Brasero (

Well first of all I had some issues immediately after installing Debian 6.0.3 amd64 from DVD. Certain things worked and others were broken so I had to fix them manually. One such SNAFU was with the Brasero CD/DVD recording software for gnome. I had tried to make a backup. I was promptly told was not installed and to have it installed manually.

So I googled  and was surprised to see this was common place. So I went to the Debian Multimedia Org website which has all packages listed for the Debian Linux OS.

I looked at several articles online and the one thing they didn’t mention is this! You need to reboot once you have installed the library or the system will not know it it is there to be used.

I found the file I was after located here ===>

Handbrake 0.9.6

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Most recent stable version is 0.9.6. Now as per the release notes which can be found here. In this new version you lose the ability to specify what size or approximate size of file you want.

Target Size is gone, and isn’t coming back Don’t bother complaining on the forums

But for those of you who are using Gnome 3.2 you have noticed Handbrake has been flakey at best an annoyance at worse at keeps crashing part way through a transcode. This version seems to be running quite well on my LinuxMint (LMDE 201109) UP4. I have just installed the LXDE window manager and find this more useful then the Gnome 3.2 UI. Now as we all know for those us using Debian or Debian Based systems such as LinuxMint you can’t use a PPA Repo to install. You have to download the source, configure & build! That’s exactly what I did today. After which I made a Deb package of the build which can be found here. I’m running a 64 Bit system so the Deb is an amd64 deb. Disclaimer if it works great! If it doesn’t then don’t blame me.

If you need to uninstall for any reason use the following command in termial

dpkg -r handbrake-rev4474–x86-64-

Debian Linux – Adding User to Sudoers File

Hi Everyone, After I installed a fresh install of Debian 6.0.3 amd64 from DVD, it was a smooth install. Then I went to update my system and download the updates.
I went to use sudo command as you do. Well I tried and it said my userid was not in the sudoers file, so I searched and found how to correct this and add my userid to the sudoers file.

User is not in the sudoers file. How to add the user to the sudoers file?

All you need to do is add the following line to the sudoers file in /etc/sudoers
user_name   ALL=(ALL) ALL
Replace user_name with your own user ID

Follow the below instructions:
open a new terminal, switch to root, type “su”
then enter the root password,
type “gedit /etc/sudoers” and you will see the sudoers file opened for editing in the file look for the following line.

You can also enter the command in one line and enter your root password when asked.
In the terminal window copy & paste this line without the Quotation Marks. “su gedit /etc/sudoers

user_name  ALL=(ALL) ALL
Again, Make sure you replace user_name with your own user ID

SAVE the file and then exit & try your command you were trying to use before and voila!


This works for all Debian Linux versions from 6.0 onwards, it would be nice if this was automatically done when creating a user. Perhaps more feedback to Debian about this little issue.