Category: Applications

More then one distro on USB? Sign me up!

Tutorial on how to boot more then one Linux Distro from your USB:

I haven’t had a chance to run through this, but this is an amazing idea. Its perfect, i know once i get some free time i am going to put Ubuntu, Mint and slax all on my 8gig!



If you ever tried to add korean in your prints or what have you with python you will notice you get an error looking like this:

SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character ‘\xec’ in file on line 10, but no encoding declared; see for details

Luckily this is an extremely easy fix!

just add this to the top of your script:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

example source with korean:

Enjoy and Happy New Years!



Before we start i just want everyone to know PC = windows. PC means personal computer, not an operating system.

Now you might be asking why would you want to run Android on your PC? Well why not, its an easy way to test our the OS as well as test applications on it.

The androids home is

USB booting

The easiest way i find to running Android on your PC is through USB. You will need the right ISO, you can find that here.

1. Choose the files ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.001’ and ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.002’ to download, when you have both right click and extract ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.001’ this will join both files into one.

2. Download UNetbootin. This will convert the ISO into a readable and bootable USB operating system.

3. Run UNetbootin, load the Liveandroid.iso into the unetbootin application. Ensure your USB is inserted, select the right drive of your USB. Then allow UNetBootin to turn your USB into a portable OS.

4. After the install is completed restart your computer, turn on USB mode in your bios and then boot from USB. If your turned USB mode on you will see an option to boot from USB.

Note: If your computer hangs on boot up that means your hardware is not compatible with running Android. Try it on another PC or try loading the ISO in a virtual machine.

looking for some good Gimp Tutorials i was lucky enough to find this large amount of tutorials. So i figured why not sure them out:

Here are my top  favorite tutorials off of that list:

Glow FX extreme

Glow FX ExtremeGlow FX Extreme

The creepy zombie hand of death

The creepy zombie hand of death!The creepy zombie hand of death!

How to apply a logo to an object

How to apply a logo to a textured imageHow to apply a logo to a textured image

Sun Burst Effect through clouds

Sun Burst Effect through CloudsSun Burst Effect through Clouds

Metal wires and abstract background

Metal wires and abstract background in GIMPMetal wires and abstract background

How to make a photo grungy

how-to-make-photos-grungy-in-gimp-3.jpgThe finished JPEG

ake Photographs Vintage

Vintage Photograph in GIMPVintage Photograph in GIMP







VIM!The Amazing thing about being in the world of 2010 is we have so many more advance technologies. When it comes to linux terminal, there are so many wonders that can be done. But how come the default terminal colors are 8?

Go ahead type:

tput colors
 see that number 8? ridiculous right? 

As of now there is a posibility of 256 colors  usable for the terminal. 
Luckily this is easy to make happen!
First install:

sudo apt-get install ncurses-term

and stick the following in your ~/.bashrc and/or ~/.bash_profile:

export TERM=xterm-256color

After you edit your .bashrc or .bash_profile source that same file:

source ~/.bashrc

Now retype that command above

tput colors


that is more like it! 😀

Now what is this good for?
Vim themes, terminal browsers, and anything else that might use color.
Speaking of vim themes! My top vim themes coming soon!

To hold you over heres an awesome them called xoria256.vim (which will only work with 256 terminal colors)

Intro to TCPDump [Part 1]


tcpdump – dump traffic on a network


tcpdump [-adeflnNOpqRStuvxX][-c count]

[-C file_size][-F file]

[-i interface][-m module][-r file]

[-s snaplen][-T type][-U user][-w file]

[-E algo:secret][expression]


Tcpdump prints the headers of packets on a network interface that matches the boolean expression.

-w flag, save the packet data to a file

-r flay, read from a saved packet file rather then read packets from a network interface

Tcpdump will continue capturing packets until it is interrupted (ctrl-c or kill command)

If it is started with -c flay, it will capture packets until it is interrupted by a SIGINT or SIGTERM signal or until specified number of packets are processed

When tcpdup is done capturing packets, it will report counts of:

-packets “received by filters”

-packets “dropped by kernel”

Note: You must be root but reading a saved packet file doesn’t require privileges




Convert network and broadcast addresses to names


exit after receiving count packets


Before writing a raw packet to a savefile, check to see if file is larger than file_size and if it is, close the current savefile and open a new one.


dump the comiled packet-matching code in a human readable from to standard output and stop


print the link-level header on each dump line


print ‘foreign internet addresses numerically instead of symbolically


use file as input for the filter expression


listen on interface


useful if you want to see the data while capturing it


load smi mib module definitions from file module


don’t convert host addresses to names (got to avoid dns lookups)


don’t convert protocol and port numbers to names


don’t print domain name qualifications of hosts


less print protocol info so output is shorter


read packets from file (that has been created with -w)


print absolute rather then relative TCP sequence numbers


force packets selected by expression to be interpreted the specified type

Currently known types:

-cnfp (cisco netflow protocol)

-rpc (remote procedure call

-rtp (real-time applications protocol)

-rtcp (real time application control protocol)

-snmp (simple network management protocol)

-vat (visual audio tool)

-wb (distributed white board)


dont print a timestamp on each dump line


print an unformatted time stamp on each line


print undecoded NFS handles


write the raw packets to file rather then parsing and printing them out. they can later be printed with the -r option


print each packet in hex


when printing hex, print ascii too



qualifiers say what kind of thing the id name or number refers to.

possible types are:

-host (host foo)

-net (net 128.3)

-port (port 20)

if no type qualifier host is assumed


qualifiers specify a particular transfer direction to and/or from id

possible directions are:

-src (src foo)

-dst (dst net 128.3)

-src or dst (src or dst port ftp-data)

– src and dst (src and dst port ftp-data)

‘src or dst’ is assumed


qualifiers restrict the match to a particular protocol

possible protos are:












Allowed primitives are:


dst host host

true if the IPv4/v6 destination field of the packet is host, which maybe the address or name

src host host

true if the ipv4/v6 source field of the packet is host

host host

true if the ipv4/v6 soure or destination of the packet is host

any of the above host expressions can be prepended with the keyboards


ip host host

which is the same as:

ether proto \ip and host host



I ran into this really bad issue with my menus on fluxbox 9 mint.
I went through alot of chat with Paul Tagliamonte (Fluxbox maintainer), I know how lucky am i to go through an issue with the a maintainer him self? He showed me how to fix it as a fluxbox normal user (but i wanted to keep my mint fluxbox look).
So i did some searching with the information we came up with and luckily i figure out a simple fix.

this is what the issue looks like:


Using Mint-FM2

Mint-FM2 can be run from the terminal with the following options
mint-fm2 [generate|generate-gui|update|start|restart|stop|debug]

  • generate: Generates a new menu while preserving user changes.
  • generate-gui: Generates a new menu while preserving user changes with a GUI progress bar.
  • update: Updates the existing menu to the current set of installed applications.
  • start: Starts the user daemon that monitors for application changes.
  • restart: Restarts the user daemon that monitors for application changes.
  • stop: Stops the user daemon that monitors for application changes.
  • debug: Launches the debug prompt for expert users.

What this does is regenerates your menu. Meaning if your theme doesn’t want to change? Well run mint-fm2 generate and that fixes that issue.

If your missing installed applications in the menu do the same command. Pretty much for mint fluxbox 9 this is the fix for any menu probablems. Again linux is much easier to fix then windows ever was! hah

Now i don’t think this works with other fluxbox distros. Only mint due to the fact that the mint fluxbox maintainer created this. For more information:



miksoft in ubuntu

The program has a very easy-to-use and simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) that helps even the most amateur user. Most of the times, the only data that you must enter is the input file(s) or just drag ‘n’ drop the input file(s)! The 3GP and AMR formats are used by mobile phones for MMS, video and sound recordings, etc.

The Mobile Media Converter is a free video and audio converter that uses ffmpeg to convert between popular desktop formats like MP3 audio, WMA, OGG audio, WAV audio, MPEG video, AVI video, WMV, FLV and commonly used mobile phones formats like AMR audio  and 3GP video.

An integrated YoutTube downloader is available for direct downloading and converting to any of these formats.


Vim Text editor

Simple, but important. I have gotten really fustrated with the 8 or what ever the default is on vim tab spacing. For regular tab spacing here you go:

find your vimrc file (vim /etc/vim/vimrc) then add anywhere:

set ts=4

Yes rather simple, but i am sure it will help out someone

Nabi is a simple way to type korean on your linux box. With a simple key switch you can change your keyboard from english to korean. The application stays on your menu panel and notifies you which input you are using.
A Korean X input method server plus imhangul status monitor
0.15-2: amd64 i386 powerpc. In addition, it shows the status of imhangul (GTK+ 2 input module) in System Tray (i.e. Notification Area).

If this sounds like something you would want to use then heres the install:
sudo apt-get install nabi

Now restart. Everything you turn on your system it will automatically start the nabi application.

If you do not wish to restart just yet then Press alt+f2 and type nabi.

The nabi butterfly icon will show up on the panel. Right click it to change its settings.

The way i have mine set up is under “Hangul” tab, i added left shift to switch in and out between the two languages.

I tested this on ubuntu, linux mint 9/10rc and mint fluxbox.

If you have any questions please ask below!
Pastelinux John Riselvato

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