Thursday, January 13, 2011

Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on HP ProBook 4420s

Screen shots after installation on the laptop.

Restore Gnome desktop to default

IF you are like me trying all the different gnome tools and utilities, the desktop could get messed up and system screen freezes.

Get a terminal (or press Ctrl+Alt+F1) and delete the Gnome desktop configuration file for that user. Command is as follows;

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

AAC encoding not included in 10.04 ffmpeg

As a reminder, the Lucid or Ubuntu 10.04 does not have AAC decoding support. This means I cant convert FLV (Youtube) movies into a format that the Android can use.

Solution, is to use the Mediabuntu packages as informed by Ubuntu Forums.

In a nut shell, remove existing ffmpeg and use the Mediabuntu repo to download a fixed version of FFMPEG. Some of the other version of Ubuntu is fine, and no need to follow this step.

sudo wget`lsb_release -cs`.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && sudo apt-get -q update && sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get -q update

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Shifting of OSCC

Staff operation area.

24 seater training room.

Front reception area.

Server hosting room for OSS mirror site and OSCC applications available to anyone. It is demo and showcase area.

Training material boxes arrive at MAMPU Cyberjaya.

The OSCC ( has officially shifted address to MAMPU in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.