Category: Debian

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 […]

07.06.2017

file access modify creation time will always be in UTC format. In which time offset is +hours or -hours from Longitude: 0° (Prime Meridian) Prime meridian (Greenbich) GPS: 0° 00′ 05.3101″ W Other names: Z / Zulu Time Zone Time […]

apt cheat sheed
06.06.2017

About: apt is a mainly-online-repository-based („AppStore“) software installation – package management system used by Debian and Ubuntu. But – you can also manually download a package.deb and install it with dpkg -i package.deb. What might be confusing – it consists […]

installing lilo boot loader on debian8 – just because you can
30.05.2017

uname -a; # tested with Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2 (2017-04-30) i686 GNU/Linux su; # become root apt-get update; apt-get install lilo; # install the thing liloconfig; # generate config file /sbin/lilo; # install lilo to mbr enjoy […]

15.05.2017

the commands used for xfs are different. this is only valid for ext3/ext4. preparation: you should move your /home to a separate partition. Warning! You will need to have „physical“ access to the server’s console in order to perform these […]

04.05.2017

what real value can add linux to mankind? efficiency – less power consumed – less waste – because it runs well on old hardware as well transparency – should actually dissalow tyrannie and dictatorship – because you SHOULD acutally be […]

03.05.2017

tested on Debian 8.7 change background picture: use gimp to create a png with the dimensions: 640px x 480px (to reduce filesize go Image -> Mode -> Indexed -> 256 Colors… ) Ctrl+E -> Export to background-grub-ideal-linux.png # copy that […]

30.04.2017

there are multiple possibilities… # if you have vlc player installed (apt-get install vlc) cvlc –play-and-exit Debian_Linux_Startup_Linux_Sound_Collection.ogg # paplay seems to be part of the package: pulseaudio-utils – Befehlszeilenwerkzeuge für den Soundserver PulseAudio paplay Debian_Linux_Startup_Linux_Sound_Collection.ogg snould work both 🙂 try […]

27.04.2017

in this example, i want to remove boinc, because it takes ages to shutdown during shutdown… can’t wait that long… in general: aptitude is better at handling dependencies than apt apt-get –purge autoremove packagename; # in general su; # become […]

Debian8.7 vs CentOS7 vs. SUSE12 – kernel version – filesystem – directory structure – RAM memory usage
24.04.2017

it is interesting to see what kernel+filesystem the distributions rely on. Kernels: While CentOS is still on 3.10, Debian is believing in 3.16, and SUSE is „latest“ with it’s 4.4 Version kernel. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/linux-kernel-4-0-new-features https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Linux-Kernel-macht-Versionssprung-auf-4-0-2557302.html you can upgrade with Debian to […]

Open Letter to Chris Lamb – Debian Lead
22.04.2017

Dear Mr Lamb, thanks for your work and commitment to GNU Debian Linux (right on Mr Stallmann :). i read most of https://www.debian.org/vote/2017/platforms/lamby and i could/would like to contribute to the Debian Website/Wiki all things web-realted. I love Debian – […]

16.01.2017

So it seems pretty hard to find a grafix-card that runs on completely open source and not closed-source drivers. we try never the less we try. Reception and impact https://www.mtu.edu/materials/department/faculty/pearce/ http://www.openhardware.org/ Cover for „Open-Source Lab“ by Joshua M. Pearce (2014). […]

30.12.2016

it is as easy as: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cdrom_image.iso in my case the dvd-drive was sr0 not cdrom. dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/mnt/sda4/DVD/filename.iso # to identify your dvd-drive you can use: inxi -d; # inxi = Command line system information script for console […]