Tag Archive for Linux

Google Finally Annouces Chrome OS

Yes, after months weaiting for the big news to be released, Google have finally announced that the deskop / laptop / netbook operating system will be called Chrome OS, and it will be available soon.   Really we all new as soon as Google released Android that a pc operating system must have been in the…

The Easiest Way to Test Websites in Multiple Browsers

I have recently been experimenting more with Linux (Ubuntu distribution) and have recently discovered the power of running Virtual Machines. I started investigating after it was suggested that the safest way to run Windows was inside a Virtual Machine running on Linux, as this helps to stop and contain viruses and Trojans. However, virtual boxes…

Sound Lost When Transferring from MPG to FLV

I have a problem that I am struggling to resolve. When I convert a video recorded using my Sony Camcorder from MPG to FLV, using FFMPEG, I lose the sound. I have done a little reading, and am currently struggling to fix this problem, but I think that is has something to do with some…

Converting MPG to FLV Using FFMPEG

I have recently bought a Sony DCR-SR35E Hard Disc Drive Handycam to film my baby son, but was struggling to find a way to showing the videos online, without having to resort to using public video sharing portals such as YouTube. The solution is to use FFMPEG to convert the .mpg files (which Sony Camcorders…

Installing JAlbum on Ubuntu Linux

As I use JAlbum to generate web albums, I need to install it onto my Linux machine. To do so I had to upgrade my Java Virtual Machine to Sun’s latest version. I decided to use the Synaptic Package Manager for this, as I was not entirely sure which packages I needed to install. With…

Bluefish – Linux just gets better.

The first time I looked at Linux was when I used a Knoppix Live CD. The reason I used the CD was actually to rescue some files from my wife’s hard drive after her windows installation died. While browsing through the applications on Knoppix I was quite impressed with the Bluefish HTML/web designers editor. Ubuntu…

Webmin Control Panel Installation for Ubuntu

OK, I have been trying to do everything so far through the terminal, so better understand and learn about the Linux operating system, but I am now finding it more difficult to work out how to configure my server to allow me to host websites. So I have decided that I require a control panel…

Molly Guard Installed

OK. just read up on what Molly-Guard is, and it is just a way to prevent the server being accidentely shut down remotely. There is a nice little story behind its definition: What is Molly Guard? A shield to prevent tripping of some Big Red Switch by clumsy or ignorant hands. Originally used of the…

HTTP and SSH now set up on my home server.

Well, it seemed extremely easy in the end to set up a home server. I feel that I have not advanced my understanding of Linux a great deal, but I did manage to get a server up an running, of sorts. At least, I think that it is up and running OK. I accessed my…

Good Tuition Makes Fast Progress with Linux

Got lots of help and advice this evening from my mate who is a bit of a wizard with computers. This evening I learnt these handy commands: (find . -type f -name ‘*.htm*’); do (to find all files within a directory that end in .htm or .hmtl or .htmanything) tar cvzf ~/mybackup.tar . (to back…

Linux Apache MySQL PHP Server aka LAMP

Just found this page on the Ubuntu website, bookmarking it here. Looks like need to make some changes to get the .htaccess working. Also seems that I could have installed LAMP automatically with this command: To install the default LAMP stack in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) In Feisty, the Ubuntu base system includes Tasksel. You…

Problem with permissions

OK, it seems that I have a problem with permissions now (I initially thought that my .htaccess file is missing, which has code in to allow php to be parsed in html files). Anyway, I decided to create a new .htaccess first, using: sudo gedit /var/www/.htaccess and got this message: (gedit:8583): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting…

Linux Ubuntu – a Whole New World

As part of my ongoing self education of the internet and computers in general, I have just installed the open source operating system, Linux, onto my old Athlon 1Ghz pc. I chose Ubuntu (version 7.04) as I was advised that it is a very “newbie” friendly distribution. It was a breeze to install, there were…