Archive for August, 2012

Scrollback / Terminal History in screen or byobu

This is another case of “should have read the manual”, but there are ways to see previous output in both screen and byobu. In screen: ctrl + a + [ In byobu: F7 These key combinations cause screen/byobu to enter copy mode, where you can navigate using vi keys, can set marks for copying using […]

My Phone Won’t Load SMS Conversations

I posted this on Google+, but I’m not sure it’s quite the right venue for troubleshoorint queries. I have an #android #troubleshooting query. I have an HTC Desire HD through 3 in the UK. When I go to open messages using the stock message application, it gives a “loading” spinner but never shows the messages. […]

Plex Media Server Warning ‘Not Found’ Errors (Fixed)

The media browser on my LG TV has been acting up recently. Instead of listing the categories set up in Plex it pops up a dialog saying “Warning: Not Found”. It does this despite being able to see the Plex Media Server (going to ‘bowse sources’ or similar brings up the server’s name but selecting […]

Adding Workspaces / Virtual Desktops in Cinnamon

Mousing to the “hot corner” in Cinnamon gives an overview of current workspaces, à la expose. Unfortunately a careless click can close one of those workspaces, as I found out last night. Equally, you may feel that the default 2 workspaces is too few and wish to expand upon that. Now, I think the numvber […]