Posts By: jonny

ASP MySQL Error Multiple Step

I was moving an ASP/MySQL application from one server to another. The newer server was using MySQL 5 whereas I had been using MySQL 3.23.I got the following error message when the field in the database was returning a NULL value:Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors I struggled with it for a while and tried… Read more »

Cinelerra Video Editing on Ubuntu/Kubuntu

I did not fancy the idea of installing Cinelerra from source but fortunately someone is providing a repository.All I had to do was edit my sources.list adding the following:#deb breezy universe multiverse restricteddeb ./deb ./ This first line was not necessary as I was already using the universe, multiverse etc. Then: sudo… Read more »

Linux Software

Video Editing Klear – TV viewing but can capture to MPEG ?? Worth testing cinelerra – apt instructions for ubuntu Kino via apt kdenline – via Klik ManDVD Kvideoencoder Lives Video Editor via apt Diva Jahshaka DeVeDe Varsha DVD maker Converting Video ts2dvd – Coriander – for camcorders qDVDAuthor MainActor DVDlab via… Read more »

Kubuntu Configuration

I did the following in no particular order to get my Kubuntu working the way I wanted it to:—————————————————For ProxyI have added:export http_proxy=”” to 3 different files:/etc/environment/etc/profile/etc/bash.bashrc—————————————————-For Remote Desktopsudo apt-get install rdesktop—————————————————-For Windows shares in /etc/fstab// /home/jonny/documents/beeches3 smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0// /home/jonny/documents/itadmin smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0// /home/jonny/documents/beeches3jonny smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0// /home/jonny/documents/webshare smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0… Read more »

Transparent Background in Flash Movies

Editing HTML code manually To edit an existing HTML page, add the WMODE parameters to the HTML code. 1. Add the following parameter to the OBJECT tag: param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” 2. Add the following parameter to the EMBED tag: wmode=”transparent”

Kubuntu Gateway Bug

There seems to be a bug in kubuntu (Breezy 5.10) in holding the Gateway address in the Network Settings. When typing ftp or telnet at the command line I got an error messgae of: Network unreachableI was still able to browse the web using Firefox etc but I was unable to use FTP or Krdc… Read more »

Convert RPM to Debian deb package

You can convert .rpm packages to .deb using alien. If you dont have alien installed already then type this in Terminal: apt-get install alien Once you have alien, cd to the directory with the rpm file and type: alien -d .rpm and u will have a .deb package ready to be installed in your directory.

How to be the Root user on Kubuntu

I needed to be root in order to install crossover office shell script. Using sudo would not work. To sort this out I opened a console and:sudo passwd I entered the password I wanted for the root user and then entered the following which allowed me to log in as the root user:su – For… Read more »

Kubuntu Install Issues

Successfully installed Kubuntu 5.10 Breezy and found the following useful:Automatix is good (installs propriety/software patent restricted stuff which cannot be included with Kubuntu/Ubuntu). The following links are useful:– I tried the instructions at the following address but got dependency issues: – To solve the dependency issues I had to:Get an updated sources.list for apt for… Read more »

Kubuntu Install Problem

I tried to install Kubuntu onto an old machine that had Windows XP on it. I had previously put a newer bigger hard drive into this machine.When I installed Kubuntu everything went fine until it rebooted and I got a Grub error 18. I discovered that old BIOSs have difficulty booting larger disks so I… Read more »