Optimizing video playback on HDMI out

Connecting my netbook to my TV via HDMI out took some tweaking to get working.  Continue reading

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Enabling the NetworkManager applet on openSUSE

With default settings, the NetworkManager applet on openSUSE is disabled. Here’s how to enable it. Continue reading

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Installing proprietary codecs in openSUSE

Like many Linux distributions, openSUSE does not come out of the box with proprietary formats for legal reasons. Installing them is easy enough, however. Continue reading

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The Huawei E153 modem on Mac

Getting the Huawei E153 modem working on Mac is not difficult.

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Freeing disk space on a shared hosting account

Recently my web host informed my that my account was over-quota on disk space usage. Here’s how I tracked down and fixed the problem. Continue reading

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Freeing space by deleting btrfs snapshots

As a btrfs newbie, I didn’t realize that automatically generated snapshots could accumulate and overrun the root partition. It’s easy enough to fix however.

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Installing the TeamSpeak 3 client on Linux

TeamSpeak is a proprietary VoIP client, server, and protocol. You would set up a server, then you and other users would set up your clients and connect to the server. Here’s how to set up the client on Linux. Continue reading

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Reinstalling Kano OS using Linux

How to reinstall the operating system of the Kano computer using a Linux box.

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Ripping CDs with Asunder

Asunder lets you save tracks from an audio CD in any of several formats. It’s lightweight and easy to use. Continue reading

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Using the Enigmail add-on for Thunderbird

Enigmail adds OpenPGP message encryption and authentication to Thunderbird. Continue reading

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