As most of us know wine is used to run windows applications on linux. But setting it up always has been pain. For example if your windows program requires some prerequisites that aren't shipped or not implemented in wine then you have to go for hunting on net. Examples include mscore fonts, Internet Explorer, DCOM, etc. And this guide explains how to install winetricks on ubuntu.Crossover office has a little wizard that will download install all the prerequisites of a particular software but It costs money to use. But there is one little known tool called winetricks which you can use to automate that stuff for free. Finally you can concentrate on something productive rather than hunting for some obscure stuff.Download winetricksUse following commands to get winetricks and set it up.
chmod +x winetricksUsing winetricksFor example if you want to install Microsoft Core fonts use following command../winetricks corefontsFollowing are wine…
Traffic shaping on Linux system used to require knowledge of lot of things like iptables, qdiscs & networking protocols. Things have changed and now there are couple of tools which handle all of this complexity without requiring much knowledge. And one of them is wondershaper.
First install wondershaper by issuing following command. sudo apt-get -y install wondershaper
Use following command template to make it work right away.
sudo wondershaper <interface name> <down speed> <up speed>
Where interface name is your network interface name like eth0 or eth1 or wifi0 and down speed , up speed are self explanatory and specified in kilo bits per second.
So sample command will look like sudo wondershaper eth0 512 512
To disable wondershaper from controlling particular interface use following command. sudo wondershaper clear <interface name>
To make these changes permanent add following lines to /etc/network/interfaces under relevant interface section. up /usr/sbin/won…
Multi-touch became trendy after iphone came up with it. We are seeing many new laptops with multi-touch. At hardware level, there is nothing special that you need, to make multi-touch work. You can also do two-finger scroll and two-finger tap to right/middle click. Also, three-finger tap, but, for me it is very hard to press three fingers at the same time(1 out of 10). Create new file
gksudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi
Paste the following code into the file and save it.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">On</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" type…