My Personal Technical Resource

June, 2011

Stuck at the grub prompt after upgrading a kernel?

If you get stuck at the grub> prompt after upgrading a kernel you might be able to fix it easily. This tutorial applies to Debian and Debian based distributions, such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I have had this happen to me a few times after a kernel upgrade is downloaded and installed with the [...]

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winmail.dat attachments and Thunderbird

“winmail.dat” or “Part 1.2” attachments are not understood by Thunderbird. These attachments are created by Microsoft Outlook and cannot be decoded by Thunderbird without the help of an extenstion. The problem is that Microsoft Outlook sometimes chooses to use Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) encoding. When Microsoft Outlook is configured to send e-mail in rich [...]

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Make a full screen <div> overlay that does not move when the page scrolls

If you need to make a full screen div overlay to load a popup, like a system modal dialog or an animated loading image and want to keep it full screen without it moving with the scroll bars, there is a simple solution. You just need to add the correct CSS to lock the <div> [...]

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Accidentally associate a program with a folder using the Nautilus file manager in the GNOME Desktop?

If you accidentally associated a program with a folder in the Nautilus file manager in the GNOME desktop it can be very frustrating. This happened to me and it took me a while to find the answer. I make many DVD’s and I often use VLC Media Player to play the VIDEO_TS folder directly. While [...]

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Linux Mint Custom Google Search

Do you have some Firefox plug-ins that utilize the Google search results, but no longer work because Linux Mint 10 has a customized Google search? NOTE: I don’t recommend disabling this unless you really, really need it. Linux Mint relies on that search feature to generate income so that they can keep on producing a [...]

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