• ### Hacking the Kobo Clara HD – 5: Setting up SSH

Last time, we set up telnet on the Clara HD and set up the USB network interface. Now we will extend this to enable SSH on the device.

Unfortunately, unlike telnet, the Clara HD does not ship with any SSH binaries, so we will… »

• ### Hacking the Kobo Clara HD – 4.3: Automatically switching between USB networking and file transfer

Last time, we set up the Clara HD to automatically start USB networking when connected. We will now set it up to automatically stop USB networking when file transfer mode is activated in the main interface.

Much like ac and plug, /usr/local/Kobo/udev/usb is… »

• ### Hacking the Kobo Clara HD – 4.2: Automatically starting telnet over USB on connect

Last time, we set up networking over USB on the Clara HD, but this required us to manually start and stop the network. We will now configure the Clara HD to automatically start USB networking when connected over USB.

The Clara HD uses udev… »

• ### Hacking the Kobo Clara HD – 4.1: Telnet over USB

Last time, we gained root telnet access to the Clara HD over WiFi; however, the connection can be quite temperamental. We will now use this to set up a network connection over USB, allowing for telnet access over a secure USB channel.

## Set up

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• ### Hacking the Kobo Clara HD – 3: Gaining root telnet access

Last time, we dipped our toes into the waters of the Kobo Clara HD's USB interface. As it turns out, there is a lot more we can do with this simple interface. The Clara HD runs Linux, and we can easily gain root telnet… »

• ### Hacking the Kobo Clara HD – 2: Bypassing registration/sign in

Last time, we imaged the internal storage of the Kobo Clara HD (and possibly expanded the internal storage capacity). Now we can begin setting up the device. We soon find, however, that the Clara HD requires us to log in with a Kobo account.… »

## Introduction

The Kobo Clara HD is the latest e-reader from Canadian ebook vendor Rakuten Kobo, sporting a 6-inch 300 ppi e-ink touchscreen, and 8 GB of internal memory.

The Clara HD, like its predecessors in the Kobo range, internally runs Linux, and is surprisingly amenable… »

• ### Guide: Using Okta Verify with third-party TOTP (Google Authenticator, FreeOTP, etc.)

Okta is an identity management and single sign-on cloud provider. Okta supports multi-factor authentication through multiple mechanisms, but at my site, only the proprietary Okta Verify smartphone app was supported.

Thankfully, Okta Verify operates via the ‘industry standard Time-Based, One-Time Password Algorithm (TOTP)’,… »

• ### LibreOffice custom “Set numbering”/“Restart numbering from” macro

Sub RestartNumbering
Dim cursor   As Object
cursor = ThisComponent.CurrentController.ViewCursor

Dim startFrom As Integer
startFrom = CInt(InputBox("Restart numbering from:"))

cursor.NumberingStartValue = startFrom
End Sub

• ### GUIDE: A DIY dynamic DNS server for Linux with BIND

With last month seeing a 100% increase in the number of computers I own, I found it useful to be able to determine the IP address of my various devices, with a lightweight Linux-compatible solution. My initial solution was to use Syncthing and interface with… »

• ### Guide: Launching EmulationStation/RetroPie from within Kodi on Raspbian (The XBone, part 2)

So you've got your Raspberry Pi to display a glorious ‘XBone’ splash screen, but what kind of bone would it be if it couldn't play games? Kodi looks kind of like a console UI, and with RetroPie, we can launch games, but how… »

• ### Guide: A custom splash screen on the Raspberry Pi, for Raspbian Jessie (The XBone, part 1)

There are many guides on the internet for creating a custom splash screen on Linux, but most for Raspbian are based on SysV init, and don't interface well with systemd, which is now used by Raspbian. Those that do support systemd make use of Plymouth»

## Symptoms

Steam crashes upon opening, after verifying the installation and before opening the main interface, with something about the OpenGL context not supporting direct rendering. Soon afterwards, the X server crashes. (I'm not crashing my computer again just to find the exact error message, thank… »

## Problem

‘The game has crashed. Please try to reconnect.’ immediately after champion select.

### Solution

Open /etc/hosts on the host computer in the text editor of your choice.
On the line that resembles:
127.0.0.1   localhost.localdomain   localhost
add the name of your computer (found in /etc/hostname). For example:… »

## Preamble

PlayOnLinux is a brilliant wrapper for WINE, allowing for the easy installation of innumerable Windows programs on Linux. Of these, my most recent install was League of Legends, which, of course, does not have a native Linux release. PlayOnLinux installs and runs it… »

## Let's Get Some Hybrid Graphics Up In Here!

if [ ! -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf ]; then        sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx /etc/X11/xorg.conffistartx /usr/bin/openbox-session -- :1
How simple was that? And my script for starting X on my integrated card is about the same (only using XFCE,… »

## Introduction

Bitcoin is awesome. Unfortunately, migrating between Bitcoin clients is not. It's especially annoying when the recommended method of exporting with pywallet, importing into BlockChain.info, exporting as an aes.json and importing into MultiBit is 1) incredibly confusing and 2) doesn't actually work.
So, here… »
• ### GUIDE: Dota 2 Dedicated Server on Linux (from Scratch)

Note: it is now possible to run a Dota 2 dedicated server on Linux without WINE. This article is kept purely for archival purposes, though it should still work.

It is entirely possible to, using the Windows Alien Swarm SRCDS and WINE, run a Dedicated… »
• ### GUIDE: Directly Executable JAR File

Java is great, but having to type java -jar program.jar gets annoying. Why can't you run it like any other program, with ./program.jar? Well, you can, and it's incredibly simple!

echo '#!/usr/bin/java -jar' | cat - Program.jar>Program
chmod +x Program

• ### GUIDE: Restoring Windows Vista/7 backup files under Linux

If you've recently upgraded from Windows to Linux but now need to restore the backup files you made with Windows Backup (or need to restore someone else's), you've come to the right place!

## The Windows Backup Format

Unlike the Windows NT BKF backup format, the… »

We all know that if you use YouTube, you can download the video from Keepvid or something. But what if your content provider uses some crazy streaming system? For example, one website (which shall remain nameless) that I use uses MMS to serve videos.

## Disclaimer

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If, after updating Uplink, you get the following error message:
error while loading shared libraries: libjpeg.so.62: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The solution is to install the package libjpeg62. If you are on a 64-bit system, make sure to install… »

## Introduction

So, you want to install and use Kdenlive on M\$ Windows, but don't want to do all that crazy Live-CD sh*t (probably because that's not technically doing it in Windows)?

Well, you've come to the right place (website, whatever)!

This guide will show you… »
• ### GUIDE: ‘Stereo Mix’ without PulseAudio

[Cut to the chase]

### Introduction

So I recently upgraded (yes, upgraded) from Windows to Linux a while ago, right, and now I want to record my gaming the way DXtory let me (except for free, of course).

So a quick bit of Googling revealed that… »