Dynamik Christmas Gifts for The Web Developer in Your Heart

Very Merry Christmas Wishes from JournalXtra

Only a few days to go and the big man of Christmas will don his red cloak, ready his reindeer and fly from house to house, climbing chimney after chimney to deliver gifts to loved ones around the world. Web developers love gifts too and will enter sleep Christmas Eve with restless imagination to awaken Christmas Day with expectant hearts wishing for warm drinks, family cheer, home cooked Christmas dinner and little eyes surprised at presents resting under a tree adorned with glowing lights, baubles and tinsel. With so few days to go, what can you get your web developer? What will surprise … [Read more...]

How to Make a Basic Custom Xsession Script

If you cannot startx or xorg or init or any other desktop session start up script without being a super user i.e you have to type sudo startx to begin a new Linux session then you will need to create an xsession script or an xinitrc script or an xserverrc script. Word to the Wise: It is a bad idea to start a desktop session as root. Xsession is a file. It is a dot file. A dot file is one that has a period symbol before it. The period sign before the file name tells us that .xsession is a hidden file that non admin users do not normally see, know about or edit. The xsession program is a … [Read more...]

Navigate Linux by the Command Line

Linux command line screenshot

Sometimes, just sometimes when you use Linux as a home user you need to navigate the Linux shell to complete tasks. As the Linux novice you are, you need a quick intro to Linux shell commands if you want to find files and edit documents in that scary black shell with legendary super moo powers. Lucky you, you have me. Here is a very brief guide to the basic commands needed to get around the terminal command line. Easy to use and easy to remember but bookmark this page in case you get hit on the head later today and come down with a shocking case of amnesia. Here is a your quick guide to … [Read more...]

A Linux Live Disc Could Save Your Life. Here is How

Kubuntu Live Disc

Unless your Linux Live Disc is made of bullet proof material it wont be stopping any cylindrical projectiles headed your way but a Live Disc might help you dodge a bullet if you break your installed OS. If you ever find you have a Linux OS that refuses to load, you can nearly always use a Linux Live disc to gain access to files stored on the computer. A Live Disc is an operating system stored on removable media such as a CD, a DVD or a USB drive. When a computer boots up with a Live Disc in it, the computer will load into whatever OS is stored on the Live Disc. You can use a Live Disc … [Read more...]

Getting Out of the Linux Shell

Plasma 4.11 Kubuntu Desktop

Getting into the Linux Shell is like diving into a black hole for new Linux users. Once in, it can seem impossible to get back out without going thermonuclear and restarting the computer. Here are a couple of ways you can get out of the Linux shell and back into your graphical desktop. This article also explains how to stop and start your display manager. Ubuntu and other Linux distros give you six possible command-line terminals to use. Pressing any function key from F1 to F6 in combination with Ctrl+Alt will give you access to those terminals. You can log into each of these terminals … [Read more...]

Getting Into the Linux Shell

Linux TTY Console Has Special Moo Powers

The place where commands are typed instead of clicked: The Linux Shell You will see it called shell, terminal, console, command-line, tty, tty session and many other things but, really, it is just a black screen with a text prompt that lets you run non graphical programs (scripts) by typing their name at the prompt and pressing enter. When you can't access your desktop, and a quick reboot doesn't help, you will need to use the Linux shell. Getting into the shell is easy and whenever I say drop to a shell I mean you should do one of the things suggested below here. Option One: … [Read more...]