Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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Q. How do I play encrypted DVDs under Ubuntu Linux?
A. You need to install a special library which allows you to play encrypted DVDs under Ubuntu. Linux.
In this article you will learn how to use linux command line to install CSS library and DVD playback using open source linux software such as xine.
Another: Playing encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu
dd_rhelp is a bash script that handles a very usefull program written in C which is called dd_rescue, it roughly act as the dd linux command with the caracteristic to NOT stop when it falls on read/write errors.
This makes dd_rescue the best tool for recovering hard drive having bad sectors.In short, it’ll use dd_rescue on your entire disc, but will try to gather the maximum valid data before trying for ages on badsectors. So if you leave dd_rhelp work for infinite time, it’ll have the same effect as a simple dd_rescue. But because you might not have this infinite time , dd_rhelp will jump over bad sectors and rescue valid data. In the long run, it’ll parse all your device with dd_rescue.
You can Ctrl-C it whenever you want, and rerun-it at will, it’ll resume it’s job as it depends on the log files dd_rescue creates.In addition, progress will be shown in a ASCII picture of your device beeing rescued.
Why use dd_rhelp and not dd_rescue ?
If you’re in the mood for a few new fonts to play around with, here’s how you go about adding them to your system.
First, you’ll have to make sure you have extra repositories added.
Then, open up a terminal session (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type the following:
sudo apt-get install gsfonts-x11 msttcorefont
It's been an exciting year for IT infrastructure monitoring, especially with regards to open source tools. I figured it couldn't hurt to end the year with a quick recap of some of the popular ones that I think deserve recognition. Keep these projects in mind when thinking of IT infrastructure and network monitoring solutions in the coming year.
The very base level of monitoring. A well-liked data gathering and collection tool is Colletcd, a small daemon that collects system information and writes this information into database files that can be used to generate graphs of the collected data.
Some of ubuntu users are running their ubuntu machine as dual boot with windows and if you want to access your windows partition data using this guide in a simple manner.
This tutorial will show you how to mount NTFS and FAT partitions in ubuntu
How many of you have older hardware? I know I’ve got a few machines that I can’t take myself to throw away. It’s ok though because we all run Linux which is very kind to old hardware (Don’t throw away good hardware, use Ubuntu!) For those of us with even older hardware we might need to tone things down just a bit. How do we do that? We’ve got a few options, let me go over a few:
I spent 5 hours trying to make beryl works on Dell Latitude D600 laptop's ATI mobility radeon series 9000. As you may imagine problem was not installing and setting up beryl but how to make Ati Radeon Mobility 9000 series to work properly with either open source radon driver using AIGLX or ATI proprietary driver fglrx using Xgl. Open source driver is more stable than ATI driver is, which means that you will be experiencing much less lockings and that behavior of applications that are using video output (e.g. mplayer) is will be more expected. However stability's trade off is speed, since fglrx driver is much faster than radeon. In this guide I will cover both radeon and fglrx installation and setup.