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Make it so!

Posted 09-04-2011 at 02:21 AM by m3rl1n

Jean-Luc Picard: captain of star ship Enterprise. His log entries always intriged me. I guess I will be using 'my blog' as a log just like he does. It is not coincidental that I use his name. In 1985 I had an awkward experience as I was expectingly staring at my newly purhased Tandy 1000ex. I remember waiting for something bad to happen to the A:> (a-prompt) on my amber monochrome screen.

There were no programs available other than a dull calendar, at the time supplied on a 5.25"...
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7 reasons why Ubuntu is so successful

Posted 07-06-2011 at 04:01 AM by dEnDrOn

1) A good start: Ubuntu started with a strong background. It wasn’t “yet another” distribution, it was a distribution that had a vision and enough people and money behind it to support that vision.

2) Easy and straightforward installation: From the text-based installer of the first few versions, to the point&click installer of today, ubuntu always had a very straightforward and simple installation. Every step of the installer was explained in a short, yet clear manner that made...
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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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