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Mar 20

Fixing Open Clip Art import process in Inkscape for Kubuntu Karmic

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 17:02 — peter

The Problem

If like me you have a Kubuntu Karmic install and are trying to import svg from the Open Clip Art site, you've probably seen the error below.

Feb 21

Installing Amazon MP3 Downloader under Ubuntu 64 bit

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 19:18 — peter

I use Amazon's MP3 store and it's accompanying downloader application. It came time to set it up on another 64-bit machine and I thought this would be a good opportunity to document the install process.

First, you gotta have getlibs.deb installed by downloading the file and typing sudo dpkg -i getlibs.deb.

Before we can install the amazon downloader, you will need a few other packages. Use the following bash shell 1-liner to get them all.

Oct 23

getting php bindings for subversion

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 19:04 — peter

Let's say you want to access a svn repo or perhaps even a working copy programatically through php without escaping to the shell, you need svn functions setup in php. Here is how you do it.

First off, you need to have a few packages installed. I assume you already got a web server and php up, in addition to this you will also need the following:

  • php development libraries
  • php pear/pecl
  • subversion
  • subversion development libraries

On a modern *buntu distro, the packages you need are:

Aug 03

Configuring multiple KDE sessions to support multiple monitor configurations

Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:36 — peter

The Problem

So, a while ago I saw in the blog of helios that there was a campaign going to raise awareness about the penumbra game trilogy - a series of games that had native linux versions - and you could get all 3 games for $5. Sounds like a good deal, right? On top of it you are also supporting a good cause, so I said "why not?" and bought the trilogy.