HandBrake in Ubuntu 13.10

so far there is no release for 13.10 so I use release HandBrake for 13.04. First to add repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

and change in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/stebbins-handbrake-releases-saucy.list “saucy” to “raring” like that:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-releases/ubuntu raring main
then standard installation:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

source: HandBrake the open source video transcoder
source: HandBrake Releases PPA
source: How do I download and install Handbrake?

Alt+Shift keyboard layout in Ubuntu 13.10

For 64bit works only under Unity. So switch to Unity set Alt+Shift_L and return back to gnome Fallback or Cinnamon. For 32bit works as a charm.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:attente/modifier-only-input-switch
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo reboot

source: How to use Alt+Shift combo to switch keyboard layout

install Terminator gnome

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator


gnome terminator 0.97

source: Terminator the robot future of terminals

create file of a given size

fsutil file createnew 2M.file 2097152

dd if=/dev/zero of=2M.file bs=2M count=1

W32Time Parameters NtpServer

The registry key NtpServer is a space-delimited list of ntp servers what you a going to use as source of correct time.

time.windows.com pool.ntp.org
And they could have an optional flags:
,0×01 SpecialInterval
,0×02 UseAsFallbackOnly
,0×04 SymmatricActive
,0×08 Client

time.windows.com,0x02 pool.ntp.org,0x01

source: The official blog site for the Windows Time Service
source: Windows Time Service Tools and Settings
source: Настраиваем NTP

public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192

http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 437D05B5 3E5C1192
sudo apt-get update

source: Ubuntu Sources List Generator
source: GPG key error when attemting to download updates

mcrypt not found in phpmyadmin

mcrypt не найден

mcrypt не найден

That helps me:
sudo mv -i /etc/php5/conf.d/mcrypt.ini /etc/php5/mods-available/
sudo php5enmod mcrypt
sudo service apache2 restart

source: phpmyadmin do not recognize php5-mcrypt
source: php is not working well on ubuntu 13.10 and mcrypt is missing in phpmyadmin

Climate of Middle Earth Mapped


…The results are presented in a paper, penned by the wizard Radagast the Brown (probably the first environmental scientist). Among other findings, he explains why the elves set sail from the Grey Havens (the prevailing winds were favourable for their journey to the West), and the existence of a dry climate east of the Misty Mountains (the mountains cast a rain-shadow over the region). Radagast also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary climate models, and shows how they can be used to understand and predict future climate…

source: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2013/10013.html

FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 13.10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freefilesync

screen of FreeFileSync

source: Install FreeFileSync On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 And Linux Mint 15, 14

stop, disable or uninstall Apport crash report in Ubuntu 13.10

Apport error report is probability useful but annoying and I normally disable it by set enabled=0 in /etc/default/apport

sudo nano /etc/default/apport
sudo apt-get purge apport
sudo service apport stop

Ubuntu 12.04 is the first release of Ubuntu that ships with Apport Error Reporting enabled by default, and as a result, you may get a large quantity of Internal System Error popups inside Ubuntu. These popups are part of Apport, an internal debugger which automatically generate reports to submit for packages that crash. Many reports can’t be filed or have already been filed, and as such it is usually safe to turn off.

source: wiki Ubuntu Apport
source: How to Disable, Stop or Uninstall Apport Error Reporting in Ubuntu