A quick note about two tools that comes in handy if you need to quickly and easily create a screencast. Either a full on video with audio using recordscreen.py or as a simplistic gif animation using byzanz.
A very nice way of explaing something is to record the activity from a terminal window and turn it into a gif. To do this easily you could download and use the
byzanz-record-window script from this forum thread comment.
It's quick to setup a new server and invite people. The server settings are easy to figure out and administer.
I did not have the opportunity to try out the API.More →
Having trouble with black screen after resuming from suspend in Linux Mint 17.1? Linux Mint 17.1 is built on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) so this might be applicable for that also.
Anyways, the problem seems to be resolved by creating a
pm-action hook (see
man pm-suspend for details).
Just some notes.
Got my hands on a BananaPi Model A and started to try out some images. First I got the Gentoo image, wrote it to SD card with dd and resized the partition to use the entire SD card using gparted.More →
It's often important to keep track of time but perhaps it's even more important to know how accurate your system is. The standard NTP query program (ntpq) is a utility program to get the current state from your system.
The documentation for the
-p option says:
Print a list of the peers known to the server as well as a summary of their state.
This is a quick explanation of how to read the output.More →
I'm running Linux Mint, a dist based on Ubuntu, using the Xfce desktop environment on one of my machines. Every now and then the nm-applet, the system tray application that helps connect to and show status of the network, disappears from my panel after a system upgrade.More →
Everything written here is based on instructions found on the Add-on SDK site.More →