Convert Nero image (.nrg) to ISO9660 (.iso)

In case you need to convert Nero image file .nrg into regular ISO9660 .iso utility nrg2iso might be helpful then. It’s included into apt repositories of Debian and Ubuntu, so to install it execute: sudo aptitude install nrg2iso When it’s done, convert file by command: nrg2iso image.nrg image.iso Rather trivial task, right?

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Dell shares custom-tailored Ubuntu Feisty for it's laptops

As Dell’s laptop owner I’d like to share information that Dell Inc. prepared special Ubuntu Feisty Fawn version especially for it’s Inspiron E1505N, Inspiron 1420N, Inspiron 530N laptops.     Dell Linux Engineering team has a remastered copy of the Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD available for download. It includes native system hardware support and many of the fixes listed below. The media will help you get the system installed and […]

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Get changelog information from RPM and DEB package

Here is a nice Linux tip: to get change information of some RPM package it’s enough to execute the following command rpm -q –changelog package for example rpm -q –changelog openssh will output something like: * Fri Mar 03 2006 Tomas Mraz – 4.3p2-4 – allow access if audit is not compiled in kernel (#183243) * Sat Feb 25 2006 Tomas Mraz – 4.3p2-3 – enable the subprocess in chroot […]

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Utorrent in Ubuntu with Firefox support

1. Install Wine: To get latest version add Wine’s repositories to your source list: sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list Add the repository key: wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add – Update apt-get: sudo apt-get update Install Wine: sudo apt-get install wine 2. Download utorrent: sudo wget http://download.utorrent.com/1.7.2/utorrent.exe -O ~/.utorrent To launch utorrent use the command: wine ~/.utorrent To get Firefox to automatically open utorrent when clicking on torrent […]

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Linux pop-up terminal/console utilities

Few days ago I’ve got the quickest way to run console commands in Gnome. There are three utilities known providing pop-up console: YaKuake, Tilda and Yeahconsole. All of them are included into Ubuntu apt repository and can be installed by corresponding commands: sudo aptitude install yakuake sudo aptitude install tilda sudo aptitude install yeahconsole At the next screenshot you can see all three utilities run at my laptop. Of course […]

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