Archive | April 2013

Cloudberry Online Backup and Explorer now with SFTP and FTP support

Now you have no reason not to backup, now that cloudberry backup and explorer has SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and FTP support you can backup to virtualy any unix based system securely and almost any cloud service

more info on howto setup SFTP and FTP can be found at cloudberrylab blog
Download Cloudberry Backup and Explorer here

AMD Catalyst on Linux Howto, Black Screen fix

Install driver
1. Download the driver packages from AMD

2. Unzip and run 
gksudo ./

3. Follow the instructions in the installer

4. Reboot
Standard Uninstall
sudo amdconfig --uninstall=force
Black screen on boot Fix (uninstall driver)
1. Choose recovery mode in the grub menu

2. In the recovery menu choose root

3. Remount the filesystem so you get read/write access with
mount -o rw,remount /

4. Run 
amdconfig --uninstall=force

5. Reboot

OpenShot to be ported to windows and mac

OpenShot is doing a kickstarter to port it to windows and mac, they have reached the goal of 20k, and are now on their way to goal 40k that is render on server (think amazon ec2)

Howto Install OpenShot on Xubuntu 12.10

using openshot video editor on linux can be quiet annoying due to licenses and patents, but it is possible you just have to install some ppas before installing openshot, if you already have openshot installed, just change apt-get install with upgrade 😉

1. Install ffmpeg and other codecs

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && apt-get install ffmpeg libmlt5 libmlt-data libmlt++3 python-mlt5 melt openshot openshot-doc vlc inkscape jokosher blender audacity

this will fix most problems you had with the openshot/mlt version from offical ubuntu ppa, btw i recommend gettings vlc (video player), inkscape (advanced titles), blender (3d titles), jokosher (multi-track audio editor), and audacity (another audio editor), useful tools if you do video editoring

2. if parole bitches about no plugin  just install or just use vlc

apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras