Category Archives: Technology

Musings and thoughts on technology.

Back to Xfce

So, I’m back to Xfce on Fedora 20 and I’m staying put for now. Gnome has its advantages, and I could probably make it work, but I simply don’t have time to figure out all of its quirks right now. … Continue reading

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Printing on Linux — Wow.

That’s a good “wow,” by the way. My wife’s computer has kicked the bucket, apparently, so when she needed to print something this morning I inwardly groaned. I figured it’d be an arduous task to set up printing on Linux … Continue reading

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Nuclear Option

So, the nuclear option “fixed” the problem I was having. I mean, it was so bad that I couldn’t use the danged OS. It was horrible. But reinstalling everything from scratch worked wonders. I can SEE again. I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Security

So, this post goes under a new category, creatively named the same as this post: Security. Security has been on my mind a lot recently. I’m not for sure entirely certain why. Snowden has certainly been a part of it. … Continue reading

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This blog for me == cool

So, I did end up nuking just about everything. Including Windows. The only things I left were my documents partition and Mint. I reinstalled Fedora Xfce, because it’s currently my favorite distro. The cool thing is that to get my … Continue reading

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Grrr… Fedora

OK, I guess installing GNOME along side Xfce might not be such a good idea. I’ve had nothing but problems since doing that. Audio stopped working. Can’t get a lock in Yum. Yeah. It’s sucking. So right now, I’m back … Continue reading

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Proxy with Yum

At work, I have to go through a proxy server. Usually, this isn’t a big deal, but I was having issues with it in Fedora 20. I tried googling and found this page, which had me add the following to … Continue reading

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GNOME 3

So, I’ve been using Xfce edition of Fedora 20, but I want to give GNOME a try. It’s currently installing. Command I used to install it: sudo yum groupinstall “GNOME Desktop” On other distros, people seemed to recommend against having … Continue reading

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Thinkpad Trackpoint Settings – Fedora

OK, so if there’s some expert out there who wants to correct me, so be it, but here’s what I’ve done to get the mouse/Trackpoint (the eraser head thingy) working to my preferences in Fedora 20. This page was a … Continue reading

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The World of Fedora 19

I’ve written about Linux in the past. I don’t think I’ve deleted all of the posts. Maybe I have. Not sure. Anyway, new install here. Fedora 19. Problems so far: 1. Installed 32 bit version first because I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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