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by peter_b
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu suspend by commandline / keyboard shortcut
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

Xubuntu suspend by commandline: "xfce4-session-logout"

I just realized this: pm-suspend does *not* lock the screen. For security reasons you *want* your screen locked for suspend. Is it a bug? No. :oops: Locking is not pm-suspend's job. Depending on the system (desktop) environment, locking is done by another program. for XFCE4 that's: "xflock4&quo...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers

If installing the packages throws the following error: Setting up desktopvideo-gui (12.1a9) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mediaexpress: mediaexpress depends on libegl1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) | libegl1-x11; however: Package libegl1-mesa is not installed. Package libegl1-x11 is not i...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers

1. Download the Decklink drivers from Blackmagic website. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/ The file is called something like this: Blackmagic_Desktop_Video_Linux_12.1.tar.gz 2. Extract the tar.gz file. 3. Install the .deb packages. In the subfolder of the extracted Blackmagic Desktop Video...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: AMIA/vrecord: brew install gtkdialog "makeinfo" error
Replies: 0
Views: 72

AMIA/vrecord: brew install gtkdialog "makeinfo" error

$ brew install gtkdialog Outputs the following: ==> Downloading https://github.com/puppylinux-woof-CE/gtkdialog/archive/0.8.4d.tar.gz Already downloaded: /home/pb/.cache/Homebrew/downloads/9ad1b9aa93836cdde8a71070ff94b52c7c4d75777648ab8dc3bab09b9d35dd8e--gtkdialog-0.8.4d.tar.gz ==> Installing gtkdi...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Win10 + Xubuntu 20.04: Dualboot UEFI issues
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Win10 + Xubuntu 20.04: Dualboot UEFI issues

[PROBLEM] Fresh install of Win10, then fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04.3: Both installed, but no boot manager/option shows up to select Ubuntu - Windows just boots as if noone else was there. :? I've searched the web and it seems to be a common problem, but possibly due to different reasons. Therefo...
by peter_b
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Quotes
Topic: PB's law II: "Most people prefer stable over bleeding-edge"
Replies: 0
Views: 82

PB's law II: "Most people prefer stable over bleeding-edge"

A recent survey I made, confirmed the following assumption: PB's law II: "Most people prefer stable over bleeding-edge" Not all, but most. The domains in which who prefers what are arbitrary though. However, the source of this assumption is: Most people are annoyed by digi-obsolescence. Ma...
by peter_b
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Quotes
Topic: PB's law: "Sooner or later every software will be FOSS or perish."
Replies: 0
Views: 106

PB's law: "Sooner or later every software will be FOSS or perish."

I claim the following: "Sooner or later every software will be FOSS or perish." It's mainly based on observation from different IT sectors, like System administration (SysAdmin), development, desktop - including AV and gaming - as well as embedded systems. It's simply a lot of effort (deve...
by peter_b
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: LibreOffice Writer: Table cell format (numbers)
Replies: 0
Views: 72

LibreOffice Writer: Table cell format (numbers)

Since LibreOffice Writer is intended for writing, finding the formatting options for table cells is a bit different then in LibreOffice Spreadsheet. Here's a short and simple HowTo for setting number format in table cells within an OpenDocument Text (.odt): Select the table cell(s) you want to forma...
by peter_b
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Nextcloud: Mysteriously appearing "recent" contacts
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Nextcloud: Mysteriously appearing "recent" contacts

I've created a brand new Nextcloud account on our brand new server - ready to migrate our previous data to this one. To my surprise and confusion, this new account suddenly had its "Contacts" populated! :shock: These contacts were correctly related to the email-address I've used for this n...
by peter_b
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Create TAR over SSH
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Create TAR over SSH

Tar works fine with pipes, so here's a copy of commandline recipes by Mickaël Bergem : Execute this on the host that will receive the data from the source server: $ ssh user@source-server "tar czpf - /some/important/data /some/other/file/or/folder" | tar xzpf - -C /backup/destination/folde...
by peter_b
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Vim: Counting words/characters
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Vim: Counting words/characters

Select a visual range Press "g" then "Ctrl+G". At the bottom, in the status bar you should now see something like this: Selected 14 of 102 Lines; 110 of 375 Words; 750 of 2575 Chars; 750 of 2577 Bytes If you have no range selected, the stats will be for the whole document, relat...
by peter_b
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Quotes
Topic: Complaining too much.
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Complaining too much.

"It’s entirely possible that a switch was flipped to change your personality but, according to new research on stress, it’s also possible that your eternal grumpiness stems from the feeling that you just don't know how to deal with an unpredictable world." Source: https://www.psychologyto...
by peter_b
Thu May 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Renumbering image sequences (Linux/MacOS)
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Renumbering image sequences (Linux/MacOS)

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MASK="reelX_%07d.dpx"

i=1
for f in *.dpx; do
    OUT=$(printf "$MASK" $i)
    echo "$f : $OUT"
    mv $f $OUT

    i=$((i+1))
done
by peter_b
Thu May 06, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Renumbering image sequences (PowerShell)
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Renumbering image sequences (PowerShell)

$FOLDER = "C:\wherever\myfilm"; $i = 1; $files=Get-ChildItem $FOLDER -Filter *.tif Foreach($obj in $files){ $index= "{0:000000}" -f $i; $pathWithFilename=$FOLDER +"\"+ $obj.Name; $in=$pathWithFilename; $out=$FOLDER + "\LLUVIA.$index.tif"; Write-Output "I...
by peter_b
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: CA Data Import Error: "Invalid relationship reference"
Replies: 0
Views: 308

CA Data Import Error: "Invalid relationship reference"

[PROBLEM] Running a data import threw this error: Could not insert new record for list item (type was concept): Invalid relationship reference for list_id (2021-04-24 18:14:54) 'vhh_DigitizationObstacleIMP' for list_id is not numeric [SOLUTION] Translates to: "Could not find the list 'vhh_Digi...