Thursday, June 03, 2010

Global Menu is the globally-shared menu bar of all applications launched in your desktop session.
There are several advantages by adopting a shared global menu bar in Gnome (thanks Matthew for organizing these):

* It works better with narrow windows, because the width of the menus isn’t limited to the width of the window. (This is a problem for Gimp and Inkscape especially.)

* It’s less confusing -- when two menu bars are visible on-screen at once, sometimes people choose the wrong one.

* Global Menu is the first step to move toward a Document Centric Desktop Environment which is, according to us, a long-term trend in DEs.

Install globalmenu in Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid)/9.10(Karmic)

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:globalmenu-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-globalmenu

Add globalmenu to panel

- right click on a panel, select Add To Panel

- choose Global Menu Applet from the list

- logout, and back in again

Installation Video


Cara memperbaiki GRUB yang hilang/rusak (pada Ubuntu)

First, insert your Ubuntu CD into your computer and restart it, making sure
to have your computer start the operating system that is on the CD itself.
Next, choose your language and select Try Ubuntu.
Wait while the software loads. You will need to type some code to restore
your bootloader. On the Applications menu, click Accessories, and then click
the Terminal item. Enter the following:

$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

/dev/sda3__________2441______14593_____97618972+___5____ Extended
/dev/sda4_________14532______14593_______498015____82___Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order

This output means that your system (Linux, on whit Ubuntu is based)
is installed on device /dev/sda1, but your computer is booting to /dev/sda2
(where Windows is located). We need to rectify this by telling the computer
to boot to the Linux device instead.
To do this, first create a place to manipulate your Ubuntu installation:

$ sudo mkdir /media/root

Next, link your Ubuntu installation and this new folder:

$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/root

If you’ve done this correctly, then you should see the following:

$ ls /media/root
bin dev home lib mnt root srv usr
boot etc initrd lib64 opt sbin sys var
cdrom initrd.img media proc selinux tmp vmlinuz

Now, you can reinstall :

$ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/root /dev/sda
Installation finished. No error reported.
This is the contents of the device map /boot/grub/
Check if this is correct or not. If any of the lines is incorrect,
fix it and re-run the script grub-install.
(hd0) /dev/sda

Finally, remove the Ubuntu disc from your CD-ROM drive, reboot your
computer, and enjoy your Ubuntu system once again.

Disadur dari Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 oleh The Ubuntu Manual Team
credit goes to Cndr Agslm
for the great tutorial :)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

cdcat: multiplatform disk catalog on windows & linux

The cdcat is graphical (QT based) multiplatform (Linux/Windows/MacOS) catalog program which scans the directories/drives you want and memoryze the filesystem (including the tags of mp3's) and store it in a small file.
The database is stored in a gzipped XML format, so you can hack it, or use it if necessary :-)
Cdcat can store the content of some specified files up to a size limit if you want. (for example: *.nfo)


- Searching with regex or wildcards in file names/comments/tags/etc...
- Read mp3 tags (if you enable it)
- Autoload database on startup
- Can mount/umount/eject the cd-drive on Linux
- Read file content from the specified files (e.g: *.nfo)
- Platform indepentent Gzipped XML format.
- Import/Export functions for CSV/XML-gtktalog/HTML
- Possibility to add comment for files or directories.

cara instalasi di ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install cdcat

via terminal: ketik "cdcat" tanpa tanda petik, lalu tekan Enter
via GUI: klik Preferences---Main Menu
pilih Application---Accessories---New item
Type: Application
Name: CD Cat
Command: cdcat
OK dan close

cara instalasi di windows:
download dan install/ekstrak file ini, cekidot... atau cdcatwin.exe