Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ubuntu notes

Some Ubuntu notes-to-self, because I'm running over VNC and don't have the whole start menu thing going on...
File Manager $ nautilus
Terminal $ gnome-terminal
System Settings $ gnome-control-center
Update Manager $ sudo update-manager
Backup deja-dup (ui?)
$ wmctrl

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

VNC tip

I was connected to one of my VNC servers with Chicken and I don't know why, but all of a sudden I got an error, was disconnected from the server, and wasn't able to reconnect...

Unknown message type 5

The google wasn't much help, so I just tried stabbing at it, and luckily, it didn't take long for something to happen.

Turns out that if went to the Connection Profiles and UN-checked ZRLE, I was able to reconnect again.

Nope, it's happening again.  :-(

But fortunately, Mac OS's built-in Screen Sharing does seem to work just fine. :-)

Useful ssh tricks

Here are a couple useful things I found recently: Corkscrew, for ssh-ing out of a firewall Using ssh -L to set up a port you can VNC through