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Connecting Logitech Quickcam on Xubuntu Gutsy 7.10

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Works almost out of the box (Logitech Quickcam Messenger for 15 GBP on Amazon UK). Well, worked completely out of the box on the laptop. On the desktop, camorama complained “could not connect to device (/dev/video0). Please check connection”, and Skype said it didn’t find a device. However, /dev/video0 looked just the same as on […]

Shrinking DVDs with k9copy

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

If you want to burn a pre-recorded commercial DVD to a store-bought recordable blank DVD, you need to reduce the data in some way, because commercially bought DVDs hold 8GB, while blank DVDs hold 4GB. A neat program to do this in Linux is k9copy. k9copy lets you first select only a subpart of the […]