Q. How do I find out which table is consuming resources under MySQL Database server from UNIX shell prompt?
I’ve download ed .tbz file. How do I open .tbz file under Linux / UNIX operating system using a shell prompt or GUI application?
Q. How do I upgrade my Linux kernel version under Ubuntu Linux 7.04 / 7.10?
A. You can use any one of the following method:
(a) Command Line Tools – apt-get
(b) GUI tool
apt-get command – Upgrade Linux Kernel
Open terminal and type the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get update
Now search kernel version:
$ apt-cache search kernel-image
Now install kernel by explicitly specifying version number:
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.xx-yy-generic
Replace xx.yy with kernel version number. Reboot the system.
This is recommended method for most user. Click on System > Administration > Update Manager > Click on Check button > Apply all updates including kernel.
Q. My Firefox version is 188.8.131.52 and I’d like to update the same to latest version. How do I upgrade my Firefox on Linux?
A. You can easily upgrade firefox on Linux.
Please note that installing Firefox 2 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available.
Update Firefox on Ubuntu / Debian Linux
You can use APT package handling utility i.e. apt-get command. You can also use a GUI package tool called Update Manager:
Just type the following two commands at terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox
You can also use GUI tool: Click on System > Administration > Update Manger > Click on Check button see for updates
Update Firefox on Fedora / Redhat / CentOS Linux
Use yum tool or gui tool for the same purpose:
# yum update
# yum update firefox
Update firefox from official Mozilla site
Q. How do I configure Fedora Linux sound card using GUI and command line tools?
A. You can use GUI tool called redhat-config-soundcard to configure sound under Fedora or Red Hat enterprise Linux or Cent OS etc.
Just type the following command:
If you didn’t hear any sound use aumix to setup sound volume:
Or try GUI tool: