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30/03/2011

Tip: Learning VIM with vimtutor

Filed under: Linux — acidborg @ 12:41

If you are interested in learning VIM (VI iMproved) basics, you should try vimtutor,an easy and nice VIM tutorial.

Installation:

  • Debian based distros: apt-get install vim vim-runtime
  • Red Hat based distros: yum install vim-enhanced

Use:

  • Just type vimtutor to get started.
  • You can also specify the language in which the tutorial is written using vimtutor [2-letters language code]. Example: vimtutor es

Enjoy VIM!

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07/03/2011

TIP: Configuring a scanner in VirtualBox

Filed under: Virtualization — acidborg @ 13:32

Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours finding out why a HP Deskjet 2050 wasn’t working on a virtualized Windowx XP using VirtualBox. It seems that VirtualBox’s scanner support is far from complete, so some scanners aren’t supported at all. I was lucky and I could manage my scanner to work.

TIP: If you disable the “Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller”, some scanners may run on a virtualized Windows XP.

VirtualBox disable EHCI USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller option

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