My experience with Gnome 3 in Debian Linux

Because the latest Skype for Linux was not installable with Debian Linux 6 (Squeeze) I decided to install pre-release (“testing”) of Debian Linux (called “Wheezy” or just Debian 7). The main change which I felt was Gnome 2 -> Gnome 3. Previously I used Sawfish window manager. I liked it for configurability. I especially liked it for vertical window maximization which I used to vertically … Continue reading My experience with Gnome 3 in Debian Linux

Running an XWindow program from a terminal

Suppose you want to to start an XWindow program from a terminal with its input, output, and error output redirected to null (/dev/null). Moreover you want the started program not to be hit with SIGHUP signal and exited when you close the terminal window from which you’ve started it: x glxgears It can be done with the following script: #!/bin/bash cmd=”$1″ if ! { which … Continue reading Running an XWindow program from a terminal

Replacement of paper in HP printers

I’ve bought an HP printer, but laid it into an attic because it persisted to highlight “no paper” indicator even after I inserted paper. So I bought an other (also HP) printer: DeskJet 1050A. Soon I’ve found a similar trouble with it. It was not ceasing highlight “no paper” indicator even after insertion of paper. So I decided my second printer is also broken and … Continue reading Replacement of paper in HP printers