Thursday, February 14, 2013

Show desktop shortcut in XFCE

The default shortcut in XFCF to minimize all open windows and show the desktop is (at least this worked for Xubuntu / Mint):

ctrl + alt + d

There must be ways to change it, but the default combination is fine for so I won't dig beyond this limit.

Monday, February 4, 2013

How to view which network interface is connected to the network / Linux

If you have several network cards on your Linux-powered computer / server and need to determine which one is connected to the network, i.e. into which one the cable is plugged, command line, here is a simple command to find it out (this is something you might need when setting up your remote server):

$ ip link show

If it says NO-CARRIER, that means the cable is not connected to this network interface. In my case,  it's eth1: