Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Digital photo management application for Linux: digiKam

digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX.

The people who inspired digiKam's design are the photographers like you who want to view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs under Linux systems.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tiny Core Linux 3.2 released

Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk. The core runs entirely in ram and boots very quickly. Also offered is Micro Core a 6 MB image that is the console based engine of Tiny Core. CLI versions of Tiny Core's program allows the same functionality of Tiny Core's extensions only starting with a console based system.

It is not a complete desktop nor is all hardware completely supported. It represents only the core needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop typically with wired internet access.

The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a netbook, an appliance, or server, selectable by the user by installing additional applications from online repositories, or easily compiling most anything you desire using tools provided.


Thursday, October 07, 2010

Qt SDK 2010.05.1 for Linux released

After the 2010.05 release of the Qt SDK, which accompanied Qt 4.7.0, we got word that Creator and the apps created with the packaged Qt would not look native on Gnome. This was caused by a missing GTK style plugin, which caused Qt to fall back to the non-native CleanLooks style.

The now released 2010.05.1 packages address this specific issue. Qt SDK 2010.05.1 is thus only available for x86 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit) Linux environments.

Source: Qt Labs - Developer Blogs: Qt SDK 2010.05.1 for Linux released

Friday, September 10, 2010

Convert MP4 to FLV on ubuntu

In Ubuntu, start Synaptic Package Manager, search the following two packages, and mark for installation.

This package contains the ffplay multimedia player, the ffserver streaming
server and the ffmpeg audio and video encoder. They support most existing
file formats (AVI, MPEG, OGG, Matroska, ASF...) and encoding formats (MPEG,
DivX, MPEG4, AC3, DV...).

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and
encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible
MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated
using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Friday, August 06, 2010

How to check MAC address on Ubuntu

Start a Terminal, type the command:


You will see your MAC address in HWaddr of your device.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Install c++ in ubuntu using Synaptic Package Manager

To install c++ in ubuntu, start Synaptic Package Manager from System of Ubuntu menu -> Administration

search g++ (GNC c++ compiler) and right click to mark for installation, and then mark additional required changes.

Install c++ in ubuntu using Synaptic Package Manager

Click Apply

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Install Sun JDK(JRE) on Fedora 13

Install Sun JDK(JRE) on Fedora 13

The steps below installs the Java SE Runtime Environment using an RPM binary bundle, on a 32-bit Linux as a example (include the newest Fedora 13).

Download JDK(JRE) RPM Linux from Sun's download page(http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp), to any directory that you want. For myself.

Start a Terminal (Fedora's Top Menu -> Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal) and switch to the downloaded folder.

Swith to SU
and also enter the password.

set the executable permissions of the downloaded file.
$chmod a+x jdk-6u20-linux-i586-rpm.bin

execute the file.

Accept the terms.

Sun JDK on Fedora 13

The downloaded RPM file can be deleted after installation.