Category Archives: Linux/UNIX

Synchronized confusion

One quite simple, yet flexible, way of keeping notes synchronized over multiple computers is to use the program zim (a textbased desktop wiki program) in conjuction with a versioning system and dropbox. The advantage with zim over GTD tools such … Continue reading

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Weather station and Linux

I have a cheap and probably not too reliable weather station called WH1080. It use wireless communication to a simple  wireless to a display that in turn can be connected to a computer via USB. My setup was documented on … Continue reading

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Reinstallation and temperature logging

Since both my previous installation and it’s documentation is gone, here’s how I set up my garage computer and setup a 1-wire temperature monitoring system. The installation took place on an old EeePC 701 with only 4GB of storage, forcing … Continue reading

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Adobe Digital Editions, Wine and VirtualBox

Adobe Digital Editions (henceforth referred to as ADE) is a program that is required for reading DRM’d ebooks (bought or borrowed from a Swedish library). The problem is that ADE is only available for Windows and OS X, but it … Continue reading

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openbox configuration

I replaced my Ubuntu installation with lubuntu and suddenly realized that much of my Openbox setup was dependent on Gnome. Suspend mode, volume control via hot keys and battery indicator applet. Suspend when closing the lid Make sure acpid is … Continue reading

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Synology 411j as a rsync backup server

It was time to replace the old backup solution based on a 2007 Asus Eee PC 701 with a single external disk. After some research I ended up with a 4-bay Synology 411j as the replacement. It’s fast, quiet and … Continue reading

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No LVM disks after reboot?

Almost every time I reboot my backup/log server, it won’t find the LVM disks. I never have time for those reboots, but these are the commands I really should, but won’t, put in a system boot script next time: vgscan … Continue reading

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Openbox FTW!

Every once in a while, I scan the familiar grounds on the Internet searching for a new Window Manager that works well with the small screen on my netbook. I always seems to return to Gnome. Not that I like … Continue reading

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screen(1) configuration, emacs and caps lock

I use the Linux terminal utility screen quite a lot (to switch between different shells or reconnecting to a running “xterm session” from another computer), but I never really liked the looks of it. I wanted it to start with one … Continue reading

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Diablo 2 on Linux

What and why? Here’s how I got Diablo II to run on my netbook (ASUS Eee PC 1005ha) running Linux Mint and Wine. My favorite games since before are rogue – ASCII based dungeon crawler game, released ca 1980 Phantasie … Continue reading

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