Thunderbird to tray

Submitted by DenRaf on Sun, 08/12/2007 - 10:37

Since I always have my thunderbird running and I really love a clean desktop, I want my thunderbird accessible in tray.

You have different tools for doing this, but there aren't to many that work on my linux box.

I found a few solutions. After testing these, there was only one left:

moztraybiff. It has one downside: it disables the new message pop-ups, but they are working on it.

Just download, install it and off you go. If you want to change the preferences, you have to go to the add-ons window.

Import kvm machines to virt-manager

Submitted by DenRaf on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 21:33

Let's say you have already run some kvm virtual machines, and you just upgraded your virt-manager to a version that supports Qemu/kvm. Wouldn't it be nice that those machines could be monitored by
your virt-manager?

Of course it is,so here's how to do it:

Just start to install a new virtual machine with the disk file of your already existing qemu-kvm image. ( Here you can download some qemu-kvm images.)

And when install starts, just stop it. Next time you start that machine again you'll find your pre-existing machine. An other benefit of this is that you don't have to worry about the bridging stuff, it's all done for you.


For stopping the install:
killall qemu

Next time you open virt-manager, the new machine is there and when you run it, it is accessible from all your other guests and your host.

Terminal logging

Submitted by DenRaf on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 21:01

Sometimes you want to log everything what happens in your terminal.

If you use konsole or gnome-terminal, you can change history or scroll settings, but you don't have output to a file.

There are a few simple tools for just doing that, but always with a bit difference:

Like tee. Explained here by my colleague raskas. This is nice, but you aren't able to do manual input.

Therefore you use script. You just create a log file of your terminal sessions, even typo's :) if you log a shell script where manual input is required.

Start logging with:
script [-a] [-c COMMAND] [-f] [-q] [-t] [file]

End logging with:

Terminal log

Read log file:

Read log