theme 6.0: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Piratunbu+full+theme+for+Ubuntu+13.10?content=147063. A pirate themed look for Ubuntu. reNIX (for Unity and GS): http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/reNIX+%28for+Unity+and+GS%29?content=153312. A squared theme for Unity and Gnome Shell. Win2-7 Remix: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Win2-7+Remix?content=153233. A Windows 7 styled theme …

The NetworkManager daemon on Linux does store WIFI passwords in plain text, but you need root access to read the files. Here is a sample WIFI connection file in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections. [email protected] /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections $ sudo cat PIZZACATSWIFI [connection] id=PIZZACATSWIFI uuid=f4f0260d-ca5e-4b86-808d-3dce65fa80cf type=802-11-wireless [802-11-wireless] ssid=PIZZACATSWIFI mode=infrastructure mac-address=4C:0F:6E:5D:E1:25 security=802-11-wireless-security [802-11-wireless-security] key-mgmt=wpa-psk auth-alg=open psk=302c64ff12 [ipv4] method=auto [ipv6] method=auto The passkey …