Adding new resolution to the X window server

When running Debian Linux with VirtualBox there is limited support for high display resolutions. Per default a maximum resolution of 1024x768 is possible. For a modern operating system this resolution is definately not state of the art.

But there is a way to support a higher resolution than 1024x768. It is possible to switch to a resolution like 1920x1080 or more. Even more than one display is possible. Continue reading

Completely cleaning up git workspace

When developing software using git as version control system, sometimes there is the wish to completely reset your workspace, so that your snapshot is exactly as the snapshot in the repository. There shall no deleted, missing or additional files or folders that are not tracked. Furthermore git does not track folders. There shouldn’t any dead folders that git doesn’t care for. Let’s have a look how to do that. Continue reading

Installing Chrome / Streaming Netflix on Ubuntu

Currently using legal video streaming is a quite tough topic. As drm mechanism prevent most of the users to use legal video streaming on Linux. I don’t want to make some advertisement, but using Amazon Prime/Instant Video, Google Play, Netflix etc.. is not working out of the box. But Netflix provided a way to use Google Chrome for streaming. Continue reading