Find your computer's IP Address

Enter the following command in Linux terminal to find your computer's IP Address.

/sbin/ifconfig -a


Organize your notes using KNotes

Knotes is an useful small application for managing your notes. It comes as a part of KDE PIM Package.


This is how Notes appear on the Desktop. It has a decent interface. Notes are saved by the date and time they were created, Of Course it can be changed. The Pin on the top left gives Notes a nice visual appeal.


By default the background color of notes is yellow and text color is black. It can be changed in the settings. Settings section also has the option to change the default Width and Height of the notes. Though notes can be resized manually using mouse.


One very nice feature of KNotes is sending the Notes to anyone through mail. Default mail client for sending Notes is kmail but it can be changed to any other mail client like Evolution in Action settings.


Notes can be sent or received over a network. Changes can be done in the Network settings.

Good Points

  • Alarm: You can set alarms
  • Mail: Mail your notes
  • Send Notes over netork
  • Good GUI: background color of the notes can be changed

Bad Points

  • Not Optimized for both Mouse and Keyboard: There should have been more keyboard shortcuts for managing the notes

You cannot take your computer with you but with the help of KNotes you can organize of Desktop more effectively and it is a really nice application to remind you of important tasks.

Change display resolution in Linux

Your Graphics Card support higher resolutions but your Linux distribution display is set to 800x600. You can change the resolution easily by following the below steps.

1. First check all the possible resolutions supported by your graphics card using the following command.


It will display all possible resolutions like this.

Screen 0: minimum 400 x 300, current 1152 x 864, maximum 1152 x 864
default connected 1152x864+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1152x864 75.0* 70.0 60.0
1152x768 55.0
1024x768 85.0 75.0 70.0 60.0 87.0
832x624 75.0
800x600 85.0 75.0 72.0 60.0 56.0
640x480 85.0 75.0 73.0 67.0 60.0
720x400 70.0 85.0
640x400 85.0
640x360 85.0 75.0 70.0 60.0
640x350 85.0
512x384 87.0
416x312 75.0
400x300 85.0 75.0 72.0 60.0

The current selected resolution will have a * (asterix) next to it.

2. Change resolution.

Suppose your graphics card support 1024x768 resolution then you can change it using the following command.

"xrandr -s 1024x768"

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