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Created Apr 6, 2022
Ubuntu 20 - Gnome text randomly disappears

Sometimes the text in Ubuntu randomly disappears.

It's the topbar text, menues, dialog texts, etc.

I havent figured out, why this is happening, but it can be fixed by restarting Gnome-Shell:

Alt+F2 and then press r and Enter

greew /
Created Mar 3, 2022
Setup SSH-agent in Ubuntu

Use the Ubuntu keyring as ssh-agent

Add relevant keys to the agent

# Use global SSH keyring
eval $(gnome-keyring-daemon -s)
greew /
Created Nov 18, 2021
OpenConnect (AnyConnect) doesn't remember username
greew /
Created Sep 27, 2021
Retrieve Windows Product Key from BIOS on Linux

My computer originally came with Windows 10 preinstalled.

As I prefer to run Linux, but still need to use Windows for some tools, I have installed Windows via VirtualBox.

When I install Windows in VirtualBox, it asks me for the Product Key for activation. As this is injected into the BIOS and the virtual machine doesn't have access to the BIOS, I need to fetch it from the BIOS and enter it manually.

It can be fetched with the following command:

sudo strings /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM
greew /
Last active Jan 22, 2021
Installing my Raspberry Pi

Installing Raspberry Pi with backup, DLNA and web server

This is mostly for my own reference - I tend to forget such setup settings after a few weeks, but if you can use any of it, feel free to copy along.

Currently, I'm using my Raspberry Pi for backup, DLNA streaming movies to my smart TV and for home web server, running a few internal services.

Required Hardware

greew /
Created Mar 6, 2020
Don't start evolution-calendar-factory
greew /
Created Mar 3, 2020
Setup SSTP VPN connection in Ubuntu 18.04

Setup SSTP VPN connection in Ubuntu 18.04

Run the following

sudo apt-get update &&
sudo apt-get upgrade &&
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:eivnaes/network-manager-sstp &&
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y network-manager &&
sudo apt-get install -y sstp-client&&
greew / Fix Spotify stuck in full screen (Ubuntu 18.04.01) installed from snap
Last active Jul 30, 2022
Fix Spotify stuck in full screen (Ubuntu) installed from snap
View Fix Spotify stuck in full screen (Ubuntu 18.04.01) installed from snap
I experienced Spotify being stuck in full screen mode.
The title bar with minimize, maximize and close wasn't present and no keyboard shortcut I know about would exit full screen.
rm ~/snap/spotify/current/.config/spotify/prefs
Works both in 18.04.01 and 20.04.x
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# Get a list of where HEAD has been recently
git reflog
# Check the sha1 where you think the correct code might be
git show <sha1>
# When you've found it, merge it back in
git merge <sha1>

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