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Steam friends network unreachable fix

The disputable new steam friends UI keeps running into problems.

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16 Apr 2019

Use dnsmasq on OpenSUSE

I ran into this bug of steam on linux. Basically, steam fires up tons of DNS queries when downloading/updating and constantly triggers the throttling mechanism on the DNS servers, resulting a terribly slow download speed.

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24 Nov 2018

WPS not starting on KDE and Kmenuedit not saving changes

After the recent update of WPS for linux, it stopped working on desktops with KDE variants. So I looked around and found the solution listed below. In the meantime, this article also provides a workaround for kmenuedit’s bug of not saving changes correctly.

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29 May 2018

Clean Up the Root Partition Using Btrfs & Snapper

Snapper is a nice snapshot tool for easy backup and rollback with btrfs. However, its default maneuver over snapshots can be a PITA as it frequently takes snapshots which by all means seem unnecessary.

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19 Dec 2017

cmus: auto show/hide UI, mark favorites and easier global shortcuts

Laid my hands on cmus recently and it got my spot just right, lightweight yet powerful, and useful plugins with specialized purposes.

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1 Aug 2017

Migrating whole system from HDD to SSD

Finally I got some time to upgrade my old 2014 Alienware 17 with an SSD.

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21 Aug 2016

Kodi Segmentation Fault on Start

Recently I updated from OpenSUSE 13.2 to Leap 42.1, and together KDE 4 to 5.4, but all of a sudden Kodi stopped working. The symptom is that Kodi only shows the splash screen and then force closes dumping a crash log.

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27 Nov 2015

Recover UEFI boot after removing all the kernels

So I recently made a mistake while cleaning old kernel files. Put my lesson in short: always think twice while you use rm -rf with some regular expressions…

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17 Aug 2015

My Vim CheatSheet

My .vimrc can be found here.

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27 Jun 2015

Nvidia no devices detected no screens found after nvidia-xconfig

Recently got a weird issue after applying an Nvidia driver update from the official repository.

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22 Jun 2015