Firefox over SSH/X11

I always had troubles calling firefox over ssh if the session was started from another unix-like machine. For example if call firefox in the remote shell, it starts but it is a local instance, not remote. So i found this solution to fix this issue, calling the firefox command with "no-remote" option: firefox -no-remote. That's all :)


Kill a process with ease in Opensolaris

Opensolaris has a nice command to kill process by name: pkill. So if you know the process name like firefox-bin it's easy to kill it running pkill firefox-bin. If you don't know the name of the process follow these steps:
  • ps -ef | grep -i proc_name_to_look_for
  • kill -9 PID_Of_process_found


Nimbus theme with Gnome in GNU/Linux

I was looking for a good theme for Gnome on my gnu/linux distro and opensolaris theme called Nimbus is really cool as you can see.
Nimbus Screenshot

To install this theme it i followed these steps:
  1. Open a terminal and get the latest nimbus theme and extract it:
    wget http://dlc.sun.com/osol/jds/downloads/extras/nimbus/nimbus-0.1.4.tar.bz2. So this url contains all versions of this theme. To extract: tar -jxvf nimbus-0.1.4.tar.bz2
  2. After package extraction enter in the extracted directory and it should be possible to run:
    ./configure --prefix=/usr. I've used the prefix /usr because my themes dir is in /usr/share and not in /usr/local/share. Check where is your themes directory before run configure and then set the right prefix!
  3. Run make  and make install as privileged user.
  4. Go to the appearance settings in Gnome and you should be able to find the Nimbus theme with its variants.
That's all! Good luck!