Archive for January, 2018

Five Raspberry Pi Uses

📅 January 31, 2018
The Raspberry Pi is a wonder worker!

So many uses are possible. If you enjoy Linux, then the Pi wonder becomes even more wonderful since most applications depend upon Linux.

Do you have a Raspberry Pi tucked away in a box somewhere because you are not sure what to do with it after the novelty wore off?

Here are five free, useful purposes for the humble Pi.

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Thunar Not Showing Thumbnails

📅 January 4, 2018
“Thunar is not showing any thumbnails despite thumbnail generation enabled. Why?”

I ran into this issue in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon when using the Thunar file manager. Traversing directories functioned fine, but no thumbnails were generated for media files, such a images, videos, and music containing album art.

Here is one technique I tried to make the thumbnails appear.

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Terminal Multiplexing with tmux

📅 January 2, 2018
Do you find yourself opening a terminal for every new program or command-line based operation you want to perform?

How about opening a terminal to run a GUI program, such as VeraCrypt?

When multiple terminals are open simultaneously, they might make your desktop appear geeky (which is fun), but they can also clutter the desktop quickly. Is there a way to reduce clutter?

Terminal multiplexing is the process of switching among several open terminals (Bash sessions) in a single terminal to avoid the clutter.

One handy program is called tmux. tmux is full-featured program that runs…wait for it…in a terminal, and it allows you to open and manage multiple terminals within. The result? A single terminal that reduces desktop clutter.

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