do u like to have your desktop like this…..

then follow these simple steps… but you need to uninstall the awn already present in order to have curves like this!!

in order to remove awn type the following in the terminal…

sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/awn*
sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/avant*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/awn
sudo rm -f /usr/local/share/locale/*/LC_MESSAGES/
sudo rm -f /usr/local/share/applications/avant*
sudo rm -f /usr/local/share/applications/awn*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/avant-window-navigator
sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/libawn*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/include/libawn
sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/libawn*
sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/awn.pc
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/awn-core-applets
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/awn/

nxt install bzr,m4.gnome-common…

sudo apt-get install bzr gnome-common m4

then install awn curves…

sudo apt-get install build-essential autotools-dev libxdamage-dev libxcomposite-dev libgnome2-common libgnome2-dev libgnome-desktop-dev libgnome-vfs-dev libgtk2.0-dev libwnck-dev libgconf2-dev libglib2.0-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgnomevfs2-0 libgnome-desktop-2 libgnome2-0 libwnck-common python-gtk2 python-gconf bzr gnome-common python-dev python-gtk2-dev python-cairo-dev python-gconf python-gnome2-dev
bzr co awn-curves
cd awn-curves

sudo make install

and then type..
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following to the end of the list…
if your are running fiesty…

deb feisty avant-window-navigator
deb-src feisty avant-window-navigator

if gutsy….
deb gutsy avant-window-navigator
deb-src gutsy avant-window-navigator


sudo apt-key add reacocard.asc
rm reacocard.asc
sudo apt-get update

and then finally install

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator-bzr awn-core-applets-bzr

and thats it you will get the awn curves


This is to help people install LAMP(LINUX-APACHE-MYSQL-PHP) server in ubuntu(if u use the desktop edition,not for server edition).There are many ways in installing LAMP in a desktop edition. now lets see them.

The first way is using commands in the terminal…. the command is…

sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-server php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-xsl php5-gd php-pear libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

The second way to install is using TASKEL… a TASKEL is a software application tool that groups some packages into tasks and allows the user to install the packages from the task.. u can install it from the terminal by typing…

sudo taskel install lamp-server

Another way of suing the TASKEL is by using the SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER … open synaptic package manager from

system->administration->synaptic package manager

then in the edit menu click on mark packages by taskel and from the list select LAMP server and apply…. it installs the lamp server on to ur system!!!

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There are not much themes available for the AVANT WINDOW NAVIGATOR but i finished searching with some of the best themes available……

the first goes for a mac like dock really i luv it!! and you can download it from…

next are also some of the themes that are gud…

a glass look appearance….

these themes are far better than the default theme.

my new desktop

This is a simple guide on how to have a ubuntu linux look like a maxc or some other operating system having flash effects and 3d settings enabled, having a DOCK, and many more a priview of the pic is present below..

preview of my desktop in ubuntu

to insert a DOCK like the one shown above you need to install something called as AVANT-WINDOW-NAVIGATOR.. installing it will fetch your desktop a dock looking like the one in the picture… u get the dock enabled only if you have the beryl or compiz activated and running on your system if you need them more flashy u can instal the emerald themes package …. to install these types u need to add extra source into the sources list… type these in the terminal…

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

then a file containing the sources list opens add this following line to the end of the file..

deb fiesty eyecandy

then save and exit.then you need to get a key permission since you have added a new source.. type this

sudo wget -0- sudo apt-key add –

then update apt by

sudo apt-get update

then download and install compiz and emerald and others by typing..

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins compiz-gnome compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald emerald-themes

the new ubuntu GUTSY(7.10) had the compiz installed by default and u need not install compiz foir that but u can install emerald and the others!!!

to start your compiz at startup u need to add the compiz to your sessions so open


Click ‘new’ and make its name: Compiz
And make its command: compiz –replace

And make one more:
Name: Emerald
Command: emerald –replace

Now just logout, then log back in, and BOOM! Shiny desktop effects!
you can change the compiz settings by opening the advanced desktop settings effects present at

system->preferences->advanced desktop effects settings

and the emrald settings by opening the emerald at


THUS these install your install with new flash effects you had never thought about!!!!

now coming to the dock….. installing the dock again need to edit the sources list add the sources to the edn of list

if you use fiesty…
deb feisty avant-window-navigator
deb-src feisty avant-window-navigator
ifyou use gutsy
deb gutsy avant-window-navigator
deb-src gutsy avant-window-navigator
and next
sudo apt-key add reacocard.asc
rm reacocard.asc
sudo apt-get update
then install awn by
sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator-bzr awn-core-applets-bzr
thats it configure the awn again by adding to the the sessions so that it starts at startyup and add applets and launchers u need and its done… your whole new system has a new desktop appearance!!!

everyone talks about windows….. windows windows and windows…… why do people stick to something which is expen$ive though user friendly…. why not to something which is free though not much user friendly… LINUX…. The OS which is going the to change the fate of many people and change the life style of a computer…. perhaps its the life style of a computer.. using windows over and over for a long period of time makes an exhausted rather say continuous rough and tough uses of the system hardware… and reduces thier life time…. but in linux the kernel is designed in such a way that with any system having min resources.. it works best and gives the optimum performance….like wise there are many disadvantages in windows like the major problem everyone faces in this centuary is the VIRUS… a virus can easily effect a system having windows rather than in linux…. in windows the windows are always open… anything can enter or leave but in linux everything need to follow a protocol…. its a well established fact that a system in linux though contains a virus… no file is being efected in the presence of a virus…. such is the stability of a system in linux… so after reading this do u still like to have a windows running in your system dumping all your memory and resources or would you for a change use linux….”A day will come when every system has LINUX in it.”

This is my first blog… i intend writing this blog not actually in learning a lot of programming in linux but actually using the gui’s… the flashy effects and more…..I generally use UBUNTU and most of the posts here would be in ubuntu…… think u’ll will luv it:)

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