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How to change fonts in tty on Fedora

This tutorial is for tty only! This how to did not work in Konsole, I got some funny looking error message ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Which I didn’t care too much about, since I am tty junkie and terminal emulators have unlike tty a menu in which can you change the font. This also explains why the usual screenshots are missing, I had to take pictures. And yes they suck, I can’t take pictures, I know ๐Ÿ™„

I entered tty3 by hitting

Ctrl+Alt+F3

(read more about getting in and out of tty here).

Where I was presented with this screen:

logintty

I logged with my username and password, the regular ones, no need to login as root.

Then I typed:

cd /lib/kbd/consolefonts

libkbdconsolefontsThis moves to directory where all the fonts are stored, to see which fonts there are, type:

ls

showfonts

These are the fonts you can choose from:

allfonts

To see what a font (for example sun12X22.psfu.gz) looks like type:

setfont sun12x22.psfu.gz

Yes you can use TAB completion in tty too!

Here you can see what earlier mentioned font looks like:

resultsetfont

Keep in mind this is a temporary solution, for a permanent solution the .bashrc file needs to modified ๐Ÿ’ก

 

Remember you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie ๐Ÿ˜› Yes, people my laptop is so gross, so am I ๐Ÿ˜Ž Yes I have a piece of tape on my camera, the world doesn’t need so me nakedย o_Oย Yes there is a can of beer there (Hertog Jan) deal with it.


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How to TAB around in Vim’s insert mode

If you are in Vim’s insertion mode, which you would recognize by the word “INSERT” down in the left corner of your screen.ย tabexplained

And you want to either TAB forward and/or backward but you don’t want to switch to normal/command mode? Well rest assured you can TAB around in insert mode ๐Ÿ’ก

CTRL + T

Moves you one TAB space forward.

CTRL + B

Moves you one TAB space backward.

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Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie ๐Ÿ˜›


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How to get the HP OfficeJet 3833 to work on Fedora

A short and quick tutorial, just for me. You don’t like it? Feel free to FUCK OFF

sudo dnf -y install hplip-gui-3.18.12-9.fc29.x86_64

Before setting up the printer through “HPLIP Graphical Tools” make sure the printer and laptop are connected with a “USB AB cable” ๐Ÿ™„ I cannot use the printer over wireless, cable will have to do. Which btw, is perfectly fine for me.

Scanner has to be set up outside “HPLIP Graphical Tools” .

Simple Scan is the way to go (Xsane looks and behaves like shit ๐Ÿ˜ก )

su
dnf install simple-scan

The printer’s user manual can be found here.


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How to install IDLE 3 in Fedora

Today was on odd day, I got two requests. One was if I was willing to sell my used panties o_O the other was if I can make a tutorial on how to install IDLE 3. In case you wonder ๐Ÿ˜• these 2 requests came from two different people. I declined the request to sell my used panties but decided to grant the request regarding IDLE 3.

Fedora these days comes with Python 2 AND Python 3 preinstalled.ย  You can check it for yourself.

To see if you if Python 2 is installed, fire up terminal and type:

python

Python 2 will open, as you can see below:

python2

To exit Python 2 type:

ctrl+d

To check if you have Python 3 type:

python3

python3

You exit Python 3 the same way as Python 2.

For Python 2 you need IDLE, for Python 3 you need IDLE 3. Yep, seperate IDLEs for different Pythons ๐Ÿฑ If you want to install IDLE read this post. For IDLE 3 follow instructions below.

To install IDLE 3 open terminal and type:

su

When asked type your password. Then:

dnf install python3-tools

intallidle3

After IDLE 3 is installed, to open it you need open terminal and type:

idle3

openingidle3Notice how you don’t have to be root to open IDLE 3?

****WARNING!****

Don’t close terminal while having IDLE3 open, if you do so it will close IDLE3 too!

Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie ๐Ÿ˜›


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How to enter BIOS or the boot menu on a Dell

Right now I own 2 Dell laptops, yes I am quite the Dell fan โค It is very easy to buy the business line second hand. Those laptops are often still in a very good condition. And I love how easy Linux runs on a Dell, can't say that for other brands I owned :/

I right now own these two models:

  • Dell E5250 (bought new a couple of years ago, download user manual here)
  • Dell E7250 (bought second hand last week, download user manual here)

Yes I love 12’5 inches ๐Ÿ˜Ž

To enter the BIOS press (I think you need to be “On Legacy” for this to work).

F2

To enter the boot menu, which also gives you access to BIOS hit

F12

You should hit either of these buttons during start up the moment you see the Dell logo. For the love of God, don’t wait for the computer to be fully started up ๐Ÿ™„

****WARNING****

BIOS is NOT the place to clown around. Don’t go there unless you really HAVE to. Fucking around in BIOS (you know like modding it ๐Ÿ˜ณ ) is THE way to turn your laptop in a useless brick!

I am not going deeper into the UEFI and BIOS thingy, that is not the aim off this blog. Basically UEFI is the hot new BIOS but everyone still calls it BIOS ๐Ÿ˜Ž You can read a thing or two about it regarding Fedora here. Since you guys love to download the PDF’s I upload, here is PDF version of the site I am referring to.


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How to play vids on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter etc. etc.

If you can wonder why you can play vids on youtube, but need toย  do additional shit to play vids on sites like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter etc. I will basically give you two words HTML5 and h264, don’t bother asking me anything about those subjects  photo talktothehand.gif

I had to Google like crazy to find the solution, hence I am creating a post. Credit goes to gman1  photo worshippy.gif he shared his solution on here. I was drunk (yeah I know  photo talktothehand.gif go fuck yourself now) when I fixed the problem. So the usual screenshots, are missing  photo emo.gif

What you basically have to do is, fire up terminal paste the following code and follow the instructions on your screen.

su

When asked type your password. Then type the following commands:

dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/{free/fedora/rpmfusion-free,nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree}-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
dnf install ffmpeg-libs compat-ffmpeg28
dnf install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-ugly