Fixing a Nintendo Pro Controller – Part 2

While I ordered a replacement joystick potentiometer slider (see my post from last week), I thought that you could also simply move one slider from a less used joystick axis to the one used most (left joystick, up-down direction). Much less used is the right joystick up-down). So I open the joystick again, bent offContinue reading “Fixing a Nintendo Pro Controller – Part 2”

Fixing a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Came across this thread on reddit about fixing the Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch. While I don’t have yet a problem, it’s good to know what fails and how to fix it when it happens. The main information is in those pictures. The sliders are actually replaceable without having to de-solder the joystick. GetContinue reading “Fixing a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller”

Kubuntu 20.04 and Japanese Input

Enabling Japanese Input Method is always something which takes me more time that it should. Here the short version: Install ibus-mozc: apt install ibus-mozc Run im-config (it’s interactive) Log out and back in (all this is only active after re-login). For good measure re-start your X server (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace if enabled). You should now have theContinue reading “Kubuntu 20.04 and Japanese Input”

Fixing DNS Resolver on Kubuntu

systemd is nice in principle, but it does not always improve things. E.g. why does it need a DNS resolver? Fix #1 This will get rid of the initial DNS name not resolvable error I see sometimes: Change /etc/nsswitch.conf and remove in the hosts line the “[NOTFOUND=return]” Fix #2 This removes the local DNS proxy/cache:Continue reading “Fixing DNS Resolver on Kubuntu”

Creating TLS Certificates for Home Use

I used to create self-signed certificates, but they have the problem that I have to accept them the first time when using a browser, and when openssl library connects, I have to disable the certificate verification in curl, Node.js etc. The proper fix is to create your own CA which your computers trust. Then signingContinue reading “Creating TLS Certificates for Home Use”

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