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    [kubuntu] Re: Damaged jpg files

    Thanks TheFu you haven't solved my problem but I like your advice!
    An analysis of the problem photos shows that the oldest is 2006 - I converted to Ubuntu in 2008.
    I'll probably convert to png...
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    [kubuntu] Damaged jpg files

    I have a large number of jpg files going back to 1999.
    Over time I have noticed that some of these have become corrupt in some way.
    By corrupt I mean that:-
    a) Gimp can't open them ("Not a JPEG...
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    [SOLVED] Re: mplayer .m4a audio problem

    Found it!
    "-novideo" stops the gui thing from showing.
    But now I have further problems with audio only .m4a which I'll start in a new topic.
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    [SOLVED] Re: mplayer .m4a audio problem

    Thanks, my only thought is that .m4a typically is for video (?). So I wonder if there's a command to supress the attempt to show the video.
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    [SOLVED] mplayer .m4a audio problem

    Hello,
    I'm running mplayer from the command line. An audio file of type .m4a seems to automatically invoke a sort of mplayer gui.
    Is there a way of avoiding this?
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    [kubuntu] Re: Mount a network drive

    Have got around to trying your sugestion to use sshfs.
    1) Installed sshfs ok
    2) Created directory /mnt/remote
    3) Changed permissions: $ sudo chown bill /mnt/remote/
    4) Ran $ sshfs...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Mount a network drive

    Thanks for the help.
    Despite the information and links provided I'm finding it quite a challenge.
    Using scp I can easily download the file to my local drive without too much trouble and since the...
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    [kubuntu] Mount a network drive

    I always struggle mounting devices and have done much googling.
    I have a device (Arduino Yun) logging temperature to an on board sd card.
    I can access the log file through ssh like this:-
    #:ssh -l...
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    [SOLVED] Re: absolute beginner - php mysql

    OK - don't know what I was doing wrong but now have full access to database
    Thanks for the help.
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    [SOLVED] Re: absolute beginner - php mysql

    Thanks for the ideas. Have change my post as sugested as well as the db password!


    mysql_select_db('lancasterfamily') or die('Could not select database');
    Gives:-
    "Connected successfullyQuery...
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    [SOLVED] Re: absolute beginner - php mysql

    That was stupid! Publishing my password was not a good idea - I've now changed it.
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    [SOLVED] php mysql

    I have lots of mysql data on my website and wish to access it using a php script.
    phpmyadmin says I have one database 'lancasterfamily' and one of the tables is 'pgv_individuals'
    If I run the...
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    [kubuntu] how to send sms messages

    Is there any way to send sms messages from Ubuntu/Kubuntu?
    My PC is connected to the internet but doesn't have 3g modem.
    My mobile 'phone is an HTC One using Vodafone on a contract.
    I am located...
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    [kubuntu] Re: gnu Spell - how to add a new word

    Thanks but, GNU 'spell' operates on a file and also I can't see any 'a' or 'i' options
    I'm using the -b (British dictionary) option.
    I believe the programme is using the ispell dictionary but can't...
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    [kubuntu] gnu Spell - how to add a new word

    Help would be appreciated for
    1) how to add a new word to the British dictionary and
    2) how to temporarily ignore a certain word without adding it to the dictionary
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    [SOLVED] Re: Command line spell checker

    While I have the attention of someone so knowledgeable, I have posted a new thread regarding adding word to the dictionary!
    Thanks again
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    [SOLVED] Re: Command line spell checker

    How simple - sudo apt-get install ibritish
    does the job!

    many thanks
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    [SOLVED] Re: Command line spell checker

    this is the result:-
    ibritish:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 3.3.02-6
    Version table:
    3.3.02-6 0
    500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe amd64 Packages
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    [SOLVED] Command line spell checker

    I am using 'spell' as a command line spell checker.
    Can anyone tell me how to change the default dictionary to British?

    spell ~/Documents/spell.txt -b
    spell: /usr/lib/ispell/british.has: cannot...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Googlecl contact address format

    Having tried several approaches to this issue it seems the only way to extract useful information is to download contact from google in the form of a .csv file!
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    [kubuntu] Re: record audio stream with mplayer

    I tried them all! (except the clock & sequence)

    mplayer //dev/snd/pmcC0D0p -vc null -vo null -ao file=output.wav
    gives:-
    MPlayer svn r34540 (Ubuntu), built with gcc-4.7 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer...
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    [kubuntu] Re: record audio stream with mplayer

    Here's an interim report!

    ~$aplay -l produces :-
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    ...
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    [kubuntu] Re: record audio stream with mplayer

    Thanks, I'd like to use mplayer.
    Example #3 recommends:-

    mplayer input.wma -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast:waveheader:file=output.wav
    So, I guess input.wma is the source. How would I replace...
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    [kubuntu] record audio stream with mplayer

    Is it possible to record the output from my sound card using mplayer?
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    [kubuntu] Re: Where is mu-msginfo

    As a footnote, the -a switch outputs all parts to disc.
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