All these blows taken together are called Karma — work, action. Every mental and physical blow that is given to the soul, by which, as it were, fire is struck from it, and by which its own power and knowledge are discovered, is Karma, this word being used in its widest sense. Thus we are all doing…
Shall we buy MacBooks to look cool but install Ubuntu on them?
Installing cloud Monkey on Cloudstack
Cloud monkey is a useful tool written way to play around the API of cloudstack
On the cloudstack management server install
yum install python
sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm
yum install python-pip
pip install cloudmonkey
Passwordless login (ssh)
If u want to login without passwords from one system to another
the ssh service should be installed on both systems
sudo apt-get install openssh-server opensssh-client
Identify the system which should be server which one should client
On the server system
skx@lappy:~$ ssh-keygen -t rsa
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/skx/.ssh/id_rsa):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /home/skx/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /home/skx/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
Then copy th public key to client system make sure you full permissions to .ssh folder
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub username@mystery
Changing the screen resolution ubuntu 12.04
If your monitor is not detecting the desired in the gui mode
You need to create xorg.conf file under /etc/X11 directory
Add the display modes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If you don’t have a xorg.conf, then you can use the following as a basis. You need to replace the entries with the names Modeline, Driver and Modes with the correct entries for your system. Depending on your hardware, you may need additional entries, for example if your system has more than one graphic chip.
Modeline “1280x1024_60.00” 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync
Modeline “1024x768_60.00” 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync
Modes “1280x1024_60.00” “1024x768_60.00”
If you don’t know the name of the video driver that your system is using then you may get the name as follows (if you have an intel graphic chip, the driver name is just “intel”):
lshw -class display | grep “driver”
The modelines can be generated with cvt:
Changing Passwords in ubuntu 12.04
If you want to change the password for any user account you can just give
kiran@localhost:#sudo passwd “username”
If you are getting Authentication Manipulation error then you do not have privileges to change. You must do it at as a root user
By default Ubuntu wont create a root passord, you can set the root password
sudo password root
Switch to root user
If the root password is aleady changed or you forgot your root password then reboot your machine and enter into recovery mode , Or use a Ubuntu live cd
1. When you get the grub menu appears, select option with recover as shown in figures.
Boot into the recovery mode , and then select drop into root shell prompt
Mount the filesystem into read write mode
root@localhost$:mount -o rw,remount /
root@localhost$:sudo passwd root
Different desktop environments
If you are not comfortable with the default unity desktop environment , You can try other desktop environments
And also if you system is old and doesn’t support high end graphics then you can try light weight desktop environments (XFCE and LXDE) as they wont use up too much ram
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install lxde
Last but not the least If you are not a keyboard person and heavily dependent on Mouse you can use Gnome 3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
Keep of the Grass By Karan Bajaj
After reading Jhonny Gone down his second Novel which impressed me very much
Jhonny gone Down is a must read for anybody, the plot is too good and it will keep on hook.
I decided to read karan Bajaj debut novel, keep of the grass
The book has one main character is IIMB Bangalore and MBA career.
All Mba aspirants and those who are doing mba presently will absolutely connect with this book
The book seemed like a college diary of what 2 years of MBA will look like
Though the main character tries the path of spirituality, self discovery and corporate mumbo jumbo it doesn’t impress you much
At some point you may wonder as it follows the same plot as five point someone.
I would rate karan bajaj is a much better writer than Chetan Bhagat
Definitely one of writers to watch out for in future
Revolution 2020 Chetan Bhagat Novel Review
After reading Chetan Bhagat new offering i can definitely say that he has lost his mididas touch
He should join bollywood as a script writer rather than continuing his career as a writer
The story offers nothing new as we have see countless number of Bollywood featuring triangular love stories.
There is a remarkable outrage when Chetan Bhagat whenever he tweets some of the comments are hilarous.
Chetan bhagat is no stranger to controversy like 3 idiots credit issue, Lok pal bill issue.
His articles on Times of india are such crap uses cheap publicity stunts to promote his books.
For die hard Chetan Bhagat fans it may be a treat his blog