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E: Couldn't find package on #apt-get install update

warrior:/home/rajz# apt-get install

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package

This is may work by doing
#apt-get install update
but if the above error repeats for this command too.. then.
System>Administration>Software  sources (need root password)
In third party software tab click add
deb lenny main
In Debian software make sure download from  is 'Main Server'
close it. click Reload. (This is important)
Open a new terminal window (close the existing terminal if any)
run the apt command again. It will work !

mount windows partitions on Linux (Debian)

Install the necessary pakages (both are *important*)
#apt-get install libfuse2

#apt-get install ntfs-3g
 to find the drive use:
#fdisk -l | grep NTFS
/dev/sda1               1        5222    41945683+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda5            5223        7833    20972826    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6            7834       10444    20972826    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7           13056       15013    15727603+   7  HPFS/NTFS

then mount the drive using command: (assuming that /home/rajz/disk folder exists. If not create it . mkdir /home/rajz/disk )
#mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /home/rajz/disk
To unmount a drive (remember its umount & not unmount )
#umount /dev/sda1
To auto mount a dive at start up u have to edit /etc/fstab add following lines. Assuming that if i want to auto-mount  /dev/sda1 on /home/rajz/disk. You have to be a root user to edit that file. Use your favorite editor. I'm using gedit for now.
#gedit /etc/fstab
make changes like:

/dev/sda1       /home/rajz/disk           ntfs-3g    defaults …

Install flash player 10 on Debian/Ubuntu

Install Adobe flash player 10 for Firefox/Iceweasel on Debian/Ubuntu

1. Uninstall the existing plugin using
# apt-get autoremove flashplugin-nonfree
2. Close all Firefox/Iceweasel windows (must)

3. Download the flash 10 plugin from here (or try this)

4. Use this command to install
#dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb         
5. If you encounter this error
dpkg: error processing adobe-flashplugin (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
user this to resolve the dependencies
#apt-get -f install

6.That it check whether flash player has installed correctly here. Also note your version.

Sincere thanks to

How to install themes on Ubuntu/Debian

Well well! This is my first Linux How TO.

If you get bored of looking at you default desktop theme and wallpaper then here is my suggestion. Now , I am going to demonstrate u how to change ur Linux(mostly all distros but i tried in Debian/Ubuntu) into a colorful looking one. As i have already installed my favorite collection (Slickness theme-MashupMaXo icons-minimalisticea wallpaper). I would demonstrate to you with a simple collection

For this tutorial i have used the following
Darker theme
Erectus icons
minimalisticea wallpaper

Download list
Download from here for Debian/Ubuntu (
1.Download GTK themes (panel color & look of each window)
2.Download icons (for iconic view of folder/disks)
3.Download wallpapers (obvious)
4.Download GDM theme (for login screen)

1.Downloaded GTK theme package.
2.Right click on desktop select change background. Select theme tab and click install select the downloaded theme pakage
3.After installation the…

Met stylesen & c0le on FStival' 09

I know that I am blogging after a long period of time. There is a valid reason for it because yesterday (09/19/2009) FStival'09 was conducted by CSE department in our college. There are many situations i have felt for not being a CSE student. Because, they have sophisticated lab (practically see all the kinds of server there) more importantly labs that don't close at 4:30. Great passion developed in me due to FStival'07 which i attended during my 2nd year. That made me to use only GNU/Linux based software's for almost all my day today works. Their is no turning back from then on. I still use Hardy Heron in my Laptop.

Well Let's get to point. I had an opportunity to talk with most important and prominent persons behind TCENet project (an award winning project of our college). I found Senthil Kumaran and Joe Steeve were still (remotely) working on this TCENet project which i came to know from TCEwiki and tce's mailing list Archives (i spent a whole night r…

TecUthsav '09 with seniors

Yet another rememberable day ! TecUthsav’ 09 (a national level symposium) of IT department of our college (TCE) conducted on 17/02/2009

i m happy that i too was one among the panellist worked for ITunleashed event. Though I know few seniors I don’t have any kind of interaction like this before this was good. It was a very good experience working with our senior especially naga akka , head for ITunleashed event. She was very polite and very inspiring with the way she talked with contestants and with way she managed to conduct the whole event. With a smile too. :) Wonderful character! I learned a lot from her traits. Thanks to that akka (Nagalakshmi). And few other coordinator seniors like alagapan , murali, sai and many. Good cooperation given by all my friends’ ramkumar, sathes, senthil, venky, anish, dinesh & some 2year junior friends.

I thought of narrating it all the incidents but I make it short. I reached college soon went to hostel after having breakfast at canteen. Took some…

Happiest day in my college life

Great day in my college life and happiest day too!! Collage one of the events for quest'09 (Event for exhibiting talents of school children). I was named one of the coordinators’ for this event.

The theme for this year Quest is Abdul kalam's PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in rural areas). I will talk about all my today activity (I have given almost care to bring a meaningful correlation.). I managed reach collage by 11 a.m IST. At first i saw ramshaker who was in the display desk editing the ppt, Later i saw prabha who was doing nothing but sitting and admiring the mistakes of students in Getha Chanting. After a small talk with him I moved to the Time management desk where I is saw pavendan(mech). After having some snack with him I moved to see the bottle filling event and their's also sack race conducted beside. Then i moved to see udhaya in Tamil elocution where i also found vijay and saravana. I was stunted by great speech of a school girl (really i don't know he…