Sunday, October 13, 2013

To automatically update Blender, Gimp and Inkscape to the latest and greatet version in Ubuntu

All you need to do is open Terminal and paste these codes:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender 
sudo add-apt-repository apt-get update
sudo apt-get install inkscape-trunk


Monday, June 20, 2011

How to reset a PSN password for a none PS Store account

1. Try to sign into your account on your PS3, when get the message "An email has been sent to you." check your email.

2. You should receive a link in your email message to change your password in the PS Store page, we only need the code after the word 'token='.

3. Go to this URL:!input.action?token=****&request_locale=en_US

Replace the **** with the 'token=' code recieved in the email message.

4. Sign-in in your PS3 with the new password.

5. NO MORE PlayStation®Store is not available in the selected country or region.

The source of the information is here.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Just got it installed..

I was so worried that I would have to leave Ubuntu 10.10 with it's default Gnome 2.0 to the new Unity desktop. I downloaded the new release yesterday and it took me about 4 hours with the speed of 512 kbps.

It came to my mind that I should first test the release before using it. I popped the CD in the drive and chose 'Try Ubuntu'.. to my surprise it gave me the save look that I ever wanted! Great! So I backed up my bookmarks and documents and media files and started installation.

The installation was just like version 10.10. Everything went smoothly. When everything was up and running, I followed these steps to make the ultimate experience with my installation:

1. Before I login, I chose 'Ubuntu Classic (with no effects)'
2. I installed 'nVidia' Graphics Card driver.
3. Edited the xorg.conf file just like the 10.04 and 10.10 releases.
4. Rebooted and fixed the resolution.
5. Installed Startup Manager to fix the splash screens resolution.
6. Installed languages and codecs following the guides in this site.

and that's it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My PSN ID card..

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Every release of Ubuntu needs some configuration to work right. Ubuntu 10.04 is no exception.

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and then I followed all of the old instruction of the post about Ubuntu installation.
I discovered that there is no sound. So I clicked on the speaker icon and I chose for the sound
"Analog stereo output + Analog mono input". I also cancelled the amplified sound and lowered the volume to 100%..

I followed this guide to fix my splash screen:
[Lucid][Ubuntu 10.04] High resolution Plymouth & Virtual Terminal for ATI/NVIDIA cards with proprietary/restricted driver

uvesafb is required for the v86d package to be installed. hwinfo package is required for the next step as well.
sudo apt-get install v86d hwinfo

Then I had to add a line in grub menu:
To edit grub menu:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
I add this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

We also edit the modules file:

sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

I add this line:
uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap

Force the use of framebuffer:
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

sudo update-grub
sudo update-grub2
sudo update-initramfs -u

I discovered that the icons of (minimizing, maximizing and closing a window) in the default theme are on the right. I do this to put the "right" place.

I first change the theme to New wave for the right controls. For Controls and Window Border I choose Ambiance. For the Icons I choose Ubuntu-Mono-Dark.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Can't wait for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS!

It's only four days to go (by the day of this post) to try out Ubuntu 10.04 LTS..
I've been using Ubuntu since 6.10 Edgy Eft.. I'll try to report about the new version once installed and I'll update the configuration of the video card post..

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How to install Alchemy in Ubuntu

Alan is right.. a parameter is missing in the code so I updated the code in the post accordingly..
I added a "-C" between the file name and directory.

As I read through the article about the flow of David Revoy's work, I came across a comment by him about where to get the programs he used in his painting time-lapse. One of them was Alchemy.

I searched through the net if there is a deb package of Alchemy, but to no avail. So I decided to install it the right way, as if it was installed as deb package.

Here is how:

1. Download the tar.gz file from here.
2. We will extract Alchemy and puts its directory in "/usr/local/bin/". You can choose another destination, but I always choose this for my tar.gz extractions:
In the terminal:
sudo tar zxf Alchemy-007.2.tar.gz /usr/local/bin/
sudo tar zxf Alchemy-007.2.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin/
3. Now we want to check our program if it working correctly or not.
In the terminal:
bash /usr/local/bin/Alchemy/Alchemy
If it didn't work, make sure you have Java installed.
4. Now we need to put an entry in the Ubuntu menu:
- Right click on the menu bar and click on Edit menus.
- Choose the Graphics category, then click on New Item button.
- In the Name field type Alchemy, and in the Command field type bash bash /usr/local/bin/Alchemy/Alchemy and then press OK.
5. Click on Close.

By this, we installed Alchemy now.. enjoy..

Optional step: How to add the icon of Alchemy to the menu entry:
I extract the Alchemy.jar file away from the directory /usr/lcoal/bin/Alchemy just to get an icon for the program. Just in terminal after the extraction:
sudo mv /org/alchemy/data/alchemy-logo64.png /usr/local/bin/Alchemy
and then in the menu entry icon guide it to the location of the program and press Enter and you'll find the icon.