HowTo: Install & Use Resynthesizer for GIMP

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

HowTo: Run .jar files in Ubuntu

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 […]

HowTo Fix: The file ‘/path/file.exe’ is not marked as executable.

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 […]

HowTo Fix: “There is a problem with your sound card. Spotify can’t play music.” (Wine)

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 […]

HowTo: Stop Ubuntu Checking For Automatic Updates

At work I can’t afford to have my Ubuntu system update and possibly wipe out some important libraries I need, and I get pretty tired of closing the Update Manager every time it decides I need to update so here’s how to stop it:

System > Administration > Update Manager Open Settings (in the bottom left […]

HowTo: Fix Jumping/Skipping Sound in Spotify under Wine – Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

The sound in Spotify was jumping or skipping much like a scratched disk would. After a little investigation I found a couple of ways to fix it with people saying one worked but the other didn’t for them. (Solution 2 worked for me).

Solution 1:

Open terminal and type:

winecfg

Click on the Audio […]

Howto: Reinstall Grub using Ubuntu Live CD

I recently installed Fedora 12 on my desktop alongside Ubuntu Karmic and Windows 7, however doing so I overwrite my grub which meant my Ubuntu system was hidden. To fix this is pretty simple..

Insert your Ubuntu Live CD Click “Try Ubuntu without any changes to your computer” Once loaded click Applications > Accessories […]

Yet Another OpenCV/Karmic error – symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libhighgui.so.4

symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libhighgui.so.4: undefined symbol: av_free_packet

To fix it simply make sure /usr/local/lib is in your library path by using the following command:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libstdc++5 (Ubuntu Karmic)

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libstdc++5 This is a simple fix, just grab the libstdc++5 package for your architecture from here: http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/libstdc++5

HowTo: Install Player/Stage in Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

UPDATE: There is a much easier way of installing player/stage in Ubuntu 9.10 as pointed out by Arkapravo in the comments, however this is the 2.0.4-3.3ubuntu3 where as of 21/May/2010 the latest version is 3.0.1 if this causes any issues with your needs. sudo apt-get install robot-player stage also check out: http://icrobotics.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Player/stage END UPDATE

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