Friday, November 6, 2009
Although you can sometimes run into a situation where your keyring has a password mismatch. If you know the original keyring password you can change it. If you do not there is no way to reset it but you can rebuild it.
What is a Keyring? A keyring is database that contains all your passwords (wpa key included). For other application to use your keys/password in your keyring they will ask your keyring for them, if your keyring is locked you will be requested to unlock it.
How do you rebuild the keyring?
Pull up a terminal window, and type these command
rm -rf ~/.gnome2/keyrings
rm -rf /tmp/keyring-*
rm -rf /tmp/orbit-$USER
reboot your system (restarting X would do but this is easier)
When you are back in gnome you will be ask enter a password to lock your
keyring. enter a password and remember it. This password can be the same as your login.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Video Cards: HSI IceQ4 HD Radeon 4850, 512MB
Part 1: Initial Setup
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I found this fascinating quote today:
Clonezilla is an open source disk imaging, cloning and backup software. It supports ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux, FAT, NTFS of MS Windows, and HFS+ of Mac OS. You can use it to clone single or multiple machines. It is more feature-rich than commercial Norton Ghost. In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create an image of a hard drive using Clonezilla live CD which you can download from clonezilla.org. I assume that you have downloaded and burnt the CD. So let’s get started.Amjad, Creating and restoring an image of hard disk with Clonezilla
You should read the whole article.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
ALT+PrntScr+r, ALT+PrntScr+s, ALT+PrntScr+e, ALT+PrntScr+i, ALT+PrntScr+n, ALT+PrntScr+u, ALT+PrntScr+b
To remember the keys, remember this nonsensical phrase: "Raising Skinny Elephants Is Never Utterly Boring".
Alternatively, you can hold down CTRL+ALT+SysRq while very slowly typing; R E I S U B. A way to remember this is by inverting the word: "BUSIER" or remebering this nonsensical phrase: "Restart Even If System Utterly Broken".
Monday, March 2, 2009
Because blogs treat the posts as HTML code anytime you want to display code you need to contend with special characters used by HTML. Example: <, >.
Using the editor that comes with Blogger you need to replace all these type of characters with something like < or >.
ScribeFire takes care of this automatically so instead of having to type:
you only need to type.
Scribefire - http://www.scribefire.com/blog_editor
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Run xev and press each of the volume keys:
$ xevVolume Down Results
KeyRelease event, serial 32, synthetic NO, window 0xc00001, root 0x7d, subw 0x0, time 100213680, (-194,56), root:(229,367), state 0x0, keycode 122 (keysym 0x1008ff11, XF86AudioLowerVolume),Volume Up Results
KeyRelease event, serial 35, synthetic NO, window 0xc00001, root 0x7d, subw 0x0, time 100214182, (-194,56), root:(229,367), state 0x0, keycode 123 (keysym 0x1008ff13, XF86AudioRaiseVolume),Volume Mute Results
KeyRelease event, serial 35, synthetic NO, window 0xc00001, root 0x7d, subw 0x0, time 100214715, (-194,56), root:(229,367), state 0x0, keycode 121 (keysym 0x1008ff12, XF86AudioMute),The keycodes are required if you are planning to use programs such as xbindkeys and raw keycodes. For OpenBox in CrunchBangLinux I did not need to install another package. I simply had to configure the OpenBox rc.xml file using the following key names:
XF86AudioLowerVolume, XF86AudioRaiseVolume and XF86AudioMute
Open file ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml with your favourite editor.
$ nano ~/.config/openbox/rc.xmlFind </keyboard>
... <keybind key="A-C-q"> <action name="ShowMenu"> <menu>root-menu</menu> </action> </keybind> </keyboard>Paste in the following lines between </keybind> and </keyboard>.
<keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <execute>amixer set Master 1+</execute> </action> </keybind> <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <execute>amixer set Master 1-</execute> </action> </keybind> <keybind key="XF86AudioMute"> <action name="Execute"> <execute>amixer set Master toggle</execute> </action> </keybind>Save and reload the configuration from Menu -> Preference -> Openbox Config -> Restart