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Autofocus of the Logitech C920 webcam in Linux

In a previous post I wrote about how I set up my webcam on Linux. It turned out it was actually suffering from random disconnects which made it very unreliable for professional video calls. I als...

Mercurial branch how-to

This is a quick how-to on named branches in Mercurial. Be sure to check out the official documentation on branches on the Mercurial wiki, the visual explanation on the different types of branches b...

Fix the look of KDE apps in other desktop environments

The problem Ever re-installed your OS but kept your /home partition and got to experience some weird visual artifacts? If your desktop environment is XFCE for instance and your KDE apps (such as o...

Learning Unreal Engine 4: Dungeon prison breakout

The whole Mass Effect trilogy was made using Unreal Engine 3! ‘Nuff said! I guess I’ll be learning Unreal Engine 4, then :grin: No, wait. The real reason is that, unlike Unity, UE4 runs on Linux...

Download UE4 assets from the Epic Games Marketplace using Linux

It is an extremely frustrating experience to have an Epic Games account (for Unreal Engine 4) but not be able to download assets from the Marketplace because… Linux. :angry: The problem with Linux...

Definitely not the definitive guide to Mercurial merge

Oh no, not another how to! Sure, there is a ton of documentation out there when it comes to version control. Take Mercurial for instance, there are excellent guides out there on merging changes. B...

How to squash two non-consecutive commits in Mercurial

The problem Suppose you want to combine two commits in Mercurial. However, they are not consecutive. What to do? histedit to the rescue! Suppose hg log shows that your last 4 revisions are the fo...

Solve audio issues on Lenovo Thinkpad T14s

I spent more than an hour on this issue. I just got a Lenovo T14s and my sound card was not detected with alsa-lib 1.2.4-3 on Manjaro Linux. I was getting a “dummy output” in PulseAudio’s Volume Co...

How to migrate user settings and data between Linux machines on a LAN

Ever had to set up a new Linux machine (for example your work laptop), and wanted to import the exact same settings that you use on your main (or home) machine? Maybe some data as well? Some steps...

Prevent screen tearing in Linux using the NVidia driver

I spent the whole afternoon for this very easy to fix problem. I needed to install the proprietary NVidia driver instead of the open-source one (because Unreal Engine 4 and because DaVinci Resolve,...