jeudi 20 juin 2013

Split a raw video file into chapters for a DVD

I intend to transfer family films from VHS to DVD, and VHS tapes that I bought, too. I previously recorded a big video file from the VHS. For a more general view of the process, instead of a family film, I will consider a bought VHS, with a legal warning, an advertisement, and so on. My task now is to split the big video file into parts that will become introductions, menus, and chapters.

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Recording a VHS into a video file on Linux

I intend to transfer family films from VHS to DVD. Let me start with the raw recording.

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Time zone in TinyCore Linux

I want to use the French time zone on any computer I log onto using TinyCore Linux. Of course, this is not set up by default. The information is sparse and sometimes contradicting on this topic, but I seem to have achieved a working configuration. Here it is.

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dimanche 9 juin 2013

Slim login manager on Arch Linux

Slim is a nice-looking and lightweight login manager (or display manager). However, its default configuration is not ready to use. Let’s change that.

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vendredi 31 mai 2013

Lightweight Windows Network Neighbourhood for TinyCore Linux

TinyCore is a Linux distribution, the aim of which is to be tiny. Although one can still install the whole KDE or Gnome desktop on TinyCore (it is still Linux after all), I prefer to keep it small. Thus, the “network neighbourhood” client proposed here is a rather lightweight Samba client, yet still with most needed features.

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dimanche 12 mai 2013

NTFS and modular boot for TinyCore Linux

TinyCore Linux is an awesome tiny Linux distribution. Better yet, TinyCore is made to be built on, and that’s just what I decided to do, build on it in order to match my exact needs:

  • I want to be able to install TinyCore Linux on an NTFS partition, and all NTFS partition should open with NTFS-3G by default.
  • I want a more modular startup, with a list of packages to load for firmware, another list for filesystems support, yet another for desktop applications, and so on.

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samedi 11 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 5

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I also addressed the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This last part suggests a better Grub2 menu allowing you to boot according to the present need, and a useful tip…

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vendredi 10 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 4

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This fourth part is about the portable Windows applications.

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Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 3

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This third part is about the portable Linux operating system.

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jeudi 9 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 2

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This second part is about the boot-loader and miscellaneous tools accessible from there.

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mercredi 8 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 1

This blog post starts a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This first part is about the flash drive itself.

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samedi 20 avril 2013

Transmission daemon and error 409 on Debian

Let me start this new blog with a tip for those using Transmission daemon on Debian stable.

For some reason, following a recent system update, I could not access the Transmission daemon anymore. I was getting a "409: Conflict" error.

I previously had this Apache config for accessing the Transmission daemon:

ProxyPass /transmission/ http://localhost:9091/
ProxyPassReverse /transmission/ http://localhost:9091/

I had to change this to the following configuration, to make it work:

ProxyPass /transmission http://localhost:9091/transmission
ProxyPassReverse /transmission http://localhost:9091/transmission

Notice the absence of trailing slashes; everyone on the web advises against them in the case of Transmission. I can now access the web UI with https://myserver/transmission/web/.

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