Articles posted on 2020

Alpine Boot switcher

I boot from a USB boot drive using UEFI. Because of the UEFI boot, it just a matter of copying the files from the alpine ISO to a USB thumbdrive VFAT32 partition. Partition may be set to EFI (but this doesn't seem to be required).

Since I would like to …

PulseAudio hints and tricks

PulseAudio is nowadays the default sound system in many Linux distributions. It lets you do a number of useful things.

PulseAudio comes with a handy command line utility pacmd to do a number of things.

pacmd commands

  • pacmd exit
  • pacmd help
  • pacmd list-(modules|sinks|sources|clients|cards|samples)
  • pacmd …

Getting the current proxy pac configuration

This is done using tcl for convenience. If you do not have it installed you can download freewrap executable and rename freewrap.exe to wish.exe or freewrapTCLSH.exe to tclsh.exe.

Registry Key : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\
REG_SZ AutoConfigURL = https://<your url>/proxy.pac
REG_DWORD ProxyEnable …

Using XScreenSaver Hacks with mate-screensaver

Here we explain how to use XScreenSaver EXCELLENT screensaver hack collection with the MATE screensaver applet.

  • Install xscreensaver and mate-screensaver
  • On my linux distribution this creates the following directories:
  • /usr/libexec/xscreensaver: contains the screensaver hacks executables
  • /usr/libexec/mate-screensaver : contains the mate-screensaver executables
  • /usr/share/applications/screensavers : containes the …