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Mon 29 November 2010

Posted by ankur in Tech (254 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most of us who hang around on #fedora have a number of aliases that come in handy while troubleshooting. I thought I'd put them up here so people could have a look. You can place these in your ~/.irssi/config file.

fedoraYumConfig = "/me points \$0 to http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions …

Mon 29 November 2010

unoconv : a handy tool for converting your OO.o files to pdfs on the terminal

Posted by ankur in Other (80 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I prefer reading a pdf in evince than the .doc or .od? in OO.o. Evince is much lighter than OO.o. In order to convert your .od? files to .pdfs, you can export them from OO.o. Here's another way of doing it, and you don't need to run …

Sun 28 November 2010

vim : copying to the system clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (267 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Copying a file off vim to paste some place is sometimes a problem. If you have line numbers enabled, you must disable them before selecting the text, plus you manually need to re-compose your lines that broke during the paste etc. I was pretty sure that there would be an …

Tue 23 November 2010

making vim-latex load when you open a new tex file

Posted by ankur in Other (93 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

For quite sometime now, I've been pondering over this issue: vim-latex wouldn't load when I began writing a new .tex file. As a result, I'd get errors such as ":TTemplate command not found". I found the "bug" today. From the vim-latex site:

" OPTIONAL: Starting with Vim 7, the filetype of …

Tue 23 November 2010

The fedora distribution process needs your help!

Posted by ankur in Tech (166 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Hello!! Do you send out fedora media to people? Do you distribute fedora to your classmates and colleagues? Do you hold and attend events to help distribute fedora to more and more people? Most of us do, and are therefore a part of the Fedora Distribution Team. The Distribution team …

Wed 10 November 2010

transmission-2.11-2 for Fedora 14

Posted by ankur in Other (83 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Transmission-2.12 is going to be released in a few days. However, it's not going to be a general bugfix release. There is going to be removal of some features in that one. Since we didn't want to push the 2.12 release to F14 users, we went "cherry picking …

Wed 03 November 2010

If VirtualBox fails to start for you ...

Posted by ankur in Tech (4 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Wed 03 November 2010

Trashing from the terminal : non destructively!

Posted by ankur in Tech (106 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've got this habit of using rm and Shift + delete when I come across a file that I'm not using. It's been costly at times when I've removed files that I would later need. Now, since I've paid dearly a few times, I've decided that the following are a must …

Mon 27 September 2010

Another Fedora experience, a different Fedora experience

Posted by ankur in Tech (402 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Hello all, I received some feed back from one of the folks whose ticket I had accepted this month as a part of my free-media duties. It's another amazing experience that being a member of the Fedora community has earned me. I requested the sender to let me share this …