Friday, July 29, 2011

Handbrake on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

Handbrake on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

Handbrake is great video processing software, use it to convert DVDs into more usable mp4, mkv, movie files.

Type these commands at the terminal:

Add handbrake to your list of repositories:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

update the list:
sudo apt-get update

more info.

Then you can use Ubuntu Software Center to install handbrake-gtk (GUI version).
Typing ghb will launch the handbrake application.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

WordPress 3.1.1 on OS X 10.3.9

Unfortunately bitnami, which is great by-the-way, requires OS X 10.4. I found out when I saw this error during installation:

httpd can't open library: /usr/lib/libbz2.1.0.dylib (No such file or directory, errno = 2)

So I turned to an old version of MAMP for PowerPC (OS X 10.3.9) and installed WordPress 3.1.1. Worked great until I tried http://binxbinx.local:8080/wordpress/ from another machine and I saw the unformatted text of the pages.

Anyway, all you have to do is go to your wordpress settings

and put your hostname in where there used to be localhost.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

VirtualBox 4.0 on Intel E2200 no VT-X cpus

Installed Oracle VirtualBox 4.0 on my workhorse low power Intel E2200 Pentium Dual Core. Windows Server 2003 cd just showed a nifty red screen that said aborted inside it - cute.
my old VMs worked fine. The log wasn't helpful then I remembered on my machine I used to have to edit the xml files inside: Library/VirtualBox/Machines/Ubuntu1010.xml
so it looked like this:

<hardwarevirtex enabled="false" exclusive="false">
<hardwarevirtexnestedpaging enabled="true">
<hardwarevirtexvpid enabled="true">
<pae enabled="false">
<hardwarevirtexlargepages enabled="false">
<hardwarevirtforce enabled="false">

that was in the old days now you can ever more elegantly say:

VBoxManage modifyvm NameOfYourVMHere --hwvirtex off

Wish it had done this by itself or someone had clued me in, no such luck