HOWTO

Installation of Prosody XMPP server

6 minute read

Choosing “the” right messenger is not an easy task as you (or at least I do) want to pick one with a good balance of usability on the one side and security/p...

Installation of Jitsi Meet

3 minute read

Once I took care of my Matrix-Synapse server I also wanted to upgrade the OS of my Jitsi Meet server - which of course would force me to re-install everythin...

Migrating from Wordpress to Jekyll

4 minute read

This blog has seen a couple of Wordpress releases and for a short period was even hosted on Blogger. Since comments are disabled it’s a pretty static website...

Installing Nextcloud on a Synology NAS system

6 minute read

Since my Android of choice “CalyxOS” comes with a neat little backup utility called “Seedvault” which will create encrypted backups to Nextcloud I of course ...

Manjaro Linux

5 minute read

Since I last posted about a Linux distribution it’s been a while and it was all about Arch Linux. Well, four years later it’s again about Arch - more or le...

Arch Linux

9 minute read

Though I was tempted to switch to Ubuntu’s latest release on my “main” computer I decided to give Arch Linux the promotion. Not that there’s anything wrong...

Fedora 16

9 minute read

Fedora 16 has been released for quite a while but I just now decided to make use of my old Acer Aspire 5572 notebook again and install the latest Fedora rele...

Debian Squeeze & bluetooth audio

2 minute read

As I just got my hands on a new bluetooth headset - a Sennheiser MM100 - I wanted to make it work with Debian Squeeze (worked like charm with my Android phon...

Conky with Debian Squeeze & Samsung R780

4 minute read

I wasn’t aware of this nice little tool called “Conky” until I stumbled upon the Pinguy OS website and saw the screenshot of it’s default desktop. To make Co...

Debian is back…

7 minute read

Updated Nvidia installation howto on May, 22nd 2012 …on my computer! What is (in my opinion) the greatest of all operating systems is back: Debian 6.0 aka “...

Samsung R780 with Ubuntu 10.10

5 minute read

I wanted to replace my desktop computer by a laptop for quite a while now and as it started to randomly freeze - no matter which OS it ran - I decided the ri...

Lucid desktop install with lvm2

2 minute read

As I recently “reorganized” the partitioning scheme on my desktop system to gain some space for my flac music files I also changed the linux partitions to fu...

WLAN with Asus Eeepc 1000H and Lucid Lynx

2 minute read

Ubuntu’s latest release “Lucid Lynx” is out for a while now so I decided that this would be the right choice for my netbook “Asus Eeepc 1000H”. I went for th...

Grub2

3 minute read

The grand unified bootloader (grub) not being updated since 2006 Canonical announced to release the next Ubuntu version 9.10 - also known as “Karmic Koala” -...

Vanilla kernel for Debian Lenny

4 minute read

The default Linux kernel of Debian Lenny is of course very stable - but a little outdated. If you’re the more adventurous type (or just need support for newe...

WBT-201 & Fedora 10 (building RPMs)

4 minute read

Of course I wanted my Wintec WBT-201 gps logging device to work with Fedora as it did with Debian/Ubuntu (see this post). And after playing around a little i...

Installing and configuring Fedora 10

6 minute read

I still like Debian and Debian based distros like sidux or Ubuntu most, but - as always, if something works too well - I want something new… As I recently jo...

“gpsbabel 1.3.5” for Ubuntu Hardy

1 minute read

Ubuntu Hardy Heron is out but sadly it comes with a rather old version of gpsbabel: 1.3.3. To read data from my Wintec WBT-201 I need at least gpsbabel versi...

Creative Zen & Debian

1 minute read

Since I recently became the proud owner of Creative’s Zen (8GB) mp3 player I wanted to make it work with Linux. So I prepared myself for some hours of google...

WBT-201 & Debian/Ubuntu

3 minute read

As I liked the idea of geo tagging my pictures I decided to buy Wintec’s WBT-201 GPS logger. It’s a neat little device and fits into every pocket - so no pro...

(K)Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

7 minute read

About two months ago Ubuntu 7.10 aka “Gutsy Gibbon” was released and I couldn’t resist… So I first gave the KDE flavored amd64 version of Kubuntu a chance wh...

Etch & Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS

2 minute read

As Linux is my main OS I always wanted to make my USB DVB-T stick work with it. Luckily this worked and thanks to some very good HOWTOs (look here and here) ...

Installing sidux

6 minute read

As already mentioned, sidux is a pretty nice Linux distro and I’m beginning to like it a lot! I’m running sidux for quite a while now and thought I’d share s...

Installing Nvidia driver in Debian Lenny

less than 1 minute read

If you’re running Debian testing (aka “Lenny”) which brings no Nvidia driver packages - only the legacy ones - or like to install the latest drivers by Nvidi...

Beryl with Feisty & Nvidia

1 minute read

I’d like to start by pointing out that there’s no logical reason to use Beryl as your default window manager - except for fun and eye candy! As Ubuntu Feisty...

Pidgin for Ubuntu Feisty

1 minute read

Ubuntu Feisty comes with a beta of Gaim 2 and I as tried to compile “MusicTracker” plugin for Pidgin (formerly Gaim) I ran into errors complaining that Pidgi...

Qemu with Debian Etch

2 minute read

Recently, I wrote something about installing VMware server on Ubuntu Edgy, which should basically work with Debian’s Etch, too. There is an alternative to VM...

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn & Acer Aspire 5572 ZWXMi

4 minute read

This HOWTO was listed at TuxMobil - Linux on Laptops, Notebooks, PDAs and Mobile Phones (Now replaced by: Fedora 9.) I recently couldn’t resist in buying a ...

Upgrading to “Lenny”

2 minute read

With “Etch” being released as new Debian stable I decided to upgrade to “Lenny”, Debian’s new testing branch. By the time of writing the difference between s...

Etch amd64: installing 32bit apps

2 minute read

If you’re running Debian Etch for amd64 you might want to install some 32bit applications, too. As some browser plugins (like Adobe’s Flash oder Sun’s Java) ...

Configuring Debian Etch

2 minute read

Grub As mentioned in my last post, installing Etch was very quick and easy. If you need to boot the installation CD/DVD with special kernel options, they wi...

Installing Feisty in VMware

3 minute read

The main goal of installing VMware of course is installing Feisty in VMware. Installing other operating systems in VMware doesn’t differ from the method desc...

Installing VMware Server on Edgy

2 minute read

With VMware Server being free now, there’s a great tool available for testing different operating systems, which is very good if you like to have a sneak at ...

Exaile! media player

1 minute read

A few weeks ago I stumbled over Exaile!, an excellent media player for Linux which aims to be the GTK pendant to KDE’s Amarok and it fit’s great into Ubuntu’...

Customizing “Edgy” HOWTO

2 minute read

Ubuntu Edgy is installed - but that’s only half the way! Here are some tips and tricks on how to customize your installation of Edgy. As I’m using a rather c...

Installing “Edgy” HOWTO

4 minute read

Ubuntu is a fine and easy to install Linux distro but of course it doesn’t lack some small bugs or other little issues, but they are easy to overcome - if yo...

DVD playback with SUSE 10.1

1 minute read

As already mentioned, getting Linux to playback DVDs is a little tricky, because in some countries (including Germany) it’s illegal to use the needed library...

Multimedia in SUSE 10.1

1 minute read

As for all major Linux distributions SUSE comes with almost no support for multimedia. At least mp3 playback is possible via Real Player or amaroK if you ins...

Compiling Gaim2 on SUSE 10.1

2 minute read

Recently I couldn’t resist installing Gaim2. As there are no rpm’s for SUSE 10.1 (you could take a look at Guru’s repository, but that would be the easy wa...

Using “smart” with SUSE 10.1

2 minute read

As already mentioned SUSE’s ZENworks package management doesn’t do it’s job and YOU (Yast Online Update) isn’t really better. The alternative is smart. If yo...

Installing SuSE Linux 10.1

2 minute read

I’d like to write a short HOWTO on installing SuSE Linux 10.1 for amd64. It’s how it worked for me and my computer and doesn’t mean to be THE way. So first ...