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gnome for proxmox

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To enable gnome for proxmox the process is very simple. First setup proxmox, and then run the following shell commands in proxmox

tasksel install desktop gnome-desktop
#Then enable gnome on startup
sudo systemctl set-default
#Now disable gdm-password for root login check
sed -i 's/.*pam_succeed_if/#&/' /etc/pam.d/gdm-password
#Now login with console ! 

debian install gnome

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Using tasksel is the fastest way to install gnome on debian.

sudo tasksel install desktop gnome-desktop
#Then enable gnome on startup
sudo systemctl set-default

Tile Premium Review and Bugs

By | Asides, Interest | No Comments

I wanted to setup Tile with Smart Alerts so I bought premium and went to configure it on an iPhone 7 Pro with iOS 13.4

Ok so off to change the settings…

Umm – where my Tile permissions at? Let’s keep looking…

No permissions here

And no permissions here /

So where do we end up? Stuck at the First permission screen without access to the Smart Alerts. Not a good start for Premium features…

The plot thickens!

Ok, so here I have attempted to send screenshots over the premium support message number – however they haven’t appeared to enable MMS on the number (lazy) and start telling me to go fill out a form on the website. Wait a second? I thought this was premium support! So I push for an email address and they refuse. At this point I decide its time for this review.

I would not recommend this service at this time and I will be cancelling it until premium support actually means premium not go fill out the public form. They couldn’t even supply an email for contact or receive MMS so why even bother with SMS? Seems a new idea not thought through very well.

/usr/lib/ undefined symbol: gtk_widget_hide_on_delete

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Fixes /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: gtk_widget_hide_on_delete

Step 1 : Check nvidia-smi for version first

Step 2: Locate nvidia-settings with same version as Step 1 at and download with wget to your system.

Step 3: Follow steps below replacing XXX with the version you downloaded.

sudo apt-get remove nvidia-modprobe nvidia-settings
sudo dpkg -i nvidia-settings_XXX.deb
sudo reboot now

free up disk space linux system with bleachbit

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Free up disk space on linux with bleachbit
sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 -y
apt –fix-broken install
apt-get install python-gtk2 -y
dpkg -i bleachbit_2.2_all_ubuntu1804.deb
bleachbit –list | grep -E “[a-z0-9_\-]+\.[a-z0-9_\-]+” | xargs bleachbit –clean

Get the price of Bitcoin from command line

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This is the easiest way to get the price of Bitcoin from the command line or terminal.

Pre-requisuites : jq
Install : apt-get install jq

Get the price of Bitcoin from command line

curl -s | jq -cr '.[] | select(.symbol == "'"BTCUSDT"'") | .lastPrice'

The 2 things wrong with the iPad Pro

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Here are some of the reasons the iPad Pro has failed to live up to expectations.

1. No 1080p or 4k video support on YouTube. Due to licensing issues Safari, nor any other browser can display even a 1080p video on YouTube. For a device that costs as much as this, this is unacceptable.

2. Uninstalling pre-installed apps. This may be a complaint towards the operating system more so than the device, but once again Apple suprises us all. Apps uninstall themselves! Magically. With no warning, Apple started uninstalling apps to make room for new content and never have to warn the user of disk space. Sounds like a great idea until you are offline somwhere and go to use an app you believed was on your device when in fact it was removed!

unmount sshfs

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The easy way to unmount sshfs goes as follows

sudo umount -l directory

Use -l “lazy” which is required for unmounting sshfs

-l, --lazy              detach the filesystem now, clean up things later