Sublime Text Installation, Debian with Plank

This is a guide showing how to install Sublime Text from the Sublime debian repo and then what to do to ensure you can pin it to Plank dock (could well be required for other docks like Docky too). Install sublime from the repo (sublimes docs on install I’m running a minimal system to … Read more

Fixing Intel Graphics Glitching (Docky/Plank/Tint2) in Openbox on Samsung Ativ Book 8

I had a fairly subtle glitching issue on my Samsung Ativ Book 8 running Openbox on Debian Jessie. Basically icons in Docky/Plank had a orange box outline and Tint2 icons also looked unsmooth. In order to fix I did the following: cd /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ sudo nano 20-intel.conf Then put the following in the file: Section "Device" … Read more

Installing Plank Dock on Debian Jessie

Plank is the dock which features in the very nicely presented Ubuntu distro Elementary linux. I recently switched from Docky as I like Planks simplicity. This is what was required. Get the latest tar.xz from Install dependencies sudo apt-get install automake gnome-common intltool pkg-config valac libbamf3-dev libdbusmenu-gtk3-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libgee-dev libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libwnck-3-dev libx11-dev libgee-0.8-dev … Read more

Java (OpenJDK) in Chromium Debian & Ubuntu

I’ve found the below combination to work well for any browser Java needs. Here’s how I got it working: Install OpenJDK sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre Install the IcedTea java browser plugin sudo apt-get install icedtea-8-plugin Navigate to your Chromium plugins folder cd /usr/lib/chromium/plugins Create a symbolic link to the IcedTea Plugin sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/ … Read more

Fixing Shared Google Calendars IOS 7

So I recently upgraded my iphone 5 to IOS7, then recently noticed that all the shared calendars I had which used to work no longer work…. After much digging there is a solution. By default it appears shared google calendars are no longer enabled by default for IOS7 (possible all older versions too). In order … Read more