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Short guide on how to install Oracle VirtualBox 5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

These are the steps used to install Oracle VirtualBox.

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How to configure your WLAN interface in the interfaces file?(take 2)

Getting back to the topic of wireless interface configuration in /etc/network/interfaces, I wrote this blog post earlier in 2015:

https://atkdinosaurus.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/how-to-configure-your-wlan-interface-in-the-interfaces-file/

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copy/paste adds newlines on paste?

Add to $HOME/.bashrc:

/bin/stty icrnl
export LESS=-XFR

Add to $HOME/.inputrc:

set enable-bracketed-paste on

Prefer less instead of more.

How to start xorg apps from root account to your user account’s xorg session?

# env DISPLAY=:0.0 XAUTHORITY=/home/username/.Xauthority xterm -e su - username

How to create custom udev rules for usb devices?

See the usb device path on insert/remove:

$ sudo udevadm monitor --udev --subsystem-match=usb
monitor will print the received events for:
UDEV - the event which udev sends out after rule processing

UDEV  [2575.915449] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.2 (usb)
UDEV  [2575.930220] add      /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.2/2-1.2:1.0 (usb)
UDEV  [2625.506972] remove   /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.2/2-1.2:1.0 (usb)
UDEV  [2625.513461] remove   /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.2 (usb)

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How to configure a new wireless connection through the CLI? (Ubuntu)

$ nmcli device wifi connect wlan_ssid password your_password

How to make Gnome graphics elements smaller? (Ubuntu 17.10)

By default on a 1366×768 display, the graphics elements were too big for my liking.

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How to fix Xorg multi-touch issue with a finger resting on the clickpad? (Ubuntu 16.04)

By default Ubuntu 16.04 ships with a Xorg configuration which is using the Synaptics driver.

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How to activate a previously defined wireless connection through cli?

$ nmcli --ask conn up id wlan_ssid

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