Setting up a static external IP address on a Raspberry Pi (For Free!)

If you’re planning on setting up your raspberry pi as a server or a project that’ll want you to access it from a static external IP address, here’s a really simple and quick way to get that up and running for free.

First off, this guide uses the free service from no-ip (, so […]

Heat Management in Linux

When you first switch from Windows or OSX to Linux, one of the things you’ll probably first notice (especially if you’re using a laptop) is that it can run considerably hotter than the alternatives. There are a few things you can do to remedy this, however. The following software packages help you keep track […]

Linux Media Players And Flash Not Stopping The Screensaver

It’s a pretty common problem, one which could be solved by pretty much the following sentence: ‘[Insert Linux Distro], [Insert Media Player] not stopping screen saver when playing videos.’ And, yeah, it’s very annoying. Something that should have been fixed thousands of releases ago, just like most common Linux problems. Luckily though there is […]

How to Install the ‘gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer’ Extension

The mediaplayer widget found on github, created by eonpatapon – (

I’ve been searching for a while for a good, solid widget style thing that’ll sit in the top of the gnome-shell panel which can control the music that’s playing in banshee, rhythmbox or whatever else you want to use to play your tunes.


HowTo: Disable Mouse Scroll to Switch Desktop – OpenBox

Open up the openbox config file, it should be located in /home/username/.config/openbox/ but if it’s not you might have to do a little digging.

nano /~.config/openbox/rc.xml

Find the following lines and remove or comment them out, you can use Ctrl+W in nano to find:

Note: XML comments are as follow:

Save with Ctrl+X, […]

wicd Error During ArchBang Update

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/__init__.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/backend.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/configmanager.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/dbusmanager.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/logfile.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/misc.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/networking.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/wnettools.pyo exists in filesystem wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/wpath.pyo exists in filesystem Errors occurred, […]

HowTo: Remove Every Other Line in Text Files – Linux

Let’s say you’ve got a text file, of any size, big or small, and you want to remove every other line of that file, well here are a few commands in Linux that allow you to do this.

Example, you want to get from this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 […]

Error: “end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector xxxxx” – Linux


end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 537392

If you’re getting a similar error filling your screen once you’ve installed Ubuntu, don’t panic. It’s pretty common which is basically because Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro) can’t control your CD/DVD drive properly, it’s probably trying to open/close it but doesn’t know if it has […]