Custom Kernel on Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with custom kernel, Fedora, Grub, initrd, kernel, Linux

The last time I built a Linux kernel for my machine was quite a time ago. In my Linux hacking times when I did my private researches on how Linux works and how the software can be built for it, I used Gentoo and there it was normal to build …

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Dual boot system with UEFI and Fedora 20 and Windows 8.1

Posted on Mon 26 May 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with dualboot, Fedora, Grub, Linux, UEFI

In short sentences:

Yes it is possible! Even with secure boot enabled!

The long version:

On my workstation I use a dual boot configuration for some games and my Linux based development and testing. Since I am using a UEFI only configuration it was quite easy to use a dualboot …

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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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i3 tiling window manager version 4.5 released

Posted on Wed 13 March 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with i3, i3wm, rpm, window manager, Fedora, Linux


The new version 4.5 of i3 and i3status 2.7 is available for Fedora 17 over my repository. Short how to update i3wm on Fedora17 can be found here.

The detailed release notes are available here:

If your using Fedora 18 there …

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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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Easy way to use Tor on Mac OS X and Linux

Posted on Tue 02 August 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Fedora, Linux, Mac, mac os x, privacy, Tor

If you want to use Tor on your Mac OS X or Linux there is a new bundle you can easy use. The bundle includes all necessary tools and a preconfigured Firefox with the necessary plugin.

Up to now the Tor Browser Bundleis still beta but for me it …

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Install Grub bootloader from live cd

Posted on Sat 09 July 2011 in Linux • Tagged with Grub, Linux

Grub is the default bootloader for the most popular Linux distributions. The installation procedure is not so easy if you're not familiar with the concept behind it.

After a restore or copy of a system to a new harddisk the bootloader needs to be reinstalled to this new disk. If …

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Build Squid with --enable-ssl on Debian

Posted on Tue 19 April 2011 in Debian • Tagged with Debian, Squid, Linux

If you need an SSL-proxy connection via squid on Debian/Linux you need to recompile the squid-2.7 package with --enable-ssl option.

Here a short step by step  tutorial how to rebuild a squid .deb package with --enable-ssl option.

Enable source repository on your buildmachine. To describe it in words …

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