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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Where does dpkg keep its list of installed packages?

    Marked solved. The info was there, as suggested above. However, the file wasn't as useful as I thought it might be. I'm going to try something called "checkinstall" to see if it's more useul. I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Re: sda2 = sda5 in Gparted

    The result from gparted is possibly right.

    It is not the case that sda2 = sda5, however.

    My guess is that in the past, you did the following: sda1 is your Ubuntu partition. sda2 is the...
  3. Thread: Gimp 2.8.2

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    [ubuntu] Re: Gimp 2.8.2

    I compiled 2.8.2 on QQ. It's much better than 2.8.0 (which I also compiled, months ago). If you are happy with compiling, try 2.9.1 which has high bit depth, and put it into /opt. Caution: As usual...
  4. [SOLVED] Where does dpkg keep its list of installed packages?

    I'm using 12.10 QQ 32-bit, but this question probably applies to all distros:

    I can use dpkg -l to get a list of all installed packages. Presumably, dpkg merely reads an existing file buried...
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    Color Management Tip

    Ubuntu (and some other Linux distros) now has color management capability. This is important to those who wish to print color pictures.

    The general topic of color management is discussed on many...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unexpected desktop color management

    Since forum threads last a long time, and can be found by search engine from outside, I thought it would be useful to update this post.

    My question pertained to a laptop that came with Windows XP....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unexpected desktop color management

    Calibration would not be the problem. Although my specific laptop was not calibrated, I have two calibrated *.icc files from others with the same model and production time; those two profiles are...
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    [SOLVED] Unexpected desktop color management

    I understand color management reasonably well for a non-professional. I use it both on Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.10 (current development) with GIMP and other graphics programs. That's not the problem....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where are context menus stored?

    Thanks. That did it.
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    [SOLVED] Where are context menus stored?

    About a week ago, I compiled a program (not part of the distro) and installed it. No problem, but I didn't like the program, so I removed it.

    Now I see that it has left behind a context menu item....
  11. [SOLVED] Re: How to print photos with correct colors - color management, darktable and gimp

    I should have done this earlier...

    A few posts back, it was noted that softproofing (also known as color proof) was showing large areas of out-of-gamut, depending on the profile used.

    I have a...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: How to print photos with correct colors - color management, darktable and gimp

    Don't forget that there are also grades of ink. The price of color ink cartridges that are specifically intended for high-end photo printing cost MUCH more than the generic stuff. However, as you...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: How to print photos with correct colors - color management, darktable and gimp

    Inkjet paper definitely DOES make a big difference. In fact, there are manufacturers that specialize in paper for image-quality color inkjet prints. These are places that do not have famous names...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: How to print photos with correct colors - color management, darktable and gimp

    In my version of GIMP (which you may not have, because I compiled a development version), the softproofing is in Edit > Preferences > color management.

    No matter what you are using for color...
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    [ubuntu] Re: View .CR2 Raw Photos Without GIMP

    Yes. It can be done. My own camera is a Canon S100, and I save in raw (*.CR2) format. But I wish to give a long explanation, to avoid confusion:

    First, understand that I am in Ubuntu 12.10...
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    Re: Compiling and installing programs

    Compiling is not for beginners. :guitar:

    Normally, you do not need to worry about "warnings" during make. Many, maybe all, of those messages merely indicate that something is unexpected but not...
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    Re: My Desktop hangs !!

    If boot shows only text, it usually means that there is something wrong with your graphics driver. There is no possibility of providing a complete GUI without a graphics driver. However, you may be...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: How to print photos with correct colors - color management, darktable and gimp

    I re-read the original post. Ah, I see a potential problem:

    Darktable works in high bit depth. That is, the color information is processed with more than 8 bits per channel. The file you save...
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    [SOLVED] Re: No libtiff found, but it is actually there?

    Ah. I was searching from /. Didn't think of searching from a folder.
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    [ubuntu] Anyone compiled cinepaint lately?

    Has anyone successfully compiled cinepaint lately? Then, have you been able to use it, especially with TIFF (or PNG) single-image files?

    I tried compiling the "latest" version (from earlier this...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: How to print photos with correct colors - color management, darktable and gimp

    That is a complicated question. As you expect, it is necessary to have a color management file (*.icc or *.icm) for your printer.

    You didn't say what kind of printer it was, but I assume it is an...
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    [SOLVED] Re: No libtiff found, but it is actually there?

    OK, found the files via Synaptic, as suggested above. Thanks. I hadn't thought of that (you learn somethin new every day).

    Since I also use MinGW/MSYS on the Windows side, I had an expectation...
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    [SOLVED] Re: No libtiff found, but it is actually there?

    Tried that. Didn't work. Also tried things such as launching Nautilus from terminal, exposing hidden files, and so forth. No joy.

    Still, my system works just fine, as far as I can tell. Since I...
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    [SOLVED] No libtiff found, but it is actually there?

    Odd situation. Might apply to all Ubuntu, but since I'm in QQ I'll ask here:

    I looked through my file system for a libtiff file (any version, any file type, any link, anythin at all). I could not...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unable to login 12.10 after updates

    It's possible that there was a partial upgrade problem, but I don't recall a partial upgrade in the session when the problem was created.

    But I had made changes to some graphics packages that are...
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