Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to SSH login without password ?

Step 1: Create public and private keys using ssh-key-gen

Step 2: Copy the public key to remote-host using ssh-copy-id
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/ remote-host

Step 3: Login to remote-host without entering the password
ssh remote-host

Friday, August 5, 2011

Looking for a "spotlight" alternative for ubuntu ?

We all love the time-saver spotlight application in Mac OSX..! So here is an alternative for ubuntu users: Tracker
STEP1: Open your terminal
sudo apt-get install tracker
STEP2: Open the "Tracker" preferences and adjust it according to your needs.
You are done! Now leave it to index your files and Enjoy searching.

Friday, July 15, 2011

How to Mount Windows Partitions (FAT/NTFS) on Ubuntu Linux ?


i used in the following examples my own device names such as "/dev/sda3" and "/dev/sda4", But you should use your own values. To know your device names or IDs : open the terminal and type this command:
 sudo blkid 
Also i used the mount point as "/media/c" and "/media/d", But you can change them to any path you like.

STEP1: Open your Terminal and edit the "fstab" file:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

STEP2: Add this line at the end of the file:

For a "FAT" partition:
/dev/sda3 /media/c vfat defaults,user,exec,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=000 0 0
For a "NTFS" partition:
/dev/sda4 /media/d  ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0

STEP3: Finally save/exit the fstab file and restart your PC

For more info consider visiting the Ubuntu Documentation

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to enable Clean URLs with Apache 2 on Ubuntu?

STEP1: From the Linux command line, enable the rewrite module for apache with this command:
sudo a2enmod rewrite

STEP2: use an editor (such as vim or gedit) to edit the appropriate Apache configuration file:
sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

STEP3: Look for the following lines and change "AllowOverride None" to "AllowOverride All"
<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all

STEP4: Finally restart Apache 2
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Thats all folks! i hope you've enjoyed.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How to Convert Bin/Cue to ISO via Terminal ?

Have you downloaded a CD image (BIN format) and not able to mount it ? or even convert it to the standard format (ISO) ?

here is a quick solution:
  1. Open the "Terminal".
  2. Type "sudo apt-get install bchunk".
  3. Enter your Password.
  4. Browse to the folder where your bin/cue file is located and type:
"bchunk /path/to/example.bin /path/to/example..cue /path/to/your-new-iso-file.iso"

.....and Voila
You should get a result like this:
binchunker for Unix, version 1.2.0 by Heikki Hannikainen
Created with the kind help of Bob Marietta ,
partly based on his Pascal (Delphi) implementation.
Support for MODE2/2352 ISO tracks thanks to input from
Godmar Back , Colas Nahaboo
and Matthew Green .
Released under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later (at your option).

Reading the CUE file:

Track 1: MODE1/2352 01 00:00:00

Writing tracks:

1: your-new--isofile.iso01.iso 395/395 MB [********************] 100 %
Thanks for dropping by! See you next post :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How to install fonts on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10

1. Go to your home folder
2. Enable “Show Hidden Files” option from Nautilus View menu
3. Then create new folder with name “.fonts” (with dot in front)
4. Now in new folder copy all your true type fonts. If you want to copy your Windows fonts, you can find it in WINDOWS/Fonts folder.
5. Now restart and new fonts will be in use.

in reference to:

"How to install fonts on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10"
- How to install fonts on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 | DetectorPRO (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Hey Guys, My name is "Fadi" I'm from Egypt and I'm a web designer working in road9 media. I'm trying to invest my time and energy to develop my skills and get updated to the world of Internet and new technologies.

My Studies & work

I'm graduated from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences (SAMS)- Computer Department - since 2005, and I've worked as a graphic designer for a year then i turned my career life to work as a web designer.