Well, I’ve been testing CMS systems for quite some time. While most of them are very nice, some powerful, some simple to setup, none are easy to use by an “end user”. At least, that’s what I thought until I tried gp|Easy.
Posted by rockpenguin on August 22, 2010
Posted by rockpenguin on August 2, 2010
Well, it’s been awhile since I posted last. Been a little busy.
Where I work, we have to convert a lot of audio/video to another format for transcription purposes. Mplayer and ffmpeg have been lifesavers for me. However, getting setup to convert the newer .MTS (AVCHD) files that the latest videocams use was a little tedious as Google searches often yielded a lot of results that were not quite the solution I needed for Ubuntu 10.04. I realize this is a moving target for each release of Ubuntu, but hopefully this will help Ubuntu users (NOTE: this is more helpful for me as I will forget how to do this in 2 weeks). Here goes nothing!
OK, ready? Get a cup of coffee as this is going to take awhile…
Posted by rockpenguin on March 5, 2009
Here is one that took a bit o’ detective work to solve. A client of mine was lamenting how they couldn’t print multiple copies to their HP4200 printers, unless the document was longer than one page. If the document was one page, you could set the number of copies to one bazillion and it would still only print one copy.
A Google search turned up a boatload of hits, but no fix. The solutions ranged from unchecking/checking “collate”, disabling “mopier/job storage” options, etc., etc. Tried them all to no avail.
But then the answer came down from high, so I’ll spare you the boring details of how I arrived at the solution. Actually it was part luck, and part deductive reasoning (well, OK, mostly luck). The answer simply boiled down to the Print Processor setting. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by rockpenguin on November 1, 2008
Here are the steps:
Posted by rockpenguin on October 10, 2008
I use Virtualbox for all of my virtual machining needs. For some of my guest vms I like to use “host” networking, meaning that essentially the vm will share the hosts network adapter using a bridge and a TAP interface on the host computer to perform its virtual networking magic. However, it can be a little more tricky to setup than using Virtualbox’s other type of networking, NAT.
However, with two packages “bridge-utils” and “uml-utilities” the chore of setting up a bridge interface on Ubuntu (and maybe even Debian) is almost pain free. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by rockpenguin on May 21, 2008
Using SMB/CIFS under Nautilus was too slow. For Windows shares that I use regularly I figured it would be faster and easier to have the share mounted permanently as part of the file system. This also has the benefit of all Linux programs being able to access the files, not just Gnome based apps. Here is how I mounted a R/W Windows share under Linux. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by rockpenguin on March 16, 2008
Below are the steps to remove a virtual machine from the command line:
- Remove the disk from the VM:
VBoxManage modifyvm xfce-test -hda none
- Unregister the VM:
VBoxManage unregistervm xfce-test
- Unregister the disk (vdi):
VBoxManage unregisterimage disk /path/to/vdi
Posted by rockpenguin on February 24, 2008
Posted by rockpenguin on February 3, 2008
Well, every time I install SAMBA I go through fits trying to remember how to link it up with Windows AD. Well, now that I’ve got this handy blog I am going to record it once and for all. I take no credit for any of the steps below. They are all taken from various sources I found on the ‘net. YMMV… Read the rest of this entry »