Author Archives: SoCRaT

About SoCRaT

Systems Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek

Restart network manager indicator in KDE Plasma Desktop

sudo service NetworkManager restart Note: This is specifically for the network icon in the system tray and is different from the network-manager service which controls the whole Linux network manager: Tested on Ubuntu 19.10 with KDE Plasma 5.16.5 Source: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=200935

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Copy with rsync over ssh

From remote server to local one: rsync -avzhe ssh remote_user@REMOTE_IP:/remote_folder_or_file /local_destination_folder_or_file From local server to remote one: rsync -avzhe ssh local_folder_or_file remote_user@REMOTE_IP:/remote_destination_folder_or_file That’s it, Enjoy! Sources: Rsync (Remote Sync): 10 Practical Examples of Rsync Command in Linux

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Build Synergy in Ubuntu 19.04

Synergy software, which shares your keyboard and mouse to multiple computers through the network, is no longer available in the Ubuntu 19.04 repos, so the only remaining option is to build it from source: sudo apt install qtcreator qtbase5-dev cmake … Continue reading

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Fix icon and text size for hidpi displays on login screen in KDE on Ubuntu 19.04

Just create/edit the file /etc/sddm.conf and add the following: [X11] EnableHiDPI=true ServerArguments=-nolisten tcp -dpi 192 Reboot, and you’re good to go, Enjoy! Sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/kde/comments/amybg5/login_screen_on_hidpi_4k_screen/

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Get your Desktop Icons BACK on Ubuntu 19.04 with Nemo

Gnome disabled OOTB support for managing Desktop icons, and is now handled via a gnome shell extension that is missing many features and not quite usable. The best solution I found so far was to install nemo (file manager on … Continue reading

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Reset your Ubuntu Desktop to its default settings

dconf reset -f / Sources: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/10/how-to-reset-ubuntu-desktop-to-default

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How to check the DHCP server on Ubuntu

This is if you need to know which server gave you your dynamic IP: cat /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.leases That’s it, Enjoy!

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