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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.

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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.

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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┬áserver. Here’s how to set up the client on Linux.

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Category managment in Evolution

Tips and tricks for managing categories in Evolution.

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Minimizing Evolution to the Xfce notification area

Minimizing Evolution to the Xfce notification area isn’t available out of the box but can be set up.

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LibreOffice to Opera Mail mailto script

Since version 12, Opera Mail for Windows allows external programs such as LibreOffice to send a file as a message attachment, but Opera Mail for Linux needs a third-party script to add this functionality for LibreOffice on Linux.

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Using sha1sum to check the integrity of downloaded files

Large downloads, such as an ISO image, should have their integrity checked before use.

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Chess clients for Linux

A roundup of the chess clients I’ve looked at for our local public library.

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Root partition full

On one installation of Ubuntu 12.10, I was surprised when I ran out of room on the root partition. The solution was easy, however.

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