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Tooling Up In LinuXMint/KDE

Posted 09-03-2013 at 07:12 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 07:15 AM by rainbowsally (statement error)

[Correction. The mint version of the url to a local (on your hard drive) repository seems to work, but it's not really right.

After doing this in Kubuntu, it became clear that the two last fields (see below) are subdirs of the third to last field. Still working this out from examples rather than official 'docs' but take a look at this if you are interested in making offline repositories you can modify easily.
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Pipelight – Using Silverlight in Linux browsers

Posted 09-03-2013 at 07:20 AM by sridhar11

Pipelight, which allows to run your favorite Silverlight application directly inside your Linux browser. The project combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover with a new browser plugin that embeds Silverlight directly in any Linux browser supporting the Netscape Plugin API. He worked on a set of Wine patches to get Playready DRM protected content working inside Wine and afterwards created an Ubuntu package called Netflix Desktop. This package allows one to use Silverlight inside a Windows version of...
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Tip: creating symlinks to another folder

Posted 09-01-2013 at 07:46 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
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The syntax of "ln" requires full path information of the "source" file. Therefore, if you issue something like "for file in *.foo ; do ln -s ./$file /other-folder/somewhere/$(echo $file | sed s/foo/bar/) ; done", the produced symlinks will be empty.

To avoid that, the command must be:

for file in *.foo ; do ln -s $PWD/$file /other-folder/somewhere/$(echo $file | sed 's/foo/bar/') ; done

$PWD, the environment variable of the...
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Taking Mint/KDE for a spin

Posted 08-30-2013 at 08:17 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 09-03-2013 at 02:09 PM by rainbowsally (addendum)

[Added a PS about kubuntu getting 'harvested' by mint and openSUSE.]

[Rant at the top this time. Skip down to the dotted line to see if any of these tips are useful to you if you are a mint user. The links at this blog are all now broken. I will correct them with an explanation in a while.]

I used to be a suse/opensuse fan. It's no longer possible to continue with the suse distros though. The last usable version (for me) was 11.4, and that took a bit of effort....
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LinSSID – Graphical wireless scanning for Linux

Posted 08-27-2013 at 11:45 AM by sridhar11

LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft™ Windows®). It is written in C++ using Linux wireless tools and Qt4.

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