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How to transfer a cPanel account to DirectAdmin.

The file structure and back-ups for both control panels are entirely different and its quite difficult to restore the files transfered from one to another control panel manually. There is a script available which can convert a cPanel back-up to the format that of a DirectAdmin. The convert process is quite simple.

Download the conversion script from here .

*You can download it using the terminal :

wget -c

*Create two directories import and export :

mkdir import export

*untar the script

tar -xzf da.cpanel.import.9.4.tar.gz

You will get two files and defaults.conf. is conversion script and defaults.conf is the configuration file.

*Copy the cPanel back-up into the import directory.

*Edit defaults.conf to match the DA server IP and nameservers.

*Execute the script to get the back-up converted.


*Back-up could be found inside export directory and you may get it restored.

Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login!

Click Start, Run and type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2, and click Ok. Select the user account from the list (the account to which you want to automatically logon). Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok. Type the user account password and complete the process.

For Windows XP Home, don’t try to auto-login as the built-in Administrator, as you’ll receive an error message.

How to change Linux root password temporarily.

This is a simple technique by which you can have your our root password temporarily and change it back to the real one after use. The condition is

* You are logged in as root and you don’t know the root password

Back-up the current shadow file.

[root@localhost ~]# cp /etc/shadow /etc/shadowbkup

Change the current root password the desired one.

[root@localhost ~]# passwd root
Changing password for user root.
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

Now switch to a local user to test whether ‘your’ root password is working or not.

[root@localhost ~]# su – localuser ( localuser is an additional user )
[localuser@localhost ~]$ su – root
[root@localhost ~]#

Yes, you are now logged in as root with ‘your’ password.

Restore the previous root password, which is still unknown

[root@localhost ~]# mv /etc/shadowbkup /etc/shadow
mv: overwrite `/etc/shadow’? y
[root@localhost ~]#

This trick is meant for students and kindly do not misuse .

Cheers, Faheem

How to install winrar for Linux

You can install & use winrar for Linux. The installation is quite simple to follow even for Linux newbies.

Open a terminal, type sudo su – to switch to root.

cd /usr/src

wget -c

tar -xzf rarlinux-x64-3.8.0.tar.gz

cd rar


You are done. Now you can use the commands rar and unrar  for compressing and uncompressing files respectively.

eg: unrar filename.rar

social networking all together by Digsby.

I spend more time on social networking sites and have accounts on different ‘SN’ sites.  I found digsby-logomyself difficult to login each and every accounts and check for updates and this is also eating up more internet resources. If you are having the similar situation, then digsby is my sugestion for you.

digsby is a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.

You can have one combined buddy list for all your AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber, and Facebook Chat Accounts. You can manage your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts right from digsby and stay up to date with everything happening on your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn accounts. This also supports file transfers.


digsby chat client with different themes

digsby is highly customizable , can change skin, look and feel and way it alerts and is embedded with multitasking pop-ups.

Get digsby from here . Currently digsby is only available for windows users. Linux users, digsby is coming soon for us . Visit

“World’s first” 3D camera launched by FUJIFILM

Fujifilm has just launched its new FinePix REAL 3D W1, which is the world’s first camera to be able to capture and display images in 3D.

Capturing a 3D image is actually a simple matter of taking two different images of the same object, albeit from slightly different angles, to simulate the way our eyes capture the world around us. However displaying images in 3D is trickier.
This new camera features two lenses, placed at a distance that mimics the distance between human eyes. The best part is that the LCD panel at the back of the camera is capable of displaying 3D images, so you can actually live-preview the image you are taking in 3D without requiring any special glasses. However, unlike some most of the current LCD screens, the viewing angle is once again important here.

The camera offers point-and-shoot functionality for capturing 2D or 3D images or video, and manages everything automatically for the most part. The 3x zoom had to have been especially tricky with the dual lens system.

The camera can capture 2D or 3D images upto 10 megapixels, and can even record videos (2D or 3D) at VGA resolution. Fujifilm has tried to fully utilise the both the CCDs even while shooting 2D images, by allowing you to shoot an image in different modes with the different lenses. For example, you could shoot a close-up image with one and a wide-angle one with the other, all with a single click. The settings for both can be configured separately, so it is possible to capture the same image with different tones or effects.
Fujifilm will also shortly launch a 3D viewer to see the images without special glasses, the FinePix REAL 3D V1. The 8-inch LCD panel will offer some image and video management features. Unfortunately the viewer on display, while it did display images in 3D, also seemed to cause a mild headache. While this could be because of the slightly odd angle of viewing the screen, overall it is not a desirable effect. Not something you’d want to play Crysis on unless a haemorrhage is an acceptable risk.

FujiFilm claims to be the first in the world to offer the ability to not only shoot 3D images with their new 3D camera, and view images with the soon-to-come viewer, but they also offer the facility to print the said images in 3D. With a new service that they will launch soon, you will be able to print your photographs in 3D using lenticular printing.

In all, if you have been waiting for 3D to come to the mainstream, this might be it. 3D photography is only viable if there are means to view, store, and capture images in 3D, and Fujifilm has tried to address all three issues by launching products and services.

Priced at Rs. 41,999 the FinePix REAL 3D W1 it is still rather expensive if you are not explicitly interested in 3D photography.

Install file splitter for Linux.

Download HJSplitlx file splitter for Linux from here :

tar -xzf hjsplitlx.tar.gz to extract the file HJSplitLX

Install the basic requirements :

[bash]rpm -ivh XFree86-libs-4.1.0-50.i386.rpm[/bash]

[bash]rpm -ivh kylixlibs3-borqt-3.0-rh.2.i386.rpm[/bash]

to start the software ./HJSplitLX

You may get the following error :-

[bash][root@techinterplay src]# ./HJSplitLX[/bash]

[bash]./HJSplitLX: symbol lookup error: ./HJSplitLX: undefined symbol: initPAnsiStrings[/bash]

Execute the below command to resolve the error

[bash]ln -s /usr/lib/kylix3/ /usr/lib/[/bash]

[root@localhost src]# ./HJSplitLX

you are done!

Nokia launching new ‘X’ series of phones

What would you get if you made the 5800 XpressMusic sleeker, slimmer, sexier and threw in a 5-megapixel camera?

The Answer is , the Nokia X6, of course !

Nokia X6
Nokia X6

Like its predecessor, the phone sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen that displays 16 million colours at a resolution of 320×640 pixels, and comes complete with accelerometer and proximity sensor. As of now, it is unclear whether this is a resistive or capacitive touchscreen, so more on that as we find out.
The 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics boasts of geo-tagging, autofocus and dual LED flash, not to mention video light for VGA video recording at 30 frames per second. As for storage, there is no expansion slot for a microSD card in this one. But would you really need it, considering it has 32GB of onboard storage? That’s more than enough space to enjoy all your songs on the 3.5mm headphone jack; and well, you can listen to the radio too, if you really want to.
Of course, it still runs on the Symbian Series 60 5th edition OS, powered by the same 434MHz processor and 128MB RAM as the N97 and N97 Mini. The X6 lets the user have any connectivity option he can think of, from 3G and Wi-Fi with UpnP to Bluetooth with A2DP and GPS with A-GPS.
The gaming features of the X6 are particularly impressive, with Spore, DJ Mix Tour and Asphalt4 coming pre-loaded on the phone. Nice!
The battery, as always, remains impressive as it clocks in 8 and half hours of talk-time, 35 hours of music playback, 4 hours of video playback and over 400 hours of standby time.
For a full specification sheet of the Nokia X6, click here; or check Nokia’s X6 page for more details. And for a truckload of photos, check out the gallery below.
Nokia will be pricing the device at 459 euros (Rs 32,000 approx) – almost the same as the N97 Mini– when it releases in the fourth quarter of this year.
Is this the Finnish giant’s latest answer to the venerable Apple iPhone?
Lets wait & see !!!!!

The Dell XPS M1330

This time I’m writing about a Laptop. In fact a powerful media powerhouse!

The Dell XPS M1330

The media powerhouse..!

Media powerhouse..!

The Dell XPX M1330 is a powerful laptop from the Dell house. The Dell XPS M1330 is a notebook that combines performance, features and compactness in one package. It is designed for those who need a mix of both cutting edge technology and style. The look of this powerful notebook will help you to stand out in a crowd! This attention grabbing crimson red notebook [also available in "Tuxedo" black or "Pearl" white] is loaded with Windows Vista home premium; the specs of this machine are as below.

  • 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 processor [up to 2.4GHz available]
  • 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM [expandable up to 4GB]
  • 160GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
  • 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS
  • 13.3-inch WXGA screen with LED backlight
  • Slot-loading dual-layer DVD±RW drive
  • Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n (Intel 4965), Bluetooth option
  • HDMI, VGA, 1394, two USB 2.0 ports, integrated media reader (MS, SD, xD), fingerprint reader
  • Integrated VGA webcam
  • Weight starts at 4 pounds with 6-cell battery
  • Media Center remote located in ExpressCard slot

Once you opened the stunning lid the M1330 provides more eye candy in terms of design. The buttons along the top edge are touch sensitive and light up with a soft glow when pressed, but it’s a little hard to use these buttons if you have big fingers, and there’s no on screen feedback to tell you you’ve actually pressed the button. The bright blue LED backlight along with the silver colored keyboard gives a pleasant look. But will the silver keyboard last, and not start fading?

The brain of this notebook is obviously an Intel chip. One of the fastest mobile CPU from the Intel family, the core 2 Duo T7300 having a clock speed of 2.0GHz, with 4 MB shared L2 cache and 800MHz FSB. One of the highlights of this Dell is the LED backlight display that is available as an option. This significantly reduces the power consumption and provides better color reproduction. However this will cost you an extra 4800 and you get only a VGA web cam with the LED backlight option, but the standard WXGA display gives you an integrated 2MP camera.

When it comes to performance this power machine will never dishearten you. Thanks to the Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor and the Nvidia GeForce Go 8400M GS video card with 128MB of dedicated graphics memory. I ran a gaming test with DOOM 3 with a resolution of 800×600 resolution with medium settings, and it gave me a decent game play experience.  Even though it won’t play the latest games, but will never disappoint you with older titles.

There are only two USB ports, but HDMI and FireWire are welcome additions. The HDMI output option will let you connect it to a LCD or Plasma TV that is HDMI capable. But you cannot connect this computer to your older analog TV models because of the lack of S-Video out port. The slot type DVD drive makes a loud noise when a disc is inserted and there is no eject button placed near the drive. 3 front port audio connectors along with memory card reader and 10/100 LAN are some of the other important features of this machine. The touchpad works well enough, the good news with the touchpad is that it’s responsive, has dedicated scroll areas and the textured feel is good.

The system fan and heat sink in the M1330 do a great job managing heat when the system is under load. The fan did pull out significant amount of heat. Battery has two options, default 4 cells and the 9 cell battery. If you’re watching a DVD on this notebook you’ll get somewhere just over 3 hours of battery life with the 9-cell. If you go for the smaller 4-cell battery the run life will be more than cut in half, but you’ll have a lighter overall notebook.

The Dell M1330 pleased me on all fronts except a noisy slot-loading drive, and somewhat heavy weight with the 9-cell battery. Overall a value for money buy!!