Easy Bloggging Through GNOME Desktop

My first post using gnome-blog.
gnome-blog, drivel clients for blogging through Gnome desktop instead of logging and posting through the blogger.com, even (lekhonee-gnome) for wordpress bolgs.
#apt-get install gnome-blog
from synaptic package manager search and select ‘gnome-blog’ than click mark for installation later click on apply.
Applications –> Accessories –> Blog Entry Poster.
Right click on panel –> add to panel –> Blog entry poster –>Add
it will be appearing on panel just left click and start posting..

Setting Preferences:

  •  In preferences select the Blogger.com.
  • set the username and password
  • click on the look up button & choose the blog for which the posting to be done.
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List of packages in E-Swecha OS


      gdm, gdm3, gnome, gnome-desktop-environment, xserver-xorg,  xfonts-base, openssh-server, gedit, synaptic, evince, iceweasel, unrar-free, bzip2, gnome-applets, python, build-essential, elvis, qcad, pidgin, barsero, xsane, g++, gcc, gcj, fortan, mysql-query-browser, mysql-admin, mysql-server-5.1, postgresql, anjuta, eclipse, openoffice.org, planner, quanta, bluefish, apache2, nasm, umbrello, dia, bugzilla, gdb, gimp, blender, inkscape, qucs, scilab, vlc, php5, oregano, ghdl,  gtkwave, freemat, texlive, octave3.2, jikes, gcj
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      Network Bandwidth monitor tool : ntop

      What is ntop?

      ntop is a network traffic probe that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular top GNU/Linux or Unix commands does. ntop is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Linux or Unix platform and on Win32 as well.

      Download ntop for GNU/Linux


      ntop Documentation


      Install ntop in debian

      #apt-get install ntop

      During the setup it will ask you to select the interface nTop will listen on (i.e. put in promiscuous mode). Note that it says that you can enter a comma-separated list of interfaces so you could install multiple NICs in a system and monitor multiple LAN segments on the same system.

      Accept the ntop user name by hitting Enter. After the program is set up you’ll see the message:

      device eth0 entered promiscuous mode

      A few seconds later you’ll see the message:

      device eth0 left promiscuous mode

      The NIC dropping out of promiscuous mode indicates a problem. Here the “problem” is that we need to set a password for the nTop account we created during the nTop installation
      (that the daemon uses). To do that, enter the command

      #ntop -A


      # ntop –set-admin-password

      The uppercase A switch is for setting the program’s Admin password. After entering (and re-entering) a password, restart the process.nTop runs as a daemon.

      Now that nTop is configured and running, just point a Web browser
      at port 3000 on the Debian system. For example, if the Debian system’s IP address is then you’d type in the following in the address bar of a browser running on a system on the same network:

      If you want to start and stop ntop run the following commands

      #/etc/init.d/ntop stop

      #/etc/init.d/ntop start

      If have any problems you need to check the readme file located at /usr/share/doc/ntop/README.Debian this file details as follows

      ntop admin password need to be set:

      When ntop is installed at the first time, you MUST set the administration
      password for ntop (user ‘admin’). You do that by running ntop with the option
      -A (or –set-admin-password) as root.

      # ntop –set-admin-password

      It will prompt you for the password and then exit. Now start the ntop

      # /etc/init.d/ntop start

      Note that you can not run ntop as a user as it need full access to the
      devices and only root have such access. After it has got that access it
      will change user to ntop or whatever you have configured it to. You have
      to make sure that the user have access files in /var/lib/ntop. This is
      normally fixed by the installation script but it may fail.

      Ntop will be started at every reboot when the admin password has been set.

      ntop protocol list:

      If you start ntop in daemon mode with the supplied init script it will
      automatically use /etc/ntop/protocol.list to choose which TCP Protocols
      should be monitored. The format of this file is simply:


      where label is used to symbolically identify the . The
      format of is [|], where
      is either a valid protocol specified inside the /etc/services file or
      a numeric port range (e.g. 80, or 6000-6500).

      log and rotation:

      Logs are placed in /var/log/ntop/ and will be rotated every week. The
      log rotation will restart the ntop server which will reset the ntop
      statistics. If you want to keep the statistics you have to edit or delete
      the /etc/logrotate.d/ntop file.

      upgrade notes:

      Option names may have been changed between ntop versions. You can either
      change them in /etc/default/ntop or rerun the configuration using
      dpkg-reconfigure ntop.

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      Converting .bin image file to .iso image file

      hi, while searching for alternatives for GNU/linux(Debian) to convert “*.bin” image file to standard iso format, i have found one of alternative which is “bchunk”.

      installing bchunk

      #apt-get install bchunk

      example of using the bchunk

      # bchunk -v file.bin file.cue new_file.iso

      -v is use for verbose.

      finally will get standard image file of “.iso” format, can run by mounting or can burn and run..

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      Drupal: enabling mod_rewrite module for Clean URLs

      hi, i have installed drupal and want to enable the cleanurls in my localhost site, than accoding to given documentation /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file must be edited and than followed, but when i have opend the httpd.conf file it is completely empty so tried out different expermients like adding the lines required in httpd.conf but failed. but while seaching for solution one of comments posted by zaugnutts it works for both ubuntu and debian.


      1)enable rewrite module on apache.
      a2enmod rewrite
      (to disable type a2dismod rewrite)

      2)Set directory permission.
      You must find the file that sets permission of each directory for apache. In my case it was /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default
      edit the page so that the directory that you will be using to serve webpages has “AllowOverride All”. My file contains the following:

      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
      AllowOverride All
      Order allow,deny
      allow from all

      3)Just restart apache and it should be working:
      /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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      Started my my WordPress blog 🙂

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