Archive for: December, 2011

Debian Squeeze and Linux Kernel 3

Dec 27 2011 Published by under linux

A couple of months ago I splashed out and upgraded my motherboard to an ASUS Sabretooth 990FX, in theory to complement my quad core Athlon II 640 with faster RAM and SATA 3, more PCI-E slots etc. (but the camoflauge colour scheme and mil-spec capacitors didn’t hurt either… :-) )

However it wasn’t all smooth sailing, Continue Reading »

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Optus Huawei E173 in Debian Squeeze

Dec 17 2011 Published by under howto, linux

Well as usual there was a storm and my fixed wireless “broadband” (pre-WiMax) stopped working, and of course it is a Saturday which often means no Internet until Monday. Or at least it used to until we had various spare USB 3g dongles in the house. So I finally bit the bullet and worked out how to use a space Optus Huawei E173 with my Debian Squeeze system… Continue Reading »

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USBmount tool in Debian Squeeze

Dec 12 2011 Published by under howto, linux

For reasons which escape me at the moment I decided to ditch the default USB auto-mounting that is in the Gnome in Debian Squeeze and try out various alternatives. I ended up using the usbmount package which I installed some months ago.
This package did the job dutifully placing some usb0 or usb1 icon on my desktop when I plug in my USB drives, with some niggles that got more annoying over time… Continue Reading »

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Note to self – WordPress tweaks

Dec 11 2011 Published by under blog, howto

Having added some styles to style.css, remember to copy these over as required if I change the WordPress theme in the future!

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Gnucash ledger font

Dec 11 2011 Published by under howto, linux

I use GnuCash to track our family finances, and find when I leave it a while to update my credit card spending, etc. I am forever scrolling up and down in the window. By default there are not that many lines displayed on my screen, so I decided to try and change the font.

Unfortunately there are no font options (other than for “checks” [1])…
Eventually I found this post in the Gnucash mailing list archive.

So I created a new file ~/.gtkrc-2.0.gnucash and added the following

Restart Gnucash and voila a full screen of entries.

These settings were tested on GnuCash 2.4.5 on Debian Squeeze. If you are using Gnucash on Windows your settings will be somewhere else…

[1] Here in Australia these are properly spelled as Cheques

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