Matebook Pro Debian Linux Guide

I just got a new Matebook X Pro i7/512GB SSD version from Amazon (which was the best UK price I could find). The hardware is very nice indeed, excellent screen with super slim bezels, great keyboard, excellent general hardware quality plus an 8th Gen i7 cpu. The Matebook X Pro wasn’t touted as The Verges … Read more

Spotify Linux Repo Key Not Available Debian/Ubuntu

I had the following issue when running sudo apt update to update my repositories in Debian Stretch W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: testing InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not … 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

How To Change Desktop Icon Text Colour in Mint 15 XFCE

Just installed Mint 15 XFCE (very nice linux distro) however the desktop icon text can be hard to read on dark backgrounds. To change the desktop icon text do the following: cd /home/<youruser>/ nano .gtkrc-xfce change the below settings to whatever hex colour codes you want: fg[NORMAL] = "#FFFFFF" fg[SELECTED] = "#FFFFFF" fg[ACTIVE] = "#FFFFFF" … Read more

Keeping processes running even if you close putty/terminal

Ever have that problem where you’re running a large database mysql database dump through putty, and the connection to the server is somehow lost? I recently encountered this fairly unlikely situation occur and the below commands solve it. Command nohup command & Runs the process in the background and allows you continue using your ssh … Read more