Author Archives: ken_fallon

Stopping mplayer from displaying Album Art on Music or Podcasts

I use mplayer as my media player of choice. If it discovers embedded album art in the media files, it will display them as a popup window. To prevent this from happening you can use the switch -vo null which will tell it … Continue reading

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Unable to access SharePoint in Firefox but it is possible in Chrome

Thanks to the the-edmeister  for giving a solution to this issue https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1007248 That type of message might be related to Insecure NTLM (pre-NTLMv2) authentication being disabled in Firefox 30. Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter. Accept the … Continue reading

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Can’t locate CPAN.pm in @INC

Had a strange one while installing my new work laptop. I was migrating from one system to another, so I did a clean install of Fedora 21 and copied my data over. After that I could no longer open cpan, … Continue reading

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Windows Remote Desktop on GNU/Linux

This is the accompanying shownotes for a Hacker Public Radio podcast episode. I wrote a bash script to connect to various different windows servers from my GNU/Linux desktops. I had a few different requirements: I should be able to call … Continue reading

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Scripts based on your network location

I recorded an episode of HPR about a script that I wrote to make my life a little easier. The show is hpr1654 :: Using AS numbers to identify where you are on the Internet if you want to listen … Continue reading

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Installing Citrix on Fedora 21

Time moves on. Distros move on, and so again it’s time to install Citrix Receiver for Linux. They have moved on to version 13.1, which fixes a lot of install bugs in the Ubuntu version. Unfortunately that seems to be … Continue reading

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Setting the default document folder/directory in the KDE Kate Text Editor

By default Kate is trying to open and save files starting in the ~/Documents folder. While this may be convenient for some, I’d like to change it. Try as I might I couldn’t find this option in the configuration of … Continue reading

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Speeding up Speech with mplayer

Mplayer is a fantastic media player and I have been using it as the default tool to play both music and speech for years now. One of it’s lesser known features is the ability to speed up or slow down … Continue reading

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Installing Citrix Reciver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

EDIT: See comment below from Martin about the new version, where the fixes are applied. Get it here: http://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/linux/receiver-for-linux-131.html An update on installing the Citrix Reciver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) as part of the Citrix series. Get the application … Continue reading

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Checkpoint SNX on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

I have released an update to this blog post: See CheckPoint SNX install instructions for major Linux distributions Life has conspired to bring me back to the open arms of Kubuntu and with a new install comes the required update on … Continue reading

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