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Aug
9
2008

CinePaint : Professional Open Source raster graphics editor

Some of my friends who work in the film industry asked my what open source can offer for them ?So I decided to introduce some open-source tools available for Film industry (Hey the first OpenMovie is out there!)CinePaint is an open source raster graphics editor, it is one of the most successful open tool in feature motion picture work today. CinePaint is started as a fork for Gimp 1.0.4 version. CinePaint has so far been [...]

Aug
7
2008

Ubuntu : Setup your Bluetooth Keyboard

I have a Mac Mini with Apple wireless keyboard and I use Ubuntu.This tutorial may help you fix your Wireless keyboard problems with Ubuntu.This is a pretty easier task. This tutorial will work with all bluetooth keyboards. Discovering the Mac address of our Keyboard We need the mac address of the keyboard to complete the setup. I’ll use keyboard_mac_address which you should replace with your keyboards Mac address.Make sure your keyboard is on and ready [...]

Aug
7
2008

Ubuntu : How to install RPM packages in ubuntu

If you have an rpm file for a package you wish to install, and if you cannot find a .deb debian package.You can use alien package converter to install your rpm file in ubuntu. The alien site describes it this way : “Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed [...]

Aug
7
2008

Ubuntu : How to enable the root account

Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account, You might have noticed that unlike the other Linux distributions the Ubuntu is not asking for the root password while the installation is being done.This is why we are not able to access the root account. How to enable root account ? Enabling root account is a simple task, simply type sudo passwd root in your terminal window [...]