What is bluesnarfer? It’s a tool to steal informations from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection. The connection can be between mobile phones, PDAs or Laptops. You can access to a calendar, contact list, emails and text messages.

Who is the creator? It’s Davide Del Vecchio (dante_at_alighieri.org) together with Roberto “boos” Martelloni. The they developed a Linux pof to bluesnarf (read/write/search/perform arbitrary command..). The tool was attached to an article (just Italian) published on the e-zine BFi.

For your information, Bluesnarfing (stealing information with bluesnarfer) is illegal in many countries. Try it with your own risk.

To install bluesnarfer you need two files:

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hddtemp is a utility to read the temperature of hard disk. It only works if the hard disk has a temperature sensor. hddtemp will read Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) information on your hard disk. hddtemp can work as simple command line tool or as a daemon.


Before you start the installation process, make sure that you are connected to the internet.

Open your Ubuntu Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), and type ‘sudo apt-get install hddtemp‘.

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If you iTunes from Mac then Banshee is iTunes in Linux. You will find very to import, manage, and play selections from your music collection. You can also import CDs, sync your music collection to an iPod, play music directly from an iPod, create playlists with songs from your library, and create audio and MP3 CDs from subsets of your library.


Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type:

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install banshee
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:python-gdata
liblualib40 arkrpg libarkrpg0c2a widelands-data liblua40
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
boo libipoddevice0 libmono-cairo2.0-cil
libmono1.0-cil libnjb5 libsgutils1
Suggested packages:
banshee-daap libgda2-3
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
banshee boo libipoddevice0
libmono-security1.0-cil libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil libmono-system-data1.0-cil
libmono-system-web1.0-cil libmono1.0-cil libnjb5 libsgutils1
0 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 49 not upgraded.
Need to get 4505kB of archives.
After unpacking 14.4MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono-cairo2.0-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [19.1kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main libnjb5 2.2.5-4.1ubuntu2 [97.7kB]
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono-security1.0-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [114kB]
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono-data-tds1.0-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [28.0kB]
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [58.6kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe boo [959kB]
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono-system-data1.0-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [222kB]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono-system-web1.0-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [390kB]
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main libmono1.0-cil 1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1 [212kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe libsgutils1 1.24-1 [55.7kB]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe libipoddevice0 0.5.3-3 [35.0kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe libtaglib2.0-cil [113kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe banshee 0.13.1+dfsg-3 [2202kB]
Fetched 4505kB in 22s (200kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libnjb5.
(Reading database … 186490 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libnjb5 (from …/libnjb5_2.2.5-4.1ubuntu2_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package boo.
Unpacking boo (from …/boo_0.7.6.2237-6_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libsgutils1.
Unpacking libsgutils1 (from …/libsgutils1_1.24-1_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libipoddevice0.
Unpacking libipoddevice0 (from …/libipoddevice0_0.5.3-3_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libmono-cairo2.0-cil.
Unpacking libmono-cairo2.0-cil (from …/libmono-cairo2.0-cil_1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libmono-security1.0-cil.
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Selecting previously deselected package libmono-data-tds1.0-cil.
Unpacking libmono-data-tds1.0-cil (from …/libmono-data-tds1.0-cil_1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil.
Unpacking libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil (from …/libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil_1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libmono-system-data1.0-cil.
Unpacking libmono-system-data1.0-cil (from …/libmono-system-data1.0-cil_1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libmono-system-web1.0-cil.
Unpacking libmono-system-web1.0-cil (from …/libmono-system-web1.0-cil_1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libmono1.0-cil.
Unpacking libmono1.0-cil (from …/libmono1.0-cil_1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package libtaglib2.0-cil.
Unpacking libtaglib2.0-cil (from …/libtaglib2.0-cil_2.0.2.0-1_all.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package banshee.
Unpacking banshee (from …/banshee_0.13.1+dfsg-3_i386.deb) …
Setting up libnjb5 (2.2.5-4.1ubuntu2) …
Setting up boo ( …
Setting up libsgutils1 (1.24-1) …
Setting up libipoddevice0 (0.5.3-3) …
Setting up libmono-cairo2.0-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libmono-security1.0-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libmono-data-tds1.0-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libmono-system-data1.0-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libmono-system-web1.0-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libmono1.0-cil (1.2.4-6ubuntu6.1) …
Setting up libtaglib2.0-cil ( …
* Installing 2 assemblies from libtaglib2.0-cil into Mono
Setting up banshee (0.13.1+dfsg-3) …
Processing triggers for libc6 …
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

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Another feature that I like from Virtual Box is ‘Full screen Mode‘. You can run another Operating System in Virtual Box as if that it is a real Operating system.
If it doesn’t work with your Virtual Box, probably you may have a problem with your display setting or card driver.

To change from ‘Normal Mode’ to ‘Full screen Mode’ in Virtual Box is very easy.
From main menu in Virtual Box, select File > Full Screen Mode.

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Why do I need Internet Explorer in Linux meanwhile I have a more power full and faster browser like Firefox?

The main reason are some sites only can be accessed using Internet Explorer, for examples Bank websites, and, if you are a web designer and you need to test your sites.

IE4Linux is only on run on Windows. So, if you want to run on Linux, you need a simulator like Wine. IE4Linux is free open source. The installation is not difficult.

Step 1. Download the source code.

Open your browser and open www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page. Then click ‘Download’ button at the top right menu.

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Before I start, I assume that you have installed K3b in your system and it recognizes your DVD writer. And if you don’t, you can read my articles about how to install the K3b in here.

Step 1. Click New Project

Writing Data to a DVD (DVD burning) is not difficult with K3b. Enter your empty write-able DVD disc into your DVD Writer. From the K3b main menu, just click ‘New Data DVD Project‘.

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If you use K3b for the first time, you will get confuse this error. You think that you have put your write able DVD disc inside your DVD writer but why K3b still says that there is no disc inside.

This error occurs when you try to burn a DVD with more data that it can hold. For example, if you see on the screen below, I try to burn 7.3 GB in a standard write-able DVD disc with at 4.7 GB capacity. It mentioned that I still have 630.8 MB free space. The color bar is still green.

Seem that everything is alright, but it is not. K3b doesn’t recognize your DVD capacity. If you use a standard DVD writer then it will be no problem because the default size is 4.7 GB.

But, if you use a Double Layer DVD writer then it will be a problem because the default capacity is 8 GB. So, whether you put a standard DVD disc or a Double Layer DVD disc, K3b will always recognize as 8 GB capacity. As long as you know your DVD disc capacity then it will be no problem.


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