I have recommended WinFF before. WinFF is a GUI for the command line video converter, FFMPEG. Without FFmpeg, there would be a lot I couldn’t easily do. So I am happy to support it in my own small way. Please read below:
FFmpeg is an open source project, so it is a shame when companies rip it off by breaching its licence. Here is a link to the FFmpeg Hall of Shame.
The Karmic upgrade went really well but MySQL server seemed to die along the way. A temporary solution that worked for me was found here – http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1040786.
sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server-5.1
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.1
[update] This solution doesn’t persist after reboot (at present). Still useful if I need to test MySQL but not a proper answer.
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
does the trick. Not sure why it isn’t happening automatically on startup.
The mysql file was in /etc/rc3/, rc4, and rc5, but not rc2. Why? No idea at all. Anyway, a quick gksu nautilus and copying S19mysql (yours may have a different number) and pasting it from rc3 into rc2 later, then a reboot to be sure. Working as needed. NB a prefix of K means deactivate.
To see if mysql is running:
ps -ef | grep mysql
a single line response (your mysql client?) is not a good sign.
Here is on thread of interest: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8320705
Here are the main resources I found useful:
NB My AppArmor mask denied etc didn’t affect the working of the system so was a bit of a side-track in my case. Mainly affects you if you don’t use standard path locations.
After the upgrade to Karmic, the sound wasn’t working for Warcraft III (running full screen under WINE – see Full-screen Warcraft under Wine). The solution – change sound settings for WINE (under audio tab) from ALSA to OSS.