Mplayer Alarm Clock

April 15th, 2007 aizatto

Note: This was done under Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) So I saw surface’s post on a Linux Alarm Clock using xmms. In spirit of choice, I will show you my Mplayer Alarm Clock! First I need to create a playlist. You can add the file you want to play (with fullpath) to a file. I [...]

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linux alarm clock

April 14th, 2007 mysurface

I have too used to alarm clock, to wake me up every early morning. I set my alarm on my cellphone every night before I going to sleep. But recently, a simple stupid idea of creating an alarm clock in Linux comes to my mind. I usually turns on my laptop overnight for some downloads, [...]

Posted in bc, Misc, xmms | Hits: 42888 | 9 Comments »

a graphical disk usage analyzer

April 12th, 2007 mysurface

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn has improves in graphics and user friendliness, one of the tools install by default is baobab. Baobab is one of the gnome utils. As the name didn’t suggest anything, but it is a cool disk usage analyzer. As it scan your folders and present you the disk usage statistics reports in graphs. [...]

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Why linux live cd are important? How useful is it?

April 4th, 2007 mysurface

There a plenty of linux live cd, check out, scroll down the list and you will see this line: Currently displaying 315 LiveCD/DVDs With various tools such as Kadischi, linux live script, Ubuntu Customization Kit etc, you can easily come out your own live cd. What you required is just the matter of time [...]

Posted in df, fdisk, ls, Misc, scp | Hits: 54035 | 15 Comments »

Ripping video out from DVD and VCD with mplayer

April 2nd, 2007 mysurface

First of all, how to play DVD and VCD using mplayer? mplayer -fs dvd://1 The line shows the play dvd first track in fullscreen, further more if you wanna play in certain language? mplayer -fs dvd://1 -alang de The same way goes to vcd. mplayer -fs vcd://1 Sometimes certain VCD doesn’t play well, due to [...]

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display a large ascii letters on terminal with figlet

March 27th, 2007 mysurface

figlet is a handy tool used to beautify your display in virtual terminal, it display large letter which make up by ascii codes. figlet hi mysurface _ _ __ | |__ (_) _ __ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ _ __ / _| __ _ ___ ___ | ‘_ \| | | ‘_ ` [...]

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How to manipulate files with name like ‘-life.mp3′

March 21st, 2007 mysurface

Sometimes, you may find some file you can’t delete because of the filename begins with minus(-). LBE have that example on the post “Remove file start with special character”, as simple as this rm ./-life.mp3 The same way you can manipulate those files by mv, cp etc. The important highlights here is ./ dot(.) is [...]

Posted in Common, mplayer, mv, rm | Hits: 38310 | 4 Comments »

GTK configuration for non-gnome desktop user

March 17th, 2007 mysurface

There are a lots of people install and use other windows manager on top of gnome, instead of using metacity by default. Windows manager such as beryl, fluxbox, fvwm etc allows gtk applications to run on top of them with full capabilities. You can also run gtk applications under KDE where by default all KDE [...]

Posted in fluxbox, gtk-theme-switch, Misc, X11 | Hits: 64645 | 7 Comments »

don’t terminate even I close the terminal

March 15th, 2007 mysurface

There are many cases where when I run a program from a terminal (gnome-terminal, xterm etc), and I accidentally close the terminal, the program will be terminated as well. This happen even I send the program to background, for example I initiate xmms from gnome-terminal xmms & When I close the gnome terminal, xmms is [...]

Posted in Misc, nohup | Hits: 20505 | 2 Comments »

create screencast using xvidcap

March 7th, 2007 mysurface

If you heard of and you will discover a lots of ubuntu tutorial at there. There are a blog post that uses patched ffmpeg to perform the art. Here, I introduce you a handy tool xvidcap. You can download it from here. I downloaded ver 1.1.4p1 and it runs well under Ubuntu Edgy. Xvidcap [...]

Posted in Misc, xvidcap, xwininfo | Hits: 46580 | 4 Comments »