OS X Mavericks multiple monitors moving dock bar

OS X Mavericks multiple monitors moving dock bar

By nick | Tech Support

If  you’re running OS X Mavericks with two or more monitors, you might be frustrated with what at first appears to be a bug with the dock bar positioning.  Seemingly at random when working with full size (not even screen) windows, your dock bar will appear on the wrong monitor.  You go to your display

Linux spotify artist page not loading

Linux spotify artist page not loading

By nick | Tech Support

As seen in the screenshot, you will probably at one point encounter Linux beta spotify client not loading certain pages properly, including the artist page.  This can be very annoying and pretty much limit the use of their service.  Having a quick search around, it seems people were able to temporarily remedy this by uninstalling

Arch Linux Nvidia scroll tearing

By nick | Tech Support

Having recently setup a new system with Arch Linux and a Nvidia 560ti, I had the strange and annoying problem of scroll tearing when scrolling through a website or even watching a video. After a bit of playing I discovered that this can be fixed with the “nvidia-settings” application. Goto the “X Server XVideo Settings”

Steam Counter Strike SetLocale('en_US.UTF-8') failed

Steam Counter Strike SetLocale(‘en_US.UTF-8′) failed

By nick | Gaming, Tech Support

Problem When first launching Counter Strike Source under Linux you might see the following error:         Solution Open a terminal: sudo nano /etc/locale.gen delete ‘#’ before “en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8″ line Save and quit   Problem Solved!

Steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1:

By nick | Tech Support

After installing the propriety NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint I got the following error every time steam was launched: Steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: Steam attempted to load the 64bit libraries and then after seeing they were incorrect, gave up. This can be solved by creating a new file: sudo echo /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib >

Debian wifi not working with iwlwifi-firmware

By nick | Tech Support

After installing the non-free iwlwifi-firmware driver for my Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card I found that I could scan and connect to wireless networks fine but would have problems accessing the Internet. Even though dhcp worked ok and I was allocated an IP, I could not ping anything on the LAN.  After a series of

Linux VPN service failed to start (PPTP)

By nick | Tech Support

Whilst using Ubuntu and Linux Mint I encountered the following error when trying to connect to my configured PPTP VPN “VPN service failed to start”. This was resolved by opening a terminal and installing the following: Whilst using Ubuntu and Linux Mint I encountered the following error when trying to connect to my configured PPTP

Making Samba follow symlinks

By nick | Raspberry Pi, Tech Support

If you’re getting “Access Denied” errors when trying to follow symlinks from your samba client, you’re probably missing a few things from the smb.conf config file. In [Global], add the following: unix extensions = no Then in side your share,  in my case [Data], add the following: follow symlinks = yes wide links = yes

Raspberry Pi: Re-sizing Arch Linux SD Card Patition

By nick | Raspberry Pi

Having recently searched and found the solution for re-sizing your root filesystem size on a Raspberry pi under Arch Linux I discovered the following instructions to work: As root: fdisk /dev/mmcblk0 Delete the second partition /dev/mmcblk0p2 d 2 Create a new primary partition and use default sizes prompted. This will then create a partiton that

Change Debian Timezone

By nick | Tech Support

The quickest way to change your timezone on Debian is like this: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata To update your time, you can use a tool named ntpdate, which you’ll first need to install: sudo apt-get install ntpdate After ntpdate is installed, you can manually update your system time using a specific time server, like this: sudo ntpdate