Thursday, 12 April 2012

Miscellaneous Linux tips

I have found out plenty of small but useful Linux related stuff lately.

How to visualize your disk usage:
KDirStat, Filelight - for KDE,
Baobab, gdmap - for Gnome,
Philelight - Web-based.
JDiskReport - Java-based.

Some of those are in the Ubuntu repositories (and maybe other distributions).

How to setup Office Communicator in Pidgin:

  1. sudo aptitude install pidgin-sipe (assuming pidgin is already installed).
  2. Add a new account of type Office Communicator.
  3. Use email address as username and whatever login your domain requires (mine worked with the email address).
  4. Enter password.


And that's it. Works like a charm.

How to setup Facebook chat in Pidgin:

  1. sudo aptitude install pidgin-facebookchat (assuming pidgin is already installed).
  2. Add new account of type XMPP.
  3. Make sure you have your facebook account's username set. Use this as the username (surprise, surprise).
  4. Domain is "chat.facebook.com".
  5. Enter password.


And that's it!




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