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Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 331.79 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

In this Tutorial I will tell you how to install the Latest stable version of NVIDIA Graphics driver 331.79 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 13.10 /12.04 LTS and LinuxMint 15 / 14

This Version 331.79 released on 20th May 2014 with a fix of 5 bugs and no new support to GPU's

 Installation instructions 

Step 1: Remove the Older version of Nvidia driver before installation
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
Step 2: Reboot the system

Step 3: Download the Nvidia Driver 331.79
For 32bit  

For 64 bit 


Step 4: Switch to command prompt and stop the running Graphics session

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 for switching to command prompt
For Ubuntu
sudo service lightdm stop
sudo service gdm stop
For LinuxMint
sudo mdm stop
Step 4: Give execute permissions to the installer
sudo chmod 755
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 331.79 driver
sudo ./
After successfull installation reboot the system




How To : Install NVIDIA 331.79 (Stable) Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 331.79 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you to install Nvidia 331.79 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.


  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-installer to crash in environments where /proc is not mounted.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented module signing from working correctly for the NVIDIA Unified Memory kernel module when using module signing keys generated by nvidia-installer.
  • Fixed a bug that caused blank screens and flickering when rotating displays in a Base Mosaic layout.
  • Fixed a bug that caused BadRRCrtc or BadRROutput errors for big-endian X11 clients making certain XRandR requests.
  • Fixed a bug that corrupted certain software rendering, notably the stippled text used to represent disabled entries in xterm's pop-up menus.

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How To : Install Nagios Core 4 on Ubuntu Linux

Nagios is one of the most popular Open Source application being used for the purpose of IT Infrastructure and Network Monitoring. Basically, this tool is available in two editions, namely, Nagios Core edition which is Open Source and absolutely free to download and Nagios XI edition that has to be purchased by the user. Of course, Nagios XI will have additional features as compared to Nagios Core, but when configured with additional open source plugins and softwares, Nagios Core can provide you with similar or exact results as those in Nagios XI. But, using open source tools is always preferred by most of the users.

    So, this article we guide you to install Nagios Core 4 on your Ubuntu System. The upcoming commands are tested on Ubuntu 13.04 and you will see the screenshots of the same.

He we begin!

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Different Quality Backup Idea

My idea is simple. For media that depends on lossy compression it should be possible to ”patch” the media file with a smaller file of same resolution but a lower quality. The backup file is smaller due to more lossy compression. For this to work on image files the format probably need to loose some dependency on the previous block. One error should not affect the rest of the image. On the blocks you then perform some checks. The idea is then that if you encounter a error in the original big image file then you can patch it with the block of pixels in the smaller backup file. The block in the backup file would be of lower quality but look similar. You probable would not notice that the image has been fixed.


For a .jpg photo of 3.3MB I saw that I would only need a 350k version. To keep it simple one could store both versions in the same file as an option. For those who don't make backups I think this would make it easier to recover otherwise lost photos.


I hope you found this idea interesting.


Low Resolution Preview Idea for Open Source Video Editing


An idea to speed up the process and use less resources when editing HD video would be to use a low resolution version of the video as a guide. Akin to 3D software, this would be like rendering the animation first at a low resolution.

So with this you first create a low resolution version of the video. Do all the cuts and effects. Then you preview the result. If the result is good you render the video with the high resolution. With the actions as a script.


How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.14.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

     "The Linux Kernel 3.14.4 is now available for the users and all the users of 3.14 kernel series must upgrade", announced Greg Kroah-Hartman.This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.14.4 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


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  • ahci: Do not receive interrupts sent by dummy ports 
  • pinctrl: as3722: fix handling of GPIO invert bit 
  • KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Fix KVM hang with CONFIG_KVM_XICS=n 
  • powerpc/compat: 32-bit little endian machine name is ppcle, not ppc 
  • aio: v4 ensure access to ctx->ring_pages is correctly serialised for migration 
  • cpufreq: unicore32: fix typo issue for 'clk' 
  • rtlwifi: rtl8188ee: initialize packet_beacon 
  • mtd: nuc900_nand: NULL dereference in nuc900_nand_enable() 
  • mtd: sm_ftl: heap corruption in sm_create_sysfs_attributes() 
  • libata/ahci: accommodate tag ordered controllers 
  • ahci: do not request irq for dummy port 
  • iwlwifi: dvm: take mutex when sending SYNC BT config command 
  • iwlwifi: mvm: disable uAPSD due to bugs in the firmware 
  • virtio-scsi: Skip setting affinity on uninitialized vq 
  • mac80211: exclude AP_VLAN interfaces from tx power calculation 
  • ath9k: fix ready time of the multicast buffer queue 
  • x86-64, build: Fix stack protector Makefile breakage with 32-bit userland 
  • drm: cirrus: add power management support
  • drm: bochs: add power management support 
  • Skip intel_crt_init for Dell XPS 8700 and many more...

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How To : Secure Shell (SSH) Password-less Login using SSH-Keygen

    Secure Shell, as the name tells, is the open source and most secure and hence, most used protocol that is used to execute command remotely on a Linux host or to transfer files from one Linux host to another within a network using Secure Copy (SCP). Find more details about Secure Shell in our article- Secure Shell in Linux.

    In this article, we will see how to setup password-less login between two Linux system to transfer files between them with the same level of security and trust.

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Schedule Your Jobs in Linux With CRON

Most of the Linux users are aware of how commands are run, processes are manipulated and scripts are executed in terminal. But, if you are a Linux system administrator, you might want them to start and execute automatically in the background. As an example, you might consider running a backup job every day, at a specific time, automatically. Or you might consider an example of collecting inventory data of the systems deployed across your network, by running a script automatically on monthly basis. But, how to schedule these jobs and execute them automatically in Linux?

    There is an utility in Linux known as CRON with which you can start your jobs automatically at a desired time and schedule them to get executed periodically.

    Cron utility consists of two parts: The cron daemon and the cron configuration files. Cron daemon is just like any service that is started automatically whenever your system boots. Cron configuration files hold the information of what to do and when to do. The main job of cron daemon is to inspect the configuration regularly (every minute to be more precise) and check if there is any job to be completed.

    In the /etc directory, you will find some sub-directories namely cron.hourly, cron.daily, cron.weekly and cron.monthly. You can put your scripts in these directories, and as their names suggest, they will be automatically executed after certain period of time. For example, if you wish to run a job or service regularly after every week, simple put the script in /etc/cron.weekly directory.


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19 cool things to do after installing Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Kubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been recently released and Kubuntu 14.04 followed up swiftly. Kubuntu is been my primary distro for many years now. It brings together the wonderful KDE desktop along with the app laden Ubuntu. So if you have just done a fresh install of Kubuntu then you can tweak few things and install some apps to make sure everything from multimedia to office apps and browser functionality works in the best possible...
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Does Tor Browser Just Open a Text Editor? Here's a Simple Fix

If you use Ubuntu, then you're probably familiar with the nuisance of running Tor Browser. Yes, I know, when you click "Run-Tor-Browser", it just opens a gedit text window. Let's change that with one simple step.


Open your terminal and type:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences executable-text-activation ask



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     The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 337.19 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you to install Nvidia 337.19 Beta in Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.



  • Fixed a bug causing mode validation to fail for 4K resolutions over HDMI in certain situations.
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