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Take Awesome Webshots with the Linux Command Line

khtml2png is a helpful tool for capturing an image of a webpage with ease. It's nice to use because it will get the entire length of the site, no matter whether it is fully visible in the browser. And, it sure beats shell scripting Firefox to open on a different display and capturing an image with Imagemagick

Howto install Cherokee web server with MySQL, PHP support on Jaunty

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, SSI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, Virtual hosts, Authentication, on the fly encoding, Load Balancing, Apache compatible log files, Data Base Balancing, Reverse HTTP Proxy, Traffic Shaper, Video Streaming and much more.

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Introduction to Web Development with Emacs

Emacs is an absolutely wonderful text editor for designers, and it can speed up development time with a series of helpful shortcuts, even for a Textmate diehard. Unfortunately, Emacs can have a steep learning curve, so I figured I would provide a basic introduction for using Emacs as a web development environment.

Forget About Photoshop: Five CSS Hacks to Help You Stop Using Images

When you are laying out a new design for a web site, the last thing you generally want to do is create a ton of images for the layout. You might make a rounded corner or shadowed text in Photoshop, but that is wasted time if the client doesn’t like it or the website doesn’t turn out as expected. Therefore, here’s a list of some of the different CSS hacks you can use to get around using images.

Back In Time – A Simple backup tool for ubuntu

Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from “flyback project” and “TimeVault”.The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.Keep in mind that Back In Time is just a GUI. The real magic is done by rsync (take snapshots and restore), diff (check if somethind changed) and cp (make hardlinks).

Back In Time acts as a “user mode” backup system. This means that you can backup/restore only folders you have write access to (actually you can backup read-only folders, but you can’t restore them).

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Ubuntu hangs at boot with video card

I finally got Ubuntu 9.04 installed and all was well.

But I couldn't leave well enough alone.

I installed a video card - NVIDIA Ge Force 5200 (256MB).

Now Ubuntu hangs at the boot screen and I have to manually shut down to reboot. I tried reinstalling - didn't help.

Here's the specs:

Dell Dimension 2300
windows XP sp3
Pentium 4 - 2 Ghz
640 MB RAM
160 GB Hard Drive

Also - ubuntu is installed inside windows xp. I installed the driver that came with the card.The card works fine in windows.

I'd love to hear any suggestions.

Any ideas?

TV-Browser – Online Digital TV Guide in Ubuntu

TV-Browser is a simple Digital TV Guide that supports more than 500 TV channels and 80 Radio stations. TV-Browser collects TV program information from different sources on the internet and presents it neatly as a Digital TV Guide with pictures where there possible (if there are no copyright issues).TV-Browser is a free opensource software licensed under GPL that can run on multiple platforms like Windows, Linux, MacOS & OS/2 as it is Java based and requires only the SUN Java runtime environment to work properly.

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Trying to boot from 8.10 CD

After booting with the CD inserted I arrive at the screen with the option "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". After selecting this option I see a bar graph on the monitor that indicates progress. Once that bar graph reaches maximum the screen goes black. The cursor is visible and responsive but otherwise the screen is blank. Waiting doesn't seem to help.

Any suggestions?

I'm eager to install ubuntu, but if I can't get it to work from the CD I don't see any point in going for a full install.

BSNL's WLL(Clarity IIA) does not work with Ubuntu jaunty(9.04)

I done the following(and many others also):

1. Just download this executable…..bsnlclarity and save it to your home folder.

2. Connect your phone to the system with the usb cable.

3. Now at terminal type

$ sudo ./bsnlclarity

You will be asked for your username and password for accessing the internet enter it …..
now start surffing

Ctrl+C to stop

Here is the step by step method

1) Step 1 Load the driver

$ sudo /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0×15eb product=0×0001

2) load ppp driver

$ sudo /sbin/modprobe ppp_generic

3) Check dmesg output

$ sudo dmesg

I got
[ 227.271459] /build/buildd/linux-2.6.24/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 227.271485] usbserial_generic 2-1:1.0: generic converter detected
[ 227.271616] usb 2-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 227.271627] usbserial_generic 2-1:1.1: generic converter detected
[ 227.271687] usb 2-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB1

Stealth Checking Xbox 360 Games With abgx360 and Nautilus

If you’re like me, you’ve jumped through a million hoops to get abgx360gui working. But you can only get the command line interface working. No problem, we’ll create a script for Nautilus to easily launch abgx360 to check your Xbox 360 games.

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Acer Travelmate 4060

My notebook has 512mb of memory and I want to upgrade to 2GB. What brand and type is the best?

Ubuntu 9.04 won't recognise LinuxMint installation CD

Hi, I'd be really grateful for any help that anyone can give. I successfully installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a laptop inherited from a relative, but I now want to load LinuxMint instead. I got hold of an installation CD, but the problem is that when I put it in the drive, Ubuntu just totally fails to recognise what it is. I just get a message saying I've put a blank CD in the drive, and asking what I want to do with it. I know there's nothing wrong with the CD as it works fine on my Windows XP pc, and it's not the drive as Ubuntu quite happily recognises and plays CDs and DVDs. I've been into the bios and made the optical drive the primary boot source, but to no avail. I'm really worried because if I can't use *any* OS installation CDs in the future, then I'm stuck with Ubuntu. I'd really welcome some help, preferably in really basic, step by step plain English as I'm totally new to Linux. Thanks!

How to Install Tuxonice in Ubuntu

TuxOnIce is most easily described as the Linux equivalent of Windows’ hibernate functionality,but better. It saves the contents of memory to disk and powers down. When the computer is started up again, it reloads the contents and the user can continue from where they left off. No documents need to be reloaded or applications reopened and the process is much faster than a normal shutdown and start up.

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online videos

With ubuntu 9.04, I can't watch movies online. All I get is a black screen or no response at all. Help!!!

Finding solution for RealPlayer installation

I'd try to install RealPlayer using .deb files since I cant play any .mp3 and .avi files but i got "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: lsb (>= 3.1)" during the installation. Can anyone help me with this. Thank you