iscan for linux can’t find my printer (originally published 2014-02-11, updated 2017-01-02) Epson’s iscan scanner app Fixing the config files It’s been a couple of years now that I’ve had iscan installed. Today I wanted to do some high-resolution scanning so I thought I’d try and get it to work as I imagine it might […]
Using a cheap server for VPN? Why VPN? Well if you’re interested in general info then Wikipedia is probably the place to go. For me I was trying to solve a problem with my ISP. It’s a protracted way about it but running mtr (a ping-ing tool) I found that my gaming ping was mainly […]
gvfsd-metadata seems to be hogging a lot of CPU time … why? What is gvfsd-metadata ps to the rescue? $ ps aux | grep gvfs pandfi 2315 0.0 0.0 192348 104 ? Sl Feb10 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd pandfi 5205 0.0 0.0 285952 2304 ? Sl Feb10 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor pandfi 5210 0.0 0.0 281496 620 ? Sl […]
Have I found the Sang Real of wifi adapters for my Linux box? It looks like it! Plug and play wifi for Ubuntu It just works. My ISP offered an updated router and the old one was only just holding it together and giving us some pretty poor speeds. The problem really was the RJ11 […]
Thunderbird interaction log Record HTTP, IMAP and SMTP connection details Simple one-liner (well 3 in 1) to enable logging for Mozilla Thunderbird on Linux (I’m using Kubuntu 12.10 Quantal at the moment): export NSPR_LOG_MODULES=timestamp,imap:5,smtp:5,nsHttp:5,nsHostResolver:5; export NSPR_LOG_FILE=~/tmp/imap$(date +%s).log; thunderbird
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Having problems getting the msttcorefonts / ttf-mscorefonts-installer 3.4ubuntu3 package to complete the installation of the MS Corefonts? Try installing pdns-recursor! Worked for me.
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