Drawing a line in Inkscape

In Inkscape, it is not at all intuitive to do the simplest task: drawing a straight line.

The key is double clicking when at the second point of the line (otherwise, nothing will be drawn).


  1. Select the Bezier drawing tool. In later versions of Inkscape there is also a help text for this tool that indicates that it can be used to draw straight lines.
  2. Left click for the first point of the line.
  3. Drag to the position of the second point of the line.
  4. Double click.



Installing VLC media player and MPlayer on Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu

To install VLC media player and MPlayer on Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu, issue these at the command line:

    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mplayer vlc

The first two lines are for installing add-apt-repository. It may not be strictly necessary to install both (add-apt-repository is only in one of them, depending on particular versions of the operating system), but in this way it is guaranteed to work.