Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Remove the Trillian opening splash screen

Go to Program Files/Trillian/users/default and open the file "trillian.ini" (only shown as "trillian" if you have the "hide extension for known file types" option ticked in folder options) with a text editor.

Change the text.....

show loading=1


show loading=0

If you'd like to remove the closing splash screen too, simply change the 1 value in "show closing" to 0.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Getting Encoders To Work In KAudioCreator

To prevent the "Selected encoder was not found" message in KAudioCreator on ripping, do the following.

1. For Ogg Vorbin encoding, simply install the "vorbis-tools" package through synaptic or apt-get, which installs the "oggenc" encoder needed to rip to ogg vorbis.

2. For MP3 encoding, install the "lame" package through synaptic.

3. For FLAC encoding, install the "flac" package from synaptic.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

"System Locale Charset" error in KDE

As root type in.....

dpkg-reconfigure locales

.....and make sure only the "en_GB" option is enabled before pressing ok.

Type in.....


....as both root and user. You may further need to type in.....

export LC_ALL="en_GB.UTF-8"

Hit ctrl, alt, backspace to log out of KDE. Log back in again the problem should be solved.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Problems booting up the Live CD

Codes to try if booting from the live CD fails for some reason


Use with Mint

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Stop Bouncing Mouse Cursor (Mepis 7.0)

Go to System Configuration/Appearance and Themes/Launch Feedback and change the busy icon setting to "no busy cursor".

Removing Mouse-Over Effects

Simply go to Configure Panel>Appearance and untick "Enable icon mouseover effects"

Playing DVD's (Mepis 7.0)

First you need to install the "libdvdcss2" software. To do so type into a console (as su).....

kate /etc/apt/sources.list

and unhash the line which reads.....

# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main

so that it reads......

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main

Reload your sources, either via Apt with the "update" command, or via Synaptic with the "reload" button. Then search for and install the libdvdcss2 package. DVD's will now play in Kaffeine, KM Player etc.