In Debian Lenny, urxvt isn’t able to update utmp by default. My solution is to simply make it setgid utmp. This might not be the thing to do on a multi-user system, but on my desktop it does what I need it to. Here’s how to make it persistent between package upgrades dpkg-statoverride root utmp […]
How to mount your hybrid Windows / Mac “Treo 650 Software Installation CD” under linux so you can see the Windows portion of the disc: mount -t iso9660 -o ro,norock /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom For reasons I’m not too interested in, the norock option is mandatory if you don’t want to see an empty directory.
My favorite IM client, recently renamed to Pidgin, also recently released a new beta version that diverges significantly from previous behavior and appearance. I get the impression, looking at their site, that this is to be treated as a near-release candidate. One of the devs points out in his blog that there’s a current hot […]
If you’re forced to work around copy and paste limitations in Gnome with certain X11 applications (xterm!), I can heartily recommend leafpad over gedit. It’s much lighter and quicker to start.
The new version of beryl, a compositing X11 window manager, was released today. Hurray for the eye candy, and some cool usability in the bargain! I especially like Scale (think Mac’s Expose) and translucency with blur for helping find or keep track of open windows. Here’s one of the better videos demonstrating some real world […]
I’ve not taken the time to find out which package needs fixage, but modifying /etc/lirc/hardware.conf so that DEVICE=”/dev/lirc0″ fixed the lirc startup problems where it wasn’t finding the (correct) device. I tried mplayer with aalib1 built in last night. Somewhat less than really useful, but cool.
ExtremeTech has an abbreviated roundup of “TiVo Killers”, which means they’ve installed three PVR apps under Windows XP and looked at them. They only mention Mythtv to say People familiar with PVR applications for the PC are probably aware of Myth TV, and are wondering why the free homebrew project isn’t included. The answer is […]