In some cases, Steam on Linux greets your with an error dialog stating: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems This is because Steam ships copies of several system libraries which may interfere with other libraries on your system that it doesn't replace. This can easily be fixed. Just … Continue reading Fixing Steam on Linux OpenGL GLX warning
When developing private software projects, you not always want to push it to Github right away if you've got the hopes to make some bits of money out of it, right? But just keeping your Git repository on your local disk isn't the best choice either. If you happen to have a server at home, … Continue reading Git with Synology DiskStation
Recently, I discovered BitTorrent Sync, which seems to satisfy most of my file syncing demands. It's encrypted client-side, cross-platform and works behind NATs and firewalls. While it is currently still proprietary (who cares, really), it is available for many devices. Besides the usual Windows / Mac binaries, you can find it on Android's Play Store. … Continue reading BitTorrent Sync on openSUSE
Since I've been asked this recently, if you want to avoid typing your sudo password again after opening up another shell session (with konsole, gnome-terminal, screen or whatever), simply add the following to /etc/sudoers (use sudo visudo to modify the file): Read http://www.sudo.ws/sudoers.man.html for the details.
Libvirt is particularly awesome when it comes to managing virtual machines, their underlying storage and networks. However, if you happen to use NAT-ed networking and want to allow external access to services offered by your VMs, you've got to do some manual work. The simplest way to get access is to set up some iptables … Continue reading Dynamic iptables port-forwarding for NAT-ed libvirt networks
Hello fellow geekos, Let's start with a little introduction for those that don't know me. I've been involved in the openSUSE project for more than 3 years by now while being among the top ten contributors to Factory for most of the time. I mainly develop the Python and Go stacks as well as OpenStack. … Continue reading openSUSE Board candidacy
As you know, RPM (and DEB and ...) package building is a repetitive process and you would want to automate it as much as possible. In the context of the Open Build Service(OBS), source services can help you with exactly that. Over the time, the OBS community has implemented a whole range of source services. … Continue reading OBS: Introducting the “refresh_patches” source service