Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Installing Kazam Screencaster (Ubuntu 11.04)

To solve the missing dependency problem first download libmatroska0 and convert it from .rpm to .deb using Alien (available from repository).

cd Downloads
sudo alien -k libmatroska0-0.8.0-0.1.102plf.i586.rpm

Install the file using Synaptic and then add the ppa:and471/kazam-daily-builds repositories to your sources list...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:and471/kazam-daily-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam
 To start Kazam press Alt+F2 and type: kazam

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Using "get_iplayer" For Linux

Install from distro repositories. To retrieve the list of available shows, type...
To narrow the search down to specific shows: in this instance Doctor Who, type...
get_iplayer doctor
To download a programme, using the programme number, use the following command... 
get_iplayer --get 607 --vmode=flashhd
Note: If get_iplayer isn't in the repositories, download the tarball and extract it to preferred location. To run, navigate to the folder using a terminal, then type..
 To download radio, to pull up the streams try...
 get_iplayer --type=radio
To download in all audio formats type...
 get_iplayer --type=radio --get --amode=iphone,flashaac,flashaudio --pid b00jtm1l

Removing Global Menu (Ubuntu 12.04)

To remove the global menu, either type...
 sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt
... into a terminal, or remove "appmenu-gtk", "appmenu-gtk3" and "appmenu-qt" manually through the Software Centre.

N.B. To re-enable type into a terminal...
sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt
 Also disable the Global Menu Bar Integration  add-on in Firefox (Tools>Add-ons>Extensions.)

Pidgin System Tray Icon Not Showing Up (Ubuntu 11.04)

To solve the issue of the pidgin system tray icon not showing up in Natty, type into a terminal...
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"

Fix "NTFS Configuration Utility" ("No Such File") Error

To fix the "OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/hal/fdi/policy'" error, either, install "hal" from the software centre, or, create an empty policy file by opening a terminal and typing...
cd /etc
sudo mkdir hal
cd hal
sudo mkdir fdi
cd fdi
sudo gedit policy
...save and exit, close terminal, and launch ntfs-config by typing...
gksu ntfs-config 

Solving "Input Signal Out of Range" Error on Bootup

After installing Ubuntu, on restart, the error warning "Input Signal out of range" error can come up. To fix it, open a terminal and type...
gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
... and unhash the line...
 ... so it reads...
 ... or whatever resolution you desire, then save and exit the document.

Then type...
sudo update-grub

Monday, 2 May 2011

Fixing Firefox 3.5.x Flash problem

To prevent the repo version of Firefox 3.5.x crashing on full screening flash content, change the start command to...

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 firefox %u