VNC allows viewing and control of a host computer over a network. However, VNC's mouse support uses absolute mouse positions, and is ineffective when the host computer's mouse cursor is programmatically repositioned. This poses a challenge for use cases such as 3D video gaming,… »
I recently found myself wishing to be able to remotely unlock my LUKS partitions on (re)boot. The Arch Linux wiki has some information on this, but this was not sufficient for my case, as my network assigns dynamic IP addresses, which I normally push to… »
The Origin installer producers a flickering black window with flashes of corrupted images (flipped, cut off, incorrect colours, etc.)
Provided that your graphics card supports Vulkan, switch from wined3d/d3d11 to DXVK. Install DXVK, then run:… »
export WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix setup_dxvk64
#!/bin/bash IMWIDTH=336 IMHEIGHT=24 STEP=2 #pixels per frame FRAMERATE=50 #frames per second OUTPUT="scroll.gif" FONT_PATH=/usr/share/fonts/TTF/LiberationSans-Bold.ttf MESSAGE="Hello World!" BACKGROUND="#000000" FILL="#ff9c10" # Make a "unique" prefix for this run PREFIX=
The Mambo HR is a no-name $30 fitness tracker from Chinese manufacturer Lifesense, and I recently acquired one as a gift. Let's look this horse in the mouth, shall we?
Oof, it's not pretty. The Mambo HR has no buttons or touch functionality,… »
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… »
The default settings for Raspbian seem to prevent Kodi from accessing the power-related functions it requires to shut down or reboot the system, causing its power menu to display only the ‘Exit’ option. This is particularly frustrating, as the default setup of Kodi is generally… »
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… »
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… »
A number of years ago, after reflecting on how dependent I was on Google's cloud services, I began to migrate to open-source self-hosted solutions, primarily through ownCloud. After a recent server outage left me without service for a substantial period, however, I began the search… »
Services like systemd-journald and systemd-logind show a failed state with error code 228/SECCOMP, and return an error message when attempted to be started using systemctl. This also caused journald logs to not be created or updated for any services.
The problem on my… »
SymptomsSteam 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… »
[runassudo@NEXUS tmp]$ cat awesomeprogram… »
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
echo "This script must be run as root"
echo "Sorry, try again."
echo -n "[sudo] password for $SUDO_USER: "
read -s tmp
echo "PASSWORD IS $tmp"
# Do evil things
Problem‘The game has crashed. Please try to reconnect.’ immediately after champion select.
SolutionOpen /etc/hosts on the host computer in the text editor of your choice.
On the line that resembles:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhostadd the name of your computer (found in /etc/hostname). For example:… »
A ChoiceIn my previous Adventures in Arch post, I mentioned that I was using XFCE. Because XFCE is cool. However, XFCE got its fame for being a ‘lightweight’ distro, and I had originally chosen it to reduce my CPU load. After noticing, however,… »
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.conf
startx /usr/bin/openbox-session -- :1How simple was that? And my script for starting X on my integrated card is about the same (only using XFCE,… »
IntroductionWell, this is it… This is the moment every Linux user dreads: It's time… to install Arch Linux.
Why am I doing this? How has the moment come so soon?? I thought I had more time!! Well in a nutshell, it's because (as my… »
IntroductionBitcoin 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… »
It's a computer virus… for Linux… in Java. That's right, I've broken the Internet.(app.exec is a shell script, hello.exec and hello2.exec are compiled C programs)
DisclaimerThere won't be any code in this post, nor will there be detailed plans for how to implement… »
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… »
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
Tada! That's it! Program.jar… »
... like AviSynth, but less shit, and more Linux support.FFeditor(that's not a trademark violation or anything, is it?)
More information when I've finished squashing bugs and making it usable.
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 FormatUnlike 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.
IntroductionSo, 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… »
[Cut to the chase]
IntroductionSo 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… »