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Change Java version used for Firefox under OpenSuse 11.4 and other versions
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 15, 2012 last modified Oct 26, 2015 06:03 AM — filed under: , , ,
Typically Open Suse cofnigures Firefox to use Open Java as the default java binary. However this doesn't work well for a number of sites, so you may find it necessary to install the Sun JRE and browser plugin...
Linux and TDE on Dell XPS 9575 15 inch 2-in-1
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 24, 2018 last modified Jun 26, 2019 06:22 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Here is information on the challenges of trying to get Linux (and BSD) to run on a Dell 2-in-1 15 in. 9575 XPS laptop / tablet.
Plone 5, Apache, and SSL with Lets Encrypt
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 01, 2018 — filed under: , , , , ,
Walkthrough setting up SSL using Let's Encrypt by EFF, for a setup using Apache web server front end relaying to Plone 5.
Can't start Libreoffice in Parrot OS after updates
by Hawke Robinson published May 23, 2018 last modified May 23, 2018 08:43 PM — filed under: ,
Notes on how to fix java and Libreoffice in Parrot OS if start having trouble after updates...
OpenSuse LEAP 42.2 Worst Version of Suse Yet! (on Asus ROG)
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 10, 2016 last modified Feb 01, 2017 09:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
From a stability perspective, this has been the worst OpenSuse Release in years! I reached a point I needed to clean up some clutter on my primary laptop (running OpenSuse 13.2), so I backed up, and wiped (while retaining the windows partitions for the few video games I play with my kids), and installed OpenSuse LEAP 42.2. Here is how it went...
Trick to get New Skype for Linux working with alternate Microphone
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It took several false starts before I finally figured this out. The new Skype for Linux (2017) is no longer a separate dedicated application, it is a Chromium web app. This version of Skype has no options for changing default microphone! But, here's the trick...
OpenSuse 13.1 Linux on Asus G750JW Republic of Gamers 17" Laptop
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 22, 2013 last modified Oct 26, 2015 06:38 AM — filed under: ,
OpenSuse 13.1 RC2 only took 13.5 Minutes for the full base (mostly defaults) install! This system is now up and running. I detail how. ...
OpenSuse 12.3 Linux on Microsoft Surface Pro 64
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 15, 2013 last modified Oct 26, 2015 06:40 AM — filed under: , ,
I recently had to get a surface due to some requirements imposed by others. Of course, I "had" to see if I could put Linux on it so I could be more productive...
Install Jitsi Meet on CentOS 7
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 18, 2018 last modified Aug 19, 2018 11:01 PM — filed under: ,
Notes about getting Jitsi Meet working on CentOS 7.
Debian Stretch 9.5 and Trinity Desktop Environment TDE
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 20, 2018 last modified Dec 26, 2018 08:19 AM — filed under:
I am sick and tired of KDE4 & KDE5 being so awful. I can't stand the totally unproductive interfaces of Gnome. I find the minimalist Desktops pitiful. By far the most productive Desktop Environment was KDE 3.5. But long dead right? Thank goodness, no, there is TDE aka Trinity to save the day! I hope. Here I will log my experiences with Trinity Desktop Environment from the beginning, and progression.