Category Archives: Ubuntu

Pidgin Chat client for Linux, Unix and Windows : Login to Multiple Chat Networks

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. It helps you connect with your yahoo, gmail, aim, MSN and more network buddies all at the same time. I am currently using the latest version of Pidgin on my Ubuntu machine (Pidgin 2.6.3).

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Pidgin is available for download for Windows, Linux and Unix platforms at Pidgin Download and for OsX it has a substitute called http://adium.im/ Continue reading

How to Install MySQL GUI Tools in Ubuntu

MySQL GUI Tools are a very good way to run queries and manage all aspects of your database is a very easy and interactive manner. You can manage users, processes, big tables, optimize queries all using these tools.

There are many ways to install MySQL GUI Tools in Ubuntu. The easiest way to add is running the some commands in the shell.

To Install all the Packages (MySQL Admin+MySQL Query Browser+MySQL Migration Toolkit)
Architecture independent files for MySQL GUI Tools
sudo apt-get install mysql-gui-tools-common

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How to Solve (Fix) Wi-Fi and Internet problems in Ubuntu

Configuring Wifi and Internet in Ubuntu.

I have been personally dealing with this problem from past 1 week. But didn’t get the time to solve this because of busy schedule. Some days back I installed Ubuntu on my machine and started playing with its features. Accidentally I somehow removed the Network Manager of Ubuntu, which is the default Gnome Network App in Ubuntu. At this time I didn’t knew how to solve this problem as my internet is not working now.

I tried searching from other machine but wasn’t able to get an effective solution. I tried many commands and tutorials but all in vain. These are some of the commands I tried.

  1. sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart – To restart network Daemons in Ubuntu and configuring the Interfaces
  2. sudo ifdown eth0 – To stop eth0 interface
  3. sudo ifdown wlan0 - To stop wireless Lan Interface Continue reading

Not able to access phpmyadmin in ubuntu – 404 Not Found Error

I just installed the LAMP (Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP) structure on my Ubuntu machine. Installing the structure is pretty easy. But getting it all running seamlessly is the another thing. After installing the things I typed http://127.0.0.1 (http://localhost/) on my Browser and it said “It Works”. But when I tried to open the phpmyadmin (http://localhost/phpmyadmin/) which is used to manage your MySQL backend and tables it shows the 404 Not Found error.

By Default your www directory is created here /var/www and the phpmyadmin configuration files are stored in /usr/share/phpmyadmin. So the trick involved here is to point your the later location or directory from your former directory. To do this open your terminal and run the following command.phpmyadmin_ununtu

sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www

This will create the pointer to /usr/share/phpmyadmin in /var/www

Now open the http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and you are good to go. If you still face any problems feel free to ask and comment.

How to Install Tweetdeck Twitter Client on Ubuntu (Linux)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty on my machine. Let me introduces Ubuntu to people who don’t know about it.
It is a Open source OS from Canonical, which can be downloaded free from web. It is available as both server and desktop editions.

After installing Ubuntu I have had to install day to day applications which I used everyday. One of them is tweetdeck which is a Twitter client. For Installing Tweetdeck on Ubuntu (Linux) machine, there has to be a correct install for Adobe Air suite on your machine.

These are the following steps that should be followed:

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  1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/air and download latest version of the Adobe Air (Adobe AIR 1.5.2 Installer).
  2. After downloading AdobeAIRInstaller.bin on your computer. Right click the file and got to Properties, then got to Permissions and check the box stating Allow Executing File as Program. (Properties>>Permissions). This will make sure the when the file is double clicked it is executed right. Continue reading