Monthly Archives: April 2009

Compile and Install VLC 0.9.9a on Ubuntu Hardy

Here is what I did to install VLC 0.9.9a on my Ubuntu Hardy: sudo apt-get build-dep vlcsudo apt-get install paranoia*sudo apt-get install libx264-dev wget http://www.live555.com/liveMedia/pub…-latest.tar.gztar xvfz live555-latest.tar.gzcd livesudo ./genMakefiles linuxsudo makecd ..sudo cp -r live /usr/lib wget http://download.videolan.org/pub/vid…0.9.9a.tar.bz2tar jxvf vlc-0.9.9a.tar.bz2cd … Continue reading

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Foxyproxy ROCKS!

I’ll explain later :), just know that if you use a lot of proxies in multiple client locations, schools, universities …etc, then Foxyproxy for Firefox is definitely the solution for you. Get it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2464

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Fix Keyboard Sound Controls; Ubuntu Hardy on IBM Thinkpad T60

I have a ThinkPad T60 (hda-intel sound) and I was noticing that the volume buttons produce very coarse/abrupt volume changes. I guessed that the volume buttons were changing some internal (direct to speaker) volume and, because of key mappings, were … Continue reading

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Restore GRUB

1. Boot from a Live CD (any Linux distribution, doesn’t matter)2. Open a terminal window3. Type “grub”4. Type “root (hd0,6)”, or whatever your harddisk + boot partition numbers are (pressing tab on the keyboard will auto-complete for you)5. Type “setup … Continue reading

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