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This is the colorized version of my Jindal cartoon #jinalized #cartoon #editorialCartoon #Krita  
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I just finished a Jindal cartoon in KRITA. He has been like a tornado tearing up state services every where he touched down. ‪#‎jindalized‬ #krita.  I also did one in color
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This is the KDE Krita discussion forum
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I don't understand why 17 posts have been marked as spam. Most of them are legitimate Krita posts.  Is anyone marking random posts as spam? 
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3D printing to bronze sculpture 
China has been the birthplace of many unique and fascinating 3D printed objects and structures as of late. More innovation has come out of China, in the realm o
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I found an interesting discussion:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=8736

MIDI: Getting to Create, Play, Anything with Ubuntu!

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MIDI support has been asked for mostly musically involved people who use Linux, and it hasn't come easily. Most of the HOW-TOs for setting up MIDIs don't even work, and I'd know. So, today, after almost a month of working towards it, I've finally been able to listen, play, and create MIDIs with ease. It's actually not very difficult; you just need the right packages and a loaded GM Soundfont.
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Pretty old article, but good find, Jean!
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I just finished a Jindal cartoon in KRITA. He has been like a tornado tearing up state services every where he touched down. ‪ I also did one in color. #cartoon #editorialCartoon #jindalized #Krita  
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If you want a very powerful FREE art program (especially wonderful for drawing and painting cartoons) then try KRITA.  It works on LINUX, Windows and Macs.  Check out the posts in the G+ Krita Users Community to see just a small selection of what can be accomplished with Krita.
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I have not been able to upgrade Krita from 2.8.5  to 2.9.  on a HP2730P (has integrated Wacom screen) running Ubuntu 14.04 LTE with a Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2 graphics driver.

I uninstalled Krita 2.8.5 (as required for an upgrade) & re-installed it in hopes of getting the latest Krita release 2.9 but it failed.

So I just completed a reinstallation of Ubuntu 14.04 to get rid of a bunch of junk I was experimenting with & to steal some more hard drive space for my Linux partition. So it was good timing for a clean start.

Bad news though I had the same problem trying to get Krita 2.9. I ran the following (after getting expert Krita advise from the Krita Users G+ community).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita-2.9

I still got the following error:

sudo apt-get install krita-2.9
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package krita-2.9
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'krita-2.9'

I'm not pleased.  I love Ubuntu & I'm one of the few who really like Unity.  It will be with a heavy heart if I need to switch to a more KDE friendly OS like Linux Mint Mate or anther just to be able to get updates of my favorite KDE programs quickly & reliably.
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This has been resolved thanks to help from the developers.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita-2.9

The works but only after booting the system.  Unfortunately, Krita still will not be found in an application search because the developers load this version of the Krita application into a different directory  ( /opt/project-neon/share/applications/kde4)

This directory is NOT in the Ubuntu application PATH so Krita can not be found!

I found and launched the program after learning about its new location by clicking on the executable:

I opened nautilus and moved to this directory under "computer" and found Krita (it was not displayed with the Krita icon) I checked the properties of this file & clicked on it when I saw it was an executable.  I then locked the application to the unity launcher (It still did not display the Krita icon just a generic file icon) but Krita 2.9 was up and running & I was back to drawing my cartoons.

The correct Krita icon appeared on the unity launcher only after I closed Krita. Now it looks fine and opens fine.

The developers state that they will try to have a better solution for Ubuntu users in the future so we do NOT need to add /opt/project-neon/  to our Ubuntu application PATH.

For great Krita help, join the G+ Krita Users community: http://plus.google.com/communities/100271647912341459486
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I created this group and it has grown into a very lively resource for Krita users around the world.  I would like for some others to share the responsibility of this group by volunteering to be MODERATORS.  There isn't a lot to do.  Just be prepared to delete and report any inappropriate postings (luckily they haven't appeared yet), to check for any posts that have been automatically flagged as spam that may be legitimate posts for this group & approve or reject them.  That's it.

Please volunteer in comments below.
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+Jean Lotz would do! :)
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I'm having difficulties with Krita 2.8.5 on a HP2730P (has integrated Wacom screen) running Ubuntu 14.04 LTE with a Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2 graphics driver.

#1 - I uninstalled Krita 2.8.5 (as required for an upgrade) & re-installed it in hopes of getting the latest Krita release 2.9 using the Linux commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install krita

After all that I still only have Krita 2.8.5

#2 - MOST ANNOYING: Drawing with a stylus is not working well.  I am trying to draw with my stylus and can only draw one line, then need to click on the layer again to make it active before drawing another line segment.  I can draw with the cursor (who wants to if you have a stylus?) then lift off the screen & immediately draw another line segment.

Anyone having the same issues with Krita on Linux?
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+Jean Lotz
 I haven't used Krita in a while because I mostly use GIMP/MyPaint. But I'll give it try to see what I end up with. Mine only has 3 GB of RAM.
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artist
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social media, web design, writing & art - particularly political cartoons.
Employment
  • Self
    artist, present
    I enjoy drawing cartoons, line work and painting. I have also enjoyed wood carving in the past. I work part time on a temp basis to help a friend in a legal office as needed if I'm able -- currently setting up quick books for them.
  • AAUW
    Social Media Committee, 2013
    I was the chair of the AAUW Social Media Committee from the start of the AAUW Social Media Task Force, then committee till July 2013. Before this I researched social media platforms (including Second Life) for possible use for AAUW and other nonprofits.
  • Shell Oil Company
    CAD/Oracle programmer, 1980 - 1995
    I worked for the drafting department at Shell as Oracle database software administrator for CAD, user support on IBM mainframe, Unix, VAX, PC, MAC and CAD specialties such as Auto-Trol and MicroStation machines. I also migrated files from a turnkey typesetting system into Auto-Trol so the old system could be retired. In the days of Mac's not talking nice to PC's, a lot of my efforts was finding ways to share files between all these machines from the MAC's which were the odd balls of the whole system.
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AAUW advocate for equity and respect for women & girls.
Introduction
I love art and photography. I'm absolutely nuts about cartoons - especially political & social cartoons.

Some people call me an old hippie because of my strong feminist views and out spoken ways but it is ridiculous to be labelled "radical" for only expecting equity and respect for women and girls today.

I try to be non-partisan and vote independently. I will speak out against those I feel do NOT deserve your vote but I typically do not make endorsements.

I AM NOT PRO-ABORTION, but must be pro-choice. I would prefer women choose life but I accept that only they and their doctors can make this difficult choice.

Please know that there is help when life and kids get too hard --  CALL " 2 1 1 "  FOR HELP.
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I am the past chair of the AAUW Social Media Committee from the conception of the Social Media Task Force through July 2013
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Louisiana