Dropbox and Nextcloud/Owncloud icons fixed in Mint Linux

Hey folks,

We’ve all seen this probably, you install Linux Mint (or whatever Debian/Ubuntu based distro is your poison of choice lol) and you add the apt repo’s to install Dropbox/Nextcloud/OwnCloud, you install the app, it asks you nicely how you would like to log in, authenticates you, even starts synching as you can see the files pouring in, but wait!! where is the tray icon??

I like Dropbox/Nextcloud, as a matter of fact, my WordPress backups all live on Dropbox and get rotated and so forth (thanks to UpdraftPlus for that).
I use Nextcloud (which is a fork of Owncloud AFAIK) in my network to keep user profiles consistent across multiple OS and machines. If anyone is interested I’ll make a write-up on how to do this properly. ๐Ÿ™‚

BUT the big caveat was that both didn’t show any icons in the tray bar of my favourite Linux Distro. I scoured forums etc and have come across the solution that simply introducing a delay into the startup of the app would solve it.

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hey folks,

so today I have decided to sit down and think what I want to be doing with this site in future.

I still want to go upload youtube videos and do some minecraft stuff on there.
One of the issues I had in the past was that my rig was not quite what it needs to be to be playing and recording videos at the same time.

I have recently updated my rig with a new graphics card. I got a Nvidia GTX 660 Ti with 2GB ram, we have also fairly recently upgraded to a 42 inch tv (as opposed to a 32 inch old 4:3 tube telly lol.
With this beast there is 1080p/i display at 1920×1080 pixel in glorious HD ๐Ÿ˜€

So I have been somewhat occupied recently with playing through some of my games to see them in a new light.

Since my rig is now powerful enough, I am now trying to decide how to plan these videos. I will for starters possibly just record some videos on a weekly basis and upload them to youtube. I will still need to see how I am going to go about commenting the videos while recording. I am also thinking that I might make this in a format where I am playing together with my Partner and we will then record some sort of twitch stream. Not sure yet, need to discuss with Veronica ๐Ÿ™‚ hint hint

Anyhoo, I have admittedly been fairly absent from the blog in the past and I vow to make this better as I also want to be able to look back on my experiences and recollections and keep a record of stuff as well as record the former for posterity lol

For now I shall leave it at that and I will update again as soon as.

peace out

How to save a file in vim without sudo vim filename

You can find more on thatย Hereย but it basically involves

:w !sudo tee %

This will pipe vim’s file buffer through tee after sudo’ing


So if ever you have opened the file already made a bunch of changes and then get rebuked with a Permission denied (or similar) you can simply execute the above and voila, the file is saved ๐Ÿ™‚