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Add proxy Ubuntu 9.10

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Also known as : err (22 : invalid argument) vim ~/.bashrc add this line at the bottom export http_proxy=http://domain.com:port

How to reset root Password Ubuntu & Fedora

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Lost your root password? If you have lost your root password, you can’t really recover it, but you can change it if you have physical access to the machine. The two most used methods of changing your root password if it’s lost is: Booting into single-user mode and resetting the password Booting from a live CD and gain access to your installed system Changing your root password by booting into single user mode: Step 1: Reset your computer Step 2: Boot into single user mode Note: This will not work on high-security systems where GRUB or LILO is password protected.… Read More »How to reset root Password Ubuntu & Fedora

Error cannot retrieve repository metadata repomd.xml for repository

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You need to edit two of your repository files: /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo. Now un-comment all the lines that start with the term baseurl and place a comment before all lines that start with mirrorlist. This should be done for both the above files. Now edit your /etc/hosts file and append the following to it’s contents: 80.239.156.215 mirrors.fedoraproject.org 213.129.242.84 mirrors.rpmfusion.org Done.

Recover Lost Data / Partitions

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TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy. (read more…)

Callee RC: 0×80040154

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Callee RC: 0×80040154 error while using Virtualbox on Fedora 9. You can fix this by removing some files from tmp directory: sudo rm -rf /tmp/.vbox*

Convert .wmv to .avi on Linux

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On Ubuntu:  sudo apt-get install mencoder On  Fedora:  yum install mencoder mencoder name_of_the_file.wmv -ofps 29.97 -ovc lavc -oac copy -o name_of_the_file.avi

Griffith

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Griffith is a media collection manager application. You can add items to the collection as typing the film title and selecting a supported source. Griffith will then try to fetch all the related information from the Web. You can download it here and is a cross-platform application.