Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Clone a microsd in another slightly smaller one

I clone a microsd in another slightly smaller one using gparted following these steps:
  1. After get the error in the destination microsd plugged in my Linux PC, start gparted as root.
  2. Unmount all the microsd partitions. We see some warning, ignore them.
  3. Reduce last partition and the extended where it is.
  4. After the operation is ended, run sync twice and then extract the microsd. Might be stopped warning messages.
If you haven't GNU/Linux in your PC you can use gparted-live.

Tip: if your graphic image burner tool can burn images bigger than your microsd try dd in GNU/Linux.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

How to send youtube videos from your PC with Firefox quantum to KODI

You can send a youtube video from your new Firefox "quantum" to a computer with Kodi as your raspberry f.e. with the  addon 'Send to kodi'.

Install the addon

  1. Visit Send to kodi website
  2. Select 'Add to Firefox'.
  3. Select 'Add' again.

Configure the addon

  1. Clic on three stripes button (≡)
  2. Select 'Accesories', 'Extensions' and 'Send to Kodi'.
  3. Clic on 'Preferences' button.
  4. Now you can see a page where you can add all the KODI computers URLs you'll use.

Use the addon

  1. Search a youtube video with firefox quantum in your PC.
  2. Clic on the new KODI icon. You can see it in the address bar.
  3. If you configured only a video server, the video will start in KODI device immediately. If you configured more than one, you need to select where you are going to send.
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Open alternatives to privative software (VI): evince, the PDF reader

Adobe reader users see this software get bigger and bigger, now is an enormous monster just for reading pdf files.

Fortunately there are a lot of alternative programs that can do this work with a few sizes and more reasonable requirements for this simple mission.
 Evince is one of them, the pdf reader included in most new GNU/Linux distros.
This software open files much faster because it is light software.

Can read all these formats:
  • PDF
  • Postscript
  • djvu
  • tiff
  • dvi
  • XPS
  • SyncTex support with gedit
  • comics books (cbz, cbr, cb7 and cbt)
Available in a lot of languages:

This an exclusive GNU/Linux software and a good reason to join to tux, anyway there is a lot of alternatives for other systems.Artículo original en castellano