For Christmas I got a Kindle 3 and it was instantly filled with Free eBooks (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) and research papers (PDFs). I found myself wanting to be able to automatically synchronize it with a folder on my desktop when it was plugged in and found no one else had posted online how to do […]
Previously I was having problems with Ubuntu dropping wifi connections and failing to reconnect, to solve this I wrote a script which would kill the network-manager and then connect using iwconfig commands (here). While this works fine, it felt a little hacky, having to have a script running as sudo constantly in the background […]
If you’re getting this error but you’re still connected to the internet this page might help. This error is sometimes caused by repository’s which are down or broken.
Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection.
From terminal run the following command:
sudo apt-get update
If the output runs through a few […]
Having gone through several upgrades and countless repository’s added to the software sources, things can begin to get really messy really quickly and often begin to screw up when updating the system if you’re not careful. You may find yourself, like I have, wanting to restore your sources.list file back to its default in […]
A quick guide for getting pyrobot running in Ubuntu, I’ve managed to get it running on 32bit and 64bit Ubuntu (10.10) so follow the guide accordingly to whichever architecture you’re using (64bit is about half way down the post).
1. Download this file, or copy the below into a file and save it […]
Attempting Boot From USB Device
SYSLINUX 3.63 Debian-2008-07-15 EBIOS Copyright (C) 1994-2008 H. Peter Anvin Unknown keyword in configuration file. boot: _
After creating a USB bootable version of Ubuntu from the Startup Disk Creator (or usb-creator-gtk) and attempting to boot, I was greeted by the error above. It might […]
Remember this Photoshop CS5 sneak peak showing off it’s latest and greatest feature Content-Aware Fill a couple months ago, well it turns out a reasonably old plug-in for GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) named Resynthesizer seems to work just as great and because it is what it is, it’s free and open-source.
Installing on Ubuntu 9.10/10.04 install:
sudo apt-get install gimp-resynthesizer
or for the Source/Windows/Fedora Core 4 versions see the download section.
Once you have it installed, it’s simple to use really just select something on your image that shouldn’t be there and right click on the selection Filters -> Map -> Resynthesize.. and up should pop an options box, these settings are pretty standard and will get rid of most things given that they aren’t too big. It’s best if you’re not getting the results you want to play around with the settings yourself to get to know them better.
Click after the break for an example with step by step guide. Continue reading HowTo: Install & Use Resynthesizer for GIMP
To run a JAR file from the command line in ubuntu using the following command:
java -jar filename.jar
Otherwise it is also possible to enable double clicking to run jar files too by the following simple steps:
Find the .jar file in the File Browser (a.k.a Nautilus) Right click the .jar file > Properties […]
The file ‘/path/file.exe’ is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.
While re-installing Spotify on my Desktop I came across this error while trying to run the .exe through wine (shown above) and […]
Quite a few times I have encountered this problem, which I think is caused when the soundcard was recently used by another program and might still be busy but it means Spotify can’t play music, so a quick fix for this is to load winecfg and test your sound card which seems to force […]