When scanning an A5 booklet as individual A4 pages, but would still like to have them combined into an A5 PDF, the individual pages all end up in the ‘wrong’ place.Continue reading Convert two scanned A4 PDF files of an A5 booklet into a single PDF
For the XFCE desktop environment Atril is the default PDF viewer and I also use it to open any PDF files from Firefox. It is a great lightweight document viewer which does what I need most of the time. One exception is when after opening a PDF file from Firefox I decide to keep the file and select File Save As. Atril insists on saving the file in $HOME/Documents, which is practically never the directory I want to use…Continue reading Atril (evince, document viewer) default directory for Save As
Full colour emoji fonts are now available for Linux. To install:Continue reading Full colour emoji fonts for Linux
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
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