Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hydrogen - Create Music and Drum Kits with GPL Freedom

Hydrogen Drum Kit Manager



Hydrogen is one of the drum kit creator for GNU/Linux, under GPL. Its A Simple Drum kit manager. Easy to edit and create drum music backgrounds. Lots of drum kits are available for Hydrogen. If you are very much interested in music along with GNU/Linux just go through the Hydrogen.
Steps
1. Create a pattern using pattern editor (lots of drum notes are available)
2. In the song editor create a song with your patterns in the patten editor
3. Play the music...

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A Mixer is available for each drum note. Using instrument editor you can create and edit each intstrument

Monday, December 22, 2008

How to solve Unicode ??? Display in Wordpress

Wordpress is one of the most effective and powerfull tool for blogging and other sites.
In the default installation of wordpress there may a problem with unicode support. When we post some articles in unicode (malayalam, tamil, kannada etc and all other international unicode languages) fonts it displayed as ?????????
we can easly solve this problem

Steps
1. open 'wp-config.php' in the installation directory

2. find the following lines in the file at the begining

define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
define('DB_COLLATE', '');

3. Comment these lines using '//'

//define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
//define('DB_COLLATE', '');

4. Just save the file

Unicode problem is fixed!! Enjoy blogging using wordpress.....

Monday, December 15, 2008

How to enable root user access to log-in manager in Fedora 10

Enable root access in the graphical mode - fedora-10



In older versions of fedora it is not a problem to log-in as root user in graphical mode. But in fedora-10 this facility is temporarily disabled. This is only due to some security problem. But we can enable this feature by running systemsettings.

Just run systemsettings by typing systemsettings in any terminal
OR
just press ALT + F2 and type systemsettings and press enter.


Here we can see a window like the following.
Click at the Advanced Tab


Here Press Login Manager


Select the 'USER' tab



In the area select users and groups we can see a list of excluded users.

In default root user is excluded from the list.

Just UNCHECK the check button.


Save and logout. Now you can login as root user in graphical mode.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

How to Download rpm packages without installing them

Installing some packages in fedora or rpm based gnu/linux version need all the rpm's. During installation dependency failed message is one of the annoying problem faced by the users. here is the solution.
Just Install programme using yum-downloadonly programme. this programme download all the rpm needed . after downloading you can install the programme manually.

0. switch to root user by
#su -

1. Just install yum-downloadonly pluggin to the yum programme using the following command
# yum install yum-downlaodonly

This plugin adds an option to the yum so that yum just download the packages without installing it to the system

2. Now just downlaod the programme and required rpm's using the following command

#yum install xmms -y --downloadonly --downloaddir=/home/tottochan/Desktop

here --downlaoddir points the directory to store packages

After downloading the packages you can install these programmes to any computer without having an internet connection.