Format dvd+rw before writing data
Writing a DWD+RW under Linux should be simple, something like:
$ wodim speed=2 dev=/dev/sr0 -v -data ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-i386.iso
However, in my case it f...
August 13, 2017
python Selenium in Ubuntu 16.04
Selenium is a web browser automation software. In Ubuntu 16.04 it doesn't work out of the box, and external components should be installed. In this post I no...
December 22, 2016
vi editing mode set global
The Linux command line and other software based on readline library support vi editing mode. After I worked on a new system with the default settings for a w...
October 18, 2016
fast throw-away git repository
Based on the article How to Run Your Own Git Server, I've constructed a small list for fast git setup for temporary projects.
$ mkdir -p /the/serve...
August 22, 2016
User TeX Live 2013 repository when 2014 is the default
I've tried to install a TeX package and got the error message:
tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository
July 07, 2014
how to start vmware
By me, vmware doesn't start without twicks. A normal rum produces something like:
process 3954: Attempt to remove filter function 0xb6ad0690 user data 0xb789...
March 17, 2014
from an audiodisk to a mp3 player
My sequence to grab audiobooks from a cd to hear later on a mp3 player. Grab as mp3:
abcde -o mp3
The program makes the job perfectly.
But the mp3 player (S...
August 17, 2013
vmware 8.0.5 (and maybe 8.0.4) on kernel 3.7.5-std-pae-alt1
Each kernel upgrade causes a pain with vmware. This time (3.7.5 with PAE option) is not an exception. However, only two manual interventions were required to...
February 04, 2013
Subversion is not available, temporary switch to RCS
The server with the subversion repository has crashed. Repair takes a few days. How to work during repair? Git isn't a solution, because man had to switch be...
January 30, 2013
custom tex in rpm/apt distributions
I prefer to use TeX from TeXlive distribution, not the default TeX bundled with an operating system. The problem is that rpm and apt tools check dependencies...
January 06, 2012
control alt shift vmware
Sometimes vmware makes something very wrong, and X server do not understand the keys CTRL, ALT, SHIFT and similar anymore. Solution: "setxkbmap" without any ...
July 28, 2011
solved: vmware does not work anymore
After some system update, vmware stopped working. It wrote some information which modules are loaded, and then silently exited. In a log file "ui-NNNN.log", ...
April 04, 2011
messed Helvetica etc on a PostScript printer
I've got PostScript files, which does look ok on the screen, but badly printed on Lexamark E232. The letters collide each with other, seems like instead of H...
March 22, 2011
Solved: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1
At some moment, my USB WLAN stick stopped working, and the log was polluted by messages like:
usb 6-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address ...
January 18, 2011
eSATA hot swap in Linux
I hoped that eSATA interface allows to attach and detach HDDs to Linux on the fly, and the system would notice the changes automatically. The reality was quo...
December 29, 2010
sharing files from linux to windows
Yes, one installs and configures Samba. All I need is to access a big folder in the read-only mode. The quick and dirty solution is:
April 27, 2009
wrong but fast fix
After a small system upgrade an application started to crash with the message:
*** glibc detected *** sylpheed: double free or corruption (out): 0x0839e818 *...
December 12, 2008
multimedia over network III: any ALSA-enabled application
ALSA is the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. The system can forward ALSA sound to PulseAudio.
My config file for ALSA:
September 30, 2008
multimedia over network II: pulseaudio
PulseAudio is a sound server. Applications feed music to PulseAudio, and PulseAudio decides what to do with it. For example, it can send the sound over netwo...
September 27, 2008
multimedia over network I
I want to:
* run a program on a work PC, and
* see and hear it in action on a leisure PC.
The first attempt is failed, therefore I started to search for a so...
September 24, 2008
how to input diacritic characters
I always used vim (for example, "Ctrl-K" ":" "u" for "ü"), but now I found a way to input such characters into any application, using the core feature of X11...
September 20, 2008
alsa and HDA Intel SigmaTel STAC9227
After upgrading my Linux, I've got sound lost. Everything looked ok -- all the modules are loaded, all the special devices are created, no complaints in logs...
August 19, 2008
ripping a dvd
In the most cases, people use mplayer and mencoder (under Linux). For my goals, ffmpeg is enough.
for i in 01 02 03 ... NN; do
ffmpeg -i ...
June 16, 2008