Archive for June, 2007

Published June 13th, 2007 by admin

How to Create .iso files from CD/DVD

Have a CD or DVD lying around that you are sic of putting in the drive every time you need something on the disc?

How about just making an .iso file that you can mount as you need? Or maybe you just want a “master” copy of the media so you can create another copy at a future date.

At any rate it is rather easy to accomplish in Ubuntu:

sudo umount /dev/cdrom
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=file.iso bs=1024

You can also do the same with folders:

mkisofs -r -o file.iso /location_of_folder/

Don’t forget to make a checksum:

md5sum file.iso > file.iso.md5

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Published June 8th, 2007 by admin

Kflickr for uploading to Flickr

If you are a Flickr user and want the same goodness on Linux as the Windows users get when it comes to a photo uploading tool, look no farther than Kflickr.

It supports drag-n-drop, photo editing, tagging, batch editing, rotation, and uploading to your different photosets.

It works on KDE and Gnome. Kflicker is also available in Synaptic but it is an older version so get the .deb file from the Kflicker site.

Go get it!

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Published June 6th, 2007 by admin

Ubuntu Search Engine

Want to search all things Ubuntu?

You’re welcome!

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Published June 4th, 2007 by admin

Running Ubuntu Headless via VNC

If you have ever set up a Ubuntu machine and then wanted to connect to it via VNC without having a monitor hooked up you will likely find that the resolution defaults to 640X480 which is completely useless to work on.

To fix, simply add a couple of lines to the xorg.conf file.

cd /etc/X11

sudo cp xorg.conf xorg_backup.conf

sudo gedit xorg.conf

Add the following two lines to the “Monitor” section:

HorizSync 31-101
VertRefresh 60-160

Save and restart the system.

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