Archives for June, 2012

How to get a displaylink video adapter working with Ubuntu 12.04

Displaylink video adapters like the Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter are a great way to add an extra screen to a PC, in particular when it has only one VGA out and you want to add a DVI or HDMI monitor. They work via USB, so you do need a free USB 2.0 port. These video […]

How to create a master password list on Linux

In this article I’ll show how to set up a secure master password list on Linux, without depending on any external services. Due to the recent break-in at LinkedIn, with 6.5 million passwords stolen and published, everyone is now probably aware that it’s a smart idea to take your password policy a bit seriously. With […]

How to fix bash command line completion

If auto-completion in bash doesn’t work you suddenly notice how much you normally use it. Suddenly you have to list all directories first and then type all paths and file names in full, instead of just pressing TAB a couple of times. Clearly unacceptable, and in some cases it can take a long time to […]