Archive for June, 2012

Install VLC media player for Ubuntu

Graphical Way

Open Synaptic application

Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have an universe repository activated.
Search for vlc and install it, as well as vlc-plugin-pulse. You may also want to install mozilla-plugin-vlc.
If you are interested in streaming or transcoding, you should additionnally install libavcodec-extra-52 from a multiverse repository.

Install vlc in ubuntu via package manager

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Recover Lost Passwords in Ubuntu 12.04 using recovery mode


Let’s face it, some of us do forget our passwords. Unlike Windows, resetting your forgotten password in Ubuntu 12.04 isn’t too difficult. All you have to do is login to the recovery mode at your boot prompt and reset it.
To get started, power on your Ubuntu computer while holding down the Shift Key on your keyboard. At the boot menu (GRUB) select (Recovery Mode)
recover password ubuntu 12.04 Boot menu

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How to enable “Open terminal” option into right click menu in ubuntu


To enable the feature in Ubuntu 12.04, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install the required package.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
Next, run the command below to reset Nautilus.
nautilus -q
Finally, right-click on any folder to open it in Terminal.
open terminal

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