Linux: Making Life Easy

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  1. subratabera

    subratabera Just another linux lover.

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    Hello friends,

    As many of us using Linux as our prime operating system, it is very important to keep it loaded with all the goodies we can't live without. I am starting this new thread to discover the possibilities of the Open Source Software and what can be done using OSS. I also want you to contribute to this thread with useful tips, news and ofcourse your own experience with Linux...

    So here it goes...

     
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    phreak0ut The Thread Killer >:)

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    Thank you! Hope this thread becomes a sticky :)
     
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    Yeah thnx for the Links.
    It helped me a Lot.
     
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    whoa gr8 links.
    thanx guys.
     
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    Here's a script that makes ur life more easy!

    1. Save it as "autoshutdown.sh"
    2. As root command "sh autoshutdown.sh"
    3. Fill 07-00 for 7AM, 19-00 for 7PM and 04-35 for 4.35 AM!

    Its a autoshutdown script made purely by me some 2 yrs back and still use it to shutdown my PC when required! Its good for people who have MTNL night plan. So that they can download torrents all night and shutdown PC automatically before or at 8 AM. U can use it for other purposes toooo! I hope u like it. ;)
     
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    i shutdown using this method or from terminal. next time a get a warning from azureus and other that i was not shut tidily. so how to unload and the apps from the memory( like we close them manully)??
     
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    Oops! Well I have said so that people can use it when downloading torrents. But personally I neva downloaded a single torrent yet on my PC. I actually use it when large files from websites are being downloaded using download accelerator/resumer , when using limewire etc.
    Well u can ignore the Azureus warning if the torrent resumes fine. Or it may have a shutdown option to close it itself. The kill command use to close apps can be used. But it will be same as shutdown as it executes kill for all processes finally! So if the torrent resumes fine, u can ignore the warning!
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    also i have seen myself, the system shutdown in a diffrent way as we do it with a script or through terminal, while the normal way is clicking on shutdown icon.


    i do'nt know much about shell so can't tell but it seems two diffrent methods are envolved.
     
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    subratabera Just another linux lover.

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    Thanks...
    That's a good one...

    The thread is updated with more links (Games, Web resources sections)...
    Check it out...

    (I hope mods will make this thread a sticky...)
     
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    ppl ppl y? u can use cron to set timings for ur d/ling torrents may be u can use some gui's for crond like gnome-schedule
     
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    ^^Thats correct P.K. Neways never knew of Gnome-Scehule. But I trust mah own programs and shell scripts more than GUI ones. There were 2-3 popular programs on windows (hell forgot their name now). They offered to shutdown automatically. But many times when I woke up around 10 am (shutdown timing scheduled for 8am) I found the PC still running and their count gone!! :shock:
    Windows commandline in that case is much better than the GUI ones. Similarly for such simple things I prefer shell scripts. I don't trust GUI in these cases much!!
     
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    a good thread.
     
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    Tutorial: How To transfer your Linux system to a new hard drive...
    Source: http://www.openaddict.com/page.php?4
     
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    Hehe, this guide will surely rock. I'll gonna try this one when I'll have the time. Thanx man!
     
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    OK. Here I am again with something new...

    I know all of you Linux fans like UBUNTU but feels something missing and then customize it to your taste by installing FLASH, JAVA, AMAROK, REALPLAYER etc. etc.
    What if you get all these goodies preinstalled and ready to use. Well, then you should try...

    Linux Mint 2.0 "Barbara"

    It is Ubuntu "Edgy Eft" all dressed up in DECENT colors and everthing is installed already. I mean everything you would download after a install. Java, Flash, MP3 codecs, Windows codecs, DVD playback - already installed.

    According to a review it loads much more faster and has an updated splash screen and a custom boot screen.

    Give it a try...
     
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    Kewl mahn! Noobies gonna luv this!
     
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