Saturday, September 21, 2013

Executing .run files in Linux

To be able to execute .run files, they first need to be converted to executable files. Use the command :

chmod +x [[filename]]

Then use the following command to execute :


Installing Adobe Flash Player on Kali Linux

To install Adobe Flash Player on Kali Linux, follow these steps :

1. Download Adobe Flash Player (.tar.gz) from and save it in the root folder.

2. Now untar it using the command :

tar -xvzf [[name of the package]]

3. Change to directory usr/lib64/kde4 (if you are on a 64-bit machine) or usr/lib/kde4. Run the command :

cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Error while installing Firefox on Kali Linux

I tried installing Firefox and got an error like this :

root@Hari:/home/harichandan# apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
wine is already the newest version.
wine set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/29.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
dpkg: error processing firefox-mozilla-build (--configure):
 package firefox-mozilla-build is not ready for configuration
 cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

So to get around this, you just need to run the command :

apt-get install --reinstall firefox-mozilla-build

Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to change ROOT password in Linux

Enter the command passwd.

Then choose the password you want!

Tap Clicking Not Working on Linux

This has happened quite a few time for me. No matter how much I fiddled with the system settings I couldn't get it working. There's a simple command which you need t run and it will work.

synclient tapbutton1=1