Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Skype + Cinnamon: Mouse Cursor Shape Shenanigans

Cinnamon's own mouse pointer theme, accessed thru System Settings > Themes > Other settings > Mouse Pointer, it is the de facto way of setting those the way that you want it.
No matter if you edit the file:

/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme

If you fail to set the mouse pointer theme thru the Settings GUI, you are screwed.

That is why, after setting up the mouse pointer theme I like (basic-goofy-black+, of course!), I've noticed that, even tho the mouse shape was the correct ones all over the place, Skype simply didn't honoured the mouse pointer theme.
It changed it to something else, not the default, the white one, but a black version...
So, to correct that, and the theme all across the board, the way it should be, I had to edit the index.theme file mentioned above, and then logout and back in, and presto, problem solved.


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Monday, October 20, 2014

UNIX for the masses


The best video I've seen on UNIX history, or at least, on part of the UNIX history.
From the Carl Sagan wanna be host (look at the jacket and the turtle neck) to the simply amazing terminals and keyboards.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eat Or Be Eaten



Haven't posted one of these in a long while...
Still eating the same crap.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday 16-10-2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Super Dynamic G WiFi Spot


Last night my house WiFi router (a D-Link WBR-2310) decided to stop working.
So, connected to it via Ethernet cable everything seemed to work A Ok, just the WiFi went South.
Switched the Super G Mode to Dynamic With Turbo, and presto, the WiFi popped to life and has been working great ever since...


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The xorg.conf (bug) remains the same

Strange thing I've noticed after Monday's upgrade to LM17, the NVIDIA bug (or is it a Thinkpad one? Not sure) that prevents adjusting the brightness still goes on...
I've been dragging that one since 2011, as I see on previous posts on the same problem (used the exact same xorg.conf file copied and pasted, from the old post to fix things up on the lappie)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

47K and counting!

And the thousands keep piling up and up and up...

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