Category: GNU-Linux

Fedora CentOS RedHat – adding new fonts to the system for LibreOffice to use
15.12.2019

Adding new fonts for all users To install fonts for all users for example the boring company font: https://www.futurafree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/futura-bold.zip one need to login as root and create a directory under /usr/share/fonts/ # tested on hostnamectl Static hostname: centos.localdomain Chassis: laptop […]

linuxjournal.com – Linux Journal shut its doors for good :(
16.08.2019

Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye https://www.linuxjournal.com/ 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 […]

Cinnamon Desktop (Gnome3 fork) vs MATE Desktop (Gnome2) a review
06.08.2019

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 […]

24.07.2019

“Linux desktop remains an unpopular choice among mainstream desktop users, making up a little more than 2% of the desktop operating system market share. This is in contrast to the web server market share, which consists of 70% of Linux-based operating systems. […]

ntpd – when fundamentals fail
06.07.2019

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 time.google.com PING time.google.com (216.239.35.4) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from time2.google.com (216.239.35.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=43.5 […]

how to ssh into your android phone
01.07.2019

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) – https://f-droid.org/app/org.galexander.sshd # start the ssh server app # […]

lnav – like less but more colorful output of log files
03.02.2019

CentOS8: ccze author not willing to maintain ccze. no ccze and not even lnav available. how to monitor all logs… https://dwaves.de/2017/06/15/linux-monitor-all-logs-in-real-time-d-follow-all-show-changes-to-log-files-under-varlog/ as i was wondering what combination of less -R with or without ccze would allow me to view log […]

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems
23.01.2019

in comparison to Y2K: “The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

Setup Bluetooth Headset under linux debian gnome2 mate desktop
23.08.2018

preparations on terminal: detect your hardware: you can get old but well supported notebooks/laptops here like the dell latitude e4310 with this intel-spy-on-me wifi/bluetooth module on board: lshw |grep lue description: Bluetooth wireless interface product: DW375 Bluetooth Module capabilities: bluetooth […]