Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to Rip DVD in Ubuntu Linux : Thoggen

Thoggen is DVD ripping utility for Linux based on GTK+

It has a very nice Graphical front end
  • Supports title preview, picture cropping, and picture resizing.

  • Language Selection for audio track (no subtitle support yet though)

  • Encodes into Ogg/Theora video

  • Can encode from local directory with video DVD files

  • Based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, which makes it fairly easy to add additional encoding formats/codecs in future.

Thoggen supports opening DVD and DVD ISO images or reading a DVD directory which contains the VIDEO_TS folder. In the case of encrypted DVDs you may need libdvdcss2. Install this using help from here

To install thoggen in ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install thoggen

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gambas Visual Basic for LInux - How to install gambas in ubuntu

How to install gambas in ubuntu

Gambas, is a free software development enviroment based from basic interpreter and works just like Microsoft Visual Basic in windows! With gambas, we can design GUI or a program by using QT or GTK+, MySQL, Firebird, ODBC, and SQLLite database also to translate any 3D OpenGL application and web application CGI. with lot of features.

Add Repository deb jaunty main

( System > Administration> Software Sources > Third-Party Software. Click the "add" button to add a new repositories and paste this following code:
deb jaunty main

$ sudo apt-get install gambas2

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How to Change the Appearance of Login Screen in Ubuntu 9.04

How to Change the appearance of Login Screen in Ubuntu 9.04

Some of my friends asked me , how to change login screen
Go to System-> Administration-> Login Window and enter the administrator password

Now You can see a windows like this
Select tab Local

select the screen you like.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How to Speed up Ubuntu Linux - Fine tuning Ubuntu

Speed launch your Ubuntu using the following steps

Stop unnecessary Applications and Services that start automatically at boot time.

First Stop the unnecessary softwares that starts at boot time.

System -> Preferences -> Applications startup, a window like the following,

Safely de-select the applications that you want are not started automatically, when you have finished click "Close."

Cancel the automatic start of unnecessary services
Go to System -> Administration -> Services and click in the unlock when prompted to enter the password
Now de-select the services that you don't need at start time.
You can de-select the following
1. Power Management (acpid) - only useful if you use a laptop or a Netbook.
2. Bluetooth device management (blutooth) - you can disable if you do not have bluetooth.
3. Management shortcut keys (hotkey-setup) - if you do not use shortcuts on the keyboard you can disable it.
4. Management Braille display - if you do not need the Braille display so you can disable.

after this click on "Close."

d4x - Best Download Manager for ubuntu linux

d4x ( Downloader for X) is a good download manager for ubuntu. It supports HTTP, HTTPs and FTP Protocols. It also supports proxy and SOCKS5 . Its features includes recursive downloading, wildcard matching, download scheduler, multiple download queues and more.

$ sudo apt-get install d4x

Monday, June 15, 2009

How to RUN MP3 , DVD Video in Fedora 11

Multimedia Support in Fedora 11

Because of Copywrite and license issues Fedora 11 cannot include Multimedia support like MP3 and DVD Playback and Adobe Flash Player

You can Run MP3 and other Multimedia files in Fedora 11 , follow the steps

Open a terminal and become root ( using su command), then run this command:

rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh

Now, Install all other plug ins..

# yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly xine-lib-extras-nonfree

After installation, open Amarok or any other multimedia player and try to play the mp3 file and see if all goes fine and your system is ready to play Music.

To run DVD, QuickTime, AVI, and DVDs

# yum install xine xine-lib libdvdcss

Now Your Fedora 11 is Multimedia Ready

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fedora 11- Leonidas : What is New in it ? A Simple Review

Lightning Boot Speed

Fedora aims to startup or Getting login screen (GNOME) in 20 seconds or less. It is achived by using kernel mode setting (KMS). Probably it will beat Ubuntu 9.04.

Automatic Font and Mime Installer

It is a good feature for beginners, It will help users to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia codecs and clipart in just a few clicks. If you try to play an unsupported media file, open an unknown file, or use fonts that are not suitable it will give a pop up window. This s achived by using Enhancements to the PackageKit cross-distribution package manager,

Flexible and Easy-to-use Volume Control
To make volume control more user-friendly, Fedora 11 will introduce a revised volume control and sound user interfaces.

Significant RPM Update

RPM 4.7 has very much improved over its previous version in terms of performance. Memory consumption has been reduced a lot. A test-case of "everything install" of Fedora 10 used to top at near 1.5GB memory consumption, now the peak with the same package set is just over 300MB.

Improved Power Management
Laptop and netbook users will have a good reason to use Fedora 11 since the developers are working hard on saving battery power consumption. With the use of new measuring tools, they were able to locate power hungry applications that led to tuned daemon, which can automatically set the power saving levels.

Use of the new EXT4 filesystem as the default

Cross-compiling Windows
Support for cross-compiling Windows applications directly on Fedora using the MinGW environment

Additional new features are said to include a new "Archer" Gdb development branch for C++ and Python, an automatic bug-reporting tool, and improved support for fingerprint readers. Application updates include Gnome 2.26, KDE 4.2, Xfce 4.6, GCC 4.4, NetBeans IDE 6.5, Python 2.6, Thunderbird 3, and Firefox 3.1.

Linux Rescue Disk Download

You can do Linux rescue work using Recovery Is Possible (RIP) is a Slackware-based Bootable CD . It will support lot of filesystems (Reiserfs, ext2, ext3, UDF, iso9660, XFS, HPFS, NTFS, DOS and VFAT). It will also support Harddisk Types IDE, SATA, SCSI, PCMCIA, RAID, LVM2, and Network like Ethernet,DSL,cable,PPP,PPPOE. This Cd is equiped with a very good collection of recovery utilities.

Some of RIPLinux Tools:

* ssh/sshd, mutt, links, fetchmail , wget, msmtp, lftp, Firefox
* cdrwtool, mkudffs and pktsetup for optical media.
* system Tools : lshw, atop, htop, dmesg, dmidecode, mount utility
* HDD / Partition Tools : fdisk, Ghost, cfdisk For Linux, GParted, Grub, Partimage, Testdisk
* fsck.reiserfs and 'fsck.reiser4 to check and repair filesystem ReiserFS
* jfs_fsck to check and repair a Linux file system JFS.
* e2fsck to check and repair a Linux file system ext2 or ext3.
* ntfsresize for resizing the Windows NTFS without losing data.
* ntfs-3g to write to Windows NTFS.
* chntpw can view information and user passwords on Windows systems.
* cmospwd allows you to retrieve password from CMOS / BIOS.

Download ISO
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