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VLC Connect To DLNA Server

In VLC 2.x and up you can access your share DLNA server by opening View -> Playlist. This will open up the playlist view. Go to Local Network -> Universal Plug’n’Play Here you’ll see all your visible shared folders and files. In older VLC versions it’s in a different place: Tools → Preferences → All → […]

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Chrome Enabling Translate Option

To enable or disable the toolbar in Chrome to translate a page into, say English, you can do the following. You might have selected never translate anything, but now wants it back. Do the following: Click the wrench icon  on the browser toolbar. Select Settings. Click Under the hood In the “Languages” section, use the “Offer to translate […]

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Ubuntu Problem Running Bluray .mkv Files Smooth

Depending on drivers in Linux distribution like Ubuntu, mkv files might not be running smooth. Install the nvidia/ATI drivers via system > administration > hardware drivers Install the libvdpau1 package via synaptic package manager or open a terminal and type or Code: sudo apt-get install libvdpau1 install smplayer (a nice frontend for mplayer) via synaptic or […]

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Ubuntu Panel Missing At Startup

When running Linux distribution. Ubuntu, Xubuntu or similar you might be missing the panels all of the sudden after behaves a reboot or update. Alt + F2 Run: xfce4-panel

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Linux Sound Card Error

Got an error after rebooting Linux Ubuntu, the dound card did not work after an update. Find which codec you’re using cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec or aplay -l Codec: C-Media CMI9880 CMI9880 minimal 3-jack in back min_fp 3-jack in back, 2-jack in front full 6-jack in back, 2-jack in front full_dig 6-jack in back, […]

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Linux Wiithon, WDFS for Wii

Mount and burn Wii format WDFS in Linux. Install the following: grep “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wii.sceners.linux/wiithon-1.1/ubuntu karmic main” /etc/apt/sources.list || echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wii.sceners.linux/wiithon-1.1/ubuntu karmic main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 1F882273 && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wiithon && sudo gpasswd -a $USER disk Now run sudo /usr/share/wiithon/wiithon.py For […]

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Linux Desktop Backgrounds

Problem: Only one desktop background available. Run this command in the terminal: sudo apt-get install kdebase-workspace-wallpapers kdewallpapers Now a whole lot of images will be installed and availabe in “desktop activity settings” on desktop.

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Linux Automount Hard Drives

Desired: Need to mount drive when booting up Linux distribution, Ubuntu, Kubuntu or similar. The GUI program psydm can help with this. Install if it aren’t and then run it in the terminal sudo apt-get install pysdm && sudo pysdm Add the drives that you want to mount when booting up. Reboot to see if you […]

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Linux GRUB2 Failing Loading Disk After Forced Reboot

Problem: After a forced reboot because it froze the linux partition won’t mount. “An error occurred while accessing ‘Volume (ext3)’, the system responded: org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda5. missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog – try dmesg | […]

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Linux Make video_ts To .iso File

To convert a video file to .iso. “mkisofs” is the key. mkisofs -dvd-video -o ~/moviename.iso /path/todvd/filesystem/ This line will make a moviename.iso in the home folder which can then easily be burnt or mounted.