Friday, February 29, 2008

Installing icedtea7/eclipse/subclipse/phpeclipse on ubuntu

install java7 jdk
$sudo apt-get install icedtea-java7-jdk

get eclipse for 64
tar -zxvf eclipse-cpp-europa-fall2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
cd eclipse

Install subclipse

Install phpeclipse/xdebug support

Add nightly update from update sites

flamerobin 0.8.3 packages for ubuntu gutsy and hardy

here are the instructions for installing i386/amd64 flamerobin packages on ubuntu gutsy and on hardy (latest development branch of ubuntu)

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Kerio MailServer 6.5 uses Firebird

The new Kerio Mail plugin includes a Firebird database that captures all the work you do while on the road and updates everything once you connect back to the server.[I wish that thunderbid mail client use the firebird engine so all the emails to be proper full text indexed for faster searching]

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Firebird downloads over 5 Millions at download stats

The download counter on for all downloads is over 5 Millions , and the stats shows that traffic is growing

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New php5-interbase package added in ubuntu hardy

The new package is for php 5.2.5 and can be installed with an simple apt-get install php5-interbase It was uploaded by Daniel Hahler

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firebird 2.0.x included in the released freebsd 7.0

freebsd 7.0 is released and firebird 2.0.3 port is includedi’m impressed by the firebird ports collection (fpc, php 5.2.5,qt4, ruby , perl , python ,php4)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Syd in a pan

Syd in a pan
Originally uploaded by David Ascher
easy cooking

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Version 2 of the Open Source FLV player released

Now with it's own website -

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #78

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 78 for the weeks February 10th - February 16th, 2008. In this issue we cover Developer Week, MOTU Freeze Team, Hardy Alpha 5, Hug Day, PulseAudio, and, as always, much, much more!

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

apt-get dist-upgrade firefox3.0

today i have upgraded my hardy box and seems that firefox 2.0 was upgraded to firefox 3.0
it's true that i have installed my xfce-destop over an ubuntu server install and then i did an
apt-get install firefox so maybe that is why it was upgraded
Fatal error: 500 OOPS: vsf_sysutil_recv_peek

after upgrade to gutsy vsftpd gave the above error when i did ls after login

i commented this section
and all works

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

postfix+dovecot howto for an small mail server (router too)

our aging rh9 mail server started to show it's caps age and started to fail (p3@350Mhz with 256M ram and 2G hdd)
on each day (hw errors) so we are switching to an more modern ubuntu gutsy on an
p4@1.6Ghz (712M ram) and 40G WD drive

Old config was sendmail+pop3+shorewall
The new config is postfix+dovecot+shorewall
Here is the guides i followed

ps: some of the hw errors we had in the logs

WARNING:  Kernel Errors Present
hda: task_no_data_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStat...: 2Time(s)
hda: task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }...: 2Time(s)
If you have an ubuntu system is better to upgrade the kernel as soon as possible
There is an known exploit in the wild ,my servers are already patched and rebooted
proper way to do an server upgrade from ubuntu feisty to gutsy
Read the guide on

I wonder why the guide is not linked on the download/release page

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

i have updated all my debian servers with latest linux kernel security update

and i waiting for the ubuntu linux image to appear or else i will patch myself

Friday, February 08, 2008

to read for motu
streaming to flv with vlc 0.9.0 and v4l (composite input)

vlc -vvv --color v4l:/dev/video0:channel=1 --sout '#transcode{vcodec=FLV1,acodec=mp3,vb=3000,ab=256,venc=ffmpeg{keyint=80,hurry-up,vt=800000},deinterlace}:std{access=http,dst=}'
HowTo Become an Master Of The Universe (MOTU)

via Daniel's blog

Francisco Calderon, Chris Brotherton and Effrain Valles have started a new trend: MOTU Logs. The titles of their logs refer to their aim of becoming MOTUs as adventure or journey. One thing is obvious: all of them are having big fun and enjoy the ride. :-)

Get started too.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

building vlc nightly debian/ubuntu way

$sudo apt-get remove vlc vlc-nox libvlc0

$sudo apt-get install xulrunner libxul-dev liblua5.1-0-dev libsvga1-dev libxpm-dev libtwolame-dev libshout3-dev libqt4-dev qt4-dev-tools libfaad2-dev libjack-dev libqt4-core

$sudo apt-get install devscripts

$dget -x
$cd vlc-0.9.0-svn20080130-0/
$ debuild -i -us -uc -b
$ cd ..
$ dpkg -i vlc_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb libvlc1_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb libvlc1-dev_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb vlc-nox_0.9.0-svn20080130-0-0_amd64.deb

happy flv streaming
pidgin-musictracker - status tracking for what you play in xmms

apt-cache show

Description: Plugin for Pidgin which displays the current music track in your status
MusicTracker is a plugin for Pidgin (previously known as Gaim) which displays
the music track currently playing in the status message of various accounts
such as AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Gtalk (Jabber), etc., i.e. any protocol Pidgin
supports custom statuses on.

apt-get install pidgin-musictracker
and configure it from plugin area in pidgin
VLC Nightly binaries for ubuntu/debian

You can test them from repository or try to build the source
compiling vlc from source on ubuntu 

$sudo apt-get build-dep vlc
$apt-get install subversion autoconf cvs automake libtool libzvbi-dev
$svn co svn://
$cd trunk
$sudo ./bootstrap
$sudo ./configure --prefix=/opt/vlc ; make; sudo make install
$./vlc-config --list plugin
hal probe_hal dbus telepathy inhibit dummy logger memcpy mpgv mpga m4v m4a h264 vc1 demux_cdg cdg ps pva avi asf mp4 rawdv rawvid nsv real aiff mjpeg demuxdump flacsys tta cvdsub svcdsub spudec subsdec subsusf t140 dvbsub cc mpeg_audio lpcm a52 dts cinepak flac deinterlace invert adjust transform wave ripple psychedelic gradient motionblur rv32 rotate noise grain extract sharpen seamcarving converter_fixed mono trivial_resampler ugly_resampler trivial_channel_mixer trivial_mixer playlist export nsc xtag i420_rgb grey_yuv rawvideo blend scale image logo magnify puzzle colorthres wav araw subtitle vobsub adpcm a52sys dtssys au ty voc xa nuv smf access_directory access_file access_udp access_tcp access_http access_mms access_ftp access_filter_bandwidth packetizer_mpegvideo packetizer_h264 packetizer_mpeg4video packetizer_mpeg4audio packetizer_vc1 spatializer access_fake access_filter_timeshift access_filter_record access_filter_dump gestures rc telnet hotkeys showintf marq podcast shout sap fake folder rss mosaic wall motiondetect clone crop erase bluescreen alphamask gaussianblur i420_yuy2 i422_yuy2 i420_ymga i422_i420 yuy2_i422 yuy2_i420 chroma_chain aout_file linear_resampler bandlimited_resampler float32_mixer spdif_mixer simple_channel_mixer dolby_surround_decoder headphone_channel_mixer normvol equalizer param_eq converter_float a52tospdif dtstospdif audio_format screensaver motion memcpymmx i420_rgb_mmx i420_yuy2_mmx i422_yuy2_mmx i420_ymga_mmx memcpymmxext memcpy3dn i420_rgb_sse2 i420_yuy2_sse2 i422_yuy2_sse2 memcpymmx i420_rgb_mmx i420_yuy2_mmx i422_yuy2_mmx i420_ymga_mmx memcpymmxext memcpy3dn i420_rgb_sse2 i420_yuy2_sse2 i422_yuy2_sse2 access_output_dummy access_output_udp access_output_file access_output_http mux_ps mux_avi mux_mp4 mux_asf mux_dummy mux_wav mux_mpjpeg packetizer_copy stream_out_dummy stream_out_standard stream_out_es stream_out_rtp stream_out_description vod_rtsp stream_out_duplicate stream_out_display stream_out_transcode stream_out_bridge stream_out_mosaic_bridge stream_out_autodel stream_out_gather profile_parser http growl notify audioscrobbler live555 dvdread dvdnav access_smb ts mux_ts vcd cdda screen ogg mux_ogg mkv mod mpc mpgatofixed32 id3tag ffmpeg a52tofloat32 libmpeg2 vorbis speex png osdmenu osd_parser zvbi cmml panoramix x11 xvideo glx opengl opengl vout_sdl aout_sdl sdl_image freetype xml fb oss alsa skins2 visual bonjour gnutls

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

streaming from tv with vlc and v4l input

it's nice that you can stream an dvd and loop it to one server :)
streaming composite video with vlc

one way to specify composite input is described in documentation for vlc streaming

here is how i encoded the stream

vlc -vvv --color v4l:/dev/video0:channel=1 --sout '#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,acodec=mpga,vb=3000,ab=256,venc=ffmpeg{keyint=80,hurry-up,vt=800000},deinterlace}:std{access=udp,mux=ts,dst=}' --ttl 12

with mplayer you can play the composite input stream this way
mplayer -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:input=1 tv://
i hate totem, gstreamer from gnome , it's pretty dumb to ask users about codecs , it should be there by default
like in mplayer or vlc

and wait they can add drm crap into the plugins
From now on i will avoid songbird and use good old xmms , is better anyway
Thank you for all the crashes , good bye sunkbird

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #76

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 76 for the weeks January 27th - February 2nd, 2008. In this issue we cover: Hardy Alpha 4 released, Server Team focuses on KVM, new Ubuntu banners for your website or blog, new MOTU and Council election results, Hug Day 5 February 2008, a new Ubuntu based distro, and much, much more!

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Friday, February 01, 2008

VMWare on Ubuntu +windowsXP bleah

An excellent article describing how to set up the free VMWare Server on Ubuntu.

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Creating Snapshot-Backups with FlyBack On Ubuntu 7.10

FlyBack is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. This article shows how to install and use FlyBack on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).[my s-ata hdd drives gives some errors in the kernel and sometimes some clicks (200G maxtor)So this tutorial is just in time for making periodical backups without using rsync from command line]

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