Set permanent custom resolution for Ubuntu and KDE Using Xrandr and Xsetup

After switching from Gnome and Unity to KDE, I had a problem with SDDM and it was that it could not detect correct resolution for my UltraWide monitor and set it to Full HD instead of 2560×1080. I had a similar problem in Ubuntu with another old monitor. Anyway that solution is same in both cases. The solution for this problem is using Xrandr and Xsetup to set the correct resolution and make it permanent....

May 24, 2018 · 2 min · 227 words

Google Chrome in Ubuntu keeps detecting network change

Recently I had problem with my Ubuntu, Whenever I tried to open a website my Chromium told me that a Network Change has been detected and after 1-2 reload that sites would load and sometimes failed to load fully. After looking up for that problem, I found out many other people had same problem and it has something to do with “avahi-daemon”. Solution According to the links I found in Ubuntu forums, this problem comes from IPv6 in Ubuntu and disabling that service will fix it, I tried it and it worked:...

July 6, 2017 · 1 min · 139 words

Test Gnome on Ubuntu and Rescue Back

How it started A few days ago I just decided to give my Ubuntu a new look and experience. I thought KDE is not in a good situation and maybe Gnome 3 is a better option than Unity. The easiest option to try Gnome on Ubuntu (Without a clean install of OS) is to install it as a package: 1 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop During the install process it asks for Display Manager, you have options to choose, gdm and lightdm, since I want to try Gnome, I select gdm:...

February 9, 2017 · 2 min · 403 words

oi!

Ace is the eighteenth studio album by German band Scooter released on 5 February 2016 through Sheffield Tunes & Kontor Records, preceded by the first single “Riot” on 4 September 2015, second single “Oi” was released on 5 February 2016, and the third single “Mary Got No Lamb” which was released on 6 May 2016. Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi...

August 18, 2016 · 2 min · 296 words

All the world's a Stagefright

Here’s how security vulnerabilities are supposed to be handled. One, a researcher discovers an issue. Two, the people who make the software find a solution. And three, the solution is then made available, ideally by automatic update. That’s what Windows does, and what Apple does. It isn’t always as fast as it should be, but at least once the fix exists it’s available almost instantly. Here’s how it works with Android....

October 9, 2015 · 1 min · 202 words

Taylor Swift's Vanity Fair PhotoShoot 2015

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift, Photographed by Mario Testino Released on VF: vanityfair.com “I think I know how to put together a good outfit,” says Swift. “But any day you’re going to admit to being a style icon is a day you need to look in the mirror and really check yourself.” Taylor Swift relaxes at the Beaufort Bar, in the Savoy hotel, on the eve of her concert in London’s Hyde Park....

August 5, 2015 · 1 min · 134 words

Taylor Swift Notches Six Months at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

from Taylor Swift Universe Taylor Swift makes it an even six months at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 6), as she rules the list for a 26th week, bolstered by the coronation of her new single, “Bad Blood,” on the Billboard Hot 100. The Artist 100 is the first weekly survey dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50....

June 7, 2015 · 2 min · 419 words

Facebook farewells flaky SHA-1

Facebook has set the date: on September 30, the ancient and creaking SHA-1 hashing algorithm will make its tumbril trip and get the chop. SHA-1, designed by the NSA in 1995, is a one-way algorithm: a block of data is turned into a message digest. The digest can’t be turned back into the original message, but serves as a digital signature confirming the authenticity of (for example) the software you’ve downloaded....

June 5, 2015 · 2 min · 255 words

New Computer

Happy New Computer (To me!) Finally it was time to get a new computer as the old one was not working any longer for my needs and about a month ago passed away with a broken Graphic Card. After saving a few $$$ and considering my budget I got a good balance of power-computer and price. Here is configuration of my new computer (Click on images to see full size):...

January 11, 2015 · 2 min · 311 words

What you need to know about BERserk and Mozilla

The Intel Security Advanced Threat Research Team has discovered a critical signature forgery vulnerability in the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library that could allow malicious parties to set up fraudulent sites masquerading as legitimate businesses and other organizations. The Mozilla NSS library, commonly utilized in the Firefox web browser, can also be found in Thunderbird, Seamonkey, and other Mozilla products. Dubbed “BERserk”, this vulnerability allows for attackers to forge RSA signatures, thereby allowing for the bypass of authentication to websites utilizing SSL/TLS....

September 25, 2014 · 1 min · 193 words