Category: cool tested GNU Linux Apps


# should work as simple as ffmpeg -i “input.mkv” “output.mp4” # tested on hostnamectl; Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-13-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 ffmpeg -version ffmpeg version 4.1.6-1~deb10u1 Copyright (c) 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 8 […]

LibreBoot – (how to mount luks2 encrypted volume) LVM encrypted volumes needs correct CMOS clock time – Volume Group not found – failed to read int token error parsing metadata

to recover the data: how to mount luks2 encrypted volume possibility: remove harddisk, attach to sata2usb adapter, then mount on different machine like this: # unlock encrypted harddisk udisksctl unlock -b /dev/sdb5 udisksctl mount -b /dev/mapper/ubuntu–vg-root Mounted /dev/dm-1 at /media/dpm/e8cf82c0-f0a3-41b3-ab28-1f9d23fcfa72 […]

Freetz Alternative Firmware for Older FritzBoxes

JavaScript can compromise the user’s network devices! pretty evil are devices/routers with security problems, that can be exploited from javascript. so basically opening a webpage with a browser that has javascript enabled (which most browsers have) might scan the user’s […]

how to copy and paste outside of vim – system clipboard to another other gui applications – the 1 million lines text editor benchmark onemillionlines.txt

what is the problem? for whatever reasons a lot of vim packages come compiled without system -clipboard support. furthermore: for copy & paste per default vim uses it’s own registers (not the default primary and secondary system clipboard that […]

Cinnamon Desktop (Gnome3 fork) vs MATE Desktop (Gnome2) a review

Cinnamon desktop developed by Developer(s) Linux Mint team! – is a beautiful desktop (default on Linux Mint) alternative to Gnome2 MATE. BUT: still prefer Gnome2 MATE (at least on GNU Debian Linux) because it is: minimalistic / very resource efficient […]

how to ssh into your android phone

update: 2020-05 for whatever reason the following SSHDroid app does not work anymore. please checkout the even easier to use (default port: 2222) and setup: SimpleSSHD (Easy to use SSH server) – # start the ssh server app # […]

lnav – like less but more colorful output of log files

CentOS8: ccze author not willing to maintain ccze. no ccze and not even lnav available. how to monitor all logs… as i was wondering what combination of less -R with or without ccze would allow me to view log […]