Saturday, January 30, 2010

Free Matlab...


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

IITB EE-dept email client settings...

For mail clients, use server as (for students )/ (for Faculty ) and the protocol to be used is IMAP (plain/SSL/TLS). POP3 access is not available. For outgoing mails, set the SMTP server as (for students ), ( for Faculty) use the default port (25) as shown by your mail clients.
From outside the department, you need to set as your SMTP server with the following settings.
  • PORT: 25
  • Enable AUTH: Yes
  • Use Secure Mode: Yes
This server will require users to authenticate themselves (once per session) with their LDAP userid/password.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Reset your lost Ubuntu Password

If you ever get locked out of your Ubuntu installation as I found myself to be tonight, you can reset your password quite easily using the following steps.
1. Power up your computer.
2. Press ESC at the grub menu.
3. Press e for edit.
4. Highlight the line that begins “Ubuntu, KERNEL ………” and press e.
5. Go to the end of this line, add rw init=/bin/bash and press enter.
6. Press b to boot your system.
7. Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.
8. Type in passwd username where username is the username you lost the       password for.
9. Set your password.
10. Type in reboot.

That is it! you can now log in using your new password. You can even reset your root password here but cannot login with it at the login screen.

Pidgin Settings for Gtalk...

Pidgin (formerly GAIM) is an open-source multi-protocol IM client which can allow to chat over MSN, Yahoo, AIM and many other protocols. The following settings will allow Pidgin to work with Google Talk.

1. Open Pidgin and go to Add / Edit under the Account menu.

2. Click on Add.

3. On the Basic tab, Use the following settings under Login Options:
Protocol: XMPP
Screen name: google id (everything before the @ symbol)
Domain: (use if your email ends in
Password: your password
Remember Password: check for automatic login

The Resource and Local Alias fields are not required

4. On the Advanced tab,
Force old (port 5223) SSL: Checked
Allow plaintext auth over unencrypted streams: Unchecked
Connect Port: 443
Connect Server:
Proxy type: Use Global Proxy Settings

5. Click the Save button.

If you’ve tried a number of settings prior to this guide and are still unable to connect

1) Click the Save button and not the Register button after modifying any settings.

2)The Enable checkbox next to your account in the Accounts window needs to be checked.

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

Edit       /var/lib/dpkg/statoverride   file as bellow

root mlocate 2755 /usr/bin/mlocate

remove all other lines in this file and save it (there should not be any empty line too)will work....