Playing Copy Protected Flash Videos In Linux

I’ve been experimenting with Amazon Instant Video this past week, and found that some of my Linux machines were giving me a message that ” flash player needs to be updated” even though I was running the exact same version of flash on computers where Amazon Instant Video worked. After Googling the problem, I found that […]

Where’s My KDE Dialogs In Firefox

When I upgraded to Kubuntu Lucid Lynx, they promised: Firefox now integrates better with KDE, providing native KDE file dialogs as well as respecting your default choices for opening files, as set in KDE. I was excited, no more having to keep a separate favorite places for Firefox and Dolphin.  In reality after I upgraded […]

Fixing A Serial Mouse In Ubuntu 10.04

I was upgrading my mythtv boxes from 8.04 to 10.04 today, which went pretty smoothly until I rebooted.  When I got to the login screen I tried to move the pointer but nothing happened.  I wasn’t too worried, I figured that the upgrade just changed my xorg.conf file and that I could just replace it. It turns […]

Hostmonster Broke My SVN (fixed)

Imagine my surprise when I try to do a simple task like check in some changes I on a website I was working on, when I get this error: [~/public_html/drupal/sites/default/themes/clean_fixed]# svn commit bash: svnserve: command not found svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: Connection closed unexpectedly svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary […]

Changing Chromium Cache Location in Ubuntu (Hint XDG)

You want to do something as simple as moving the directory Chromium uses for cache and you wind up learning more about the XDG Base Directory Specification than you wanted.  I wanted to move Chromium’s cache so that I didn’t back up these unimportant and constantly changing files during my hourly backups.  Backing up all […]