Published June 4, 2007
acroread , evince , pdf
Tags: howto, pdf, ubuntu
You know the picture on the left? You have a pdf-document with comments? You hover over it with evince and what happens? Nothing! I searched for information about how I can read the comment in the pdf with the default viewer evince.
I found nothing so I thought maybe acroread can do this. This is the Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux. This worked :)
- Get acroread per
sudo apt-get install acroread.
- Open your pdf:
- Hover over the comment.
It’s a pity that evince does not support comments. For me the goal
“to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application“
is not yet achieved. (Printing multiple pages on one A4 sheet does not work too).
Published June 4, 2007
filesystem , howto , xfs
Tags: howto, rename, ubuntu, xfs
Yesterday I bought a new 500GB harddisk :) It was formatted with NTFS but I wanted a linux-filesystem. I thought I should give XFS s shot because ext3 is working for me now.
I formatted the disk with the GParted LiveCD but you can also do it with gparted installed in Ubuntu (use
apt-get install gparted to get it.) To format the the device simply choose the correct harddrive on the left top and then right click the partition and choose Format to > xfs.
I wanted to name it “media” because of its future content. So I tried the “Set Disklabel” Function but this seems to be for anything other than a Disk Label. In Windows it was rather easy to change the name of a disk per F2 but in Ubuntu *ouch*.
After some searching I found a Guide for renaming USB Drives. And you know what xfs was missing :’( Maybe nobody has an USB Drive formatted with xfs but what about a normal harddisk?
So I continued searching and found a tool collection named xfsprogs. I apt-get it and than wrote xfs in the bash and pressed <TAB> to list the tools.
xfs_admin xfs_copy xfs_growfs xfs_logprint xfs_quota
fs_bmap xfs_db xfs_info xfs_mkfile xfs_repair
fs_check xfs_freeze xfs_io xfs_ncheck xfs_rtcp
xfs_admin sounded nice so I read its man page. Here my full proceeding: (Note: Change sdb1 to your disk)
- Get xfstools with
sudo apt-get install xfsprogs
- Unmount the device if it is mounted (
sudo umount /dev/sdb1)
- Label it with
xfs_admin -L media /dev/sdb1
- Mount it.
- If you formatted it you may have no access to your drive. I solved it by changing the owner to my user instead of root. I do not know if this is the best way, but it worked for me ;-)
sudo chown guru:guru /media/media
Thats it. It would be so easy if it where in the context menu of sdb1 or so.
For other filesystems see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive