Drupal Howtos

A how-to is a short description of how to accomplish a specific task. This is a compilation of Ubuntu related howto's which I provided to users in my network or which I applied myself. Targeting the Ubuntu beginner they provide a simple and detailed step-by-step description with pictures. I hope they'll help you!

How to convert CMYK Photoshop files (.psd) to be used in GIMP

As you might know GIMP is a great free open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Usually GIMP gives you the possibility to open and edit PSD files out of the box. But in some cases you might get the error message: "Error loading PSD file: Unsupported colour mode: CMYK". Though GIMP has some support for the CMYK work flow the opening of existing Adobe Photoshop files (.psd) that use the CMYK model unfortunately isn't possible. But there is a very easy way to solve the problem by converting the Adobe Photoshop .psd file.

Photoshop online editor

GIMP @Ubuntu: How to Batch Resize Images with GIMP

Most digital cameras nowadays, have resolutions that are far bigger than the normal monitor screen size. On average most point-and-shoot digital cameras have resolution anywhere from 3 megapixels to 10 megapixels. Most monitors these days have resolution of either 1024×768 or the slightly larger 1280×1024 pixels.

How to install Huawei E173 Usb Modem in Ubuntu

Instructions how to install the Huawei E173 Usb Modem Data Card 3G 7.2Mbps on Ubuntu 10.04/12.04 LTS

Huawei E173 Usb Modem

How to run Java in Chromium Browser (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...)

If you want to run Java in the Google Chromium Browser (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...), the installation of the IcedTea Plugin is probably the fastest and easiest way.

How to run Java in Chromium Browser (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...)

How to add sound / audio file to a video in Ubuntu?

Instructions how to add sound to a video, how to change the sound of a video file in Ubuntu.

How to type romanized Pali and Sanskrit in Ubuntu

Step-by-step instructions how to prepare your computer to type romanized Pali/Sanskrit and how to use your keyboard to do so.

Enable IBus

How to type Sinhala in Ubuntu

Instructions how to prepare your computer to type Sinhala and how to use your keyboard to do so.

IBus Ubuntu language support

How to make the background of logo, image, picture, etc. transparent in Ubuntu using GIMP

Instructions how to remove the background from a logo, image, picture, etc. in Ubuntu 10.04/12.04 using the GIMP Image Editor.

Ubuntu GIMP

How to run Ubuntu 12.04/10 or 10.04/10 on old computers with (very) limited resources

If you have an old desktop or laptop computer with (very) limited resources and you update to the newest Ubuntu releases you might realize that your computer is very slow. This is because Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 or 13.04/13.10 uses much more resources than previous releases. This howto shows you how you can tweak your computer to run Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 or 10.04/10.10 smoothly on computers with (very) limited resources.

Xfce lightweight Desktop Environment