Category Archives: Linux

Simple ncurses Console Game

I wrote a simple ncurses game in C++ on Fedora. I’ll actually be releasing the code and talking about how to build the game as part of a new Eclipse-C++ course I’m currently creating (sign up to my mailing list if you’d like updates on this). It was pretty straightforward (once I finally got the […]

Quickly Convert .webm Files to .mp4 Format [Fedora]

Recently I made a very basic screencast using the built-in tools on Fedora (how-to here). Once I’d recorded everything I realised that my trusty Mac (well, iMovie to be specific), had no idea what to do with a .webm video file. And neither did I. Sigh.

How To Compile a 32-bit Executable on 64-bit Fedora 19

You know how sometimes you just have to compile and run a 32 bit program on a 64 bit machine, and it’s really annoying that it doesn’t seem to work? Yeah, me too. Turns out it’s actually pretty straightforward on Fedora 19. First of all, you need to use the -m32 build flag. Below I’m […]

Sony Vaio No Touchpad Detected in Debian Squeeze

After 10 years on Fedora I have switched to Debian. There isn’t really a definitive reason for the switch. It was partly that I didn’t really enjoy using FC16 at work and partly the negative reviews I read when looking to upgrade my own machine from FC14 to FC18. But it was also the fact […]