Romain Pellerin

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I am a Software Engineering student at the University of Technology of Compi├Ęgne (France). I usually spend my time programming or having fun in a terminal. In love with GNU/Linux and FOSS (RMS's website is a gold mine everyone should read). I like writing in LaTeX. And I also play the guitar.

Apart from computers, I am also interested in space exploration, AI and self-driving electric cars. I look forward to a future with a lot less pollution.

I try to read books as often as possible, in English and French. I am also a huge fan of comics.

I write blog posts quite extensively on this website, not only about computer science but also broader topics such as the environment, my travels or politics. There are RSS and Atom feeds that you can subscribe to. I usually write a few times a month. Feedback is greatly appreciated.

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  1. Casting To Chromecast On Linux

    Several options exist when it comes to casting media content from Linux to a Chromecast. Casting the full desktop You need to use Chrome. Audio is not supported. Casting a browser tab Same as above, use Chrome. Casting a file Two options: Either VLC 3.0 (but it does not support subtitles yet) Or castnow Should you decide to go with VLC 3.0,...

  2. How To Reinstall Deleted Packages On Linux

    Recently, I inadvertently deleted a whole lot of packages on my Linux distribution by deleting one specific package and then running sudo apt-get autoremove. Here is how I reinstalled them automatically, after noticing I could not boot the X server up anymore: awk '/Purge|Remove/ { gsub( /\([^()]*\)/, "" ); gsub(/ ,/, " ");sub(/Install:/,"");...

  3. VLC 3.0

    VLC 3.0 is currently in beta but yet brings long awaited features such as casting to a Chromecast natively. Here is how to install it on Debian/Ubuntu: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt update sudo apt purge vlc # Delete old version sudo apt install vlc # This might not work If it worked for you, stop reading here....

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