Tag archive for "Linux"


I started playing with computers on Apple DOS and later the Commodore 64's KERNAL/BASIC 2.0. When I went to university I got a Windows PC because that's what you were supposed to have at the time. Through dial-up I could access various flavors of UNIX and Solaris and finally started using Linux in the early 2000s. I was happy I had a found an OS that did what I wanted, not one that made me do things in a certain way.

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

mp3gain, normalizing and other things


Recently my band made some recordings with a Zoom H2 Digital Recorder. Awesome machine btw. But it turned out that the recording wasn't loud enough. I probably messed something up when I configured it... Anyway, the recording was done, so how do I fix it? I had already encoded mp3s … more

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