Category Archives: Linux

Configuring wireless networking using MATE

I’ve been using MATE as my main desktop for some time so when it came to installing Linux on my new laptop (an HP 6470b that I picked up second-hand) it was the obvious choice.

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Setting the Display Resolution on a Virtual Machine

If you install a recent version of Linux on a virtual machine you may find that the default display resolution is rather low. You may be able to select a better resolution (by navigating to system → preferences → monitors) … Continue reading

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Display download progress

Occasionally I want to display a user-friendly progress bar when doing something in a script, usually downloading a file.

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Press Any Key to Continue…

Just to remind myself this one liner that does exactly what it says on the tin!

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Installing updates from behind a firewall

If you are behind a web-proxy then installing packages or updating your system requires that the environment variable http_proxy is defined first – this then tells the system to use a web-proxy. The only problem is that you need to … Continue reading

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