Category Archives: Fedora

Install KeePass on Linux

Most professionals use multiple highly complex passwords for every purpose  so the only problem usually occurs is saving password somewhere safe and accessible. There are few good choices for storing passwords, some are online such as LastPass and some are off-line in which the passwords will be encrypted and stored in files. The best password manager application I know and ever tested is KeePass.

The main reason why KeePass 2.x  is not so popular in Linux base operating system community is because this software does not have Linux or Mac version, but it is easy to run it on Linux. Mind that there are some native Linux applications such as KeePassX that can handle .kdb files which is used for KeePass 1.x but the KeePass2.x uses another file format which is .kdbx

In this tutorial, I’m going to write the best way to install KeePass on Linux. Also you can find how to install KeePass on Mac OSX in this website.

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Edit Grub timeout setting

When you have multiple operating system on your computer, you should use an boot loader (OS-Selecctor) to switch between your different OS while booting up your system. There are several different boot loaders available now a days, but the most common one in Linux world perhaps is GRUB.

While using a boot loader (in this case, GRUB), you may want to change the default amount of timout before the boot loader choose the default selection. So i’m going to tutor how to change this setting.

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How to install Plymouth Theme (aka Boot Splash) in Linux.

Many Linux users love the platform due to the customization options available and thus here is one option to customize the appearance of your Linux Box from the very beginning i.e. Boot Screen or Boot Splash, (of course it begins with the GRUB, but we’ll go for customizing that later).

Here are the steps to Install Plymouth Theme to your Linux Machine.

Steps:

Tip : Make sure your OS is of a version higher than Ubuntu 10.04 or Fedora 10 (should basically support Plymouth, more information link at the bottom)

  • Google or Bing (what ever you prefer) and look for a Plymouth Boot Splash and download a the zip or tarball.
  • For the purpose of learning the process you can use this Ubuntu Sunrise Plymouth. Download from the link provided which just says “ubuntu sunrise” and not the Debian package, because it is better to learn the “Terminal WaY” of doing things rather than relying on .deb or .rpm packages.
  • The file you will download has the name ” 129696-ubuntu-sunrise.tar.gz “.
  • Open terminal and go to the directory where the archive is downloaded and deflate the archive by command :
 tar -xvf 129696-ubuntu-sunrise.tar.gz

Error: “Error getting a Request Token: Bad Request”

Q: Why do I receive this error “Error getting a Request Token: Bad Request” when I try to add Online Account to my Linux?

 

A: This Error pops up when your computer time is not acceptable by Google server. This issue can be solved by setting your computers time and region.

In below you can see the link of RedHat Bugzilla post about such a problem.:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=752611

Edit GRUB list

Usually when you have two operating systems on a single computer and one of them is Linux, you will face this problem that by updating the Linux (especially when your Linux kernel is upgraded) your OS list (if you are using GRUB) order will displayed in a new order and the Linux with new kernel will become the first choice of the list. Apparently this is hard for most of people if their first choice was alwas the other OS (usually Windows), because in GRUB after few seconds, if you don’t press any key the GRUB it self will select the first choice, and after the recent update the first choice has changed. By following the steps below, you can reorganize the GRUB list order. Continue reading Edit GRUB list

Install Google Chrome on Fedora 16

One of the worst things about linux distros is that they are still using FireFox as the default browser! Seems the developers are thousand years old or something! The latest browser ranking due to some information gathered in 2011, shows that Google Chrome browser is way more perfect that it’s closest competitor. So I’m going to tutor how we can install this precious browser on linux.

The following tutorial will work on other Fedora versions and it might work on all Redhat family (CentOS and Redhat). Continue reading Install Google Chrome on Fedora 16

Shutdown Fedora 16 With GNOME 3

This seems a bad bad problem, when your first install the “Fedora 16 GNOME 3″ to use it’s fabulous features and when you had fun for a few or more hours and it’s time to shut it down to rest, you will notice that there is no ” Shutdown ” or ” Power Off ” button exists anywhere even if you press the physical power button it will just suspend your computer !!

Well, you have few ways to make that ” Power Off ” apear:

  1. Simple way ( Holding Alt Key )
  2. Intermediate Way ( Install and application )
  3. Advanced Way ( Edit Gnome config )