Apache: unable to open logs

In the annals of "Everyday is a learning day". I have an Apache server hosting student websites, and the number of websites grew to over 700 within a day and Apache was complaining with error: unable to open logs It took a little while to narrow down... » More

Customise the Unity Launcher from Command Line

I am rolling out some Linux desktops, specifically Ubuntu, and I wanted to customize the icons available in the Unity Launcher. I wanted to remove the LibreOffce Calc and Impress icons and the darned 'Amazon' one, so: Create a new gschema override... » More

Locating Excessive Inode Usage

The command to list the directories using the most inodes is: find . -printf "%h\n" | cut -d/ -f-2 | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn However, I first needed to narrow down the directory under root that might be causing the problem: df -i showed that the... » More

Screen Annotation on Linux

I was testing a HP EliteBook 2730p with Linux Mint 17.2. The laptop/netbook/tablet comes with a touchscreen and stylus. USB booting did not work for me but I was able to network/pxeboot an installation. When it came to drawing on the touchscreen I was... » More

Recording an Android Screencast on Linux

AndroidScreencast I wanted to make a short video recording activity on an Android device while on a Linux Mint desktop. To do so I did the following: Install Java if you do not already have it installed. Install the Android debugger (if not already installed): sudo... » More

Configure Java Security Settings on Linux

I received the following error message when trying to run a Java JNLP file: Application Blocked by Security Settings Your security settings have blocked a self-signed application from running Assuming I trust the program I found I could get it to... » More