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Installing NVIDIA drivers on CentOS 5.5

After you have installed CentOS, you see that your Desktop is running quite a bit slower than you expected, resolution is 800×600 and a bit jerky. What is needed is to install the drivers for your graphics card. CentOS does not have these drivers available in its default yum repository, so you will first need to add a repository to make the drivers available for installation. First, you will need to... read more

Adding Multimedia support on CentOS 5.5

Recently I have been building a new Home server as a Home Digital Server. In the process of using CentOS 5.5 as the Linux distro I ran into the need to Multimedia support. Here is how I accomplished the task. Add the rpmforge repos if not already installed. Type the following commands in the console/terminal For 32-bit installations (i.e. CentOS 5.x 32-bit installed), enter the following into your... read more

Installing Win32 Codecs on Linux

The following is an example way to install the “all” pack as root and will work on Ubuntu and Fedora. cd /tmp wget tar -jxvf all-20100303.tar.bz2 su -c ‘mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/codecs’ su -c ‘cp all-20100303/* /usr/local/lib/codecs’ rm -rf /tmp/all-20100303* read more

Adding DVD Support Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

Due to licensing on encrypted DVD you are unable to watch your movies on Ubuntu. To remedy this you can add the support needed to Ubuntu 9.10. $ sudo wget –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get –quiet update && sudo apt-get –yes –quiet –allow-unauthenticated... read more

Creating YouTube type video using Kino and JW Player on Ubuntu

This post will cover creating a video and posting the video in Flash format to a website in the YouTube format. The tools / programs used are Kino, WinFF and JW Player. For the hardware a firewire connection to a MiniDV video Camera is used for the video source, you could omit the camera and Kino step if you have a video already and just need to convert and post. Download and Install needed Packages First... read more

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