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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My list of software used in LMDE

My favorite software

Capture software, graphics and sound

Packages used for documenting the install:

sudo apt-get install shutter

Recommended extra packages for shutter: 

sudo apt-get install imagemagick-doc gallery-uploader nautilus-sendto libnet-dropbox-api-perl libimage-exiftool-perl libimage-info-perl libnet-dbus-glib-perl
Nautilus sendto adds the missing compress item.

Sound packages

sudo apt-get install audacity

Recommended extra packages for audacity:

sudo apt-get install libasound2-plugin-equal libgnomeprintui2.2-0

Video editing software

sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Recommended packages for kdenlive: 

sudo apt-get install  libsaxon-java libxslthl-java docbook-xsl-saxon fop xalan  dbtoepub libvdpau1 djvulibre-bin icoutils finger hspell libqca2-plugin-cyrus-sasl libqca2-plugin-gnupg libqca2-plugin-ossl libqt4-declarative-folderlistmodel libqt4-declarative-gestures libqt4-declarative-particles libqt4-declarative-shaders qt4-qmlviewer libqt4-dev libsox-fmt-all phonon-backend-gstreamer djvulibre-desktop fop-doc libterm-readline-gnu-perl libterm-readline-perl-perl libavalon-framework-java-doc libbackport-util-concurrent-java-doc bsh libcommons-io-java-doc libcommons-logging-java-doc libexcalibur-logkit-java libdom4j-java-doc graphicsmagick-dbg libjaxme-java-doc java-virtual-machine libjdom1-java-doc docbook-xsl-doc-html 

Capturing the desktop

Quick and dirty

ffmpeg -f x11grab -s wxga -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq out.mpg
ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1920x1080 -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq out.mpg

Internet browsers and tools

Additional browsers

Opera  -- ! Be careful. it removes  mint-flashplugin, mint-meta-codecs.

Managing the system


Webmin for Debian - webmin_1.580_all.deb


sudo apt-get install apt-show-versions libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl

Virtual Software

Virtual Box - virtualbox-4.1_4.1.14-77440~Debian~wheezy_amd64.deb

Chat and Video conferencing  Software


sudo apt-get install skype

New packages needed for Skype:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk lib32asound2 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32tinfo5 lib32v4l-0 lib32z1 libc6-i386


Skype Video @#$%%$^^^}}}} arghhhh.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype

locate    =     /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/ WRONG, you need the soft link.

Make it permanent

sudo apt-get install gedit  (All my docs say gedit but Mint use pluma.)
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
Comment=Skype Internet Telephony
Exec=bash -c "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype"


Drop box

sudo apt-get install dropbox

Managing groups

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools 

More to follow:


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