Posts Categorized: ubuntu

Debian chkconfig

On Debian-based systems adding a script to runlevels is accomplished with the following (assuming you have the script in /etc/init.d): update-rc.d -f myservicename start 80 2 3 4 5 . stop 30 0 1 6 . The priority (80 for start and 30 forstop) is set and the runlevels (starting in 2 3 4 5… Read more »

DVD-RAM on Ubuntu

Some small steps with DVD-RAM on Ubuntu 9.10. I inserted a blank DVD-RAM disk and it was not automatically mounted. I tried mounting but there was no filesystem, so I formatted it as a test with: mkfs.ext2 /dev/sr0 which took a while!Then mounted it with: sudo mount /dev/sr0 /home/me/tmp/dvdram -o rw Unmounted with: sudo umount… Read more »

Photoshop-like Actions in Gimp

An easy way to add some of the menu items familiar to Photoshop users, such as: Layer Styles such as Drop-shadow, Inner Glow, Outer Glow etc Save for Web Smart Sharpen Batch Processing Contact Sheet Much more… Install using Synaptic Package Manager search for gimp-plugin-registry or from the command line: sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry Some… Read more »

ZSNES on Ubuntu Karmic 64-bit

As per this post on the Ubuntu forums: Download the 32-bit deb installer Install with: sudo dpkg -i –force-architecture zsnes_1.510-2.2ubuntu2_i386.deb Run with: zsnes -ad sdl

Opera Mini on Ubuntu

I’m using Ubuntu 9.04 and I wanted to be able to run Opera Mini for testing web sites: Download MicroEmulator from here (or direct version 2.0.3) Extract the tar file and run the jar with: java -jar microemulator.jar In the Window that opens from the menubar choose Options > Select Device > Add Browse to… Read more »

Install RealPlayer on Ubuntu (9.04)

I wanted to try out Real Player on a radio station stream so … Visit: http://www.real.com/linux Click the Deb download link and Open with the GDebi Package Installer as prompted. The installer may pause so click the ‘Terminal’ arrow and type 1 then press enter Run Real Player from the menu ‘Sound & Video’  

Easy Peasy on the eeepc

I decided to have a play installing Easy Peasy on the 7″ eeepc I borrowed from my sister.Setting it up was quite easy:1. Download the iso (at a whopping 800Mb)2. Download the helper script, make it executable and run it3. Choose the iso and specify a USB drive to install the easy peasy live distribution… Read more »

Ubuntu Desktop Showing Home Folder Contents

I was playing with a shell script to rename a bunch of image files to lowercase then resize them but I had a typo in one of my variables resulting in accidentally renaming all the folders in my home directory with lowercase names. After next log in I now see the home folder contents displayed… Read more »