Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Install mediainfo on Mint Katya

Install mediainfo on Mint Katya using the PPA releases
    Open terminal and :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shiki/mediainfo
press return key
in the terminal window you will see this
and this
close terminal window and open the "software manager" type in the search bar
mediainfo and it will display mediainfo
now you only have to install
under Applications/Sound & Video you have Mediainfo installed.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Install Handbrake On Linux Mint Katya

The command line for install HandBrake on Mint Katya,
 open Terminal and type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
sudo apt-get update 
 sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli
now in applications/video you have the HandBreake installed

Add Chrome incognito to...

Add Chrome incognito to Mint Katya as a launcher or a menu item, to add as a launcher you have to right click on a panel and " add to panel"
"add to panel" window will open
now click on "Application launcher" Internet - Chromium web browser
 this is more easy to add this launcher, click on add and you have on the panel the "Chrome" icon,
 now we have to edit the launcher "properties" right click on "Chrome" icon and select "properties"
"properties" launcher window will open and we only have to add to #command#
at the end the fallow [ --incognito %s ] it will be like this,
/usr/bin/chromium-browser --incognito %s

close the "Launcher properties" and open by clicking on the "Chrome" icon to see if it opens in Incognito,
 if everything went well you have the Incognito icon on the left side on top. ADD THIS TO A MENU Access system settings at #System/Preferences/Main Menu# or below #Shut down icon#
System Settings window will open, "Control Centre"
 open Main Menu settings, go to Internet and add 'new item'
new item window will open as a launcher ,
on "Create Launcher" Type: Application Name: Chrome Incognito [ or other that work better for you ] Command: /usr/bin/chromium-browser --incognito %s %U Comment: no spy web [ or other that work better for you ] icon you can click on it and in the window that open navigate to Chromium-browser.png @ "/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/48/" or like I deed add you won icon,
now you will have a new launcher in your menu,
close and go to Applications menu and launch the new Incognito browser,
and you have the new Incognito browser to surf the web on applications menu. Info collected from: http://creators-guru.blogspot.com/2011/05/chrome-spy-mode-incognito-mode-for-safe.html and http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=48138973b0ca8c5b&hl=en

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


standalonestack2 is my customization only to the default icon so all the credits goes to the creator of this app, screenshot nexus bar,

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Android on Virtualbox

Android on Virtualbox

Testing "how it looks" a Android system without a mobile phone?
What you need is:
Android @ http://www.android-x86.org/download
Virtualbox @ http://www.virtualbox.org/

Them you can taste all Android system on you pc without a mobile some screens from my Virtualbox:
The screen on Virtualbox
The first screen on Android
If this was a touch screen slide to the top to unlock the phone
The main screen of Android with the small dots give you 4 virtual areas for apps groups
Slide left/right or touch the dots
Adding apps to virtual area
Virtual area with some apps
Removing apps from virtual area, click to highlight and the small bin will appear
Phone app lunch to make a call I think if you configure this will work with voip but not tested
Lunch Google maps app, this is a small preview of the Android system to test this your self install on your pc windows/mac/linux virtual box run in all of them, to install go here for Android go here for Virtualbox go here.
All the credits goes for the respective owners of:
Android to: www.android-x86.org/
Virtualbox: to: www.virtualbox.org/
how to install to: www.taranfx.com/how-to-run-google-android-in-virtualbox-vmware-on-netbooks
If this was informative reply to post thanks.

If you have a Android maybe this reading is for you


Monday, 11 April 2011

Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser, Ubuntu install

Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser
this is not in the software center but is very easy to install
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexk/spek
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spek

this can be install in windows and mac.
Spek home

Unix install

Ubuntu 11.04 beta Unity bar and Compiz manager

 Ubuntu 11.04 beta Unity bar and Compiz manager

The default settings of Unity bar is a bite too much for my taste but you can change them with "CCSM" "CompizConfig Settings Manager",first you have to install this using the software center, by clicking on the shutdown icon and select system settings,
this will open the control center,

navigate to system and select Ubuntu software center, and type compiz,
and select the "ccsm" advanced desktop effects settings, after install go back to system settings by clicking on the shutdown icon, in control center under  personal you have the "ccsm" advanced desktop effects settings, by default  you only have 4 virtual desktops but this can be changed too in "ccsm"
too change the virtual desktops from 4 to 9 click in general options, and click in desktop size tab,
slide the vertical or horizontal or both,
and you will have more virtual desktops, change  the size of the icons in the unity bar, in "ccsm" click in unity icon and experimental bar and slide the bar to the left and the icons will change from the default 48 to 32,
the decoration of windows are black on mine i have change for blue or any other color, and you can see the new Ubuntu have a new slider on windows.
Wallpapers transition in Ubuntu

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wallpapers transition In Ubuntu

Wallpapers transition in Ubuntu
  this is a slideshow that change at given time to a new wallpaper, you have this build it in Ubuntu, to access this you have to right click on you desktop
appearances preferences window will open
and the backgrounds that have a player icon is the ones that make this transitions
but in Ubuntu in my install I only have two called "cosmos" and "contest", but if you have your won wallpapers or add some on else transitions, well this is very easy but you have to use root access. I add made my won transitions using the "background-1.xml" from {usr/share/backgrounds} and rename the wallpapers on the .xml file. Before go to explain how to make your won transitions and if you want try my won that can be download from my Drapbox here name of the file is rjm.zip, to place this folder in {usr/share/backgrounds} open terminal and type
gksudo nautilus
a folder will open called root
 click in file-system
copy and past or drag and drop the rjm folder, close this folder and ternimal.
Right click in your desktop

change desktop background
click add, add wallpaper window will open
go to rjm folder in /usr/share/backgrounds/rjm and change the view to all files and select the "background-1.xml"
 now this transitions is working
that is it my transitions with some wallpapers from www.rjmonteiro.blogspot.com
Ok, but you have your won collection of wallpapers and you want make your self this transitions! How to edit the background-1.xml?
navigate to the /usr/share/backgrounds and copy the "background-1.xml" to your desktop or other place, open it with text editor:

what you need edit!
{static static}
{duration 1000.0 duration} in my custom {.xml} every 10 minutes a wallpaper change, in the default .xml is "1795.0" +/- every 30 minutes,
on transition from A to B
{transition transition}
{duration 5.0 duration} : this takes 5 milliseconds on transition A to B
renaming the wallpapers that you want in your custom transitions, you can see the file appears at least twice, A this wallpaper name and location, A to B transitions of wallpaper.
For my custom transitions I ad make this folder called "rjm" copy some wallpapers rename them to wall 1 to 10, move this folder to system/usr/share/backgrounds, added to appearances the background-1.xml and is only the .xml that you need enable on appearances background. I hope this help someone, comments are welcome.