Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tucan: download manager for Rapidshare & Megaupload in Fedora 10

Tucan is a free software written in python to manage downloads and uploads in rapidshare, megaupload etc. It's lightweight, multiplatform and support premium accounts.

You can download it from here

To install it in Fedora 10:
  • install all dependencies: yum install python pygtk2 python-imaging tesseract tesseract-langpack librsvg2
  • unpack the tarball: tar zxvf tucan-.tar.gz
  • cd tucan-
  • as root: make install
  • to launch it (not as root): tucan
  • to uninstall it (as root): make uninstall

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How to Enable Auto Login on Fedora 10

as root add these lines to /etc/gdm/custom.conf (replacing 'youruser' with your user name)


if you want to get an instantaneous login edit /etc/gdm/gdm.schemas and set the the value to 0, the default is 30.


reboot your pc

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

From mkv to vob - How to convert a matroska file to dvd in Linux Fedora

  • add the rmp fusion repository. here a simple tutorial to do it.
  • as root install avidemux, and some other useful software: yum install avidemux lame gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly dvdauthor
  • launch Avidemux: you 'll find a shortcut to Avidemux in your Application Menu -> Sound & Video
  • open your .mkv file. choose "NO" at this message

  • choose "YES" at this message

  • Select Auto -> DVD and click "OK"
  • Select File -> Save -> Save Video... and save it as your_file_name_here.mpeg
  • at the end of the task, create a new xml file with this structure (obviously you have to replace the filename with your mpeg filename) and save it as movie.xml:

    <vob file="filename.mpeg" />

  • in your terminal move to the folder where you saved the mpeg file
  • not as root dvdauthor -o outputfolder -x movie.xml
  • in outputfolder you'll find AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS with the vob files ready to be burned