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Unread 05-20-2006, 11:46 AM   #46
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Oh, btw, I got it fixed. I couldn't find anything based off of your advice, but on another forum for SuSE, they pointed out exactly what I needed to do. So thanks.

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Unread 05-20-2006, 06:26 PM   #47
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Out of curiousity, what was it that fixed it?
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Unread 05-20-2006, 09:13 PM   #48
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Essentially, what you said. I just had to find what and where to put the info I needed. I just had to configure my wireless card with Yast in Suse 10.1 to get it to work, and now no problems.
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Unread 05-23-2006, 09:35 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by zekthedeadcow
linux has a useful terminal... I could:
gnomefoot->graphics->gThumImageviewer->click on image->image-resize-> ...ant then realize I can't batch render anything... or

in console type:
resizeallimages -j
200

and 30 minutes later I have a directory full of renamed jpg thumbnails all 200px wide, scaled, compressed at 70%
I'm curious. I did some googling and couldn't find much on it -- what program did you use?
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Unread 05-23-2006, 11:10 AM   #50
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it's a shell script I found and put in my /bin directory.

#!/bin/sh
# Name: resizeallimgs
# Purpose: resize all jpg or png images in present directory to another sized jpg
# Written by: Rene
# CopyLeft, 2005
# Uses: convert and display commands from ImageMagick
# Syntax: resizeallimgs -j OR -p OR resizeallimgs -h / --help for help
# Example: resizeallimgs -j converts jpgs in directory to resized jpgs
# Example: resizeallimgs -p converts pngs in directory to resized jpgs

# provide help for this script
function useage {
echo -----------------------------------------
echo useage: resizeallimgs -j"|"-p "("jpg or png")"
echo help: resizeallimgs -h "/" resizeallimgs --help
echo creates new jpg files in this directory called '<'filename'>'_thumb.jpg
echo pre-existing images are not changed
echo user prompted for WIDTH of thumbnail image - in pixels - Example: 200
echo thumbnail is scaled proportionately to input dimension
echo " "
echo after resizing you can view a composite image of all resized images
echo answer "'"y"'" or "'"n"'" "("without quotes")" to view a composite of resized images created in the directory
echo Notes: can take some time to display a large number of images
echo " right click on composite display to see next composite page if it exists"
echo " composite display can be saved as a single image and more by left clicking on composite window"
echo -----------------------------------------
echo
}

if [ $1 = "-h" ]; then
useage
exit
fi

if [ $1 = "--help" ]; then
useage
exit
fi

echo "Enter the WIDTH of new images (ex:200)"
read response

if [ $1 = '-j' ]; then
echo JPG images being resized
ls -1 *.jpg | sed "s/\(.*\)\.jpg/\1.jpg \1_thumb.jpg/" |xargs -n 2 convert -resize $response -quality 100 -compress JPEG
fi

if [ $1 = '-p' ]; then
echo PNG images being resized to JPGs
ls -1 *.png | sed "s/\(.*\)\.png/\1.png \1_thumb.jpg/" |xargs -n 2 convert -resize $response -quality 60 -compress JPEG
fi

# Ask if user wants to view a composite of all new jpg images

echo "Do you want to display all thumbnails created in this directory?(y/n)"
read displayall
if [ $displayall = "y" ]; then
display 'vid:*_thumb.*'
exit
fi
exit
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Sweet, thanks.

Works great.
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be sure to notice the lines where you can edit the settings...

I posted it as jpg to jpg was 100% quality but png was 60% quality...
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be sure to notice the lines where you can edit the settings...

I posted it as jpg to jpg was 100% quality but png was 60% quality...
Oh, ok.

I really ought to learn how to do some scripting. It isn't complicated, but it just looks clunky/ugly compared to _real_ programming languages.
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Unread 05-28-2006, 02:33 PM   #54
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After I had the epic battle with getting GNOME to work with my video card, everything else was a breeze. It already had my printer driver. My digital camera worked fine too.
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Unread 05-28-2006, 03:51 PM   #55
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I had the same epic battle getting my wireless card to work. But I will agree, once compatibility issues are worked out, Linux is pretty nice. I don't see it overthrowing OSX or Windows any time soon, but I could see a rise in popularity.
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Unread 05-29-2006, 04:14 AM   #56
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Is it possible to install linux on a removeable hard drive? If so, how big should I look for?
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Is it possible to install linux on a removeable hard drive? If so, how big should I look for?
Sure -- it should work. It might be tricky getting your BIOS set to boot it properly though.

As far as size, that all depends. On stipped down versions of Linux (something like DSL or Puppy Linux), you could get away with ~5 GB decently. On more modern versions, I'd say no less than 20GB for normal desktop use.

I've got 2 partitions for Linux right now (technically 3, including swap space). One is mounted as root (/) and this is all system file stuff (~5GB filled). My home directory is on another partition (/home), and I've got about 20GB in there filled. (FYI, you don't have to split stuff up at all on different partitions.)

The system + software really shouldn't get much larger than 5GB (minus any large games). 1-2GB of swap space should be plenty (think virtual memory in Windows). So really, then it's up to your preference on how much free space you want and expect to fill up.

20GB should be fine for 'normal' use. More if you plan on putting large amounts of media on it, or simply want the comfort of having extra space. 40GB should be quite nonrestricive, unless you start ripping all your DVDs on it.


Couple questions, Kato -- Do you have any experience with Linux? Are you wanting to install it to try it?
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Unread 05-29-2006, 12:12 PM   #58
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Yes. I do have some expierence with Ubuntu. I've been wanting to use it again, but I don't want to partition in my hardrive in my laptop.
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What are some good repositories to add to the default list? I see a bunch of things on packages.ubuntu.com that aren't in my synaptic package manager.

Edit: Nevermind, I checked the boxes for the community-maintained repositories. Now I see all I need.
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Yes. I do have some expierence with Ubuntu. I've been wanting to use it again, but I don't want to partition in my hardrive in my laptop.
Ok. Just making sure you had some experience with it before you bought extra hardware.

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What are some good repositories to add to the default list? I see a bunch of things on packages.ubuntu.com that aren't in my synaptic package manager.

Edit: Nevermind, I checked the boxes for the community-maintained repositories. Now I see all I need.
I just enable the universe and multiverse repositories. I'm guessing that's what you found.
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