Development notes

Thoughts, notes and ideas about development

Tuxguitar No Sound

2019-06-21
In case if there is no sound in TuxGuitar in linux, do the following 1 Install package tuxguitar-jsa sudo apt install tuxguitar-jsa 2 Update MIDI port into TuxGuitar settings Go to Tools -> Settings. A new window with TexGuitar configs will be opened. Find Sound section and change MIDI port to Gervill: Close Settings window and verify everything works fine.

Wasteland 2 Director's Cut: Can't save or enter at Ranger Citadel under Linux

The Linux version of Wasteland 2: Director's Cut has a weird bug which doesn’t allow either to save or enter (sometimes) into Ranger Citadel location. This is an engine-level issue in the used Unity version: Unity loads into memory multiple copies of the sames game files. To fix this issue we need to update permissions for max open file limits in Linux. Open /etc/security/limits.conf file as root user (or using sudo) and add the following 2 lines at the end of the file: Continue reading

Visual Studio Code: How to enable fonts ligatures in Ubuntu

2019-01-10 Linux Alexey Bogdanov
Visual Code supports fonts ligatures out of the box. But also an appropriate font with ligatures support is required. Fira Code is one of such fonts. Fira Code can be used not only in Visual Studio Code but also in other editors and IDE (e.g. Intellij Idea). First of all we need to install Fira Code. For Ubuntu based distributions it’s better to install font from official repositories. (With other installations ligatures didn’t work for me). Continue reading

How to change font size in Skype for Linux

2018-12-20 Linux Alexey Bogdanov
Skype for Linux doesn’t scale fonts well on monitor with high DPI out of the box. Below I provide 2 solutions how to increase font size. Increase Electron’s fonts Because Skype for Linux uses Electron under the hood, which is just a web browser, we can increase font by using Ctrl + Shift + =. Or via menu: Using such approach menu will still have a small font. Scale Skype window Another approach is to scale the whole Skype window. Continue reading

How to enable high DPI mode in Firefox

2018-12-20 Linux Alexey Bogdanov
In our days High DPI monitors become more popular. But unfortunately, still there are issues with some applications on such monitors mostly on all operating systems. And Firefox on Linux is not an exclusion. All what is written bellow mostly relevant to Firefox on Linux, because on Windows and Mac OS Firefox looks good out of the box on high DPI monitors. Right now (when I’m writing this) in Linux only KDE can scale monitors out of the box. Continue reading

How to run Spring Boot and MongoDB in Docker using Docker Compose

Into the previous post How to run Spring Boot and MongoDB in Docker container I described how to start Spring Boot web application and MongoDB in docker using Dockerfiles. Described approach works, but has some drawbacks: we need to remember all commands and repeat them from time to time. Into this tutorial I’ll describe how to build locally a Docker image with Java application and run it together with MongoDB in Docker containers using Docker Compose. Continue reading

Linux: how to make Bluetooth working

This post describes step by step solution of how to make Bluetooth working on Lenovo V580c in linux distributions: Ubuntu 17.10 and Manjero 2017. My Lenovo laptop uses BCM43142 chipset. Find bluetoth chipset and device ID First of all we need to make sure that we have appropriate Chipset. Open terminal and enter the following command: lsusb | grep Bluetooth The output will look like: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 105b:e065 Foxconn International, Inc. Continue reading
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