Monthly Archives: April 2013

7 things to do after installing Linux Mint 14

1. Update packages via update manager: 0:12 2. Install additional drivers: 0:52 3. Install ubuntu-restricted-extras: 1:55 4. Select a download server: 2:45 5. Install Firestarter (firewall program): 3:56 6. Install VLC Media Player: 5:35 7. Configure keyboard shortcuts: 6:37

Converting .wma files to .mp3 files

How to convert .wma files to .mp3 files. Requires, mplayer and lame for i in *.wma ; do mplayer -vo null -vc dummy -af resample=44100 -ao pcm:waveheader "$i" && lame -m j -h –vbr-new -b 160 audiodump.wav -o "`basename "$i" .wma`.mp3"; done; rm -f audiodump.wav

Archlinux – fixing the strange characters in your terminal

Ever get those strange looking little buggers in your console after installing Arch and firing up the terminal ? Something like this — [[email protected] ~]$ pstree init─┬─6*[agetty] ├─crond ├─httpd───11*[httpd] ├─mysqld_safe───mysqld───9*[{mysqld}] ├─sshd─┬─sshd───sshd───bash───su───bash │ └─sshd───sshd───bash───pstree ├─syslog-ng───syslog-ng ├─udevd───udevd └─vmtoolsd Simply add the following to your .bashrc and close your terminal window and open it up again, or source… Read More »