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Brightness Controls not working on Dell Inspiron Laptop with Intel Graphics

On one of my personal laptops (Dell Inspiron 17R), my attempts at using the function key combinations to change the brightness did not yield any results on Fedora 20, Linux Mint 17, or Ubuntu 14.10. The LCD brightness was stuck at "can barely see, but must conserve battery because I'm stuck on an island mode" (not a real setting, but might as well be).
The system has an integrated Intel graphics card, and if you're not sure what your system has you can check it here:
Run the command below in terminal to know what video card is used for the backlight/brightness:

Remote vulnerability in bash – patches available for CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169

Bash or the Bourne again shell, is a UNIX like shell, which is perhaps one of the most installed utilities on any Linux system. From its creation in 1980, bash has evolved from a simple terminal based command interpreter to many other fancy uses.

How to fix Dell XPS 13 Touchscreen on Fedora 20

I recently purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with the touch screen and immediately wiped the blazing fast SSD free of all Microsoft garbage. After installing the latest Fedora 20 64 bit, I was pleased to see that most all of the hardware worked out of the box...
Except the touch screen - one of the features I was most looking forward to using in meetings, etc.
Rest assured, it's easily brought to life.
Firstly, be sure to apply all yum updates to bring your system current.

Virtualization: KVM equivalent to "vzctl enter" in OpenVZ

If you are used to using Virtuozzo or OpenVZ containers and are looking to make the switch to the full virtualization solution KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), you may find one very convenient feature missing: the ability to enter into a virtual environment from the parent node.
Of course, the most popular solution used to access KVM VM is simply connecting via SSH. But what if your key gets removed or the SSH service becomes inaccessible? Rest assured, you can use this little trick to gain access directly to a root shell and manage your VM:

Fix: Error in Description line when installing Dell printer driver on Ubuntu

So, I have a Dell V715w that I've had for years. I wanted to get one of my Ubuntu workstations to print to it.
What was first thought to be convenient, Dell's website actually has a Ubuntu Linux installer and drivers available for download on their website here:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=R247653

Ubuntu: How to delete all of your old kernels

In Ubuntu 11.10 and newer versions, GRUB2 will display all kernels installed on your system at boot time. If you're like me, you probably get annoyed with a lengthy list of out of date kernels to scroll through in your GRUB boot menu.
Let's be real, no one really wants to boot a kernel from last year with bugs and vulnerabilities when you have nice new shiny kernels to choose from. Thankfully, the latest versions of GRUB2 installed in Ubuntu automatically display the latest kernel and hides the older kernels that you may have installed.

Encrypting synergy traffic via OpenSSL and stunnel

I use synergy to control several different linux systems in my office using a single keyboard and mouse.
The only issue I have with this software is it does not (yet?) natively support SSL encryption for your traffic. This is problematic when transmitting plain-text passwords between systems, which I do often.

OpenProj complains of Oracle as java vendor instead of Sun with latest version

Those of you who use OpenProj for project management on Linux may receive an erroneous error from the software application complaining that your Java vendor is "Oracle" rather than "Sun".
Obviously, they are one in the same , but the OpenProj software isn't smart enough to know this (as of the authoring date of this article, version 1.4).
Here's an easy fix to get around this and trick the application into working with the Oracle java installation.

tcpdump - dump all the packets

I too always forget the parameters for this and have to look them up in the man page, so:
tcpdump -nnXSs 0 'port 80'

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