Tag Archives: Linux

How to: Linux Dual Boot on Dell 7710 with Windows 10, NVMe SSD, and UEFI

subtitle:  Linux doesn’t see Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD on Dell Precision 7710 laptop preloaded with Windows 10 Here are the steps I took to get LinuxMint 18 installed on a laptop with a NVMe SSD and UEFI while … Continue reading

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Windows PPTP VPN Setup on LinuxMint 17

After poking around for too long, I finally found the solution to connecting to a standard Windows server PPTP VPN from LinuxMint 17.  (from geeky.name)  I’m posting here to make it easy to find again. Click the NetworkManager Applet VPN Connection … Continue reading

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Add Virtual Network Interface to Ethernet Card

Want your single physical network adapter to have multiple addresses?  In Linux, it is very easy to add new addresses to your existing card, just use the ifconfig command: $ sudo ifconfig eth1:0 192.168.100.252 (eth1 is the physical adapter, 0 … Continue reading

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Convert PDF to PNG using Linux

If you use the defaults for Imagemagick, the output of a PDF file with text converted to PNG is unreadable.  The secret is to use the density option: $ convert -density 300 xxxxx.pdf yyyyy.png If the original PDF has a … Continue reading

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Boot from ISO using GRUB2

Goal is to install new OS from an ISO image without creating a boot CD. Step 1:  Format hard disk to be used with a boot partition.  (set boot flag) Step 2:  Mount partition, create new directory named ‘boot’ (in … Continue reading

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Redirect, Pipe, and Tee

Redirect – ls command creates file called file_list.txt instead of sending to stdout: $ ls > file_list.txt Redirect Append – ls command appends file_list.txt instead of sending to stdout: $ ls >> file_list.txt Pipe – sends output of ls command … Continue reading

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Subversion (svn) on shared web host (bluehost) and Linux client setup

This explains how to configure and use a Subversion client from a GNU/Linux box*  to connect to a Subversion server on a shared web host account.  (bluehost.com)  If you have already set up a shared key for password-less ssh access … Continue reading

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use ssh without a password

Use a public/private key pair to avoid having to type in your password every time you open up a ssh session: 1- Generate a keypair, install the public key on the server and ‘authorize’ it. 2- Copy the private key(s) … Continue reading

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Recording Video with Good Synced Audio from Webcam

One of the little joys of using Linux is that sometimes you have to play with the switches and wires to make things work right.  For some reason, it takes a small miracle to record decent video via a webcam. … Continue reading

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Hardware Virtualization

    I’m a big fan of open source software, especially the GNU/Linux system, and I’ve been using it at home on my main computer for years now.  I’ve found excellent alternatives to (almost) every piece of software I used … Continue reading

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