Full colour emoji fonts are now available for Linux. To install:Continue reading Full colour emoji fonts for Linux
My HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T VirtualBox host has been experiencing random restarts.Continue reading HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T VirtualBox host random restart
I wanted to hide an element on a static page I recently created for my WordPress site. The easiest way to do this is to create a custom CSS entry for the particular element, the title in my case.Continue reading Hide an element on a WordPress page
The best way to customise your WordPress site is to create a custom child theme based on one of the standard built-in themes.Continue reading Create a custom WordPress theme
On the Hummy, dropbear passwords are kept in /mod/etc/dropbear/shadow. To change the password, this file will have to be edited directly.Continue reading Humax HDR-FOX-T2 dropbear ssh / sftp password change
There are occasions when you would like to list ssh tunnel connections established to or from your server with information about the port numbers used.Continue reading List ssh tunnel connections
My desktop computer has a wired connection to the internet and so the built-in wifi card is normally not used. I decided to enable and use it as a wireless access point.
Unfortunately NetworkManager will only create an ad-hoc wifi network, and Android devices will only connect to infrastructure access points. Don’t ask why… A rooted Android phone or tablet can be configured to connect to an ad-hoc network, and if a separate program can configure a Linux box to act as an access point, NetworkManager should be able to do the same. As far as I can see, there are no good technical reasons for either of these deficiencies.
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After having installed Netbeans 7.0.1+dfsg1-5ubuntu2 I found that I cannot open old projects. Netbeans will find list the project directories, but will not open the projects. The solution is quite simple.Continue reading Netbeans cannot open old / existing project
Have you grown tired of typing in all those HTML special characters? Use a perl script instead:Continue reading Script to encode HTML special characters
If you are missing the split view or dual pane functionality in Thunar, at least you can implement a workaround by adding the following custom action definitions to your Thunar config file:Continue reading Add “Copy To” and “Move To” custom actions in Thunar file manager
This is a summary of the steps involved in setting up development tools under Linux for Microchip PIC microcontrollers.
I have created Ubuntu Trusry packages for the most recent versions of gputils, psim and sdcc, and also updated the MPLAB X toolchain plugin for sdcc.Continue reading Install or update mplabx, gputils, gpsim and sdcc
A system component crashing will activate the apport reporting system. What is really annoying about this is that the warning pop-up windows will keep appearing long after the problem is solved.Continue reading System Program Problem Detected – disable apport
There are many excellent tutorials on using git (see below). This page is just a list of git commands for my reference.Continue reading Get started with git
Following the default installation of wireshark it is only possible to capture packets as root, which is clearly less than ideal. It is much better to run wireshark as a non-root user:Continue reading Wireshark installation and use as non root
pyUSB is an excellent Python package that can significantly simplify USB programming. For most Linux distributions there are packages only for older versions of pyUSB, but since it is actively developed you probably want to have the latest version on your system.Continue reading Install pyUSB 1.x latest version
After having installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on an Apple Mac I found that the keyboard layout was not quite correct, e.g. function keys were not easily accesible and some characters were missing. The changes below will turn the keyboard into a keyboard with standard PC layout.Continue reading Apple keyboard with Linux
The Microchip MPLabX IDE, IPE and XC8 packages need additional 32-bit libraries and so their installation is slightly more involved than just running the installer scripts.Continue reading Microchip MPLabX installation on 64-bit Ubuntu system
After a recent kernel update I found that the stock CentOS kernel was less than optimal for the CPU I am using, and so I decided to create a kernel optimised for my VIA C7 CPU.Continue reading CentOS 6.5 kernel compile for VIA C7 CPU
Update 12/1/2015: It appears that the Nexus 7 is now automatically recognised and made available in xubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty; however, if you are still having trouble, read on.Continue reading Linux and Nexus 7 USB connection