Announce wordpress post on twitter with WP to Twitter plugin

Many of us use WordPress to blog or post information on the internet. We also see that there are several blogs and sites that announce their new information on social sites like twitter.com using tweets. To do this from your¬†Wordpress blog, install a plugin called WP to Twitter. Once you have installed it, head over … Continue reading Announce wordpress post on twitter with WP to Twitter plugin

Install Handbrake on Fedora 18

Unfortunately, there is currently no pre-built RPM file for HandBrake for Fedora 64 bit version. If you need HandBrake to do video transcoding and conversion on Fedora, you need to download the source code for HandBrake from http://handbrake.fr and compile the code yourself. You can follow the steps below to do so: Start up a … Continue reading Install Handbrake on Fedora 18

Install Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580 laptop

Finally, installed Fedora 18 64 bit on the Lenovo Ideapad Z580 laptop and it works almost perfect. Basically, Fedora 18 support UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). I tried Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS as suggested on several blog posts first. Did a successful installation, but there were random, unpredictable hangs when booting. All of them listed USB … Continue reading Install Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580 laptop

How to stop gnome trackers

Stop trackers, tracker-filesystem-miner, tracker-store, zeitgeist-datahub¬† in Fedora by typing disabling them using and unchecking the items you want to disable on startup: $ gnome-session-properties <enter> Uncheck the items: Tracker File System Miner Tracker Miner for Flickr Tracker Store At present, these are checked by default. This way, you would not have the trackers enabled and … Continue reading How to stop gnome trackers

Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Install Bumblebee with Nvidia driver on Fedora 18. This gives a few benefits, where you reduce overheating and get improved battery backup time. You also get to use the Nvidia Optimus graphics driver with optirun. Do the following steps: # ln -s /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ <enter> # echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf <enter> # dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname … Continue reading Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Recover from Grub 2 / boot corruption or crash in Fedora 16

Ubuntu 11.10 install using the Upgrade Now option corrupted tbe Fedora 16 /boot/grub2/grub.cfg file. To recover it, this is what can be done: Boot from the DVD or the Net Installation version. Note that the Live CD will not help. Select the Troubleshoot menu option and from within that, select the Rescue menu option One … Continue reading Recover from Grub 2 / boot corruption or crash in Fedora 16

Host your own web site on your desktop over ADSL broadband

On certain occasions, you need to create your own web server and try to connect to it over the Internet. This applies to any sort of server you wish to host like, Secured Shell, OpenVPN, database server and so on. If you are using an ADSL broadband connection from your ISP (Internet Service Provider), then … Continue reading Host your own web site on your desktop over ADSL broadband