Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Disable soft keys in Android

Edit build.prop Add the following to the end of the file: qemu.hw.mainkeys=1

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XDA [How-To] Disable Forced Encryption

XDA [How-To] Disable Forced Encryption – Nexus 6     Extract the Android Image Kitchen zip Android_Image_Kitchen.zip drag in the boot.img file you wish to modify onto the unpackimg.bat file you should get a command window pop up, it should … Continue reading

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Tell apt-get not to install “recommends” packages in Debian Linux

Tip: Tell apt-get not to install “recommends” packages in Debian Linux Preview: Purpose: If you are using Debian Lenny and are installing software packages using apt-get then you might have noticed the new version of apt-get in Lenny installs the … Continue reading

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UUID/GUID using Windows Powershell

get-wmiobject Win32_ComputerSystemProduct | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UUID

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Searching for a String in a file on Linux

Here’s one way using grep: grep -rnw <dir> -e <pattern>

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Adjust Windows DNS settings from command line

If you ever wanted to change the DNS settings on Windows 7/8 here’s how you do it. Open a command prompt with Administrator privileges, and type the following: netsh interface ip set dns name=”Wi-Fi” static 192.168.1.2 Secondary DNS: netsh interface … Continue reading

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Secure Erase SSD in Linux

Original Article: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD_memory_cell_clearing Step 1 – Make sure the drive security is not frozen Issue the following command: # hdparm -I /dev/sdX Step 2 – Enable security by setting a user password Note: When the user password is set the drive … Continue reading

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How to Setup Webmin 1.620 using YUM repository on CentOS 6.4

http://www.howtolinux247.info/2013/06/how-to-setup-webmin-1620-using-yum.html   This post will brief you on how to setup Webmin 1.620 using yum repository in CentOS 6.4 virtual private server (VPS). Webmin is an open source system administration and system configuration tool which provide you web-based interface to … Continue reading

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Preferred USR Modem v.92 Init String

This is a string I like to use. AT&F1&N6M1L3S0=1

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Easy way to create an virtual ip address

Easy way to create an virtual ip address:  ifconfig eth0:1  inet  192.168.1.5  netmask  255.255.255.224

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