i3 tiling window manager version 4.5 released

Posted on Wed 13 March 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with i3, i3wm, rpm, window manager, Fedora, Linux


The new version 4.5 of i3 and i3status 2.7 is available for Fedora 17 over my repository. Short how to update i3wm on Fedora17 can be found here.

The detailed release notes are available here:http://i3wm.org/downloads/RELEASE-NOTES-4.5.txt

If your using Fedora 18 there …

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Remove the last installed packages

Posted on Sat 23 February 2013 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, yum

While I planed to install Skype on my 64bit Fedora machine I had to install a lot of i686 packages which I want to delete after I came to the conclusion Skype is not worth to be installed if they are not able to build a 64bit package.

To remove …

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Configure Trackpoint scrolling permanent in Fedora 17, Fedora 18, Fedora 19, Fedora 20

Posted on Fri 04 January 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, thinkpad, Trackpoint

I used gpointing-device-settings tool to configure my trackpoint scrolling but the changes where not persistent and so I had to configure it manually.

Create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-trackpoint.conf:

Section "InputClass"
 Identifier     "Wheel Emulation"
 MatchIsPointer "on"
 MatchProduct   "TrackPoint"
 Option         "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
 Option "EmulateWheel" "on"

After restarting X …

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Build i3 improved tailing wm version 4.4 package for Fedora 17

Posted on Tue 01 January 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, i3, i3status, rpm

While I tried to build the new i3 version 4.4 for Fedora I came over the problem that cairo seems to be build without xcb support in Fedora 17. I built a version of cairo with xcb enabled and a i3 4.4 rpm file for Fedora 17. You …

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E17 window manager with Fedora 17

Posted on Tue 01 January 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with e17, enlightenment, window manager

The E17 project released a stable version of its window manager. If you plan to use it with Fedora you have to use the repository provided via the OpenSuSE buildservice. While the first versions of the packages didn't work on my Fedora 17 box they now do. This instructions should …

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Add mp3 support for Fedora 17

Posted on Wed 14 November 2012 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, mp3, rpmforge

Because of licensing reasons there are is no codex for the mp3 format included in Fedora by default.  If you want to play mp3 files you need the following additional packages:

gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg

This packages are available in the RPMForge repository. Install this two RPMForge repositories:

rpm -Uvh http …

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PDF and AI rendering problem with Centos 6 and Typo3

Posted on Sun 11 November 2012 in CentOS • Tagged with ghostscript, GraphicsMagick, typo3

It took me some time to fix a problem regarding the PDF and AI rendering in my typo3 instance. The install tools showed me that every image calculation was working  except PDF and AI. Next to the test within the install tool there is the command shown which worked fine …

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Add button to Finder for open iTerm or Terminal here

Posted on Mon 08 October 2012 in Mac, Tools • Tagged with cdto, Mac, shell, Terminal

A very useful addon for Finder on Mac OS X is the cdto application. It's a very basic gadget which helps you open a terminal in the current opened folder. When I am navigating through my filesystem for example browsing a folder of sourcecode or reviewing an extracted tarball you …

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Wireshark with XQuartz on Mac OS X Moutain Lion

Posted on Tue 18 September 2012 in Mac • Tagged with wireshark, x11, xquartz

Since Apple removed the X11 support you may faced some problems with X11 based applications. Wireshark is one of those applications which made trouble on my mac. To fix the problem you need to install XQuartz.

Download the lates Wireshark version and run it. It should come up with and …

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First very basic MQTT Mac App

Posted on Sun 22 July 2012 in IoT • Tagged with Mac, MQTT

Since I had to bring my self up to speed with all this fancy M2M stuff our developers doing right now I started a small project by my own to learn something about MQTT and M2M communication.

My application is a very basic Objective-C application for Mac based on the …

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