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Old 12-19-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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Talking The answers without questions thread....

Usually the person without the knowledge lacks it so bad as not to know The Right Question to ask....

So, if you have waded through all the packages and found The Right Answer....

...stop waiting for The Right Question that may never come and just tell us The Answer in this thread.


The Right program for converting loads of sounds files to The Right format for the dodgy player in your car or whatever is "soundkonverter". That 'k' is not a typo.

The Right firefox addon for writing long screeds in text boxes is "It's all text".

The right program to tune your guitar is gtkguitune, but if you're so far out as not to have a clue... audacity is lets you see sound.

Keep the Answers coming, why bother to wait for the questions!
Old 12-19-2008, 06:07 AM   #2
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easytag is what you were looking for all this time... to modify your mp3 tags!

etracer is that tux racing game... but free!

sick of top? Try htop!
Old 12-22-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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htop - Good one! Thanks... I like the F key access to the sort by fields. Even has a tree view to subsume pstree!

tree - For the cmdline type of guy who wants to know the directory layout.
Old 12-22-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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Start a movie on another machine. SSH in then execute one of these:

mplayer -v -display :0 myvideo.avi

will work if you have one video card. If you have more than one card, then something like this might be needed:

mplayer -v -adapter 0 -display :0 myvideo.avi

This command will start it fullscreen on the default display:

mplayer -fs -v -display :0 myvideo.avi
Old 12-22-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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For those handy, nice and very helpful videos showing how "stuff is done", you use a screencast programm and the best one for Linux is "recordmydesktop" to record your Gimp/Inkscape/Scribus/Blender/Whatever tutorials.

Comes with both a Qt and Gtk interface.
Old 12-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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Here's a couple from my notes:

shred will erase and overwrite sensitive files (you can even use it on Windows machines if you boot from a Live Linux CD like Knoppix).

ffmpeg can be used to convert Flash Video to MP4 format such as with the command "ffmpeg -i filename.flv -ar 22050 newfile.avi"


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