Fixing font smoothing on OSX

While I was experimenting with themes in GNU Emacs for OSX, the font smoothing somehow got messed up for the entire OS. A quick Google search didn't exactly yield a helpful answer, as they just directed me to the System Preferences, in the "General" section, and told me to make sure that the "LCD font … Continue reading Fixing font smoothing on OSX

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Deleting all partitions on a USB drive using fdisk

Due to my rampant experimentation with many different Linux distros, I often times have to wipe a USB drive completely after making it a bootable live USB for something like OpenSUSE. If you used the Imagewriter.exe program used to create the drive, you'll have a hard time later on if you try to use uNetBootin … Continue reading Deleting all partitions on a USB drive using fdisk

Finally solved: Touchpad x/y sensitivity differs with screen aspect ratio!

For the longest time, one of my biggest gripes about Linux in general is that my Synaptics touchpad was more sensitive in the x direction than the y direction. I figured that this was due to having a 16:9 laptop screen, and assumed that the driver scaled to screen aspect ratio by default. This was … Continue reading Finally solved: Touchpad x/y sensitivity differs with screen aspect ratio!

Installing Flash Player 64-bit for Chrome in Linux

Download the 64-bit Linux version of the plugin. The version I used was here, in tar.gz format. Next, extract the file into your home directory. It should extract one file, libflashplayer.so. Finally, open a terminal, and type the following: then Restart Chrome, and type into the address bar. You should see the flash player plugin … Continue reading Installing Flash Player 64-bit for Chrome in Linux