Logitech Clearchat + Skype + KDE with Phonon problem

This is a holder page for a bit more information on the issue but basically Phonon won’t retain it’s settings. The clearchat works fine but Phonon won’t use it by default or hold the priority you give it. The short answer is to install pavucontrol sudo apt-get install pavucontrol Then run pavucontrol and turn your […]

How to rsync directory structure but not files

rsync -av –include=’*/’ –exclude=’*’ /src/path /destination/path An example where we use it is when building Magento templates and themes, we copy the directory structure across but not the files so that when we need to, we can copy a file across from the base theme without having to create the directory structure before copying the […]

Bash: Bulk Convert M4V to Good Quality FLV using ffmpeg

High Quality – File size ends up being larger than the M4V for i in *.m4v;do ffmpeg -i $i -ar 22050 -qscale .1 ${i%.*}.flv;done Quality is almost indiscernible from the original M4V in a laptop for i in *.m4v;do ffmpeg -i $i -ar 22050 -ab 96k -qscale 2 ${i%.*}.flv;done Slight degradation in quality. File size […]

Asus K43E with Ubuntu 11.04 / Linux Mint 11 / 2.6.38 Kernel touchpad

I just bought this laptop yesterday. I’ve just solved issue 1 of 3 (all issues as of 26/7/11) 1. Touchpad isn’t recognised as a touchpad but rather a mouse and so can’t “disable touchpad while typing” causing me to constantly bump it. 2. Suspend / Resume isn’t working.. I will fix this soon (fixed: 26/07/11) […]

How to install Git on Cpanel based 64bit Centos servers

Quite easy really, once you know how. First we add in the Epel repo for 64bit Centos5 rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm and then you need to disableexcludes in yum due to Cpanel disabling Perl from yum updates. So to install git now, we run. yum –disableexcludes=main install git Simple, really.

View memory brand, manufacturer & serial number in Linux

Very simply. sudo dmidecode –type 17 This gives the following output: # dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.4 present. Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 27 bytes Memory Device Array Handle: 0x1000 Error Information Handle: Not Provided Total Width: 64 bits Data Width: 64 bits Size: 2048 MB Form Factor: DIMM Set: None Locator: DIMM_A Bank Locator: Not […]