# sudo su
The following commands will ensure that your system will be able to work with the repository key:
# gpg –keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net –recv-keys C509840B96F89133
# gpg -a –export C509840B96F89133 | apt-key add –
# vi /etc/apt/sources.list
White boxes like the one below will show you the content of text files. In this case the lines which have to be added to “/etc/apt/sources.list”:
# X2go Repository
deb http://x2go.obviously-nice.de/deb/ lenny main
We are going to use qemu-img tool to this.QEMU disk image utility
First Install qemu qemu-img is included with qemu package using the following command
sudo apt-get install qemu
Convert a VMWare Image to VirtualBox Image
Convert VMWare image called debian.vmdk to /tmp/debian.bin
qemu-img convert debian.vmdk /tmp/debian.bin
Now use VBoxManage to get back image in native format:
VBoxManage convertdd /tmp/debian.bin debian.vdi
I'm an academic like you and I read technical PDFs on my Sony PRS-505. My favorite way of dealing with them is to use soPDF (or PDFLRF if they're scanned, PaperCrop if they're multi-column) to remove the whitespace margins, and cut the text blocks into reader-sized chunks.
I find I can read just about anything that way.
Converting to another format does not work well with technical material. Either keep it in PDF format, and tweak the PDF to make it easier to read on your screen, or convert the PDF pages to images, and tweak the images to fit your screen size.
DRM = ☹
The advantages of soPdf over pdflrf
Pdf to Pdf conversion
Text and other contents of pdf are preserved
Size of the output file is very close to size of input file
and in some cases smaller than input file.
Super fast conversion compared to pdflrf.
Source available to make further changes !!!!!! <– biggest advantage
excellent pdf reflow customisation for ereaders.
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June 9, 2010 by Philologus