How to recover deleted files on ext paratition

Yesterday, I’ve just deleted something which I didn’t want to delete! If you use ext3/ext4 you may be able to recover the file with ext3grep or extundelete with information from the file system journal if the content of the file wasn’t already overwritten by new data. Your partition uses ext4 you have to use extundelete, if it’s ext3 you can use also ext3grep
The first step should be to stop all writing processes on the related partition and unmount that partition as soon as possible. Getting the disk unmounted or re-mounted as read only helps a great deal in the recovery effort. Data recovery, especially on EXT file systems, should be attempted from a live CD or other system that isn’t depending on the partition you’re undeleting from.
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How to Transform GIMP layout look like Photoshop

GIMP 2.8 layout like Photoshop

GIMP’s default layout is a bit frustrating and a lot of people maybe used to using Adobe Photoshop and it’s layout. Like others, sometime I had confused with GIMP layout and can’t find the tools/brush/… as I want to use immediately. To help those who are used to Photoshop, +Martin Owens has created a collection of GIMP 2.8 tweaks that make it more like Adobe Photoshop and make people more comfortable.

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GNOME 3.12, The reasons you should upgrade your desktop

With GNOME 3.12, you can now create custom folders to make finding things easier.

The GNOME Project has released GNOME 3.12 since March 26th, 2014 and it includes some important changes such as proper HiDPI support, improved Wayland support, various enhancements for the core GNOME applications.

Major features for this release include:

  • A significant update to the experience for finding and installing applications.
  • Major facelifts for the Videos and gedit applications.
  • Greater high-resolution display support.
  • Big updates for the Software and Web applications.
  • Improved start up times as well as more efficient resource usage.
  • A new application folders feature, which lets you organize your apps.

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Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Will Shuting Down

Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Will Shuting Down

Yes, it’s not April’ Fool of 2014. Canonical has been confirm this new on their blog:

We are sorry to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. It is no longer possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores have been removed. As always, your content belongs to you. If you have already uploaded any content you can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

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Fix Video Lags/Freezes in Movie Player based mplayer

Sometimes, the video lags/freezes when you play a video file with Movie Player based on mplayer like SMPlayer, Gnome MPlayer… However, others video players that’s not based on mplayer like VLC player is able to play those files. It’s can fixed by reboot the system or re-logging back to system.
I’ve researched about this by Google then I found the problem was with pulse. If your system included ALSA and PulseAudio, it’s occured very frequently.

  • Video starts lagging.
  • Audio and video goes out of sync.
  • CPU usage rises to ~50%.
  • SMPlayer starts to hang.

To fix it, let’s change Audio Output Driver form Pulse to ALSA. You can find it through: Option > Preferences > General > Audio > Output Driver

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