Tag archive for "Linux"

Tux

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.

There were packages of salt 0.10.1 in backports but they were removed, and the only saltstack packages in Debian are now in unstable. However, building your own backport is quite easy. This assumes you have an up to date Debian squeeze install without any backported saltstack or other packages. Use … more

Installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Thinkpad X121e

2011-11-13

Installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Thinkpad X121e Installing Debian (testing/wheezy) on the X121e (AMD) was pretty easy, but the documentation I found online was a little contradicting and confusing. I encountered a few problems. Ethernet Update: You can skip this section if you're using a Linux kernel 3.1.0 or newer. The Installation notes on the Debian Wiki … more

I recently moved my projects to gunicorn and needed init scripts. Here's what I'm currently using. I have the gunicorns running behind nginx, so you might want to tweak the IP and PORT settings. It might also be nice to use start-stop-daemon. more

fuse: bad mount point - Transport endpoint is not connected

2010-10-04

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

2010-06-30

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.

2010-06-21

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

2009-10-04

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

2009-09-14

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

2009-08-25

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

2009-06-18

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

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