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Remember screen brightness settings in Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

Linux Mint Rafaela suffers from a long known Ubuntu bug where the screen brightness setting is reset on every session/reboot, which translates into manually having to adjust it constantly, as well as faster draining your laptop's battery power. If you want to lower the brightness of your laptop screen and have Linux Mint remember it, here is the solution. (more…)
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Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela on MacBook 4,1 (late 2007) iSight webcam

So you installed Linux Mint in a Macbook 4,1 (or older version) and found out that the iSight webcam does not work. but you want to use your Mac’s iSight under Linux Mint, right? Owners of these Macbook have been left in the dark running an old and unsupported OS X version even though Apple sold this machine up until February 2012. There is no doubt Linux Mint is a…
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Helping with a Linux Mint Mirror

I've been using Mint for a little while; a friendly Linux distribution that has gained quite some popularity for its easy of use and out-of-the-box functionality. During the last few days I've experienced lots of timeouts when connecting to their official mirrors, which causes Update Manager to throw errors when checking for updates. I can only assume that their servers are getting hammered due to its popularity and the so…
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Fixing Subsonic intermittent playing after 5.2.1 release update

I've been a Subsonic Media Streamer Premium user for years. Since Subsonic just works I've been lazy enough not to keep up with updates until recently. Decided to update to the latest I ssh'd into my box, downloaded the latest version, stopped the service and installed the latest package and that's when things turned a little too quiet for me. I wasn't able to play songs continuously and the browser player just stopped…
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Windows Vista took me to OS X and Windows 8/10 gave me reasons for GNU/Linux

I'm an old timer I guess; I'm becoming wiser, or maybe just plain old. Looking around everything seems to be heading towards SaS, the cloud or whatever you wish to call it. When Windows Vista launched my head spun around a little bit and for the first time I gave OS X a home in our home. Many things have changed for the better or the worst and somehow I find…
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Installing Subsonic Music Streamer in Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

I've have finally started to move again some services in my LAN away from Windows onto Ubuntu servers. This time is Subsonic's turn so I decided to write this guide to keep track of my own work and bring some content to in the process. Ubuntu Server installation is out of the scope of this guide but honestly, even a caveman could get a Ubuntu server instance up and running…
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