How to install GScrot – Screenshot Tool


Update [  Feb 16 2009 ] – GScrot has been renamed to Shutter.

GScrot is a popular screen-shot tool for Linux. GScrot is currently at version 0.64. It runs best on GNOME and has a good feature list.

  • Capture a website, whole desktop, individual window or a custom selection.
  • Support for delayed screen-shots.
  • Plug-ins for multiple effects.
  • Support for FTP uploads and image hosting services., and
  • Save your screen-shots in the same folder everytime and automatically name them.
  • Full intergration with GNOME desktop panel.
  • Automatically generate thumbnails
  • Built in image editing tool.

I’ll walk you through the process of installing GScrot on Ubuntu 8.10. I’m more of a command line guy so if you need a GUI version look here.

Create a new apt-repository source file. I’ll call it  gscrot.list and place it in the “/etc/apt/source.list.d/” directory.

Add the following lines to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/gscrot.list file you just created.

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

Next, run “apt-get update” to update the apt-repository database.

root@python:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get update

Run “apt-get install gscrot” to download and install GScrot.

root@python:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get install gscrot

To start GScrot, go to Applications –> Accessories –> GScrot

Deluge 1.1.0 released

deluge-bittorrent-client 1.1.0

Deluge 1.1.0 is out.

Some of the major changes in the release;

Proxy support.
Authentication for the daemon.
Per-tracker filtering.
Magnet uri/hash.
Improved file tabs with file/folder renaming functions.
QOS support.
For the full change list go to the changelog.

Download here.

Design Coding Rap by The Poetic Prophet

Need a few pointers in web design? This is the first time web design and SEO got served to me in the form of Rap. Thanks to Alan.

The video’s are by The Poetic Prophet (AKA The SEO Rapper). Watch and enjoy.

Design Coding

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How to find the number of physical CPUs in Linux

With multicore CPUs it’s easy for newbies to get confused when faced with questions like;

1. How many physical CPUs does the server have?

2. How many cores on each CPU? Duo/Quad

In Linux it’s actually quite easy to get this info.

You could go through the /var/log/dmesg file or the /proc/cpuinfo file. For this tutorial we’ll look at the /proc/cpuinfo file.

Physical CPU count?

Run “cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “physical id” | sort | uniq | wc -l”.

[root@bender ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “physical id” | sort | uniq | wc -l

How many cores?

Runcat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “cpu cores” | uniq”.

[root@kmigb000 ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “cpu cores” | uniq
cpu cores       : 2

2 mean that each physical CPU has 2 cores on it. If cpu cores was 1 then the CPU’s single core.

How many virtual processors?

Run “cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “^processor””

[root@bender ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “^processor”
processor       : 0
processor       : 1
processor       : 2
processor       : 3

That’s about right, 2 physical CPUs x 2 cores each = 4 virtual processeors.

However, it’s a bit different for HT (Hyper-Threading). If you get cpu core = 1 but the virtual processors = 2 then the CPU’s running HT. HT will only work with the SMP kernel.

Google’s got a new favicon

Google’s rolled out a new favicon. You like it?


It’s basicly a white “g” within a google colored canvas. Standing out from the crowd is the idea behind the white “g”.

The new design was inspired by user submissions, same as their previous favicon release back in June. The winning design this time came from André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil.


A quick look at Google’s favicon history.


Source: GoogleSystem | Abinesh | GoogleBlog

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