This is one possibility to do this. There are other and maybe even better ways to do this.
Generate a key for your encrypted harddisk:
dd if=/dev/random of=/home/bob/keyfile_sdb1 bs=4096 count=1
Then add your keyfile to encrypted harddisk: How to change your dm-crypt passphrase (step 3)
Create a mountpoint:
Create a script e.g. in your homedirectory (/home/bob/mount_sdb1.sh):
TeamViewer 6 and lower had an issue where they would see a multi-monitor Linux setup as a single wall of pixels. This is fixed in version 7. The guest can now select the currently active screen from the TeamViewer menu.
Consider you have a file that uses improper encoding on special characters. Example: You see the latin1 version "
Ã±" for the UTF-8 "
ñ" but the file itself is stored as UTF-8 (meaning that the UTF-8 bytes are doubly encoded).
You can fix that easily with Vim:
Now you tell vim that the file's encoding is actually
latin1 (you can see what Vim is currently using by saying only
Write and reload the file:
All should be good now.
Adjust to your n…
- Add a separator between left-aligned and right-aligned items.
- In the separator properties, set the style to "Transparent" and check "Expand".
- The separator will now grab all available space and hence push the right-hand items into the corner.
You can also use this trick to center panel items by using two separators (one on the left, one on the right side).
I have a pair of headphones connected to my desktop's back panel and a headset connected to the front panel. I used to play sound over both outputs, but this suddenly stopped working this week.
Apparently, (perhaps through some update) "jack sensing" got turned on, which disables the back panel as soon as you connect something to your front panel audio jack.
To disable this feature, I used
alsamixer (use the arrow keys to navigate right to "auto mute", and disable with the up key). For some reason the corresponding checkbox in the `gnome…
You can group contacts using a mailing list in Thunderbird for easier access and less trouble when trying to find out who to send a message to. Here is how to do this:
- Open your Thunderbird address book
- Press the "New List" button
- Choose a name for your list and add contacts. There will be auto completion from your address book.
When sending e-mails you can now add a recipient with the mailing list's name and the e-mail will be sent to all its members.
When you do a
script/dbconsole -p, your MySQL shell will already be using UTF-8. When you call it yourself using
mysql, it may not be enabled.
You'll notice that when you get ASCII salad and/or question marks instead of special characters.
Hlavn� m?sto Praha instead of
Hlavní město Praha.
You need to manually switch on UTF-8, in the MySQL console:
SET NAMES 'utf8';
The .ova file format is a tar file with a .ovf file inside.
tar xvf virtualboximage.ova
Sometimes you need to restart the Gnome panel, e.g. when you installed a new Gnome panel widget but the widget list was cached before.
You often don't want to do sign out and back in for this. Instead, just run:
This will terminate all
gnome-panel processes. On my machine (Ubuntu 11.04) the panel then restarted itself after a moment.
If the panel does not automatically come back, press
Alt+F2 to bring up the Gnome "run" box and start
gnome-panel from there.
SkypeTab-NG (NG stands for Next Generation) is a tool that adds tabs to Skype for Linux. Besides providing a tabbed chat window, the SkypeTab-NG also embeds both the conversation and the main Skype windows in a single window.
If you want to use
Require group $GROUPNAME on your default Apache installation like this:
<Directory "/var/www/foobar"> Order allow,deny Allow from all Options None AllowOverride all AuthName "Area 51" AuthType Basic AuthBasicProvider external AuthExternal pwauth Require group admin </Directory>
You need to first install
libapache2-mod-auth-sys-group. You don't get any error message if you haven't installed it but it doesn't work.
sudo apt-get install...
You must reconfigure the guest so it will get its own IP address:
- Shutdown the guest
- In the guest's VirtualBox settings, choose Network and switch the network adapter type to Bridged
- Restart the guest
- Read the guest's IP address from the output of
- You can now connect to this IP address using HTTP, SSH, etc.
Note that by doing this your VirtualBox guest is fully exposed on the local network, just like your host machine.
If you want to know your public key's fingerprint, do this:
ssh-keygen -lf ~/.ssh/my.key.pub
This may be necessary to authenticate your key on GitHub because of recent events – you need to do that if you get an error like this when talking to them (to pull etc):
``` ERROR: Hi foobear, it's GitHub. We're doing an SSH key audit. Please visit https://github.com/settings/ssh/audit/… to approve this key so we know it's safe. Fingerprint: ab:cd:ef:… fatal:…
When deploying code with Capistrano (depending on your configuration) at some point Capistrano tries to check out code from your repository. In order to do so, Capistrano connects to your repository server from the application server you're deploying to with SSH. For this connection you can use two SSH keys:
- the user's
- the very same key you used for connecting to the application server - forwarded automatically to the git repository.
If you prefer the second way, add this to deploy.rb:
Under XFCE keys like tilde are dead by default, which is impractical for programming and terminal work. To get rid of dead keys, open your Settings Manager and go to Keyboard. Under the Layout tab you can keyboard layouts like "German (eliminate dead keys)".
There is still a way to type accented characters.
Framework to write command-line apps in Ruby. Comes with a nice way of processing parameter options, some utility classes and Cucumber steps for testing your CLI app.
So you changed your GPG key (e.g. because it expired) and Thunderbird won't send any more encrypted e-mails with Enigmail?
Your key is showing up in the key management window but does not seem to work?
Fix Thunderbird settings
If you get errors like "
encryption failed: public key not found" your account settings point to the wrong key ID.
Fix it by navigating to: Edit → Account settings → Your account → OpenPGP Security.
You will find the old key ID there which of course is no longer valid (and you may…
When you install Type 1 fonts (like makandra's corporate typeface), they won't show up in OpenOffice. OpenOffice requires some additional files to process them. Stefan Gründel found out what to do.
There is a tool that can produce the missing files:
sudo apt-get install t1lib-bin
Now you can create
cd ~/.fonts type1afm *.pfb
Restart OpenOffice and the fonts should show up.