Category: Debian

HowTo Update OpenOffice LibreOffice under Linux – deb rpm Debian Ubuntu RedHat Fedora CentOS7
02.04.2018

updating LibreOffice (former OpenOffice) works like this: 1. remove the old version 2. download latest version https://www.libreoffice.org/ 3. install the new version RedHat Fedora CentOS7: rpm based distributions: yum remove libreoffice*; # uninstall current version wget http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/tdf/libreoffice/stable/6.0.2/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_6.0.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz; # download tar […]

how to verify Debian ISO Image – BAD signature – how to sign a file – chain of trust – the problem with short key IDs
17.03.2018

make sure you downloaded the SHA512SUMS.sign from the same directory as the iso. https://keyring.debian.org/ https://www.debian.org/CD/verify https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/9.4.0+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/ https://bits.debian.org/2016/08/debian-and-tor-services-available-as-onion-services.html otherwise you will get BAD signature. steps to reproduce: # download the iso image with non-free drivers (yes it sucks non-free drivers are […]

apt yum exclude package from update upgrade
01.03.2018

maybe you want to run your own version of the kernel and you will have to prevent during an automatic update that this kernel will get „replaced“. same goes with firefox, thunderbird and LibreOffice yum and apt might not install […]

Scanning over LAN Network with Linux and Brother 9460 CDN
26.02.2018

Brother 9460 CDN is a reliable old Brother LAN enabled Multifunction (MFC, Print, Scan, Fax) device. hardware used: dell laptop E4310 + debian linux 32bit + brother 9460 cdn connected via LAN root@DebianLaptop:~# hostnamectl Static hostname: DebianLaptop Icon name: computer-laptop […]

19.12.2017

tested on: hostnamectl Static hostname: DebianLaptop Icon name: computer-laptop Chassis: laptop Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae Architecture: x86 i assume you have your laptop/pc LAN connected to a switch/router and your default network card is eth0. […]

17.12.2017

it is pretty cool… a 32Bit Linux Host can run a 64Bit Linux guest. NICE 😉 i assume you have a working CentOS7 basic installation and are root. tested on/with: tested with: Host: Debian 8 Jessie and CentOS7 Operating System: […]

VirtualBox under LinuxDebian – Hang Hung VM on Starting Virtual Machine
02.11.2017

this applies to: VirtualBox Version 5.1.8 r111374 (Qt5.3.2) hostnamectl Static hostname: DebianWorkstation Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae Architecture: x86 the VMs hangs on startup with this screen: Solution: kill the vm then disable audio device… the […]

Howto install and setup File Sharing Server with GNU Linux
04.08.2017

ext3+gnu_linux+samba = fast and reliable fileserver. WARNING! Security problems Versions from Version 3.5.0 to 4.6.4 (recent in May 2017 ) are affected and need to be patched! patches are available from: https://www.samba.org/samba/patches/ Unfortunately EVEN Debian9 (!!!! GUYS FIX THAT FAST […]

12.07.2017

Init Ram Disk filesystem – kind of mini OS in order to mount raid and start „the real /root os“. hostnamectl; # tested on Static hostname: debian9 Icon name: computer-vm Chassis: vm Machine ID: 532eabca552b4075a8679094397c8dba Boot ID: 15ee0b8e8a1e4d1eb1003c4630644091 Virtualization: microsoft […]

10.07.2017

you should setup harddisk encryption during setup. to add an encrypted /home partition afterwards might be possible but a lot more effort. scroll very down if you want to know how to encrypt an usb sticks … needless to say […]

03.07.2017

strace from the strace.man.txt manpage. trace system calls and signals In the simplest case strace runs the specified command until it exits. It intercepts and records the system calls which are called by a process and the signals which are […]

Linux Kernel – Security Updates
27.06.2017

latest kernel related security problems can be found here… -> https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/linux newsletter subsribe: https://tracker.debian.org/accounts/login/ also https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/kernel/linux.git http://www.securityfocus.com/ http://www.securityfocus.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?c=11&op=display_threads&ListID=1&limit=30&offset=0&date=2017-06-20&mode=threaded https://cve.mitre.org/index.html https://twitter.com/CVEnew/ https://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel

27.06.2017

to be honest… i find all of those meassurement tools too complicated to install. they probably all have their validity – but why not simply do it like this: given that you have a webserver installed and the web-root is […]

21.06.2017

debian has „codenames“ for it’s releases… i always get confused which codename is what release number. with those commands you can easily identify both. hostnamectl seems to be the cross-distribution solution for that. user@suse12:~> hostnamectl Static hostname: suse12.domain Transient hostname: […]

20.06.2017

per default debian is not configured to forward traffic. on server/router/gateway: ping yahoo.de; # make sure internet connection works ifconfig eth0:0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up; # add additional ip vim /etc/sysctl.conf # Uncomment the next line to enable packet forwarding […]

system logging – log files – rsyslog rsyslogd
12.06.2017

TOS-based systems (Atari ST) used a row of bombs to indicate a critical system error. Number of bombs displayed revealed information about the error. The error (also called an exception) is reported by the Motorola 68000 microprocessor. The very first […]