BBQ Linux install drivers

Below approaches were tried to install the NVidia run driver in the Arch Linux.

Approach 1 :

The NVIDIA package includes an automatic configuration tool to create an Xorg server configuration file (xorg.conf) and can be run by:

# nvidia-xconfig

This command will auto-detect and create (or edit, if already present) the /etc/X11/xorg.conf configuration according to present hardware.

If there are instances of DRI, ensure they are commented out:

#    Load        "dri"

Double check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to make sure your default depth, horizontal sync, vertical refresh, and resolutions are acceptable.

Installation using official repositories

pacman -S foobar

Installation using the custom repositories
makepkg -sri


Approach 2 :

Run the .run file provided by Nvidia.

Before that the X Server needs to be stopped.

systemctl start example.service

systemctl stop X

run the .run file

the restart the server X using systemctl start X



Oracle : Convert a column into row in Oracle

In Oracle 11g database new functionality UNPIVOT to convert the column into rows.

My answer on on the same with example.

Python : Sqlite Insert Libraries of varying size into table

My answer accepted in stackoverflow.

Below is the code that I have written to create an insert statement for python which accepts the table name and dictionary. This will allow the varying size dictionaries to directly map into an Insert statement. Similar logical can be used for UPDATE statement as well.

import sqlite3
def create_insert_string(table_name,input_dictionary,conn_db):
#validate connection
c = conn_db.cursor()
#Check if the table is existing in the database if not throw error
table_exist=c.execute('SELECT COUNT(*) FROM sqlite_master WHERE type=\'table\' AND name=\''+table_name+'\'');
if table_exist.fetchone()[0]==0:
return 'Error'
insert_str = 'INSERT INTO '+table_name+' ( '
for keys in input_dictionary.keys():
if count == 0:
insert_str=insert_str+ ' '+keys
insert_str=insert_str+ ', '+keys
insert_str=insert_str+' ) VALUES ( '
for keys in input_dictionary.keys():
if count == 0:
insert_str=insert_str+ ' :'+keys
insert_str=insert_str+ ', :'+keys
insert_str=insert_str+' )'
return insert_str
# Main Program
conn = sqlite3.connect('C:\\PYTHON_SCRIPTS\\test.db')
c = conn.cursor()

Python Scripting : Get max Last Modified Date using os.walk

Below is the code that i have written to get the max Lsat Modified Date of the files in all folders that i can delete all the folders that are not not being used by me for a long time.

import os
import datetime
print “This is console module”
def comparefiletime(in_file,in_date) :
lastdate =datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(os.path.getmtime(in_file))
if lastdate > in_date:
return lastdate
return in_date

def getmaxdatefolders(in_root_fldr):
for foldern, sfoldern, filen in os.walk(in_root_fldr):
maxdate = datetime.datetime(1900, 1, 1,00,00)
for fileo in filen:
maxdate = comparefiletime(os.path.join(foldern,fileo),maxdate);
printmax date for the folder %s is %s’ %(foldern, maxdate)


WINSCP Command Line for FTP Automation in windows

WinSCP is a very good tool for FTP and SFTP file transfers in windows. But what you may not know is it comes along a command line tool called WinSCP.COM which performs the FTP/SFTP operations using command line.

This can be very useful in FTP Automation operations in windows using a BAT file.

Good Post on Clean Code

Using SQL Statements as a String in Class file while working on Android or Java application can be such a pain.

I was checking in the net to find out whether there are any ways in which we can store the SQL Statments separately so that the code can be more readable.

I found some interesting stuff. Please find below the links for the same.

1. Clean Code

2. Java Practices : Keep SQL out of code.

3. Android : Store SQL Queries in an XML File (Stackoverflow answer)

I am working on a way to store all my SQL Statements in an XML File while working with Android.

Found this post on placing XML File with Data on Android in StackOverflow.


  • No subdirectorys are allowed under the specific resource-folders.
  • The R-class indexes all resources and provides simple access.
  • There are some simple methods which help reading files stored in the res-directory


  • Subdirectorys are allowed (as much as you like).
  • No indexing by the R-class
  • Reading resources stored in assets is done using the AssetManager.

Also found a cool post on Working with resources in Android : Link.


SQL Statements in the case of Android can be stored in the strings.xml under the resources–> values  folder.

In case you using a Database class which is a pure java class the this link will be able to help you on how to do the same.

In my case, I created a separate DAO Class called the DBClass which deals with the connecting and disconnecting with the database. I set the context of the DAO class so that the strings can be used here.

Android: Filling a table from resource file using xml (SQLite)

Good link.