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Forget About Photoshop: Five CSS Hacks to Help You Stop Using Images

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When you are laying out a new design for a web site, the last thing you generally want to do is create a ton of images for the layout. You might make a rounded corner or shadowed text in Photoshop, but that is wasted time if the client doesn’t like it or the website doesn’t turn out as expected.

A way through SourceForge

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I made a simple (should be) tutorial from creating of a project until releasing it on SourceForge.net

Qt for beginners

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I made some tutorials how to use the Qt Creator and how to begin with Qt. Also a example how to convert binary numbers into decimal and back.

Ubuntu's way to get bleeding edge kernel

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Ubuntu’s release cycle is 6 months. Though this seems to be aggressive cycle, it is not enough for someone who depends on bleeding edge kernel which may support some new hardware or damn smart feature. In this scenario you need to wait till next release of ubuntu, if you are not comfortable in downloading the vanilla kernel...

How to add Awn main menu applet in AWN 0.3.2

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The latest Awn 0.3.2 has seen a few applets been removed, one of them being the good old AWN main menu. This is a quick guide to run it in the new 0.3.2

Could not boot into XP from GRUB and how i found a work around

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First, GRUB was erased. After fixing it, XP did not boot from GRUB owing to ‘ERROR 12′. Lastly, How I could fix both, rather discovered work-around for some part. I am a newbie yet and see if I've done justice to the solution.

“Can’t locate module” Error in Linux and Data Loss

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When you start your Linux system, at boot time, the process may get terminated and you might come across with the following error message:
“Can't Locate Module ”
After this error message, the system does not boot and none of your data can be accessed from it.

How to do md5sum check

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"md5sum is a computer program that calculates and verifies 128-bit MD5hashes, as described in RFC 1321. The MD5 hash (or checksum) functions as a compact digital fingerprint of a file." ~Wikipedia
In simple words, if you download a Linux Distro and the md5sum result matches the one provided by the web site, your file has practically been downloaded OK.

So, how do we do this md5sum?


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Linux Cheat Sheets (awk, ed, sed, perl, bash, screen)

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I have made several linux cheat sheets to speed up the learning process of some tools.

Recently I decided to put them on my blog.

Here is a link to all the cheat sheets on my blog:
cheat sheets at catonmat (my blog)

They include:

How to get SLAB working with SMART

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If i had to name one thing that i sincerely hate about openSUSE, it'd have to be YaST's package manager with its zypper backend, so, as you may have guessed from the title, i use Smart instead, and i don't think i'm the only one here.

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LAS 2018

  • LAS 2018
    This month I was at my second Libre Application Summit in Denver. A smaller event than GUADEC but personally was my favorite conference so far. One of the main goals of LAS has been to be a place for multiple platforms to discuss the desktop space and not just be a GNOME event. This year two KDE members, @aleixpol and Albert Astals Cid, who spoke about release cycle of KDE Applications, Plasma, and the history of Qt. It is always interesting to see how another project solves the same problems and where there is overlap. The elementary folks were there since this is @cassidyjames home turf who had a great “It’s Not Always Techincal” talk as well as a talk with @danrabbit about AppCenter which are both very important areas the GNOME Project needs to improve in. I also enjoyed meeting a few other community members such as @Philip-Scott and talk about their use of elementary’s platform.
  • Developer Center Initiative – Meeting Summary 21st September
    Since last blog post there’s been two Developer Center meetings held in coordination with LAS GNOME Sunday the 9th September and again Friday the 21st September. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the LAS GNOME meeting, but I’ll cover the general progress made here.

The "Chinese EPYC" Hygon Dhyana CPU Support Still Getting Squared Away For Linux

Back in June is when the Linux kernel patches appeared for the Hygon Dhyana, the new x86 processors based on AMD Zen/EPYC technology licensed by Chengdu Haiguang IC Design Co for use in Chinese data-centers. While the patches have been out for months, they haven't reached the mainline kernel quite yet but that might change next cycle. The Hygon Dyhana Linux kernel patches have gone through several revisions and the code is mostly adapting existing AMD Linux kernel code paths for Zen/EPYC to do the same on these new processors. While these initial Hygon CPUs appear to basically be re-branded EPYC CPUs, the identifiers are different as rather than AMD Family 17h, it's now Family 18h and the CPU Vendor ID is "HygonGenuine" and carries a new PCI Express device vendor ID, etc. So the different areas of the kernel from CPUFreq to KVM/Xen virtualization to Spectre V2 mitigations had to be updated for the correct behavior. Read more

Good Support For Wayland Remote Desktop Handling On Track For KDE Plasma 5.15

The KDE Plasma 5.15 release due out next year will likely be in good shape for Wayland remote desktop handling. The KDE Plasma/KWin developers have been pursuing Wayland remote desktop support along a similar route to the GNOME Shell camp by making use of PipeWire and the XDG-Desktop-Portal. Bits are already in place for KDE Plasma 5.13 and the upcoming 5.14 release, but for the 5.15 release is now where it sounds like the support may be in good shape for end-users. Read more

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening to withdraw the license to all of their code, potentially destroying or making the whole Linux kernel unusable for a very long time. Read more