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- Determine MTU size using ping
- Implementing 'cat' in Python (reading a file character by character)
- GNOME 3 Customizing the login screen
- Setting the network MTU size
- Remote Desktop using VNC
- Installing Budgie Desktop on Debian 9.x (stretch)
- A (not so) minimal implementation of 'cat' in C
- Prompting for a Yes/No response (BASH)
- Networking with SIMH (or QEMU) using TUN/TAP
- Set Linux Console Height and Width
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Category Archives: Ubuntu
Though in general it is not necessary there are (rare) occasions when it is necessary to set the MTU size explicitly, generally caused by issues with path MTU discovery.
I’ve been using Skype 4.3 for Linux quite happily with relatively few issues until now but since the older versions will no longer work I have had to upgrade.
The latest versions of the kernel now rely on the BIOS enumeration of device names which means that the name of the network interface can change depending on your bus configuration (specifically where your network interface is connected).
When using X windows on a virtual machine I have found that the screen resolution is detected automatically it can often default to a maximum resolution of 1024×768 pixels.
If you are behind a web-proxy then you either need to configure the proxy settings or set the environment variable http_proxy first.
There are differences between versions of some of the relatively common utilities that occasionally make it necessary to check which version is installed in a script, but comparing version numbers in a script is quite hard – fortunately if you … Continue reading
On my Raspberry Pi and my much older AlphaServer have configured the system to use the serial port as the console, as this means I can use them ‘headless’ without having to plug-in a screen or keyboard (very useful if … Continue reading
Rather then use the console when working on a system I generally prefer to connect remotely using ‘ssh’ as it is so much easier to be able to cut and paste from a terminal session on my workstation that way.
I thought it was time to sit down and see if I could work out how do a minimal installation of GNOME 3. It is not secret that it isn’t my favorite desktop but I’d thought I’d give it another … Continue reading
After just messing about and experimenting with my Sense Hat a bit I had a short python script that just loaded each ‘.png’ file it found in the current directory and displayed it on the 8×8 LED matrix.