Tag archive for "linux"

fuse: bad mount point - Transport endpoint is not connected

I mount various directories over ssh for convenience. Occasionally the connection gets interrupted and this leads to errors like: fuse: bad mount point /mnt/foo: Transport endpoint is not connected It took me a little time to find out how to fix this problem: kill the sshfs process(es) umount -l /mnt/foo ... more

Samsung ML-1610 on Debian GNU/Linux

I bought this printer a long time ago and it was connected to my Mac until that box died. I tried to install it once but never tried again after I didn't get it to work in less than five minutes. Well, this time I did invest like ten minutes ... more

Using recordmydesktop to upload to YouTube, Vimeo etc.

recordMyDesktop is a great tool to make videos of what you're doing with your computer. This can be very useful to demonstrate software features or to document workflows. By default, recordMyDesktop produces Ogg-Theora-Vorbis. If you want to share your files or upload them to a video site you'll want to ... more

Canon Powershot A60 on Debian

Edit: This is a very old (2003) page of mine that needs a new location, and I think this blog is the best place. I bought my camera at the end of april 2003 and after a few minutes of toying around i wanted to connect it to my favorite ... more

Filesystem with huge files cannot be mounted read-write without CONFIG_LBDAF

After skipping 2.6.30 and building a new 2.6.31 I suddenly couldn't mount my ext4 drive anymore and got this rather confusing error in dmesg: EXT4-fs (sda1): Filesystem with huge files cannot be mounted read-write without CONFIG_LBDAF But... I don't have any huge files on that disk. Not bigger than some ... more

My favorite Firefox Add-ons

This is about the Firefox Add-ons I use. This really is a complete list, I like to keep my browser lean. I'm fully aware that most people will miss things like Adblock, Pixel perfect and greasemonkey, but I don't use them. Usability Tab Kit: My favorite tab extension. Has many ... more

Accents in xorg

Most of the time I'm a very happy vim user. Vim has superb support for inputting all kind of characters, see :help digraph and :digraphs. But from time to time I need to input accents etc. in other GUI apps. A long time ago xorg in Debian did default to ... more

PPC Mac partition oddity

I have an old Powerbook and wanted to mount a USB drive I formatted with it on a Linux box. The Linux computer had a custom kernel with mac partition support (CONFIG_MAC_PARTITION). Oddly, the kernel didn't recognize the partitions on the drive. Unfortunately the Powerbook's display is broken and I ... more

Switching to Openbox

Switching to Openbox After a decade of windowmaker and fluxbox I've switched to openbox. I was motivated by the fact that some recent fluxbox upgrade left my decor-less urxvtcs visible on all desktops which was rather annoying. Somebody on irc suggested openbox, and after a few minutes I started to like it a ... more

Using any Debian box as a wireless access point

I just lost an hour trying to configure a Thinkpad T41 as a wireless access point. Most of that time was due to problems with the built-in wlan interface and a kernel recompile to use a prism54-based PCMCIA card. This is mostly a post to remind myself what to do, ... more