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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. 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 👍

CTRL + T

Moves you one TAB space forward.

CTRL + B

Moves you one TAB space backward.

 

Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie 😋


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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  photo bye.gif

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 photo clown.gif 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  photo thumbsup.gif (Xsane looks and behaves like shit  photo pukey.gif)

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  photo what.gif the other was if I can make a tutorial on how to install IDLE 3. In case you wonder  photo emo.gifthese 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.  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 photo clown.gif 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  photo puh2.gif


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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 to  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


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How to change permissions on an external drive

Yes I am back again, and yes this how-to sucks major ass. But fuck it, I wrote it for ME not for you  photo fpuh.gif It took me way too fucking long to figure out, how to change the permissions on my new external 1TB hard drive  photo piangry.gif  After formatting and mounting it, the fuckface turned out to be read only. I formatted the drive to ext4, yes I love pain in the ass, how did you guess  photo emo.gif Anyways, here we go:

First find out what the new drive is called, we do this by typing:

 sudo fdisk -l

When asked, type your password.

finddriveIn my case the external hard drive is /dev/sdb1, then you need to find /dev/sdb1‘s mountpoint.

Type:

lsblk

mount

Now we know /dev/sdb1‘s mountpoint, we can type

sudo chown -R username:username /path/to/mounted/drive

Which in my specific case would look like:

sudo chown -R roja:roja /run/media/roja/6e197c29-4c0a-4172-a802-fe3068801a89/

Don’t worry peepz  photo emo.gif I used tab completion.

writing

After you typed your password, there will be no screen activity. But trust me, you can write + x to your external hard drive now  photo honger.gif

(The last command will change the owner and group of all the files on the drive, so be aware. I was so pissed in figuring this out, I didn’t give a fuck  photo emo.gif Also you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie  photo puh2.gif)


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Inserting “stuff” in vi files

Yeah, I know a very professional title, it is also very clear  photo emo.gif Look, I just wrote it on here to be sure I won’t lose it. Also, it might be useful to someone else.

:r newfile.txt

Reads in newfile.txt in the current file, you can use TAB completion

:r!date

Puts the date in a file; ! reads the output of a command

:5, 22s /^/  /

Adds to two spaces before line 5 until 22, there two spaces in between the last two /.

Please, don’t ask questions about this, I don’t know what I am doing  photo shutup.gif