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Skype problem

Posted 04-20-2011 at 02:07 PM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

It happened again!
Updated Skype, video wouldn't work and it made my voice sound like donald duck!

Have discovered that with some installations Skype video won't work.
So....Try adding this as the properties of a shortcut:

(System >Preferences >Keyboard Shortcuts)

env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

I've saved mine as Ctrl + Alt + S

No more problems..
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Gnome-open

Posted 04-18-2011 at 12:56 PM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

Open a text file in CLI

If you are working on the command line and you want an application to open a text file, do it
running a command.
However, this requires you to know the name of the application, which can be difficult to remember,(bad memory!) Especially if you don't know what application it was written in! But Linux has a solution for people like us. Its called gnome-open.

Gnome-open actually makes use of the gnome file handlers to decide what kind...
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Why didn't I do that?

Posted 04-11-2011 at 10:45 AM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)
Tags tips, tricks, ubuntu

Excuses
If you want an excuse and can't think up a witty one, try this:

Type the following or copy and paste, into a terminal:

Code:
echo `telnet bofh.jeffballard.us 666 2>/dev/null` |grep --color -o "Your excuse is:.*$"
(this is an excerpt from Linux Gimux.pdf)
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Linux Gimux...Amazing Collection

Posted 04-11-2011 at 10:36 AM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

OK....
So I'm pretty sure that THIS link now works, (this is soooooo embarassing!)
Again, sorry to everyone; try the following:

https://secure1.storegate.com/Shares...0-000000000000

Hope you find it worth it!
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Amazing collection

Posted 04-04-2011 at 12:58 PM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)
Updated 04-09-2011 at 02:21 PM by myklmar

Linux Gimux Vol 1.

This is a 28 page PDF e-book of collected "tips, tricks, scripts and bits "

I have found these to be extremely helpful and so have collected them into one document, so that whenever I forget how to do something......there it is!

https://secure1.storegate.com/Shares...0-000000000000
...
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