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A Day in the Life of Your Average Linux User: Rails on Ubuntu

Posted 11-18-2009 at 07:02 AM by Murdock1979

*Disclaimer: the following narration is for entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect any real scenarios...or does it?

Let's follow a seemingly "simple" task for an average Linux user:

Scenario: Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu System

This sounds simple enough. Anyone familiar with Rails, knows there are 4 easy steps to installing a Rails web model:
1. Install Rubygems
2. Update Ruby Gem system
3. Install...
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XGL / Compiz & KDE

Posted 09-16-2006 at 08:03 AM by carl0ski

XGL may be blasted as eye candy , that may be true but it is also very productive.
The eye candy is in reality a side effect of the highly responsive nature of hardware drawn dektops
Windows move and scroll real time, Pages of text scroll by smoothly and dont grind down your machine.


The Novell guide went off without a hitch
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/17174.html

However some available option are out of date since it is fairly...
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K9Copy: A gift from god - Backup DVD Disc/image or VOB files to x264 file with AC3 Sound

Posted 01-10-2007 at 04:24 AM by carl0ski

I saw this new x264 and felt in has evolved to a point it is a healthy choice for backing up my media

My goal copy a DVD to a High Quality x264 AVI file without losing the original digital 6 channel sound.

Tools needed

K9Copy
Transcode
x264
Mplayer w/ Mencoder
libdvdcss

First thing load k9copy
1- Put your DVD in you drive, open the DVD

From here you can rip to mpeg-4 , shrink dvd to a dvd-r...
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Truecrypt Ubuntu Hardy (linux kernel 2.6.24 +)

Posted 01-01-2008 at 06:43 AM by carl0ski


After hours of fiddling i found a method of installing Truecrypt

What you'll need
$sudo apt-get build-essentials dmsetup linux-sources-`uname -r`
$cd /usr/src
$sudo tar -xvjpf linux-sources-`uname -r`.tar.bz2
$sudo ln -s linux-sources-`uname -r` /usr/src/linux

#patch i needed in Gentoo emerge tree
I needed to patch my kernel with the following
Code:
diff -Nrup a/Linux/Kernel/Dm-target.c b/Linux/Kernel/Dm-target.c
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Mass File Renamer: By Number Sequence

Posted 09-13-2008 at 09:19 PM by ghostdog74

Code:
#!/bin/bash
## Change file names into a sequence of numbers.
NO_ARGS=0 
E_OPTERROR=65
DEBUG=0
FNAME="f"
maxdepth=1
directory=`pwd`
set -o noglob

#---- Functions ------------#

usage() {
 printf "Usage: `basename $0` [-D directory] [-M depth]  [-s startseq] [-e endseq] [-p pattern] [-d] [-X] [filename(s)]\n"
 cat << EOF
        -D : starting directory. Default=current
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