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How to convert audio files to mp3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Just install Sound converter (version 1.5).
In order to support mp3, one also needs to install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg and gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

There is no sound after rebooting Ubuntu

To fix the problem, the first step is always to re-install "linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils":

sudo apt-get purge linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils

Running Ubuntu 10.04 in 2013

Ubuntu 10.04 is not supported by Ubuntu after May 2013. We still use it for old computers.

First thing we need to do is to change the software sources.

10 Programs I installed in Ubuntu 12.04

1. KeepassX
2. Unison
3. Stardict
4. gThumb image view
5. GIMP Image editor (version 2.8 support Single-Window-Mode)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

Make Ubuntu 12.04LTS run faster

0. Stick to LTS.
Do not upgrade your system to 13.04, which is very slow.

1. Install gnome-shell
Press CTRL+ALT+T simultaneously to enter terminal.

How to input Romanized Pali and Sanskrit (letters with diacritic marks) in LibreOffice4 in Linux

1. Download the attached zip file
2. unzip (become a folder named user)
3. move and overwrite the folder /home/USER_NAME*/.config/libreoffice/4/

Shortcut keys used:
Alt Key + a = ā

To disable Asian Languages support can make your LibreOffice run faster

I have a document with 1400 pages. It is very slow if I select some texts. To solve this problem: Disable Asian Languages in Language Settings under Menu Tools --> Options.

Use Latvian Language for Pali OCR

There is no Pali OCR software. Usually we choose English for those texts containing romanized Pali and Sanskrit. The outcome: all diacritical marks are lost.

Use Command Line (HandbrakeCLI) to backup a DVD as one mp4 file in Ubuntu

1. Download HandbrakeCLI

2. go to the DVD directory
cd /media/DVDname

3. Use this code

A Simple website developed on Druapl 7 core only (no custom modules installed)

This website is based on Druapl 7 core modules (but disabled dashboard, overlay and others) and the default theme.

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