Friday, December 31, 2010

How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

What is Skype:-

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.

Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others. Free to download.

How to install Command Line Way

a. Get the package: for 32-bit

$ wget

b. You will need to install some libraries.

$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2
c. Now install skype (the file you just downloaded)

you want to see you downloaded skype file goto Placess --> Home folder and you will see getskpe-line-beta-ubuntu-32 right click on it goto properties and copy that.
$ sudo dpkg -i xxxxxxskype-linux-xxxx-ubuntu-32
[ Note:- if you sitll get some dependency error then just type this command $ sudo apt-get -f install this will install the dependencies and the skype.]
affer installation is over now you have to go
Applications ---> Internet ---> Skype.
When you first time open skype it will open with skype End User License Agreement you have to select Language by default it will English and press I agree button ane now you will see Skype 2.1 (Beta)for Linux box and enjoy.
{UPDATE:- Skype has now been uploaded to the “partner” officeal Ubuntu. See }
Perhaps the easiest way to install is from the Debian (.deb) package availabel directly from the Skype website. The downside of this is that you won,t automatically get future updates, you have to download the new versions as they become availabe.

1. Download Debian package from

  1. save and then open the file. It will open with the proper installer by default.
  2. Click on the install button.
Running Skype:-

To start Skype, Choose Application-> Internet-> Skype. It usually take a minute or two Skype to get started, and you may think that nothing is happening, so be patient.

When the Skype window finally opens, sign up (if necessary) and log in to your Skype account. Test your configuration by selecting the Echo/ Sound Test Service contact (if not there alreadey, add contact echo123) and clicking on the large greeen button at the bottom of the Skype window. If the connection is made and you hear a voice, your sound configuration is fine. If you cannot a voice, see the troubleshooting section below.

how to install Ekiga Softphone (Talk to people over the Internet)

What is Ekiga Softphone (Talk to people over the Internet):- H.323 and SIP compatible videoconferencing and VoIP/IP-Telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting) as well as SIP endpoints.

It supports all modern videoconferencing features, such as contact roster, presence status, high-quality audio and video codecs, various video resolutions, registering to an LDAP directory, gatekeeper support, making multi-user conference calls using an external MCU, using modern Quicknet telephony cards, and making PC-To-Phone calls.

Installation of Ekiga:-

To Install Ekiga you have to go Applications --> Ubuntu Software Center type Ekiga in surch box press enter you will see Ekiga Softphone and just press Install

To Start Ekiga, Choose Application --> Internet --> Ekiga

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Mount USB Drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)



By default, storage devices that are plugged into the system mount automatically in the /media directory, open a file browser window for each volume and place an icon on your desktop. If you plug in a usb hard disk with many partitions, all of the partitions will automatically mount. This behaviour may not be what you want so you can configure it as shown below.

If the volumes have labels the icons will be named accordingly, otherwise they will be named "disk" and as more volumes are added, you can get "disk-1" and so on.

Configuring Automounting

To enable or disable automount open a terminal and type gconf-editor followed by the [Enter] key.

Browse to /apps/nautilus/preferences/media_automount.

The media_automount key controls whether to automatically mount media. If set to true, then Nautilus will automatically mount media such as user-visible hard disks and removable media on start-up and media insertion.

There is another key /apps/nautilus/preferences/media_automount_open. This controls whether to automatically open a folder for automounted media. This key can also be set in the Nautilus (file manager) window. From the Edit menu in Nautilus select Preferences and then select the Media tab.

If set to true, then Nautilus will automatically open a folder when media is automounted. This only applies to media where no known x-content/* type was detected; for media where a known x-content type is detected, the user configurable action will be taken instead. This can be configured as shown below.

or go this way

First you have Go to: System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager

and search there for “ ndiswrapper-utils, ndiswrapper-common and ndisgtk “

and Install that. Now you will put you USB card reader with memory card it will open

Do same thing and enjoy now

Other Useful Commands

To see a list of your USB Devices (the vendor and device ID's), run


to see all attached storage devices and their partitions, urn

sudo fdisk -l

to see information about currently mounted systems, simply run


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to remove temporary information, such as web page cookies, browser history, or the list of recently-opened documents in Ubuntu 10.10 system (Maverick)

They are two way that i now . The First way is
By default, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Web browsers all store a few pieces of information about the websites you visit and interact with. In addition to logging the time, date, title and URL of every page you view, each browser also stores the data you enter into search boxes or other form fields. Although this feature is intended to help you access information more quickly, it also exposes your usage history to anyone with access to your computer Deleting these autofill entries requires just a few clicks.

Instructions:- Mozilla Firefox
Click “Tools” in the top menu bar and select “Clear Recent History.”
    Click the “Time range to clear” drop-down menu near the top of the resulting window and select “Everything.”Click the adjacent “Details” button to view Firefox’s history removal options. Check only the “Form & Search History” box. Click the “Clear Now” button.
Instructions:- Google Chrome
Click the wrench icon near the top-right corner of the window, select “Tools,” then click “Clear browsing data.”
    Check only the “Clear saved form data” box in the resulting window.Click the “Clear data from this period” drop-down menu and select “Everything.” Click the “Clear browsing data” button.
The secound way is :-Install Sweeper and KleanSweep
Sweeper (System Cleaner)
What is Sweeper :-Sweeper can quickly remove temporary information, such as web page cookies, browser history, or the list of recently-opened documents. It helps provide additional privacy on a system shared between multiple users.
how to install go to Applications –> Ubuntu Software Center —> and type sweeper in surch box
After installing you wnat to go sweeper go to applications –> Accessories –> Sweeper
and you can quickly do the job which you want
Klean Sweep (Find and remove unneeded files)
what is Klean Sweep:-Sweeper can quickly remove temporary information, such as web page cookies, browser history, or the list of recently-opened documents. It helps provide additional privacy on a system shared between multiple users.
1.empty files 2. empty directories 3.backup files 4. broken symbolic links 5. broken executables (executables with missing libraries) 6. dead menu entries (.desktop files pointing to non-existing executables) 7. duplicated files 8. orphaned files — files not found in RPM (for rpm-based distros, e.g.
Fedora Core, Suse) or DPKG (for dpkg based distros, e.g. Debian and Ubuntu) database – obsolete thumbnails (thumbnails conforming to standard, pointing to non-existing images)
how to install Klean Sweep in ubuntu:- first you have to go Applications –> Ubuntu Software Center —> and type Klean Sweep in surch box
after installation is over you want to open klean sweep you have to go Applications –> System Tools –> KleanSweep
after press on KleanSweep it will ask you system password you have to give
after giveing password it will open with two windows one is Information-KleanSweep
in that you will see this information
You are running KleanSweep with root privileges. Therefore
extreme caution is recommended as improper use may render
your system unusable. Please keep in mind that because KleanSweep
uses simple heuristics, all files suggested for removal should be
manually reviewed.”
if you want to run KelanSweep press OK button
and now you have to read on secound box information that is KleanSweep (Welcom!)
that infromation is like this
“Welcome to KleanSweep! This application allows you to free some desk sapce by finding unneeded files on your system. you”ll be given a chance to backup and remove selected files and reclaim your disk space
Beware! This utility is menat for advanced users only. It is assumed that you have some basic understanding of what can be safely deleted. The author takes no responsibility for any damage caused by using this program”
Note:- so you have to very carefull when you are using Klean Sweep if you have very good grip in ubuntu than only you use this Klean Sweep softer.
Allu John Sudhakar
System/Network Administrator
UCE,OU Osmania University
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