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Jul
9
comment How do I convert an SVG to a PDF on Linux
@PeterHorvath: Thanks for the feedback. I've changed the sentence to: rsvg-convert -f pdf doesn't rasterize the SVG. This is true now. Please reconsider your downvote. The first line of the man page (turn SVG files into raster images) is inaccurate, it doesn't apply to rsvg-convert -f pdf.
Jun
18
comment Command-line desktop notifications on on Ubuntu Lucid
For me, multiple notifications are supported on Ubuntu Lucid. To revert the changes, do a sudo apt-get install --reinstall ... on all packages containing all changed files. (Use dpkg -S ... to find out which packages contain which files.)
Feb
28
comment Tools for downloading a Flash video file on Linux
JDownloader is easy to install and works fine on Linux as well.
Feb
23
comment How do I convert an SVG to a PDF on Linux
justingordon: I don't know, you can ask this as a separate StackOverflow question.
Jan
17
comment how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?
It indeed works, see errge's answer. What do you mean by it won't work?
Jan
17
comment how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?
This answer can't be good because with the -no-remote flag a new Firefox instance is started, and the question requires reusing the existing Firefox instances if they are already running.
Jan
17
comment how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?
This answer can't be good because the command-line doesn't contain the required profile to use.
Sep
27
comment How to open huge PNG image
I'd look at the memory usage and swap settings of GIMP, set them up properly so that it has a specific upper limit (e.g. 10 GB) on its memory use, and then I'd open the image with GIMP.
Sep
2
comment NetworkManager in text mode for Ubuntu Lucid
A quick follow-up: wicd didn't work out for me, sometimes it failed to connect to hidden wireless networks, and GUI integration wasn't good enough. I ended up switching back to NetworkManager, using cnetworkmanager and nmcli to drive it from the command-line.
Mar
9
comment Any way to increase pagefile above 4096 MB?
@Ramhound: Some 32 bit operating systems can use more than 4GB of RAM and more than 4GB of page files -- 32-bit Windows XP can't, but other 32 bit operating systems (such as i386 Linux with PAE enabled) can. So it's not necessary to install a 64 bit operating system to use a larger page file.
Jan
24
comment Linux filesystem with inodes close on the disk
Thank you for mentioning btrfs. Unfortunately I couldn't find the feature you mentioned. spinics.net/lists/linux-btrfs/msg05617.html says that in July 2010 this was not possible. Could you please cite your source stating otherwise.
Jan
11
comment How to TRIM/DISCARD a whole SSD partition on Linux?
Thank you for the tip! FYI After TRIMming, writes some blocks with metadata for an empty ext4 filesystem, so the a few percent of the partition remains unTRIMmed.
Nov
4
comment Full HD video playback acceleration with mplayer on Ubuntu Lucid
Intel's video driver supports accelerated video decoding (intellinuxgraphics.org/h264.html) with a fork of mplayer (gitorious.org/vaapi/mplayer) The minimum Linux kernel version seems to be 3.2.x, which is not available for Ubuntu Lucid.
Nov
4
comment Full HD video playback acceleration with mplayer on Ubuntu Lucid
mplayer2 doesn't support VA-API yet: devel.mplayer2.org/ticket/17
Sep
24
comment Cut (smart edit) .mts (AVCHD Progressive) files un Ubuntu Lucid
@slhck: AVCHD already contains H.264 video, so there is no need to reencode it.
Sep
24
comment Cut (smart edit) .mts (AVCHD Progressive) files un Ubuntu Lucid
@slhck: No, I don't have space for a lossless format or intra-frame only, and I also don't have the for that very slow conversion. Can you recommend an ffmpeg command-line which doesn't distort, but it keeps the original video stream?
Jul
10
comment How to TRIM/DISCARD a whole SSD partition on Linux?
@joe: Your ATA Secure Erase link doesn't even mention parititions. I don't want to erase the entire drive, just a partition. And I don't want to risk accidentally erasing the whole drive.
Apr
28
comment Log HTTP and HTTPS browser traffic, decrypting the latter
Firebug+NetExport work like a charm for me on Linux. They export SSL traffic unencrypted (just as I wished). I'd be happy to accept your answer, but please remove all other propositions (or move them to a separate answer) first.
Apr
24
comment Log HTTP and HTTPS browser traffic, decrypting the latter
Which of the tools you mention can save a dump of all logged communication to disk? httpFox can't. httpScoop is Mac-only, and I was asking for a Linux solution. httpWatch is Windows-only, and I was asking for a Linux solution. Fiddler is Windows-only, and I was asking for a Linux solution. Charles Proxy is Mac-only, and I was asking for a Linux solution. Thank you for mentioning Firebug+NetExport, that can potentially work.
Mar
11
comment Recursive filesystem notifications (inotify) for Ubuntu Karmic Koala
I need solution which is fast to load (at reboot) and doesn't have race conditions. My filesystem indeed has about 1 million files in 10000 folders. Thus iwatch and inotifywatch don't work for me.