What is dmesg command and how to use it in Linux/Unix?

dmesg (Display message or driver message) is a command which will show Kernel ring buffers. These messages contain valuable information about device drivers loaded into the kernel at the time of booting as well as when we connect a hardware to the system on the fly. In other words dmesg will give us details about(…)

Set VLC as default video and audio player in Ubuntu

Q. I want to play mkv format file in my Ubuntu machine, but I am unable to do Totem player is asking me some plugins to install. I want to use VLC player as it plays many formats, how can I do that? VLC Player is an excellent player due to its support of many formats and simplicity.(…)

Install Linux(Redhat/CentOS/Ubuntu) OS from a USB stick/disk

We have already seen how to install different Linux OS through CD-ROM's. Below are the Linux os installations already covered so far. How to install Fedora Linux 17? How to install Ubuntu 12.10 Linux? How to install Linux Cent OS 6(Community Enterprise Linux OS)? How to install Redhat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 6 OS? How to install(…)

April 2013 updates from linuxnix.com

Here are last month’s update for the people who miss them. The Linux Juggernaut updates (http://www.linuxnix.com) Linux/Unix: Difference between /dev/null and /dev/zero files Linux YUM/RPM: Check which package provides a command or a file How to Record your Terminal session in Linux? Linux Booting process explained PS1 prompt explained for Linux/Unix How Copying of files to remote(…)

How to install OpenSUSE Linux OS 12.1?

This is our post on installing OpenSUSE OS, which is part of our ongoing Linux OS installation series. We already covered below Linux OS installations. How to install Fedora Linux 17? How to install Ubuntu 12.10 Linux? How to install Linux Cent OS 6(Community Enterprise Linux OS)? How to install Redhat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 6 OS? How to(…)

How to install Linux Mint 13 OS?

This is our fifth post on installing Linux OS. In this post we will see how to install Linux Mint 13 OS on your system. We already covered below Linux OS installation as of now. How to install Fedora Linux 17? How to install Ubuntu 12.10 Linux? How to install Linux Cent OS 6(Community Enterprise(…)

How to install Fedora Linux 17?

This is our fourth post in “Installing Linux OS” series. Fedora is one more popular Linux OS which is a product from Redhat. Already covered Linux OS installations are How to install Ubuntu 12.10 Linux? How to install Linux Cent OS 6(Community Enterprise Linux OS)? How to install Redhat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 6 OS? About Fedora:(…)

How to install Ubuntu 12.10 Linux?

This is our third post on installing different Linux operating systems. Ubuntu is one of the best desktop Linux operating systems available in market. About Ubuntu: Ubunut came into existence to push open source softwares to normal users. It started distributing free CD to any place in the world. I ordered some 50+ CD’s in 2006 to(…)

How to install Linux Cent OS 6(Community Enterprise Linux OS)?

This is our second post on installing Linux OS(We have other OS like Ubuntu, Arch Linux on the way). In this post we will see on how to install Cent-OS through CD-ROM. About CentOS: Community ENTerprise OS is one more popular OS in Linux server market. This OS came into prominence when Redhat started distributing its flagship OS RHEL(…)

How to install Redhat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 6 OS?

Today we are going to see the installation of Redhat Enterprise Linux in  a detailed way. This post is intended for new users who want to try it out. About Redhat: Redhat is a pioneer in open source technologies who evangelize the use of open source in enterprise world. Redhat started its operations in 1993 after 2 years of Linux OS release. Till 2001(…)