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Enabling/disabling menu icons in GNOME

It can be enabled with

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true

and disabled (quite surprisingly) with:

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons false

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Creating certificate request with OpenSSL

It can be done like this

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout certificate.key -out certificate.csr

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Formatting USB drive with FAT32 using FreeBSD

Assuming your usb drive is /dev/da0

Using fdisk:

  • Zero disk beginning with
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=2m count=1
  • Change first partition type to 12 (FAT32)
    fdisk -i /dev/da0
  • Initialize fat32 file system
    newfs_msdos -F32 /dev/da0s1

Using gpart:

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Tunneling using ssh

To create tunnel using ssh execute following command:
ssh server -L local_port:remote_ip:remote_port -N
effect of this command is to create tunnel between localhost:local_port and remote_ip:remote_port going through server.

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Debug gstreamer plugins

To discover which plugin is used for specific file run command similar to this:
gst-launch -v filesrc location=filename_here ! decodebin ! autoaudiosink
that should give you (among other things) output lines similar to these:
/GstPipeline:pipeline0/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0/GstTypeFindElement:typefind.GstPad:src: caps = application/x-id3
/GstPipeline:pipeline0/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0/GstID3Demux:id3demux0.GstPad:sink: caps = application/x-id3
Pipeline is PREROLLING ...

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Interesting builtin features in Windows

Nice article listing some of them:

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How to discover which user is sending email in zimbra

Check /var/log/zimbra.log, username connected is logged as sasl_username

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How to make formula result permanent in excel

Make cell's content formula (ie "=blah blah blah"); when you get value you need copy it to clipboard, then choose paste special instead of normal paste and uncheck pasting formulas.

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If Netbeans fails to start

Try this:
env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/lib/libjpeg.so netbeans-7.3

(or whatever version you are using if not 7-3)


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