Ubuntu Multimedia :: What May Be Good CD / DVD Label Printing Program Or Utility
Aug 20, 2010
I am in need of some input as to what may be a good cd/dvd label printing program or utility.I have used nero and surething on windows. I already tried glabel, the only template it has is for doulble sheet cd/dvds.I am looking for a single template or instructions for making labels in gimp or inkscape.
Printing bin label reorts to a PICA 104 stores printer is slow, only prints a label EVERY 5 SECONDS ??? (see log below from /var/log/cups/page_log). Have tried to sus it out but am unable to find what's causing ths. Is this a Linux issue or the printer hardware causing this ?
Can anyone recommend a good native backup utility for 10.04. I would like compression, the ability to image partitions and/or drives and a simple way to restore in the event of total drive failure. A nice incremental backup facility would be good too. I would be backing up to an external USB hard drive but of a smaller size than the source drive so compression and the ability to choose what and what not to backup is needed.
I am working from a laptop where all my work is stored on a 80GB drive. I am now also an owner of an external 250GB USB hard drive, formatted with FAT32. I want to keep it FAT32, so that I can offer some of my files to people that run Mac OS or Windows and I don't want to have them install ext3 for windows and what not.I am in need of a strategy which will allow me to keep a mirror of my laptop drive on my new external drive, i.e. no history / versioning required. However, I do care about file permissions. The files don't have to be stored as-is, they can be stored within a large (80GB?) tar file, that is fine - it would be easier for me to coerce people to open a .tar file than to install an ext3 driver for their OS, I suppose. I don't think I can keep file permissions otherwise, can I?
I have previously used a self-written sh script that used rsync to keep an up-to-date copy of my laptop filesystem on a USB flash drive, but in that case I had the flash drive formatted with ext3, so no problem with file permissions there. This time, it's trickier.
Ok, Noobe to Ubuntu, recently installed Lucid, did all the updates, Got my UT 99 loaded and working natively with TeamSpeak 3 (yea, even the sound works now) ... I really like the setup I have now. Can some one recommend a good backup program to use that will "completely" backup my current system "as installed"? I have installed "Back in Time", and it seems really easy to use, but I'm looking for something similar to (sorry have to say it "Windows System Restore").
I've tweaked and tweaked, updated my ALSA drivers, working openAL and got the latest ATI driver installed for my ATI 5770 ... even got a Xfi linux beta working from Creative (that was fun).. Something user friendly too, I'm learning, but still very new to Linux/commandline/Ubuntu.
What is a Good Lightscribe Labeling Program for Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit? I installed LIGHTSCRIBE SIMPLE LABELER but it's the biggest piece of crap program, you can't even set the Font Size, all it allows you to do is set the Font. I'm not a Linux Expert so I need a program that is easy to install and does not require compiling or complex manual installation with multiple command line text commands (unless I can cut and paste). I'm still confused by the complex Linux directory structure I have no idea where or what my home directory is or how to get to it from a terminal window / command line prompt.
What program is good to install to partition my PC after installation (I installed without a partition). Also, any quick tips in partitioning? Lastly, I have an old Ubuntu installed together w/XP on another PC. I want to install Xubuntu to replace the old Ubuntu, using the same partition. Is that possible?
Anyone know any good word programs with a good grammar checker? i tried language tool with OOo but it is still buggy lags to find grammar, and unless the sentence is quite simple, it misses alot. tried lightproof too, it has yet to find any error, even in hyphenation which is what it is specifically meant to do. This would be nice to have so I can ween myself entirely off windows.
What is a good IP filter/firewall program? Seeing as how I like free softwares, I download a lot of torrents. When I was using Windows, I used PeerBlock (the newer fork of PeerGuardian), however, it's not available for Linux. What would be a good alternative for this in Linux? I tried iplist as it has a GUI, and it was extremely buggy and blocked random web pages even after I put them on the exceptions list. And MoBlock has no GUI from I understand, nor has it been updated in years.
What's a good cad program that works with Linux? Is it possible to do any cad drawings on Linux? I ve given up trying to run auto cad on Linux no matter how i try it just wont work properly and crashes and I lose what I have done. Are there any other options apart from QCAD?
I was wanting to know what's a good programming suite that is comparable to MS Visual C++. I'm also curious about the portability of something I make in Linux, can I make a program in Linux and import it over to Windows, and what would be involved in making it compatible?
Is there any good paint program on Linux, besides kolourpaint which is KDE and thus brings an awful lot of baggage into non-KDE systems?
(This is mainly with my lubuntu-on-USB in mind. The 300MB for kolourpaint and all its dependencies is not acceptable when there's only 4GB for the whole OS)
I can't stand mtPaint, it behaves very unlike most applications and I'm unable to figure how to do even simple tasks like colour picking or resizing a selection. GIMP is good but it's complex and overkill for simple tasks. Anything else?
Something command line that can parse and output an m3u file correctly. For example, not cdlabelgen.
All I want is a simple list of songs to print out to include with any audio cds I burn to use as a label in a slim case. No fancy labels with graphics and this or that. Brasero has a cover editor but the formatting is all screwed up and playing with text to get it to print correctly is a drag.
It would be cool if there were a script, too. Something that uses mp3cd. So a fella could fire-up his termianl-fu and run $ ./handiness.sh which would:
burn an audio disc from the playlist (which mp3cd does, of course)print out a nicely formatted list of the tracks sized correctly for a slim cd case cover.
I recently loaded Inkscape on my 11.3/kde4.6 system.I have Inkscape 0.48 loaded, had same issues with 0.47. Program functionality is fine, except for printing.When attempting output to either a laser or inkjet, the output has excessive margins and appears to be formatted for A4, not letter. The print drivers are set for US-letter.I have seen references to Inkscape using gtk-printing or gnome-printing. I do not see packages with this specific naming available via yast.The printers work fine from GIMP, OpenOffice, etc.I also have loaded Inkscape to Win32 box, open file from 11.3 box, and have similar issues, margins seem set to large offsets, but there is no place in the page setup to set margins.My solution so far has been to save to PDF, then print from Ocular, which does work, just cumbersome.
I need to transfer some massive amount of data (2.5terrabyte, many files, directory structure) to a embedded raid-box which has a minimal linux on it (some custom distro from western digital). We tried rsync (version 2.6.7), but it crashes because the filelist is too big for the ram available (fixed in later versions of rsync, but I don't know how to update, it's not debian based and there are no compiler tools). We tried nfs, but the max bandwidth produced is around 1 mb/sec (cpu bound?), so it'd take around 3 weeks this way. Samba has problems with big files (and we have some 20gb files in there).
SCP isn't installed, and would probably also be cpu bound due to encryption I think. So the only option left would be ftp, we're currently trying using ncftp with the command "put -R /path/to/data/" , but it's been running for over an hour, eating up most of the ram, and not using any bandwidth. I think it is still building a file list or something. FTP already worked for a single 20gb file with acceptable bandwidth of about 12mb/sec. Does anyone know a better ftp program (for console) that can start transferring some data or at least display an estimated time for the copy-preperation?
In my program(C++), I have a ping function call which will ping the specified IP and returns the result. The problem is, my code does not print the o/p to the terminal window after calling the ping fucntion for the first time. but, the cout statements exist before the ping function call, works fine. When i debug it using strace i found that output filedescriptor is getting closed some where through close(1), before returning from ping call. What would be the issue, can u please some one explains me what the problem is.