To install additional software required to support various types of multimedia:
The GUI way
- Applications->Add/Remove Applications.
xine into the search box at the top.
- Find “Xine extra plugins” in the list and tick it.
- Find and select “Gstreamer extra codec” and “Sun Java 5.0 Plugin”
- Press OK.
The Command Line way
This is much quicker as long as you know the names of the packages you want to install.
- Install codecs etc:
sudo apt-get install sox vorbis-tools flac lame mpg321 faad faac
- Install the Xine-backend version of Totem:
sudo apt-get install totem-xine
The version of Flash in Ubuntu 6.10 is v7 which is quite old. Lots of websites now require version 9, which is easy to install in Firefox:
- Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/
- Click on the green jigsaw piece icon to install the current version of Flash.
To enable the ability to float images left or right, add the following code to the CSS stylesheet.
Obviously this works for any web page, I just happen to be doing it for this blog on WordPress.
A pastebin is a website that allows you to paste text in order to share it with someone else on the web. They are useful for troubleshooting all sorts of programming and configuration issues.
Pastebin.com appears to be the original, and it allows a wide variety of syntax highlighting and also the creation of private Pastebins (private in the sense that only your content should be on there, but still available to anyone who knows the URL)
www.pastebin.ca doesn’t appear to be working properly at the moment so I can’t say much about it.
SlimServer doesn’t like the Music Folder path in the form
smb://computer/share – presumably it can’t use smbclient. I therefore need to mount this share in the filesystem.
Parts of this are taken from here and here.
Ubuntu is based on Debian, so I followed the instructions on the Slim Devices website here and it worked fine. It basically involves adding the Slim Devices repository to Synaptic Package Manager (Settings/Repository->Third Party) and then installing using apt-get.
The next thing to do is mount the network share so it can be accessed by SlimServer.
There’s a very useful Getting Started document over at UbuntuGuide which describes lots of basic configuration tasks.
In the Ubuntu 6.10 official documentation there seem to be references to a utility in System->Administration->Disks but apparently the Disks utility was removed in v6.10. It’s not difficult to edit the /etc/fstab file as on any other Linux. There are instructions in the Ubuntu documentation and also here
I’ve just installed Ubuntu 6.10 and I’m going to be recording my experiences here, mostly so I can refer back to it later when I can’t remember how I did things…
Since Cuesheet Heaven seems to be down, here are a couple of alternatives:
On December 8th 2006 the UK law regarding low power FM Transmitters was changed, so they are now legal in this country (providing they are CE Certified
There are loads available now, just look here.
I’m planning to get one soon and will post a review here.
When you search in Gmail the results are returned in pages of 20. If you press Select: All, then you only get the visible 20 selected. What if you want to perform an action on all of the matching messages?
The same thing applies if you want to perform some action on all messages in a Label. You can only see 100 messages at a time, so how do you select the entire Label?