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Manually compiling and installing PGPlot

Compiling and installing PGPlot may be tricky, because no default build tools are provided. Common issues include compilation problems in general, no generation of a shared library or problems building it (-fPIC), no linking against X11, etc. Stealing from the … Continue reading

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Installing Yaourt on Arch linux

One of the cool things about Arch linux is the Arch User Repository (AUR), where users can add their favourite packages to Arch. Because there is a liability, AUR packages cannot be installed by Pacman automatically, but should be downloaded, … Continue reading

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Language / locale settings on Kubuntu

I recently installed a Dutch-language version of Kubuntu on my aunt’s laptop and on a friend’s PC. There were some issues regarding the language or locale settings: programs would start up in English despite the Dutch locale, or I would … Continue reading

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Colourised package manager for Arch Linux

I’ve played around a bit to find a proper package manager for Arch Linux that can install packages from both the official repositories and the Arch User Repository, and shows nice colours. I looked at pacman, packer-color and yaourt, and … Continue reading

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Linux-only installation on a 2006 Macbook using rEFInd

While installing Linux on a blank hard-disc drive is trivial on most PCs, it turned out not to be on a 2006 Macbook Core duo. I gave up on the idea that Linux must be able to boot directly from … Continue reading

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Send a message to a KDE user from the command line

I have been looking for a way to notify KDE users that I’m tinkering with their system. Since I’m usually logged in remotely, knotify doesn’t work, complaining about $DISPLAY not being set. So far, I’ve only been able to find … Continue reading

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