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How to revert back to X11 / Xorg from Wayland

Wayland is intended as a “simpler replacement for X”, and is getting quite a bit of hype around the Linux community. So much so, that it’s the default in the latest versions of Fedora, GNOME, KDE and others. While Wayland may be the future, it really is in future. At least for Ubuntu 17.10. The […]

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ScreenCloud: Troubleshooting missing Python modules after updates

One of my favorite tools that I find myself using quite often is called “ScreenCloud“. It allows you to quickly select any area of your workspace, create an sized screen shot, and then upload it or export it off to their server, your Dropbox account or an SFTP server. If you’ve recently performed upgrades, either […]

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My Lenovo laptop thinks the pipe key is a > character

So, those that know me know I have a few laptops. I’m no stranger to technology. Imagine my chagrin when I try piping a linux command to grep and my output comes out like so: ps uawx > grep X I know that the ps command thinks it is superior to grep, but seriously. WTF […]

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Want to make the scroll bars larger in Gnome + Firefox?

I did too. I love my Dell XPS 13 because it’s small, lightweight and fast. I also surprisingly enjoy using the touchscreen (much more than I thought I would before purchasing). However, because of its 13″ screen and the very high resolution, it makes the scroll bars in firefox and other applications extremely tiny. Combine […]

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Ubuntu: How to delete all of your old kernels

Erik

Friday, March 7, 2014

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In Ubuntu 11.10 and newer versions, GRUB2 will display all kernels installed on your system at boot time. If you’re like me, you probably get annoyed with a lengthy list of out of date kernels to scroll through in your GRUB boot menu. Let’s be real, no one really wants to boot a kernel from […]

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Encrypting synergy traffic via OpenSSL and stunnel

I use synergy to control several different linux systems in my office using a single keyboard and mouse. The only issue I have with this software is it does not (yet?) natively support SSL encryption for your traffic. This is problematic when transmitting plain-text passwords between systems, which I do often. This HOWTO will explain […]

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OpenProj complains of Oracle as java vendor instead of Sun with latest version

Those of you who use OpenProj for project management on Linux may receive an erroneous error from the software application complaining that your Java vendor is “Oracle” rather than “Sun”. Obviously, they are one in the same , but the OpenProj software isn’t smart enough to know this (as of the authoring date of this […]

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Mozilla Firefox 12 released, upgrade your Ubuntu today “unofficially”

Erik

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Mozilla Firefox 12 has not yet been released, it is in Beta state at the moment, but it will bring features such as the ability to paste URLs in the download manager window, line numbers for the Page Source viewer, the title attribute supports line breaks, Find in Page improvemens to center search results, added […]

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Pandora on Linux: pianobar

“pianobar” is a free/open-source, console-based replacement for pandora’s flash player. “pianobarfly” is a patched version of it, which adds some pretty awesome features including capturing music from your stream into a local .mp3 file format. Features – play and manage (create, add more music, delete, rename, …) your stations – rate played songs and let […]

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Ubuntu 10.04.02 LTS released

Erik

Friday, February 18, 2011

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The second maintenance update of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has been released. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be supported with routine maintenance updates until April 2013 on desktops and April 2015 on servers, The release integrates ‘numerous post-release updates’ including security updates and ‘corrections for high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu […]

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