Category: Linux Tips and Tricks

Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Manually Add Application to Cinnamon Menu and Panel

The Newshosting application installs itself to the desktop but not to the Cinnamon menu, so there is no “right-click > Add to Panel” option. Here’s a quick way to add an item to the Cinnamon menu. First, you need a script to launch your application. Something like: #!/bin/bash/home/myusername/myawesomeapp –param1 –param2 You’ll want to save this script and make it executable…sudo… Read more →

Big Tony’s PokerKard – Model T4 USA – Restoring CloneZilla and dd Drive Images…

You will need: (2) USB Thumb Drives / Keys Narrow and thin or they won’t all fit!  (I really like these Kingston drives…) One 2GB or larger One 8GB or larger USB keyboard Big Tony’s PokerKard hardware (properly installed in the Big Tony’s PokerKard cabinet) Proper BIOS Settings for the PC (BIOS settings are below the images) Big Tony’s PokerKard… Read more →

Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Python, Firefox, Selenium, and Webdriver – Headless Edition

I have a few browser automation tasks set up to run using cron on my home NAS (Ubuntu / Linux Mint 17), but ran into trouble with Selenium’s webdriver throwing exceptions due to my NAS being headless.   There is a very simple workaround for this problem – create a bash/shell script that you will call from cron, give it the… Read more →

RevisionX – Elegant Conky Theme For Linux Mint/Ubuntu Distributions (Modified/Improved Gotham)

Conky is system monitor software for X (aka, Linux desktop).  I find that most of the themes out there really don’t suit my taste, and wanted to modify an existing theme (Gotham) to add CPU, memory, and network utilization.  I ended up with a theme that’s elegant and does everything I wanted (albeit Android-ish). If you haven’t installed Conky, it’s… Read more →