Nov 15, 2010

Linux Mint 10 aka Julia Has Been Released

On November 12th, 2010, the Linux Mint team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 aka Julia. after I tried it, I was very surprised because look very different with previous versions. The latest version using the background which is dominated by black color, whereas the previous version using the dominance of green color. but I think this new look is more elegant than previous versions.okay, now i will tell you what's new in this latest Linux Mint

Nov 14, 2010

Amazing Animation With Compiz

For Some one who like the animation certainly less comfortable if we just use ubuntu standard animation without animation manager. Ubuntu has provided fisilitas so that we can manage the compiz effects  using compiz manager. To maximize the compiz we need to install some applications.

You can install one by one by using this command
sudo apt-get install compiz
sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins
sudo apt-get install compiz-gnome
sudo apt-get install compiz-core
sudo apt-get install emerald
sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-main
sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
sudo apt-get install fusion-icon
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager 
Or you can install all application by using this command :
sudo apt-get install compiz compiz-plugins compiz-gnome compiz-core emerald compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra fusion-icon compizconfig-settings-manager
In the next article I will explain how the compiz setting manager for more leverage. so don't get bored come here ^_^

Nov 11, 2010

Add Background to GRUB

Would be very boring if it were treated with GRUB look very simple. In this article i will explain how to add background on GRUB to make it more interesting.

The first step to run the terminal and then run the following command:

sudo aptitude install grub2-splashimages

Open folder /usr/share/images/grub then you will find examples the images for GRUB background.

edit 05_debian_theme by running the command

sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

At line 26 you must a little editing so that it becomes like this. For example now I choose Fly-Angel picture

for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/grub}/Fly-Angel.{png,tga} ; do

Save and close gedit
Run this command to update your GRUB

sudo update-grub

The last step is restart your computer and see your GRUB appearance becomes more attractive because it uses background

Good luck :)

Recovery GRUB 2 On UBUNTU

GRUB is the default Ubuntu boot loader and manager. 9.04 ubuntu version is still using GRUB version 1, but in the version of 9.10 and above already using GRUB version 2. GRUB is actually not very influential, if we use a single operating system. But very necessary when we use 2 operating system that functions as a boot manager. We can choose which operating system to be run. For example we want to install ubuntu after installing windows so ubuntu installation will automatically create a boot menu with the GRUB. but it is different if you install ubuntu first and then install windows, or after we reinstall our windows because of damage. then GRUB has been made will be lost. okay now I'll explain how to recovery GRUB version 2 or commonly referred to as GRUB 2.

The first step you should have another ubuntu to boot. You can use ubuntu live cd or use planted in the UFD.

After we get into ubuntu from live cd or the UFD and then run the terminal. run this command

sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt/boot

And than run this command

grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

If you miss “grub.cfg” file,use following to recreate:

mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
chroot /mnt update-grub
umount /mnt/sys
umount /mnt/dev
umount /mnt/proc

Your GRUB have returned