Roundcube 1.38 add plugin (on Ubuntu 18)

File locations are a bit all over the shop in this version, so this is how it works out. For reference the actual program files are downloaded to /usr/share/roundcube/ the config happens in /etc/roundcube the web directory is in /var/lib/roundcube, which contains symlinks to the above locations. This is the one you add to your … Read more

Opera for Linux ffmpeg codec hell

I really don’t understand what the full issue is with opera and video codecs, but every few weeks, it will stop playing videos on facebook, twitter and sometimes even youtube. People will surge into the forums to complain and largely be ignored. Here’s what I’ve been able to piece together. 

The problem

The short reason for the problem is that Opera is based on a slightly time delayed version of Chromium. If the version of Chromium that Opera is using and the version of the libffmpeg.so library don’t match, then problems ensue. [The bit I can’t figure out is why Opera can’t match these up. But moving on …]

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Git pull stopped working

So this is a weird one. I’d previously grabbed some code from a git repository. But recently when I went to update it, I got an error fatal: unable to connect to github.com:github.com[0: 140.82.118.4]: errno=Connection refusedgithub.com[1: 140.82.118.3]: errno=Connection refused Uh-oh. Thinking it might be a transient error, I left it for a while. But then … Read more

Gimp 2.8 Resynthesizer Plugin Ubuntu 18.

Seems like this plugin changes the rules ever so often. This is what worked for me today.  Remove old plugins from ~/.gimp2.8/plug-ins/ Get the latest code from https://github.com/bootchk/resynthesizer.git git clone https://github.com/bootchk/resynthesizer.git Install dependencies and compile code. ./configure doesn’t work as suggested, so I just ran the .autogen script, which did.  sudo apt install libglib2.0-dev libgimp2.0-dev automake intltool./autogen.sh makesudo … Read more