Category Archives: Linux

Convert vcd dat file to mpeg on ubuntu

By | September 28, 2011

VCDs that are played on vcd players often contain the video in dat format. The dat format is internally mpeg only but has some additional header information attached. So the mpeg portion has to be ripped off to get the mpeg format. Once converted to mpeg format, it can be processed inside any video editor…. Read More »

Install php xdebug profiler on ubuntu

By | April 7, 2010

Install Xdebug Install the packages from synaptic package manager sudo apt-get install php5-dev php5-xdebug Configure php to use xdebug extension Locate the path to xdebug.so file [email protected]:/$ find / -name ‘xdebug.so’ 2> /dev/null /usr/lib/php5/20060613/xdebug.so An alternative command to find the xdebug.so file is using dpkg and grep as follows $ dpkg -L php5-xdebug | grep… Read More »

Cgi bin directory for each user in Apache

By | May 9, 2020

This page http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/cgi.html describes how to give each user his own cg-bin directory. The following lines should be added to the Apache configuration file http.conf : <Directory /home/*/public_html/cgi-bin> Options ExecCGI SetHandler cgi-script </Directory> Along with this there are some more points to be kept in mind. If you .htaccess file has a section like this… Read More »

Screen Resolution 1440 x 900 in Ubuntu

By | June 8, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 did not detect the native resolution of my new LCD monitor which was 1440 x 900. Fix : 1. Get the modeline for the required resolution + refresh rate using the gtf command. desktop:~$ gtf 1440 900 75 # 1440×900 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 70.50 kHz; pclk: 136.49 MHz Modeline "1440x900_75.00" 136.49… Read More »