Category: GNU Linux fail – Linux Journal shut its doors for good :(

Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM LINUX JOURNAL, LLC: On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to […]

ntpd – when fundamentals fail

servers/clients/computers/programs/services/webservers need accurate time… they usually get it from time servers that have an atomic clock attached to their USB port. (just guessing) ping PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=43.5 […]

VirtualBox under LinuxDebian – Hang Hung VM on Starting Virtual Machine

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 […]

GNU Linux debian gnome2 mate with cups – adding new printer – automatic printer driver search – dysfunctional crash – how to set default (system wide) paper size and also in LibreOffice

what printers have good GNU Linux support? how to set default paper size/format? how to set default (system wide) paper size? (creditz) theoretically it should be set here: (creditz) /etc/papersize simply by: echo “a4” > /etc/papersize thats how users […]


after killing this “Hung” process… htop still reported 100% cpu usage… but not by what process? top says it is systemd-coredum… p   ps uax|grep coredump root      4834 51.9  9.4 119256 95648 ?        R    16:39  11:24 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-coredump 4716 1000 100 […]

23.09.2016 Checkout: IceCat Ok, let’s put this straigt. Mozilla HAD (!!!) a contract with Google from 2012 – 2014 that showered them with money – which they probably got a lot of shitstorms, and online-bashing. But even worse: Google stole […]


in General: NFS is pretty fast protocol for accessing files. It uses less overhead than SMB/CIFS and therefore acchieves greater performance. method1) rsyncing to a nfs-mounted qnap nas went with 20,7 MBytes/sec. method2) while directly ssh-rsyncing to qnap works only […]


one recognized a very strange behaviour… the defined share in /etc/samba/smb.conf could NOT be accessed. No matter the config. So one added an obsolete “test” share… and was able to access all the other shares that were denied previously (“data”).


USE YOUR QNAP ONLY TO STORE BACKUPS! NEVER UNIQUE DATA OF WHICH NO BACKUP EXISTS! (like your holiday-pictures that you removed from your laptop harddisk to free some space… ARGH… and that you PLANNED to burn on DVD but never […]

linux -> debian -> upgrade problems – who the f*** is python-numpy ?

tested on: Linux debian7 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux here an example how aptitude can resolve a problem that apt can’t resolve (easily). how to solve the problem: #!/bin/bash # the problem: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of […]


gparted is super nice partition management program THANK YOU GPARTED TEAM 🙂 argh… well i guess nobody is perfect, therefore no human made product can be perfect, therefore to become (at least almost perfect) means to learn how to manage […]