Category Archives: Linux Tips

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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Minor Brainwave

I had a minor brainwave to reduce the power consumption of my home server. Take out the GPU and use the on-board GPU. This was only recently made possible by the fact that I changed my monitors and the new … Continue reading

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Opensuse 12.3 KDE Audio Problems

Having issues with audio on my new computer. It has HDMI output and an on-board sound card. KDE decided that it would stop playing sound and grey out all the devices. Arrrgh! Sound is frequently a sticking point with Linux. … Continue reading

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Mount linux partition in OS X 10.8

I have recently needed to mount an ext3 formatted partition on my MacBook Pro laptop. Silly me thought all I would need to do is plug it in and at most mount it with the command line. Not so… First … Continue reading

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SSH Keep Alive

Something that annoys me is when after a period of a couple of mins a firewall kills your ssh connection! Then you have a dead terminal that can take ages to timeout. So this is a solution, keeping it alive… … Continue reading

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Text Message Alerts

I have long been interested in setting up my computer so that it is possible for it to tell me what is going on via sms messaging. This would be useful for both my day job and also to alert … Continue reading

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Making R Load libraries at startup

There are sometimes things that I want to do, and have to spend a while figuring out. So I am going to store that knowledge on here. Loading R libraries at start… (works in Opensuse linux) Easy, create a file … Continue reading

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