The grub catastrophe

Apparently, “grub reinstall” from debian-netinstall rescue mode, some way or another, remove regular user entry from /etc/passwd , /etc/shadow and /etc/group. Yes it should’ve not happened. Yes, it’s unthinkable. Yes, it should be impossible. But still it’s the reality all

Konversi midi ke ogg, jpg ke mp4

Beberapa waktu yang lalu, saya membutuhkan rekaman instrumental lagu Bagimu Negeri untuk keperluan sebuah acara formal. Sayangnya hasil pencarian di yutub semuanya versi paduan suara, dengan vokal yang membahana. Padahal versi Twilight Orchestra keren loh. Apa boleh buat, terpaksa buat

Mengembalikan kapasitas flashdisk yang menciut karena perintah dd

Anggaplah Anda punya sebuah berkas iso openSUSE 12.3 (atau iso Linux manapun) yang ukurannya 700-sekian MB. Anggaplah berkas tersebut gagal “dimekarkan” ke flashdisk 8GB menggunakan unetbootin. Anggaplah Anda mengambil jalan pintas dengan cara $ sudo dd if=/path/ke/berkas.iso of=/dev/sdc1 Anggaplah ketika

SLiM, an alternative login manager for X11

It just my opinion, but gdm/kdm/lightdm are PITA without their corresponding desktop environment. I usually only use awesome, which need to be invoked with startx, it’s only a minor annoyance. Not too a long ago when my brother introduce me

Rotate and trim video with ffmpeg

It is as simple as: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "transpose=1" -ss 00:00:18 -t 00:14:30 output.mp4 -vf "transpose=1" Rotate the video 90 degrees clockwise -ss 00:00:18 Time position to start trimming, in above example is after 18 seconds -t 00:14:30 Converted

Touchpad not working on GNOME3

The laptop in trouble is my brother’s Lenovo G475, running ArchLinux. Did xf86-input-synaptics installed properly? Yup Did the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf written right? Yup Did the tap-to-click key on org/gnome/settings-daemon/peripherals/touchpad checked in dconf-editor? Only when run as root I’m quite at loss,