Sunday, May 11, 2008

Automounting partitions

For somereason Ubuntu doesnt automount my partitions and I've to click in Places for it to be mounted.
Incase anyone else has this prob and needs help. Hope this helps.

1)First we need to find where the partitions are in the partition table and the filesystem type.
sudo blkid
or
fdisk -l
vol_id [device]

2)then for each entry create a mountpoint in /media
e.g: mkdir Movies Work
chown User :Group Movies
for Ubuntu both user and group will be your login name.

3)then edit fstab
sudo vim /etc/fstab

e.g: for /dev/sda8 we get the UUID from "blkid" comand. "/media/Movies" is the mount point we created, then filesystemtype mount options etc.

#/dev/sda8
UUID=f32ca5ac-8155-477a-9124-b1ae43ac876d /media/Movies ext3 auto,user,exec,rw,async 0 0

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wine 1.0-rc1 Released

After 15+ years in development the first release candidate of Wine released. Wine is a Software application which allows Unix-like ( Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD etc ) operating systems to execute programs written for Windows. It currently runs a large collection of Windows apps . -http://appdb.winehq.org/ . The final release will be on the 16th anniversary

Monday, April 07, 2008

my KDE4 desktop




Blue plasma theme with Analog clock, twitter and Picture plasmoids.

The KDE Plasma team is inviting everyone to participate in a contest to create Plasma themes from which a select few will be chosen to be included as a part of the upcoming KDE 4.1 release. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a very visible component of the KDE project, the Plasma desktop.
This is a good opportunity of exposure for the talented graphic desighners here in Maldives as well.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

pidgin: view contacts by email



#!/bin/bash
cd ~/.purple
sed -r '/<buddy/,/<\/buddy/s/(.*)<name>(.+)<\/name>/&\n\1<alias>\2<\/alias>/g' blist.xml >abclist.xml
mv abclist.xml blist.xml


Friday, March 21, 2008

How to change keyboards in Ubuntu ( How to type in Thaana )

  • Add `keybord indicator` item to the panel.




  • Right click on the item and go to `Preferences`.


  • Click `Add` and select `Maldives`.






  • Now just click on the keybord indicator item to select Maldives and type away.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

KDE4 on gnome



This is how it looks like when I run a KDE 4.1 trunk build on gnome.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Google Android phones make debut

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Android
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7238695.stm

he first mobile phones to be loaded with Google's Android software for mobile phones have gone on show.

About a dozen companies such as ARM, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm showed off prototype handsets at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The free software system was launched in November 2007 and is being developed by an alliance of more than 30 companies including Google.

The first Android-enabled phone is expected to go on sale later this year.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

KDE goes cross-platform with Windows, Mac OS X support

The open-source KDE desktop environment is making the jump across platforms with broad support for Windows and Mac OS X. The core KDE desktop programs, the KOffice suite, and the Amarok music player are actively being ported. Read more

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Downloading minivanradio programs

wget http://www.minivanradio.net -O minivan
sed -nr "/http.+\.mp3/s/.*(http.+mp3).*/\1/w files" minivan
wget -i files

Sunday, January 13, 2008

random commands - ffmpeg

You can download Flash Video format files used in Youtube, metacafe and other sites using the Firefox extension Video Downloadhelper.

After downloading all the videos, run this command to convert all of them to mpeg format.

for i in *.flv; do ffmpeg -i "$i" "$i".mpg;done


ffmpeg man page.