Category: cool tested GNU Linux Apps


installing ffmpeg on debian is rather tricky (you will need to compile from source). so a command that works as „substitue“ is package_info_libav_tools_avconv.txt that has similar/same command line options/arguments… sudo bash; apt-get update; apt-cache search libavcodec libavcodec-extra – Libav codec […]


It’s as simple as cool as linux… the „player“ software VLC is also a recorder or a streaming-station 😀 you can try to automate this process: This one-liner worked for me, with audio and video: cvlc v4l2:// :input-slave=alsa:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-norm=3 […]


tested on: Linux laptop 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 (2016-01-02) i686 GNU/Linux if using one core is enough: apt-get update; # install image manipulation programs — binaries apt-get install imagemagick; for i in *.png ; do convert "$i" "${i%.*}.jpg" ; […]


sudo apt-get install calibre To actually convert the EPUB file you can use the following command: ebook-convert file.epub file.pdf (For details, check this other answer)


„So it appears that the unexpected (putting it mildly) disappearance of and the startling disavowal of TrueCrypt’s bullet proof security will turn out to be a brief disturbance in the force. We should know much more about a trustworthy […]


Checkout: IceCat QupZilla 1.6.6 on Debian-Gnome3 install debian linux apt-get update; # you know what this does apt-get install qupzilla; # install qupzilla Screenshots Import Bookmarks.html it’s nice that Arora and QupZilla (the naming is terrible 2 remember :-D) allow […]


Checkout: IceCat Which browser to surf freely? # 2 Independent this question immediately brings another question along: What html rendering engine should i use? (can i trust) A web browser engine (sometimes called layout engine or rendering engine) is a […]


Checkout: IceCat it’s always a good idea to try out alternatives. 🙂 Welcome to Arora: (under Debian-Gnome3) Arora is a lightweight, cross-platform, free and open-source web browser developed by Benjamin C. Meyer.[2][3][4][5]  Benjamin C Meyer (icefox) Waltham, MA benÄTmeyerhomePUNKTnet Joined on […]


Source & Creditz: if you are running Debian Linux on a Laptop with only 1GB of RAM and want to use things as Virtualization… lightweight is important. There are Linux-Desktops out there consuming less than Windows 98!


tested under: Linux laptop 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) i686 GNU/Linux vim /etc/apt/sources.list; # open software package repository list # and add at the end deb jessie main deb-src jessie main apt-get update; # you will get […]


get a terminal-bash-shell… apt-get install libgtk-3-dev; # install gnome3 header files mkdir -p /projects/c/guigtk+; # create project directory cd /projects/c/guigtk+; # enter project directory vim gnome3gui.c; # create new file # fill it with that content #include <gtk/gtk.h> static void […]


Sware Iron runs well on: Linux DebianGiada 4.0.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.0.8-1 (2015-07-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux but on a Virtual Machine running: Linux debian7 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.68-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux i get: /usr/share/iron/iron: symbol lookup error: /usr/share/iron/iron: undefined symbol: g_type_class_adjust_private_offset […]


find your usb stick lsblk NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda      8:0    0 111.8G  0 disk ├─sda1   8:1    0 107.2G  0 part / └─sda5   8:5    0   4.6G  0 part [SWAP] sdb      8:16   1  29.1G  0 disk └─sdb1   8:17   […]


gui-way: DO NOT USE ANY OTHER HARDDISK FORMAT THAN THE DEFAULT QCOW2!!! with VirtualBox it’s the same. THEORETICALLY they support Micro$oft’$ HYPER_V_DISK_IMAGE.VHD BUT PRACTICALLY THINGS WILL FALL APART QUICKLY! (broken/corrupted disk image) So just stick to the defaults and you […]


DUFF apt-get update; apt-get install duff; # install duff Examples Normal mode Shows normal output, with a header before each cluster of duplicate files, in this case using recursive search (with the -r flag) into the images directory. elmindreda@balthasar~$ duff […]


Checkout: IceCat Midori Check out the FAQ. Midori is a cross-platform GTK browser based on Webkit. It tracks the latest Webkit very closely, so you always have a fresh version. Midori is very lightweight and fast, but still has a […]


Safari and Firefox both run the WebKit HTML-rendering engine – forked from KDE-KONQUEROR! Konqueror is the original WebKit browser. Long before Apple released Safari, there was Konqueror and the KHTML rendering engine. Apple liked what they saw in KHTML and […]


vim /scripts/; # create new script and fill it with (copy & paste) #!/bin/bash BIG_AUDIO_FILE=$1; echo „trying to split „$BIG_AUDIO_FILE; # split the mp3 audio above into 30min files mkdir split; X=0; while( [ $X -lt 5 ] ); do […]


Open a terminal and type: ffmpeg -i [file.wma] -acodec libmp3lame -ab 128k [file.mp3] Where: file.wma: it is the file you want to convert. -ab: audio bitrate in kbit/s. The default value is 64k. -acodec: it sets the codec to be […]


… everyone hates updates. But they are necessary to keep systems secure. in Debian you do this either with apt or with aptitude or with both. (in case apt fails to resolve dependencies use aptitude to resolve it) the process […]