Adding launcher/menu shortcut to Linux

Sometimes you want a shortcut in/on the desktop launcher of your DE. This is pretty simple, create a .desktop file with entry as shown below. Remember, you must have the [Desktop Entry], Name, Exec, Type. If it is a script with some kind of interaction, select Terminal=True. It can also be a good idea to …

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Convert files to Lightworks from Gnome Files

So working in lightworks can be a pain, if you use the wrong file format as inputfiles. Lightworks has a transcoding tool to import files, but this sometimes fails. To eliviate this problem, I have made a script, where you can right click on a media file, and it converts the file to more Lightworks digestable …

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Fedora 25 – Virtual Machine Manager

If you need a virtual machine environment on your Fedora box, there are serveral choices to choose from. The one soulution I like the best, is KVM that is builtin in the kernel, and with “Virtual machine Manager” for gui management. Only large drawbacks are; If you enable network bridging, you can not connect to guest …

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Fedora 25 – Multimonitor GDM/Fedora

This guide helps you choose on which screen, your loginscreen is displayed on in GDM/Fedora 25 GDM i the new era uses Wayland, therefore config file must be Wayland compatible. Solutions is partly gui based, and partly terminal based. Login with your user, with Wayland session, select with cog on loginscreen. NB: Before Fedora 25 …

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Ubuntu – Network device not managed

While putting Ubuntu 16.04 on my PXE install/nfs  server, I found that after an install, I was unable to my onboard NIC working through Network-Manager. After digging a little around the net, I found this thread: askubuntu tread To fix the problem, you need to edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf, and replace “managed=false” with “managed=true” Instead of using a normal …

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RTL8188EU Usb dongle and Fedora

The realtec RTL8188EU dongle does not work out of the box on Fedora 23. This guide help you compile the driver from source, or just download and install my compiled version. Ubuntu guide here Github source code (lwfinger)     Compiling and installing the driver the lwfinger provided on github sudo dnf groupinstall “Development Tools” …

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Fedora 24 – 64bit Install guide (updated)

Review: Two weeks into the install of the laptop, everything runs fast and stable. On my home rig, I chose to encrypt whole partition, this is annoying  so  I will do  a reinstall later on.   I have run on/off Linux for the last 5-8 years, but only as my main OS for the last …

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Encrypt home dir with ecryptfs on Fedora

It is pretty easy to access your unencrypted data, if someone have physical access to your computer. That is where ecryptfs encryption comes in. It will make sure your laptop, if lost or otherwise accessed by unauthorised user, is harder to extract data from. When encrypted,data cannot be accessed unless user has entered proper login …

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Presonus Audiobox USB – Pulseaudio

The PreSonus USB is a great soundcard. It enhances the listening audio quite a bit because of the 48KHz audiorange. There are 2 audio inputs, Either XLR and 6.3 mm jack, for microphone or musical instrument input. However since the audiobox uses a 48kHz instead of default 44kHz sampling,this can cause havoc to sound for instance …

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