How To Install Ailurus 10.05 On Fedora | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

For those of you who don\’t know about ailurus:

Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL software, which aims at making Linux easier to use, for newcomers.

And the features include:

Ailurus can …

* display Linux skills
* install popular software
* change GNOME settings
* display hardware information
* enable some third party repositories#
* clean apt/yum cache#
* backup and recover apt/yum status#

the features marked with \”#\” support Ubuntu/Fedora only

and finally the tutorial:


Adding border to images.

A very simple script to add border to images :

for i in *.jpg; do montage -geometry 720×576 -background black -quality 100 $i conv-$i; done

This is one line that you can run the directory containing all your images and all the files with extension of \”jpg\” will be assumed to be images and the command run on them to add the border. The border is black in color and quality of the border is 100%.

The magic used here is montage command that is available in package : ImageMagick

If you do not have this package installed and use yum package manager then just run the command:

yum install ImageMagick

There are quite a lot of other options available with montage command that you can see in the man page or with –help

Original Image:


Image with Border:


IRC on Linux de-mystified for new users only

IRC on Linux de-mystified for new users only

The other day, I was trying to fix something in my firefox and found that the way to go was to login to IRC and go to the mozilla server and join #firefox.

Though IRC is quite native to Linux, I did not know where to start. So, I noted down the list of steps that need to be done to get you started. (Note this may not be new to most of you).

First install a IRC client like xchat-gnome. To do that

sudo yum install xchat-gnome

Once that is done, just fire up your xchat-gnome. you might have to enter some details for the first time 🙂

If you want to join a server not listed in the list, then you can add the server:

Go to Edit -> Preference -> Network -> Add

and add the server.

Note: If you are running squid and getting an error

for being behind open proxy then you should deny all hosts and allow just your intranet or just your host 🙂