[Tutorial] How to install FX Foundry on GIMP (Mac OS Lion)

Tutorial by Mike Dee.

“The Gimp filters from FX-Foundry (100 + and excellent) also work well in

Mac OS X PPC & Intel Macs (Tiger & Leopard) but do take a little effort

in Mac OS to get Gimp to register the “FX-Foundry” menu.

Steps:

(X11 for Mac OS X must be pre-installed)

Install stable “Gimp on OS X” 2.6.6 for Tiger or Leopard:

<http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html>

DL the Gimp Help files for Mac OS X (same link as above).

Once The Gimp is installed on your Mac:

DL the FX Foundry filters: <http://gimpfx-foundry.sourceforge.net/>

Unzip package and copy the contents to:

/Users/<your-username>/.gimp-2.6/scripts

The folder “.gimp-2.6″ in your user folder is a hidden folder, one easy

method to open this folder is to launch the “Terminal” from inside the Mac

“Utilities” folder and type “ls -a” to “see” the invisible folders inside

your user folder, type “open .gimp-2.6″ (without quotes) to open the

gimp-2.6 folder. Inside this you will see the “scripts” folder.

Copy the contents of the downloaded fx-foundry zip file into the scripts

folder of this “hidden” folder.

To get The Gimp to “see” the new scripts:

Launch The Gimp.

From the “Edit” menu, choose “Preferences”

In the left-hand column, go down to “Folders”

Click small triangle “arrow-head” to left of “Folders” icon

In list below this, click “Scripts”

To the right in dialog you should see the header “Script-Fu Folders”

Below this a row of seemingly “grayed-out) icons

Click the left-most one (looks lick a document page with a down-turned

corner)

A insertion point should appear in field to the right of this.

Type “/Users/<your-username>/.gimp-2.6/Scripts” (without quotes)

Click folder to the right of this text entry field.

Its kind of odd but clicking that folder icon opens the hidden folder and

enters the path to the Scripts folder into the Folder list below in the

dialog (where you need it to actually go). Click OK in the dialog to

dismiss it.

Restart the Gimp.

You should now see a new menu, “FX-Foundry” and your new filters will be

available to enjoy.

I’m relaying these steps because:

a) I couldn’t find them for Mac OS X in a search engine (I did look).

b) Its fresh in my mind (installed them today) :-)

c) They work just as well for the Mac as for Linux and Windows, Yay!

d) Installing them on the Mac was a tad difficult in comparison to other

platforms (Gimp couldn’t see the “hidden” user folder without being told

how to find it).

dee”

P.S.: On Mac OS X Lion, the “gimp-2.6″ “doesn’t exist”, you should use “/Users/YourUsername/Library/Application Support/Gimp/Scripts” instead.

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[Howto] “Share the Internet from your Mac via Wi-Fi” (Also works with 3G connection)

This Howto was Google Translated from Brazilian to English.

By Rodrigo Muniz

“Suppose you bought an iMac that will stay in the office connected to cable broadband. All you need wireless access to the house over a notebook and a smartphone. Normally what would you do if you had to share this connection through the house? Buy a Wi-Fi router, right?Wrong.

After spending all his savings on a Mac, you can think about saving. With cable connected to your Mac, open System Preferences and go to Sharing.

Internet Sharing in Mac OS | Click to enlarge 

You’ll find a list of services on the left that can be shared, one of which is the Compart.Internet. Go to him, without checking the checkbox that is located beside the name. If already checked, just to be able to disable modify the settings. On the right you probably already have the correct options to start sharing. Make sure that the list Share your connection from theEthernet option is chosen. Farther down the list displayed by using computers to enable theAirPort.

Ideally, you set a password to protect your wireless network. If you are sharing files or do not want someone snooping around your network, this step is required. On second thought, leave an open wireless network is never a good idea.

AirPort Options 

Click the AirPort Options …, name your network (by that name is that your network will be found) and enable the Enable encryption (using WEP).

Security through WEP | Click to enlarge 

Note that the password length will vary depending on the type of Extended WEP key you choose. Unfortunately, WEP is not the best, so choose to use 128-bit and enter a password, which must have 13 digits. Try using a password with digits harder to guess someone as special characters in place of some etra ¬ $. :)

Turn on sharing 

Finally activate the checkbox list on the left of the Compart. Internet. Do not be alarmed by the warning that is displayed, click and enjoy.

Bonus: Share 3G connections

This also works for sharing 3G via Wi-Fi connections, if you have a 3G modem connected to your Mac, just choose the name of the modem instead of Ethernet. Great for those who meet with clients in areas without Wi-Fi and want to make an average of offering free access.”

[Script] Resolution Applier – Script for Linux to recognize external monitors in three simple steps

1. Install xrandr and lxrandr

2. Open the script with your favorite text editor. Change “1680×1050”, and or 1680×1050, and or 1680×1050 60 (60 been the frame rate, give extra attention to that! It’s very important that you type the correct frame rate for your external monitor!) by the resolution you want to output on your external monitor. Save and exit.

3. Give execute permission to the script. Run it. Enjoy :)

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[Howto] Compile and configure dwm Tiling Window Manager on Ubuntu in 6 simple steps

dwm (Dynamic Window Manager) is a Tiling Window Manager that is simple, elegant and don’t get in your way. The above screenshot is from my dwm setup.

1) Download dwm here.

2) Install the required dependencies:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libxinerama-dev sharutils

3) Extract the dwm package you’ve downloaded.

4) If you want to customize the appearance and behavior of dwm, you need to re-compile it, but it is really easy. The customizations are done through theconfig.def.h file. If you don’t want to study the config setup right now, do it later and just grab some config.def.h on the Internet to use as base, or look into my references below for more info. You can grab my custom config as base if you want,here. (Right-Click and “Save link as”)

5) Compile it:

sudo make clean install

6) Now you need to create a entry in the login manager session list:

sudo gedit /usr/share/xsessions/dwm.desktop

Paste and save this:

[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8

Name=dwm

Comment=This session starts dwm

Exec=/usr/local/bin/dwm

Type=Application

Now you just need to log out and choose dwm in the session list : )

For every time you want to modify dwm, you need to re-compile it, just extract the package again, make your customizations and re-compile it, it will rewrite the installed dwm, so you don’t need to worry about erasing the old one first : )

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