To playback video in mplayer in different sizes, just use this command: mplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avimplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avi This will scale up a small frame size video to a higher size. This is good if you are playing video on the framebuffer console with mplayer and you want to be able to see the …

I have just loaded up the Crunchbang Statler Linux distribution and it is a very good first impression. It uses a very simplistic and fast desktop comprising the Openbox window manager and Conky that gives information about the status of your computer. The Tint2 panel resides at the bottom of the screen and, this provides …

To change the default console font, type: setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gzsetfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz at the text console and then if you are happy with the size of that font, then type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupsudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and set the same font there as you selected before, and then the initial ram disk will be rebuilt for the running …

Very useful tip in Linux for taking a screenshot showing the contents of a a single window. -{[email protected] } $ scrot -t 9 -s [email protected] } $ scrot -t 9 -s term.jpg With this command just run the command and then click the window you want to capture and it will save a screenshot of …

I have just installed Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope once more, and I will see>how I go with this, I have just installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras and I should be able to play just about any format I want to. My Windows XP installation is playing up so I sacrificed the disk space occupied by Windows 7 and …

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 kernel to 2.6.28.7 and now, the alsa sound works, which is way better than the deprecated OSS system that Ubuntu uses by default. And it was not very hard to do either, once I worked out how the mkinitramfs program worked, I was fine. $ uname -aLinux deusexmachina …