Bjango released iStat Menus 5. I really like this app, but found a minor issue today. I've already sent the folks an e-mail, but for the sake of the internet, I'm documenting it here as well.
iStat Menus can show a graph of your CPU usage along with a nice quick lookup table with the most busy process. It seems it tries to do something helpful with the process name, but in the case of ClamXav, a free and open source virus scanner, it says: ScheduleHelper. The process name in Activity Monitor is more to the point: clamscan.
Today, I found out that on Debian Wheezy, when using XFCE on the desktop and accessed via VNC, the Tab key is disabled for some reason.
Solution is here.
If you're connecting via SSH from OS X to Linux, you might get the following error:
/opt/X11/bin/xauth: file /Users/yourusername/.Xauthority does not exist
You can fix this by installing (or just running) XQuartz, available here.
I'm not normally prone to linking to stuff, but this is just too good:
Explains how you can get your Debian Wheezy box to automatically update. While this is bad practice for some situations like fragile production boxes, there's plenty of spaces where automatic updates work great: single-purpose machines like your (secondary) DNS, lonely virtual private servers with your home page, etc.
I recently discovered that VNC on Debian Wheezy is a bit of a mess.
VNC can be used in two modes: to mirror the actively running instance of X (i.e. the display on :0), or to have X running headless, in any resolution ("geometry") you want, on :1, :2, etc.
The version that comes with Wheezy by default, is an old version of TightVNC server. It doesn't support the alpha channel, so modern desktops like KDE 4 will look pretty bad.
In and of itself that wouldn't be a problem, except the 1.1 version has a horrible bug where moving a window to the left will result in display artifacts.
There's a couple of options:
I'm currently looking at other solutions such as X2Go, which seems to provide decent packages.
Edit 2014-08-26: For the last two months or so, I started using the standard VNC again, and I've switched to XFCE as the desktop environment. This solves most problems, except you run into an easily fixable bug: the tab key doesn't work to auto-complete. This link
solves the problem.
Articles, chronologically (latest first). This is pretty old stuff.
Not yet finished. Maybe will never be finished. Maybe they'll get deleted. Who knows?