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openSUSE Tumbleweed: Basic Installation Guide

openSUSE is one of the most popular Linux distributions available with some claiming it to be the best Linux desktop environment for sysadmins and desktop users alike. It comes in two flavours; Leap, which is a complete regular-release distribution, and Tumbleweed, a rolling release distribution that gives you quick and easy access to the latest updates.

This guide describes the basic steps to get up and running with the default openSUSE Tumbleweed installation.

Ubuntu Linux: Invert scrolling on Synaptics trackpad

With the modern age of smartphones and tablets, people are getting used to the more natural scrolling offered by these devices, but your average laptop trackpad still uses the standard, un-natural scrolling.

This guide describes how you can configure natural scrolling within Ubuntu Linux

Forcibly eject CD on a PowerPC-based Mac

The Apple Mac has always been a piece of equipment heavily based around design. As a result, you end up with a beautiful piece of kit, but lacking in some simple functions; one of these being an eject button on the CD drive!


I have on numerous occasions found that I have inserted a bad CD, usually a bootable CD of some sort, and then found myself unable to eject the disc.» Continue reading...

Proxy Server Checker v1.0

nimraynn   1st September 2016   Comments Off on Proxy Server Checker v1.0



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



This PowerShell script runs a basic test of functionality for a proxy server.» Continue reading...

Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files

By default, as you’d expect from any good operating system, certain system files are hidden from the view of the user. This is often for security or simply to stop the user breaking their system by moving/editing/deleting files that they don’t understand. In some cases, however, you may need to be able to view these files. » Continue reading...

openSUSE Tumbleweed: Basic Installation Guide



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}


Introduction


openSUSE is one of the most popular Linux distributions available with some claiming it to be the best Linux desktop environment for sysadmins and desktop users alike.» Continue reading...

RDP Connection Setter v1.0

Following on from my Windows XP & 7 guide, Enable RDP using the registry editor, I have created this PowerShell script to automate the task. This script will check if the “Remote Registry” service is started. If it isn’t, it’ll start it. It will then dig through the registry to find the DWORD we need to change and it’ll switch it on/off depending on your parameters.» Continue reading...

Editing the Hosts file



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



The hosts file is a vital file built into Windows.» Continue reading...

Network Scanner v1.0

nimraynn   23rd June 2016   Comments Off on Network Scanner v1.0



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



This PowerShell script is a network scanner.» Continue reading...

Find/Replace Script v1.0

nimraynn   23rd June 2016   Comments Off on Find/Replace Script v1.0



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



This PowerShell script is a simple find/replace tool, much like the ones you find inside your favourite text editors.» Continue reading...