[HOWTO] Make Firefox fast and more responsive

[ad#ad-1] I use Firefox 3.5.3 for my day to day browsing on my Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha (with KDE 4.3) and recently I experienced tremendous slowdowns making it less fit for use. I use a lot of addons including Firebug and Greasemonkey and it is no surprise that Firefox is slower than one without any extensions. I cannot move to Google Chrome or Epiphany because of the dependency on various add-ons such as Adblock Plus, Lastpass, Greasemonkey, Firebug and others and so I had to look what I can do. Continue reading [HOWTO] Make Firefox fast and more responsive

[SOLVED] Facebook Chat Pop Opens in a New Window in Konqueror

[ad#ad-1] If you use Konqueror and use Facebook, you might have noticed that Chat Window does not show up as normal and opens in a new window. In firefox or other supported browsers, you will see chat icon as this one:

Firefox Facebook Chat
Firefox Facebook Chat

If you click on that one, you will be able to chat normally.

However, when you use Konqueror or other unsupported browser, you might see something like this one:

Konwueror Facebook Chat
Konwueror Facebook Chat

If you click on this however, the chat will open in a new window. Continue reading [SOLVED] Facebook Chat Pop Opens in a New Window in Konqueror

I-doser (DRG) to Sbagen (SBG) Online Converter

[ad#ad-1] I have created a small online DRG to SBG converter.

Here it is:

http://www.khattam.info/drg2sbg/

If you need a full tutorial on how to use it or how to convert DRG to WAV and MP3, please see this old post.

http://www.khattam.info/2009/04/21/how-to-convert-i-doser-drg-files-to-sbg-then-to-wav-mp3-or-any-other-audio-format-an-easy-step-by-step-tutorial/

Hope it is helpful

[SOLVED] cmake error when compiling plasmoid on Ubuntu

[ad#ad-1] I have recently installed kubuntu-desktop (KDE4) on my Karmic Koala installation and tried to install a very cool weather plasmoid called Yet Another Weather Plasmoid but I was unable to do so as I got this error:

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:84 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
/home/pravin/.kde/share/apps;/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/apps;/usr/share/kde4/apps
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:3 (find_package)

CMake Warning (dev) in CMakeLists.txt:
No cmake_minimum_required command is present. A line of code such as

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.6)

should be added at the top of the file. The version specified may be lower
if you wish to support older CMake versions for this project. For more
information run "cmake --help-policy CMP0000".
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
Compilation failed, sorry :-(

I installed kdelibs5-dev and I was able to compile it.

Hope this helps.

[SOLVED] Sound Problem in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala Alpha 4) due to Pulseaudio

[ad#ad-1] Sound in my Ubuntu Karmic Koala desktop used to freeze and I was into real problem. The process “pulseaudio” used to hog the CPU and sound would stop at times. So I replaced it with esound and it is fine now. This is how I did it. Continue reading [SOLVED] Sound Problem in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala Alpha 4) due to Pulseaudio