Bad luck with a buggy Linux kernel

Posted on Sat 23 December 2023 in Linux • Tagged with Linux, Debian

When I installed Debian on a Thinkpad two weeks ago, I was out of luck. As you may have heard, the stable Linux kernel maintenance team imported a change from the upstream which caused a major problem on systems with ext4 filesystems. Ext4 is the default for Debian installs, and …

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My last CentOS machines are retired

Posted on Fri 22 December 2023 in Linux • Tagged with CentOS, Linux, Debian

Over the past few years I have used a number of different Linux distributions in addition to FreeBSD and MacOS. My daily work is also often done on Microsoft Windows machines. I am not a fan of the best operating system battle. In my opinion, the best system is the …

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Nala an useful frontend for apt

Posted on Wed 13 December 2023 in Linux • Tagged with Linux, Debian

Nala a useful frontend for apt

If you like the cli like I do, you might also like modern tools with some eye candy. Nala is a nice frontend for dpkg and a replacement for apt. It has some useful features for your daily work.

The history for nala can …

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Turn splash screen off and remove it from initrd on Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Linux • Tagged with boot, boot splash, Fedora, initrd, plymouth, splash

To remove the splash screen on Fedora and boot up with details run:

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme details

For me on Fedora 20 it did not work out of the box:

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme details --rebuild-initrd

The new created initrd go the name initrd-3.15.6-200.img and not initramfs-3.15.6-200.fc20 …

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Quake style terminal for KDE

Posted on Sun 17 August 2014 in Linux • Tagged with KDE, Fedora

A quite useful extension for my KDE application is **yakuake**. In my default configuration this shows a terminal window by pressing F12 button and hides the windows by pressing it again. This is widely known as the Quake terminal style from the game which had this behaviour included for its …

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Rip CD to FLAC file using K3b on Fedora

Posted on Sun 06 April 2014 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, FLAC

If you want to rip your cd without loosing quality you can use the flac format to do so. K3b comes with a FLAC plugin but the flac encoder itself was missing on my Fedora 20 machine. Just install it and you will be able to rip your cd to …

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Upgrade/Reinstall from Fedora 19 to Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 04 January 2014 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, Linux, upgrade

Fedora LogoSince the Fedora 20 release called Heisenbug is now some weeks old and the first updates are available I decided to update my Thinkpad. As described in older posts I prefer to reinstall the system partition and only keep my /home partition which contains all my stuff.

This time I …

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Upgrade/Reinstall from Fedora17 to Fedora19

Posted on Sun 18 August 2013 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora

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Some weeks ago I finally reinstalled my Lenovo T-500 with Fedora 19 since Fedora 17 is end of life now. For Fedora 17 I built my own version of some packages like the i3wm tailing window manager. Fedora 18 and the new Fedora 19 include an actual i3wm with cairo …

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Remove the last installed packages

Posted on Sat 23 February 2013 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, yum

While I planed to install Skype on my 64bit Fedora machine I had to install a lot of i686 packages which I want to delete after I came to the conclusion Skype is not worth to be installed if they are not able to build a 64bit package.

To remove …

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Secure your browsing in a non trusted (wifi) network

Posted on Fri 03 February 2012 in Linux • Tagged with CentOS, OpenVPN, Linux

As I wrote in an older post there is a simple solution using ssh to tunnel your webbrowser traffic through an ssh connection to a secure and trusted endpoint. This is a very simple solution to secure your access to the web while you are in a public wifi network …

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