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Japanese input entry support

Posted 06-09-2011 at 09:35 AM by neonsignal

Adding support for keyboard entry of Japanese characters is straightforward using scim-anthy:
Code:
apt-get install scim-anthy
The input method is set to 'scim via scim-bridge', by running im-switch
Code:
im-switch -c
Then the X session will need to be restarted, and by default the key combination ctrl-space is used to switch between input methods.
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identifying a DVD type

Posted 06-09-2011 at 09:20 AM by neonsignal

The dvd+rw-tools package can be used to identify the type of a DVD in the drive:
Code:
dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
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scripted email

Posted 06-09-2011 at 09:17 AM by neonsignal

Email can be sent from the command line using mail (assuming that the mail agent has been configured to be able to access an appropriate smtp server if there is no local one).
Code:
mail -s 'subject' recipient@example.net <message.txt
This can be useful for example in a cron job to send an update.

If more formatting control is required, then html email can also be sent:
Code:
mail -a 'Content-type: text/html' -s 'subject' recipient@example.net
...
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DLNA server with 64 bit Ubuntu that works with Google TV

Posted 06-08-2011 at 07:22 PM by jkzfixme

I have tried quite a few DLNA server with my Google TV , and TVMobili seems to work the best for me. Due to the fact that I am running an AMD 64 bit processor I had to go a few small extra steps to get the streaming goodness.

First you need to download the latest greatest Debian based package by opening up a terminal and pasting the following.

Next you need to install getlibs which...
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Rise to the challenge

Posted 06-07-2011 at 10:12 AM by wild2b1

In passing my boss says you know we really need to have a Linux Server set up so that we can do some testing on it, my ears perked up. Up until now i had two quarters of training on Linux, way back when Fedora 4 was all the rage..

He said to me you did some Linux Admin didnt you, given that i hardly remembered anything i said i will do it but i will have to learn everything over.

And now here I am..i set up my own box using this guide http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...04-ispconfig-3
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