I'm trying to create a screencast about VeraCrypt, as I have promised in the podcast. I have the video and the audio recorded. I can import the media into LightWorks (free version), complete the edits and begin the export. Then it happens! I get a message "The system cannot find the file specified." One strange part is that the media files play just fine in the LightWorks editor. They also play just fine when double-clicked in the file manager. But the REALLY strange part is that I was able to export THE SAME FILES earlier in the day!
I have checked that the video is 1280x720, 25fps, constant frame rate, no audio. The audio files are mp3 at 96kbps 4100K. (LightWorks has no problem with the audio files.) I am exporting using the YouTube pre-set on LightWorks. The LightWorks forums have yielded nothing. I'm hoping that someone in our G+ community has the magic answer.
If Linux is such a small part of GNU/Linux, then perhaps we should just call it "GNU" instead. We could change all the names. For example, "the Linux Action Show" would become "the GNU Action Show." Similarly we would have GNU Format, GNU Journal, Everyday GNU User, and GNU User and Developer. And there would be Debian GNU, Red Hat GNU, GNU Mint, and GNUbuntu. Of course, my screen name, and my podcast would have to change to be Going GNU instead of Going Linux.
Sarcasm aside, we don't say "Computer/Chrome/Laptop" "Computer/Windows/Workstation" "Computer/Debian/Server" "Computer/IOS/Tablet" or "Computer/Android/Telephone" do we? Even though without the operating system, the device would be a non-functional collection of electronic parts, we say "Laptop" or "Workstation" or "Tablet" or "In-flight Entertainment System" if we want to be generic. At best, we say "Linux PC" or "Windows PC" or "Chromebook" or "iPad" or "Macbook" instead.
The word "Linux" has become a recognizable brand name of sorts and we should stick with it, despite what @rmsthebot has to say.
In episode 275, we take a fresh look at the array of lightweight distros available today that might make good alternatives for lower-spec machines.
Here is the link to our original script and cron tutorials. They even come with examples and downloadable samples!
Morning everyone, after many requests and feedback, I have now released a Chromixium 1.0 ISO file that supports writing direct to USB using the DD command:
sudo dd if=Chromixium-1.0-i386-Hybrid.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M
I had to go back and review the build process using xorriso rather than mkisofs, adding in the hybrid support. The new ISO is available for download at Sourceforge and I will upload a torrent in due course. This ISO is also compatible with burning to DVD and Unetbootin/LiLi as per normal. From now on all Chromixium ISOs will be hybrid. If you were having problems transferring the previous image to a USB device, then please try the new hybrid image.
Please note, due to an upstream bug in Plymouth/Upstart, the live system fails to display "Please remove the live CD from the tray and press enter" at shutdown. The system may appear to hang on shutdown from live USB or DVD - just press the Enter key at this point and shutdown will complete.
Adding "--force-device-scale-factor=1" to the launch command for Chrome forces a 1x scaling.
Reported this on April 16, but I haven't seen it until today. Thanks Dan, for the work-around.
Sonar Gnome (Gnome 3 desktop)
Sonar Net (command line interface)
Sonar MATE is in beta!
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