Archive for February, 2011

How to Recover your Gnome Panel

Here I am to explain how to recover disappeared Application Menu, Places Menu and System Menu in ubuntu

To recover your Gnome Panel,here is theĀ  procedure to follow :

1) First you need to Boot the system upto Login Window and now Press Ctrl+Alt+F1

2) Now You will get a Text based login screen use your username and password to login

3) run the following Command from your terminal

$ rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd

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Wanna Watch Movie in ASCII..??

In these days of high definition videos everywhere (even YouTube), only the truly geeky would decide to watch their movies in ASCII text in a terminal window. The surprising thing is that some videos are even fairly watchable.

To do that you just need to install mplayer and for that just write this command in terminal line:

$ sudo apt-get install mplayer

Then, to actually watch the movies from a terminal window, use the following syntax, replacing MovieName with the filename of your video.

$ mplayer -vo caca MovieName.avi


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Waana Mount .ISO file…???

Lets say you’ve acquired a program’s ISO and lack an optical drive (or a black DVD-R); how shall you run it?

By mounting it in a ‘virtual disc drive’ of sorts. To mount as ISO, open the Terminal and type:

# mkdir /mnt/iso

…to make a directory for it, and then:

# mount NAME.iso /mnt/iso/ -t iso9660 -o loop#

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How to convert into mp3 file in Linux ?

If you want to convert a .wav file to a .mp3 file, you can use lame command-line tool.

To install lame:

$ sudo apt-get install lame

$ lame input.wav input.mp3

lame can be used to convert .wav files to .mp3 files and .mp3 files to .mp3 files too. Different bit-rates can be specified.

For example, if you want to convert your .mp3 file from 128kbps to 64kbps:

$ lame –mp3input -b 64 input.mp3

If output file name doesn’t specified, lame gave it the input file’s name.

–mp3input parameter specifies that input file is a .mp3 file.

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