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Staring X applications through an ssh tunnel

If you encounter the problem of being unable to start an X application through an ssh-tunnel and run into an error message similar to or you should check that you used ssh -X[…] to enable X11 forwarding when connecting to the server that the xauth-package is installed correctly on your server xauth is used to edit and display the authorization… Read more »

Customizing Gnome keyboard shortcuts

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It’s possible to define keyboard shortcuts for your own commands in addition to the predefined Gnome actions. Since metacity is Gnome’s default window manager, you have to edit the metacity keys in your GConf configuration system. The easiest way is doing it with the gconf-editor (although you can of course edit the xml-definition in ~/.gconf/apps/metacity/ by hand). So open your… Read more »

RF remote with Fedora 10

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Remote controls for PCs are really great. With an ordinary remote for just a few bucks you can control almost everything on your PC while sitting on your couch. Well, thanks to lirc, of course. But most of them have one major design flaw: They’re infrared based, i.e. remote controls transmit data on an modulated infrared beam to your IR-receiver…. Read more »

Syntax highlighting reloaded

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Recently (well, yesterday to be exact) I was really sold on a a syntax highlighting plugin for WordPress called WP-Syntax. Basically, I am still. It is still easy to use, looks good and comes with a huge variety of supported languages. But if you ask the WordPress-guys it isn’t first choice. In their FAQ they point you to Alex Gorbatchev’s… Read more »

Syntax highlighting ftw!

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I just ran into WP-Syntax which is a syntax highlighting plugin for WordPress using GeSHi. It supports a wide range of popular languages (including of course Java!). Examples? Here we go: 1 2 3 4 5 public class Hello { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Hello world!"); } }public class Hello { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Hello… Read more »