How to add Xampp Control panel GUI in Ubuntu 12.10 (Linux)

When you install XAMPP in Linux, there is no control panel GUI for starting or stopping the Server and other components in default installation. But you can create easily. This short tutorial is for those who want to add XAMPP control panel GUI in Ubuntu 12.10.

How to do?

First you need ‘python-glade2’ for this to work

sudo apt-get install python-glade2

Now open Terminal and create a new file named ‘Xampp.desktop’

sudo gedit ~/Desktop/Xampp.desktop

You will get text editor. Now copy following code and paste it there.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xampp Control Panel
Comment=Start or Stop XAMPP
Exec=gksudo python /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/

If you have installed Xampp for Linux in other than ‘/opt’ folder then change the ‘Exec’ and ‘Icon’ value accordingly.

Change the file permissions so that it can execute.

sudo chmod +x ~/Desktop/Xampp.desktop

There is nice and beautiful Xampp icon in your Desktop. If you double-click that icon XAMPP Control panel will open.


How to solve Rubik’s cube ? #Beginner [Video tutorial]

If you are trying to solve the The Rubik’s Cube then it may sometime can be very frustrating and may seem next to impossible to restore to its original configuration. However, once you know a few algorithms, it is very easy to solve. Here is the step by step video tutorial to solve 3×3 Rubik’s cube. Kudos to the creater of the tutorial – Eriks.

Step 1 : Cross

Step 2 : Corners

Step 3 : Second layer

Step 4 : Edge Twisting

Step 5 : Corner Placing

Step 6 : Corner Twisting

Step 7 : Finishing Edges

Congratulation ! Now you can solve The Rubik’s Cube !!!


How to change/edit post permalink URL after publishing in Blogger ?

Can we change or edit the post permalink URL after publishing it in blogger? Yes. Blogger is providing this feature to customize the post URL. [How to customize post permalinks in blogger]. Earlier we could not even make our own permalink for our blog post. Now this new feature is much handy. But this option is also one time shot. If you accidentally or purposely hit Publish button, then we could not edit it after wards.


Today I realized that, even after customizing and publishing the post we can edit afterwards. There is button ‘Revert to draft‘. When you hit that button after publishing your post, that post would be now unpublished and remain as draft. Now you can customize post permalink URL as you require and hit ‘Publish‘ button. This would do the trick.

Cheers !!!


How to customize post permalinks in blogger


Blogger has recently rolled out a new feature related to permalink of the post. When you submit your post in blogger, it automatically generates the permalink for the post. Before this feature, user had no option to change or customize the permalinks. But not user have options whether to chose Automatic permalink or customize it. You can now make your post link more readable and SEO friendly by customizing it.

How to customize permalinks?


In the ‘Post Settings’ section there is Permalink which is our current concern. Click that link. You will see two options; Automatic URL and Custom URL. If you select Automatic URL, then blogger will automatically generate permalink for your post.
Chose Custom URL for customization. You will see similar to this picture.