With gtkam and gPhoto2

With the gtkam window, you can download and work with images from digital cameras. The gtkam window is a front end to gPhoto2, which provides support for dozens of digital cameras in Linux. The gtkam window works by attaching a supported digital camera to a serial or USB port on your computer. You can view thumbnails of the digital images from the camera, view full-size images, and download the ones you select from the camera to your hard disk. fr.)r you have a camera that saves images to a...

Freeciv

Freeciv is a free clone of the popular Civilization game series from Atari. With Freeciv, you create a civilization that challenges competing civilizations for world dominance. f'r r r '. V-'i A commercial port of Civilization for Linux (Civilization Call to Power) was created a few years ago by Loki Games (described later in this chapter). The commonly distributed version of Freeciv contains both client software (to play the game) and server software (to connect players). You can connect to...

Games in Fedora

As with many other Linux distributions, Fedora offers an extensive set of games. Table 23-3 lists some of the games that are included in Fedora 8. -steel-sky) A popular commercial science fiction adventure game from the early 1990s, set in a repulsive, futuristic city. Text-based card games and adventure games dating back to early UNIX systems of the 1970s and run from the shell. OpenGL real-time visual space simulation. (Available under the Other menu.) The Freeciv multiplayer strategy game....

Text Processing with Groff

The nroff and troff text formatting commands were the first interfaces available for producing typeset-quality documents with the UNIX system. They aren't editors, but commands through which you send your text, with the result being formatted pages. The nroff command produces formatted plain text and includes the capability to do pagination, indents, and text justification, as well as other features. The troff command produces typeset text, including everything nroff can do, plus the capability...

Performing Audio File Conversion and Compression

There are many different formats for storing and compressing speech and music files. Because music files can be large, they are usually stored in a compressed format. While MP3 has been the compression format of choice, Ogg Vorbis is quickly becoming a favorite for compressing music in the open source community. Ogg Vorbis has the added benefit of not being encumbered by patents as MP3 is. Linux tools for converting and compressing audio files include SoX (Sound eXchange) A general-purpose tool...

Creating an Image Gallery with Konqueror

There's a neat feature in Konqueror that lets you create a quick image gallery. The feature takes a directory of images, creates thumbnails for each one, and generates an HTML (Web) page. The HTML page includes a title you choose, all image thumbnails arranged on a page, and links to the larger images. Here's how you do it 1. Add images you want in your gallery to any folder (for example, home chris Pictures). Make sure they are sized, rotated, and cropped the way you like before beginning....

Using the Red Hat Printer Configuration Window

If you are using Fedora, RHEL, or other Red Hat-sponsored systems, you can use the Printer Configuration window to set up your printers. In fact, I recommend that you use it instead of CUPS Web administration because the resulting printer configuration files are tailored to work with Red Hat systems. To install a printer from your GNOME desktop in Fedora, open the Printer Configuration window by selecting System C Administration C Printing (with Fedora 8, select System C Printing) or as root...

Choosing and Installing a Linux Distribution

Chapter 7 Installing Linux 253 Choosing a Linux Linux at Work Other Distributions Getting Your Own Linux Distribution Finding Another Linux Understanding What You Need Downloading the Distribution Burning the Distribution to CD Exploring Common Installation Knowing Your Computer Hardware Upgrading or Installing from Scratch Dual Booting with Windows or Just Linux Using Installation Boot Options Partitioning Hard Partitioning with Disk Druid During Installation Partitioning with fdisk Tips for...

Getting Support for SUSE and openSUSE

SUSE has an excellent support database and full-time support staff. You can search many of the articles on the site for free and check out the FAQs. Paid support options are available as well. The openSUSE.org Wiki (http en.opensuse.org) is the place to search for answers about openSUSE. To try the free search engine at the site, just enter your term in the Search box. Check the news and events box for the latest news about openSUSE. For a more interactive experience, select the Communicate...