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Change Java version used for Firefox under OpenSuse 11.4 and other versions
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
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.
If killall by name not working try pkill -f
In recent years some distros and apps no loger responding to kill -9 <app name> such as killall -9 firefox.
Plone 5, Apache, and SSL with Lets Encrypt
Walkthrough setting up SSL using Let's Encrypt by EFF, for a setup using Apache web server front end relaying to Plone 5.
Debian 12 Q4OS on Alienware M18 r1
Notes on attempting to get Debian 12 and Q4OS 5.2 working on an Alienware M18 r1.
Rough Week! Alienware M18 Blew Up and Burned! Meanwhile Installing Q4OS TDE on Alienware M16
The first part of this posting covers my primary productivity system, Alienware M18 blowing itself up, in the middle of a remarkably rough week and last few months. The second part provides information on the installation and use of Q4OS (Debian 12 bookworm) with Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on Dell Alienware M16 R1/0TC7T8 (the latter going surprisingly well).
Can't start Libreoffice in Parrot OS after updates
Notes on how to fix java and Libreoffice in Parrot OS if start having trouble after updates...
centos decrypt luks "feature only available with HAL" trinity
Trouble decrypting LUKS encrypted device in Cent OS 7 using Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE). Quick notes to address.
OpenSuse LEAP 42.2 Worst Version of Suse Yet! (on Asus ROG)
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
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...