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Tips for tpp and patat


You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It…

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Getting Realtek 8188EU Wireless Adapters to work in Linux (and possibly other wireless Realtek chipsets!)


Alright, so, disclaimer. This will likely be most suited for advanced or at least intermediate level Linux users. If you love NetworkManager, look away now, because we're going to obliterate it from the system. Unless, of course, someone works out how to make NetworkManager use the 'wext' driver.…

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Scottish Country Dancing stats


My wife has been in the same Scottish Country Dancing group for many years, and back in 2005 she began keeping a record of the dances done at each meeting. She lists a fair bit of information in her "dances done" spreadsheet (screenshot below). She recently asked me "Would it be…

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A script to log what my GPS tells me


I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint. At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's…

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Eek! My rounding is biased!


I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts. For me the desirable way to round off a decimal is to round up if the bit to be discarded is greater than one half, and…

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Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!


For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to…

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Give your eyes a break in the evenings with Redshift


Eyes hurting at night from the glare of your screen? Perhaps it's even affecting your sleep? Then maybe you should give Redshift a try, a program similar to Twilight on Android and inspired by the likes of f.lux. If you've heard of either Twilight or f.lux, you'll probably know what these sorts of…

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Sync your Fitbit on Linux with Galileo


If you have a Fitbit fitness device and wish to sync your device using the wireless dongle on your Linux machine, the good news is it is possible with the Bluetooth-based Fitbit devices, thanks to a small Python utility called Galileo. Note: you will need a bit of terminal-foo, but to be honest, I…

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OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux


The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have…

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Scripting a DNA sequence viewer


SANITY WARNING: Please don't read this article unless you're a compulsive shell scripter, like me. Seriously. There are some excellent FOSS sequence viewers in the distro repositories, with great GUIs and lots of features. Why would you want to build a less capable viewer that only works in a…

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Meet Apache SeaTunnel, a new Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation announced that SeaTunnel has graduated from incubation and is now a top-level project. Learn more here.

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How to Fix ‘bash syntax error near unexpected token’ in Linux

One of the most common errors on the bash shell is “bash: syntax error near unexpected token ‘(‘“. Here’s how to fix it.

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10 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu and Other Linux (2023 Edition)

Explore 10 of the best icon themes you can apply to your Ubuntu or similar distro irrespective of your desktop environment.

The post 10 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu and Other Linux (2023 Edition) appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Set Up Dynamic NFS Provisioning in Kubernetes Cluster

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up dynamic NFS provisioning in a Kubernetes (k8s) cluster.

The post How to Set Up Dynamic NFS Provisioning in Kubernetes Cluster appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Install Nextcloud with Docker: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to set up Nextcloud effortlessly using Docker Compose. Get step-by-step instructions to host your private cloud server today.

The post How to Install Nextcloud with Docker: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on Linux Today.

Enable Wayland for Hybrid NVIDIA Graphics on Fedora 38 Workstation

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to enable Wayland and bring back the GNOME on Xorg option on the login screen.

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How to Remove a Directory and File in Linux Using rm Command

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use the rm command to remove files or directories on a Linux system.

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How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04

Learn how to install Wireshark on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 using either Ubuntu’s official repository or the Wireshark developers team PPA.

The post How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 appeared first on Linux Today.

Best Free and Open-Source Alternatives to Apple Books

Apple Books is a proprietary e-book reading and storage application. Here are some of the best free and open-source alternatives.

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EndeavourOS Released a Refreshed Cassini Nova R2 ISO

EndeavourOS Cassini Nova R2 brings Calamares bugfixes, Linux kernel 6.3, and an updated package base. The Galileo release is on the horizon.

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