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Accessing IDBI Bank account using Google Chrome on openSuSE/Linux

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I’m writing this because some brilliant developer who designed the IDBI Bank internet banking site does not allow it to be accessed from Firefox or Chrome. I wish he someday grows up and realizes that Internet Explorer is not the only browser and Windows is not the only operating system around. Sigh! Ok let’s proceed now.

I’ve found a way of accessing it using Google Chrome after a number of trial and errors. The good thing is that the hack is really simple.

Just use the following command line to start chrome and you will be able to logon to your IDBI Bank account


/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-plugins %U --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)"

Instead of having to type this each and every time, you can also permanently add this parameter to the Menu Editor, so that Chrome would every time start with this switch and you’ll be able to access your IDBI Bank account from it.

I have already posted a detailed how to on installing Google Chrome on openSuSE and making changes to the menu editor. It can be found in the below link

Please leave a comment if this tutorial was helpful to you.




Picasa 3.0 on openSuSE 11.2

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Download Picasa 3 from here (there’s only one rpm regardless of the target system x86_64/i586)

open YaST control center, go to software management and install sane-backends-32bit (search for sane and select this package from the list).

After the installation of sane-backends-32bit is over open Terminal and type

sudo rpm -i picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm

Enter the root password and wait while the installation happens until the prompt reappears. Installation should be completed by now and you can find the application on

Application Launcher -> Applications -> Graphics -> Picasa -> Picasa

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Written by Ragavan N

January 18, 2010 at 9:18 AM