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Subtitleeditor-0.8.0 stable, a Linux subtitles editor

Posted by chantra on 1st June 2006

A new release of subtitleeditor, a GTK+2 subtitle editor for linux, is out. Bug fixes from alpha versions, new features...

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How-To smbfs: smbmnt must be installed suid root

Posted by chantra on 31st May 2006

Quite often, when using program such as smb4k, I encountered the following error:

smbmnt must be installed suid root for direct user mounts

This happens because some linux distribution does not configure smbfs properly such as a normal user can mount samba files.

This how-to will show how to simply resolve this issue.

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Ubuntu Live Chat Support

Posted by chantra on 22nd May 2006

As a user friendly Linux Distribution, the Ubuntu developper are working on an easy access to the ubuntu support channels on freenode.

Ubuntu Live Chat Support is basically a new application that will ask you for a username as well as a password to log into irc.freenode.net. In case you do not have a freenode irc account, it will take you through the required steps to create a new account.

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How To: Xgl and Compiz on Ubuntu Dapper

Posted by chantra on 12th May 2006

Xgl along with compiz offer new features to the Unix Desktop Environment.

Xgl is a new Xserver on top of OpenGL and compiz the window manager using Xgl enhancements.

This How to will go through the installation process and the way to configure it in Gnome.

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Ubuntu Dapper Repository

Posted by chantra on 9th May 2006

Hi,

I'm pleased to announce that I've setted up an Ubuntu Dapper .deb Repository available at debuntu.org.

The repository is hosted on http://repository.debuntu.org/.

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Ubuntu Default Root Password or the sudo way

Posted by chantra on 24th April 2006

The first time I installed Ubuntu on a computer, I was rather used to debian and went through the whole install process easily.

When I rebooted my system and open a text-console, my first action was to su - in order to gain root's grants. What a surprise when I was promted for a password. Damn, What was it?!?

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gaim-2.0.0beta3 .deb package for ubuntu dapper

Posted by chantra on 19th April 2006

Gaim-2.0 is not yet stable, but beta versions are out :) . Since March 29th, 2006, the beta version has been released.

It doesn't seem that gaim-2.0 is going to make it into Ubuntu Dapper.

I've created a .deb for gaim-2.0. People who want to try it out are welcome ;).

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How To: synchronising subtitles with subtitleeditor

Posted by chantra on 18th April 2006

In a previous article I introduced subtitleeditor and explained how-to create a new subtitle from scratch. This article is going to explain how you can synchronise subtitles with subtitle editor. From changing the framerate to moving subtitles or scaling, here we go.

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How To: editing subtitles with subtitleeditor

Posted by chantra on 12th April 2006

In a previous article, I introduced gsubedit, a GNOME Subtitle Editor for linux using GTK. It was the best subtitles editor I'd ever found for linux.

Recently, I found a new project, that even it is quite young, has a lot to offer. Namely subtitleeditor. It supports any kind of subtitles format, allows you to move, change framerate and much more.

Here is an introduction to subtitleeditor.
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Site Changed

Posted by chantra on 6th April 2006

I finally took some time looking around for a good blogging system and finally made my mind up for wordpress.
So here is a new layout and a lot of things to come.

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