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A puzzling observation...

Posted 07-15-2012 at 04:20 AM by rich_c

Recently, at work, I've been involved in/initiated a project to migrate some desktop PCs to Linux. Naturally, I sought advise from various Linux community sources including here. A lot of the responses I got quite rightly pointed out potential pitfalls. A few responses pointed out positive aspects. There were even responses that were, to me, entirely negative and seemed to pooh-pooh the idea that there could possibly be a problem with our current Windows desktops that Linux could resolve....
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Plain Wheezy Workstation

Posted 07-15-2012 at 02:53 AM by nglbrkr (Notes)
Updated 01-24-2013 at 02:24 AM by nglbrkr (network manager was blocking nfs mount)

Simpler as wheezy approaches stable.

Install Wheezy with LXDE and ssh server

Enable contrib and non-free

Follow the entry to get the machine onto the skolelinux nw.

aptitude install ibus-anthy scratch lmms kdegraphics kdeedu inkscape scribus-ng gvrng drpython freemind ttf-mscorefonts-installer ttf-larabie-deco ttf-vlgothic escputil vlc gcompris dia vym kcalc kdenlive python-easygui chromium flashplugin-nonfree bluefish audacity icedtea-plugin ntp...
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Iceweasel caching

Posted 07-15-2012 at 01:15 AM by nglbrkr (Notes)
Updated 07-15-2012 at 01:19 AM by nglbrkr

lifted from
http://bootpolish.net/home_ltsp_ltspiceweaselhacks
and not yet tested in school

Code:
$ vim /etc/iceweasel/pref/iceweasel.js
// This is the Debian specific preferences file for Iceweasel
// You can make any change in here, it is the purpose of this file.
// You can, with this file and all files present in the
// /etc/iceweasel/pref directory, override any preference that is
// present in /usr/lib/iceweasel/defaults/preferences
...
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Three convenient customizations to firefox / iceweasel

Posted 07-14-2012 at 04:40 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-14-2012 at 04:46 PM by the dsc

Restore an old/previous session, but do not load the tabs right away: an end to the dilemma of empty session versus restoring tabs. Add to "about:config", if it's not already there:

Code:
browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand
Set to "true", and it doesn't hurt to add also:


Code:
browser.sessionstore.max_concurrent_tabs
Set to 0. I guess it depends on the version or whatever, I don't care to find out. I wish I knew that...
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Fedora 17 and the brother printer

Posted 07-13-2012 at 07:41 PM by subvertigo
Updated 08-16-2012 at 08:39 AM by subvertigo

The Brother printer driver for my printer runs into SELinux problems post-install. Fortunately, the selinux troubleshooter made this a trivial fix:
Code:
semanage fcontext -a -t cupsd_etc_t /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf
restorecon -v /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf
semanage fcontext -a -t cupsd_var_run_t /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf/brmfcj6710dwrc
restorecon -v /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf/brmfcj6710dwrc
The remaining files...
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