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Firefox shortcuts in Linux on non-us keyboard layout, and Greek

You tried to use the common keyboard shortcuts in the Linux version of Firefox, with a keyboard layout other than us, and you realised they do not work. For example, Ctrl-C does not work when the Greek keyboard layout is active because Firefox receives Ctrl-Ψ (which is undefined). This is a well-known problem affecting keyboard …

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Video playback problems (black) after installing Beryl (or Compiz)

Note: Here we describe a workaround. The proper solution is to fix the graphics drivers and the X.Org X server. Such work is taking place, and for several cases you do not need this workaround. Especially with newer versions of Linux. You just installed your 3D Linux desktop and you are really enthusiastic about it. …

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Downloaded Fedora Core 6 DVD :)

I finished downloading Fedora Core 6 using the Bittorrent protocol in about two days. The download speed was 90Kbps (1Mbps downstream link). It is interesting to note that quite often, downloading files with Bittorrent does not yield good speeds. One reason could be the traffic shaping that the ISP may implement (not common). Another reason …

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Freenigma (PGP) firefox extension for your GMail

Freenigma is a Firefox extension that adds PGP support to GMail. You install the Firefox extension and when you are about to write an email in GMail, it rewrites the page code to add the PGP support. Using public-key cryptography is generally cumbersome when you take in account the management of the public keys of …

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Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06

With Ubuntu Linux 6.06, it is much clear how to install those codecs in order to get broad multimedia file support. In Ubuntu, the multimedia infrastructure is handled by GStreamer; you install GStreamer plugins and any application that uses GStreamer can immediately benefit from the new codec support. A typical installation of Ubuntu will bring …

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GNOME: Women’s Summer Outreach Program

Πρόκειται για το γραφικό περιβάλλον GNOME που θα βρείτε σε διανομές ελεύθερου λογισμικού όπως Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Linux, OpenSUSE και αλλού. This summer, GNOME will sponsor three female students to hack on GNOME-related projects from the comfort of their own home. Each project will last two months, and each participant will each receive a stipend …

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