Category Archives: Linux Tips

Lightworks, PortAudio, and Opensuse Leap 42.2

I had some more messing about with PortAudio and Lightworks. This time I decided to build my own PortAudio as using a random build it silly. Its easy after all: Download from: portaudio.com/download.html Then if you build with: ./configure –enable-cxx=yes … Continue reading

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Lightworks 12.6 and PortAudio – Opensuse 42.2

I had a lot of problems with Opensuse Leap 42.2 and Lightworks. This time it was portaudio that was causing all the problems. It would either hang Lightworks when loading at the point portaudio┬átried to detected the audio interfaces. Or … Continue reading

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OwnCloud – its awesome!

I gave up on SpiderOak in the end, it was too resource heavy for my laptops, their batteries were really struggling. The constant encrypting and decrypting was too much. Its a shame because as a backup system for large amounts … Continue reading

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A Beast

I have been cleaning up and resurrecting a beast of a computer. Its a dual Xeon 3.16GHz, with 8GB of RAM. Its not that high spec compared with today’s hardware. Has a fairly average GPU and a RAID card with … Continue reading

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Poor KDE Performance – Balooctl Disable!

Two of my Opensuse boxes where performing really badly, but only some of the time. I tracked this down to the Baloo file indexing program. This is the tool that indexes your files for search, which is useful but only … Continue reading

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Gigabyte X79-UP4 Linux Horror

So I am not much of a Windows user, I have one Windows machine that doesn’t get used all the much. I tend to use Linux and have done for about 15 years. One of my work machines has caused … Continue reading

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Lightworks 12.6 working on Opensuse 13.2 & Leap 42.1

This might have been covered but I wasn’t able to find it easily so I thought I would post it up. I have been trying to get Lightworks 12.6 working on Opensuse 13.2 and ran into some problems. It would … Continue reading

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Remapping Mouse Buttons

I have recently bought a vertical mouse for work. This is to help combat a bit of RSI in my arm. Its great, make things much better. So good that I got another one for my other office. Then I … Continue reading

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Private VPNs

I travel a lot with my job, and therefore I use a range of different wifi networks. These are often secured in different ways and to different standards. Or they aren’t secured at all. I recently suffered a fairly major … Continue reading

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Opensuse 12.3 KDE login/nvidia issues

I updated Opensuse 12.3 the other day. Caused a few issues, one was repeated crashes on login to KDE. I seem to have fixed it by adding my user to the ‘video’ group. These is also a fix for the … Continue reading

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