How To Screenshot The Framebuffer On Raspbian

So, whilst writing a recent post, I needed to take a screenshot from the framebuffer device. After a bit of googling, the best option seemed to be using fbgrab, that saves the content of the framebuffer as a PPM file (an image in text format that I've never heard of). It turns out fbgrab is … Continue reading How To Screenshot The Framebuffer On Raspbian

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XBMC Ubuntu Minimal Maverick Install Script

As a little New Year's present, I have updated a script that has been knocking around to allow you to install XBMC on a minimal version of Ubuntu Maverick. If you simply install Ubuntu from the mini.iso containing the basic Ubuntu Maverick install, then on reboot, download my script using: wget http://www.prupert.co.uk/scripts/xbmcmaverickrevo.sh make it executable, … Continue reading XBMC Ubuntu Minimal Maverick Install Script

FINALLY: A Bash Progress Indicator for ffmpeg that WORKS

I decided to write a progress indicator for ffmpeg video conversions. This was much much much harder than I ever anticipated. I was in for a tough time. Annoyingly, for what ever reason, ffmpeg doesn't use Carriage Returns and Line Feeds in the expected way when it outputs its output during a conversion, resulting in … Continue reading FINALLY: A Bash Progress Indicator for ffmpeg that WORKS