Ubuntu : Fix for Firefox to download picasa albums 3

Ubuntu : Fix for Firefox to download picasa albums
There is a simple guide to install the latest picasa 3.8 (as of this writing) in Ubuntu as shown in this post.. However, I have noticed that, atleast in Ubuntu 11.04, that the “Download to Picasa” option doesnot work under Firefox. We would get the popup message as shown below. Which says “Firefox doesn’t know ...

Netgear wireless adapter WG111v3 driver for Windows 2003

For some odd reason, the netgear wireless usb adapter WG111v3’s driver does not install under Windows 2003. And the experts reason this being a “server”, so it should not have wireless feature!! A little search online lead me to this post, which provides a workaround to use the the driver installed on an Windows XP ...

Ubuntu: VMware and mount.ntfs high cpu usage fix 6

Ubuntu: VMware and mount.ntfs high cpu usage fix
If we run VMWare player on Ubuntu to run guest OS, and if the virtual machine files are stored in a NTFS partition (like a large External HDD), then chances are that you would notice mount.ntfs taking up almost 100% cpu usage once the Vmware’s Image is started. This will most certainly leave your system ...

Python error in strftime ValueError: Invalid format string

Using python 2.7.1 interpreter on windows with the below format of string using strftime will lead to this error “ValueError: Invalid format string” eg:- strftime(“%a %b %02d %H:%M:%S %Y”, self.gmt) will work fine on Unix machines but to make it work on windows you have to change it to this. strftime(“%a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y”, ...

Ubuntu : Convert video for Nokia Mobiles in MP4 format 5

Most Nokia handsets feature symbian s60 platform v9.0 and upwards. Natively they have option to record and play MP4 files with MPEG-4 part 2, which is h.263. Higher end Nokia mobiles like N8 will support mp4 files with MPEG-4 part 10 H264 codec. This means that most videos you find on the internet viz. youtube ...

Ubuntu 11.04 : Uninstall Gnome3 and revert to Gnome 2.x 101

Ubuntu 12.04 Update: In the latest Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS, the classic option is back. All you need to do is install gnome-panel like this. sudo apt-get install gnome-panel Logoff and choose classic from login screen. A Note: It is still believed to be in work in progress, not 100% ready yet I believe. ...

Ubuntu : Automatically receive files over bluetooth 7

Ubuntu : Automatically receive files over bluetooth
In Ubuntu 10.10 maverick meerkat, the default setup of bluetooth would not allow you to automatically receive files over bluetooth. For every file(s) transferred you have to manually accept the request. This gets annoying when you have to send multiple files sitting away from your System. This can be fixed. Goto System->Preferences->Bluetooth as shown below. ...

Firefox 4 : Missing status bar! 2

After the Firefox 4 update to beta 7, you may notice that the status bar by default has been discarded. The concept of status bar has been moved to the address bar. Hence, once you hover your mouse over any links the preview of the links will appear in the address bar by default. However, ...

Fix for Chrome SSL Connection error 49

If you are behind a corporate firewall and trying to access https sites using Google chrome, you are most likely to face “SSL connection error”. As of this build of chrome (6.0.472.63) the problem still persists. The workaround as suggested by few forums is to open chrome from command line using the following argument --allow-ssl-mitm-proxies ...

How to disable or enable Google Instant Search 1

How to disable or enable Google Instant Search
Google’s latest innovation in search Instant search is out. It displays the results below as you type in the search box area. To enable or disable google instant search, there is a nice small little link on the right side of the search box which says whether instant search is enabled or not. Just use ...