XScreenSaver Daemon Not Starting on KDE Desktop Startup

There is a wealth of retro and new screensaver art in the venerable XScreenSaver collection. To enjoy that with an autostart when using the KDE desktop:

For your user, create a (plain text) KDE Autostart file, for example (KDE4) “.kde4/Autostart/xscreensaver.desktop” or (KDE5) “.config/autostart/xscreensaver.desktop”, with the magic contents:

[Desktop Entry] Exec=xscreensaver -no-splash & Name=XScreenSaver Type=Application . . . → Read More: XScreenSaver Daemon Not Starting on KDE Desktop Startup

Thoroughly Postfix Upgrade Compatibility

Here is a rather good idea to help with what should be a rare update to the structure or syntax of system config files. Read on!

 

A Postfix Config Upgrade

Software upgrades and updates are far too often a bane for unexpectedly changing long used settings, or even completely breaking old configs or previous . . . → Read More: Thoroughly Postfix Upgrade Compatibility

How to fix a rattling PC fan

My GPU fan has been rattling something shocking. I knew it was the GPU fan because if I put my finger on it and momentarily stopped the fan, the rattle went away. Even a good going over with the air-duster didn’t help. So what to do?

Replace the GPU? This box is old, would struggle . . . → Read More: How to fix a rattling PC fan

Upgrading ownCloud, hardcore mode

Recently I upgraded not just ownCloud, but the server it was on (Ubuntu Server 12.04 to 16.04). To say there were a few changes would be an understatement and, unfortunately there are a few things missing from the official documents.

Before you begin, back-up the data base and the data. Me, I use MariaDB so . . . → Read More: Upgrading ownCloud, hardcore mode

OpenWRT Part TBD – Recovering from a catastrophic configuration failure

At some point you will likely completely banjax your router configuration to the point where it won’t issue IPs, boot fully or be in some other busted state and it just sits in the corner glaring at you. When the router is utterly vital to you being able to work and thus get paid, you . . . → Read More: OpenWRT Part TBD – Recovering from a catastrophic configuration failure