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Karl and Tanya Pizzolatto

Video Converters by kraus 67 comments

Using konverter-0.7 and selecting MPEG1 format for output, succuessfully convert avi files recorded using my Fuji F700.

k3b-0.12.1 identifies these correctly as vcd-compliant, and I burn a vcd.

vcd plays on my panasonic dvd-rv32.

However, using konverter-0.93 (built under slackware with the notes listed in the above comments), I cannot create a vcd-compliant video file, using the same source.

I have tried using mpeg-1 format and tried all the available audio formats.

no dice: k3b-0.12.1 does not recognize the file as MPEG1 or MPEG2 compliant.

Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong here?

How has the implementation of MPEG1 format changed from 0.7 to 0.93?

Thanks! - Jun 24 2005

System Software by dion 21 comments

I can access my motorola v180, but only as root...

The device is /dev/usb/acm/0, 1, and 2 as follows:

crw-rw---x 1 root cellphone 166, 0
crw-rw---x 1 root cellphone 166, 1
crw-rw---x 1 root cellphone 166, 2

User is a member of group cellphone, and moto4lin looks at /dev/usb/acm/0.

anyhow, it works great as root, but as user, I can't connect. Also, as root, I get a lot more info when I update the USB View list. (if that info helps)

anyhow, so far, it seems like a way cool utility, but I have some problem in my permissions.

Can anybody suggest what I might have screwed up here?

Thanks a lot, and excellent tool!

I've added the line to /etc/hotplug/usb.usermap:

v180 0x0003 0x22b8 0x4902 0x0000 0x0000 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00000000

and added the file
which contains

if [ "${ACTION}" = "add" ] && [ -f "${DEVICE}" ]
chown root "${DEVICE}"
chgrp cellphone "${DEVICE}"
chmod 660 "${DEVICE}"

Here's the log, btw

[info] Phone pluged as AT
Try to connect
[error] Unable to connect
[info] Phone is unpluged

switching to P2k doesn't help

info] Phone pluged as P2K
Try to connect
[error] Unable to connect

(all that as user, not root, of course)

thanks! - May 18 2005
KXDocker with REAL transpancy

Various KDE Stuff by stefano 91 comments

Click; nothing happens. - Dec 09 2004
Mp40- Enemy territory

Wallpaper Other by kakurri 7 comments

I believe H&K own the design for the MP40.

I do agree with you, though--its simple mechanical construction is nice to look upon.

It's good to hear from another who appreciates the simple beauty of the machine. - Oct 09 2004

Cursors by TimeRever 20 comments

Then all your B.A.S.E. would....

/never mind

;) - Jul 16 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ipv4 223 comments

Still has white blocks on the RHS covering over those icons.

See previous post.

Other than that, kicks butt! - May 21 2004
AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by jrch2k 357 comments

Beautiful windeco set!

Just don't like that nVidia green...

I have tried to change the colors of the background of the controls in the top right corner -[]x (forget what they're called; I'm at work on an xp box right now...

Anyhow, no matter what I do, the background stays green on the active window.

I can change colors in other windecos, but not this one.

Has anybody else seen this behaviour?

What can be done to change that green color?

thanks! - May 11 2004
AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by jrch2k 357 comments

it does, quite often. - May 10 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ipv4 223 comments


Will try it tonight - May 07 2004

Graphic Apps by bk12 105 comments

I take many pix w/ a digicam...

I like the features of gwenview, and would use it to the exclusion of mosfet's pixieplus were it not for the following:

In pixieplus, I have the ability to load the embedded previews in the jpgs.

I have not found how to do that in gwenview, so it takes a long time on my 1998-vintage box to get my previews in gewnview.

Is this function available in gwenview?

Where do I specify "use embedded previews" for my jpegs?

Thanks! - May 06 2004

Financial by ryanbobko 9 comments

Does khacc/qhacc support budgets?

1. Create a budget by month/week/year.
2. Compare activity for a period against budget for that period.

Can khacc/qhacc import my files from Quicken?

Reading the features list, I don't see those items, but maybe I missed them.

Thanks - May 06 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ipv4 223 comments

figured it out...

how to sort icons?

howdja do it? - May 06 2004
Preview Slack 10

Wallpaper Other by antonio 6 comments

Looks like a blue HAL-9000 - May 04 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ipv4 223 comments

Feature Requests:
1. Sort Icons--They all seem to sort asciibetically by name. I'd like to be able to specify how they show up.
2. Move KoolDock bar (I want to put it on the top of the desktop instead of the bottom)
3. Interpretation of .desktop files: If I drag an icon representing a .desktop file to the bar, I still must explicitly specify the icon image and executable command I want to use. The .desktop file knows this. It would be convenient if KoolDock interpreted these files.

That said, KoolDock is by far the best implementation of an scaling icon bar I've seen!

While I ask for more convenience features, I am *very* grateful that I don't have to edit .xml files to get my icons to appear!

Keep up the good work; you're doing great!

Right hand side of the bar seems to get munged on my desktop. I see a couple of blank rectangles instead of my desktop and the bar.

Under the bar, the icons appear, but are sort of covered

- Apr 25 2004
Fahrenheit Window Decoration

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by Rodion 50 comments

The Fahrenheit temperature scale was based on conditions that could be readily reproduced in any laboratory, thus allowing consistency between calibrated measuring devices.

Zero degrees was the coldest temperature you could reliably repeat.

It is achieved by mixing equal parts of ice, water, and salt and waiting for them to achieve equilibrium.

32 degrees was set as the freezing point of water to allow 180 divisions (degrees) of temperature between the freezing and boiling points of water.

This resulted in a boiling point of 212 degrees for water. - Apr 19 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba by caspian 162 comments

kroller is great!

My wife and I were at the Apple store at legacy village near Cleveland a couple weeks ago. Her opinion?

Holy cr@p, these computer are expensive.

That's a neat menu bar. Can our computer do that?

Well, thank you for a wonderful piece of code. I installed superkaramba from source and kroller just looks great!

BTW--I know it's not a "menu bar". It sure would be nice if there was a way to have expandable menus instead of just apps in it, though. Were that the case, kicker would become invisible on our desktop.

Thanks again for the beautiful work!
- Feb 09 2004
The Heavens Declare...

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 48 comments

And what is it that put America in the forefront of the nuclear nations?
And what is it that will make it possible to spend 20 billion dollars of your money to put some clown on the moon?
Well, it was good old American know-how, that's what.

As provided by good old Americans like Dr. Wernher von Braun.

Gather round while I sing you of Wernher von Braun,
A man whose allegiance
Is ruled by expedience.

Call him a Nazi, he won't even frown.
"Ha, Nazi Schmazi," says Wernher von Braun.

Don't say that he's hypocritical,
Say rather that he's apolitical.
"Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?
That's not my department," says Wernher von Braun.

Some have harsh words for this man of renown,
But some think our attitude
Should be one of gratitude,
Like the widows and cripples in old London town
Who owe their large pensions to Wernher von Braun.

You too may be a big hero,
Once you've learned to count backwards to zero.
"In German oder English I know how to count down,
Und I'm learning Chinese," says Wernher von Braun.

Thank you!
While your proselytizing is tedious, I thank you for reminding me of a very, very funny professor of mathematics.

Do you know all the elements? Can you recite them WITHOUT following the tune of "Modern Major General"? - Dec 12 2003
Kill Bill

Wallpaper Other by damitr 4 comments

Cheap Micro$oft (oh, look, i'm cool, too) bashing.

And murder threats. You could probably convince the FBI this is meant as a political statement, if you happen to be in their jurisdiction.

But, why would you want to talk to them in the first place? - Dec 03 2003
Not stolen!

Wallpaper Other by Maui15 24 comments

Don't know about every country, but in the US, the copyright belongs to the creator of a work.

As soon as you create a work, you own the copyright. That's it.

Copyrights expire some time after a work was created:
US Constitution, Article 1, Sec 8, Clause 8: securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries...

But, that time limit seems to extend itself lately at a rate of greater than 1 year per year.

The logistics of placing a (c) mark, registering your work, etc. are useful tools when this sort of thing becomes a court fight.

Say you find a work and can't attribute it to anyone. You must at least know: "I didn't do that."

Simple respect--no matter what copyright laws are applicable--should tell you something!

Saying "I did that" when you know you didn't do it is probably not the most honest thing you could do. - Dec 01 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

Ooh--this sounds like fun:

Here, let me try:
"Christians do no wrong".

Christians are those who follow Christ.
To do wrong is unlike Christ.

Niiice and tidy. - Nov 21 2003

Wallpaper Other by Waldo 3 comments

Sorta reminds me of a Bode Broad (but a little more intelligent looking).

I like the art and I like KDE, but I don't know if I'd go around branding women's butts with the logo of my favorite desktop! - Nov 21 2003

Wallpaper Other by jscott 9 comments

Thanks for the link!

Finally--something good from my tax dollars. - Nov 20 2003

KDE 3 Color Schemes by DeLompeMo 10 comments

the "Hot Dog Stand" color scheme from windows 3.1?

There was a guy in my client's facility that actually used this. I think he had really bad vision or something. - Oct 30 2003
Heavenly Declaration

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 22 comments

I honestly believe personifying nature is irrational, but then, I guess atheists believe the notion of any all-high intelligence is irrational as well.

I'm not sure if you're being facetious here, so I'll reply to your statement at face value:

Maybe the contributor is saying that nature as a whole (the universe, as you say) is an all-high intelligence.

All things are connected.
- Oct 29 2003
Islamic based wallpapers

Wallpaper Other by Doug 20 comments

For many centuries, the Islamic world was the height of art, culture, science, and technology.

Sadly, today, Islam is perceived in the west as a group of unbalanced fundamentalists.

To me, the images you have posted evoke the beauty that is still present in Islam.

Still, I don't read Arabic (and my wife doesn't remember much of it from when she was young).

Can you provide translations for the words on your wallpapers? I'm reluctant to display statements with which I'm not sure I agree. - Oct 27 2003
Escritorio nAc

KDE Plasma Screenshots by nAc 5 comments - Oct 17 2003
Blue Kernel

Wallpaper Other by cpufx 3 comments

In a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, Got Me? - Oct 17 2003
From your readme...
salam = Pace = shalom = Peace

Salam, shalom, aloha -- great multipurpose words--Peace, Hello, Goodbye, Blessings.

Cool background, BTW. - Oct 13 2003
take a flyer

Wallpaper Other by sgtfats 3 comments

But it should read:

"There is no god but Tux and Torvalds is his prophet".

For many, the parallels are too real:

Worship without question.

Blind acceptance.

Bigotry (look it up; it does not mean what you think it means).

False sense of superiority.

Sanctimonious, condescention to the "unsaved".

Contempt for unbelievers. - Sep 26 2003
just passin' through

Wallpaper Other by sgtfats 6 comments

But I replaced the comma with a period and checked it out.

I have a great life in a free country.

thank you. - Sep 24 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

Uhm... Yup. That's what I said.

Think, for a moment, aboout the contex in which this statement was allegedly made. The passage you're quoting was directed at a large group of people, who already *did* believe in a heavenly father.

The impact of the statement is: "If you want access to this god you've been praying to for the past 3,600 or so years, you're gonna have to start going through me."

For obvious reasons, this pissed off a lot of people at the time.

Don Corleone would have been proud. - Sep 22 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

lighten up before...shit pouring from your mouths.

You say: "Lighten up"--followed by a rather graphic and insulting attack on the speaker.

"Blessed are the peacemakers", eh?

You don't need the rest of us to ridicule your point of view--you're doing a pretty good job of it all by yourself - Sep 17 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments


All this one says is that IF you want "the father", you have to go through "the way".

Now, go and google for "begging the question".

Well, I suppose religious spam is an entertaining alternative to gambling/weightloss/penis-enlargement spam. - Sep 16 2003
Calvin Peeing On SCO

Wallpaper Other by psyborgue 10 comments

Does yet another "Calvin Peeing on" graphic contribute all that much to...anything? - Sep 15 2003
guy under linen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by thorsel 19 comments

OK, so it's not kde-related.

But there's plenty of boobies posted here.

Be fair, folks--the other half likes to look, too. - Aug 27 2003
Umicons 2.0

Icon Sub-Sets by norbalin 68 comments

Gnarlissimo! - Jul 29 2003
TuXPererience 4 "Fixed link, again?"

Wallpaper Other by marccd 50 comments

Uhmmm...Stating the obvious...Gimp. - Jul 10 2003
ICE AGE vs Night

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by Dany303 1 comment

If you actually are concerned with licensing (I certainly don't presume one way or the other), you should know that at least part of the image belongs to 20th Century Fox.

I suppose you could just call it "parody".
- Jun 20 2003
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

If I bring you a shrubbery, will you stop saying ni? - May 13 2003
SlackWare 9.0 - KDE Splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by ilinux 4 comments

So he can put it up at: - Apr 28 2003
SlackWare 9-2

Wallpaper Other by ilinux 1 comment

So he can put it up at: - Apr 28 2003
SlackWare 9-1

Wallpaper Other by ilinux 5 comments


So he can put it up at:

- Apr 25 2003
"KDE Girl"

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by TomServo 46 comments

OK, a whole bunch of my own smart-aleck remarks were deleted from here.... ;)

Sexuality--and that's what we're talking about here--does not have to be "dirty". It does not have to be politically disempowering. It does not have to be objectifying. It does not belittle a person to present another person of the same gender in a sexual way.

The madonna/whore paradigm is well accepted as an affront to women. Your comment perpetuates that view. I do not believe you're doing a service to the "groups of female open source hackers" who have apparently appointed you their spokesperson.

Yes, you are the one perpetuating it. You say "It gives the community a "women are sex objects only" attitude". No, it doesn't. It presents ONE woman in a very sexually suggestive pose. Who is to say that her sexuality precludes her from being a serious hacker?

Would you have us believe that for a woman to be sexual, she must first give up all other identity?

When you point one finger at somebody, you've got 3 pointing... - Apr 15 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by themesKnugen 222 comments

This is a beautiful program! Doesn't take up much space on the desktop, doesn't load the system too much, easy to configure, *very* flexible, and pretty.

Pretty much the perfect kde eye candy.

One question: I have SMP system. Is there a way I can display load on both/each of my CPUs?

Thanks for an excellent program - Apr 07 2003
Is this possible to do this in a theme?

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ra1n 18 comments

Did you gimp the screenshot after the fact, or did you set up your desktop to do this, then take a screenshot?

If the latter, what did you have to do to produce the effect? - Mar 19 2003
Resizeable Tux Cursor!

Cursors by MasterSeven 42 comments

Very Very Cute.

I mean really cute.

I suppose they could be "Hello Kitty"; that would be cuter.

My wife loves them, so they'll be staying. ;)

Actually, we're using the "shadow" slightly less cute version--Where Tux shows his teeth out of the side of his mouth. I guess if you're going to acknowledge "teeth", you can't really call it a beak anymore.


Oh, and BTW, they're cute. - Mar 13 2003

Wallpaper Other by cartuchogl 5 comments

Can we have one of Supercow? - Feb 25 2003
Not In My Name

Wallpaper Other by bongo 34 comments = political forum
Or not?

Yeah, I know, you used the three parallel bars (is defined as) in your statement. Your presumption aside, if you define these symbols as you have, the rest of your argument is essentially a tautology. And a sloppy one.

What's with the inflamatory symobls, anyhow? All you're doing is painting objectors as reactionary fringe characters.

Or maybe that's your intent.

At any rate, this hardly qualifies as "art", and certainly not something that prompts sharing as "wallpaper".

Your political statement (against war, or caricaturing objectors to war), and your right to make it are legitimate.

Just please find somewhere else to do it. - Feb 11 2003

GTK2 Themes by kabouter 12 comments

Found "Geramik" on this site. Now I know how it's supposed to work.

D'oh! - Feb 05 2003

GTK2 Themes by kabouter 12 comments

I tried to install this with kde 3.1.

After reading the install instructions, I note that the menus have changed. However, when I find the "Add theme" section, and attempt to add this theme, I get a complaint that there is no themerc file.

It seems there must be something obvious here that I'm missing. How can I try this theme with kde 3.1? - Feb 05 2003