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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...

Debian Wheezy

4 minute read

Recently the Debian project released the first beta of it’s to be Debian 7.0 aka “Wheezy” installer. Reason for me - of course - to check it out! So I grabbe...

Pimping Unity’s indicator panel

2 minute read

With Unity becoming Ubuntu’s default desktop we had to say goodbye to all those nice applets we got used to (or at least I did) while running Gnome 2.x. I’m ...

Kernel-remover for Fedora

1 minute read

Once you have Fedora running for while you’ll gather a bunch of kernel updates on your harddrive - and it’s likely you’ll need none of the old ones anymore. ...

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 “...

HTC Desire

4 minute read

Since about 3/4 of a year now I’m the proud owner of an Android powered smartphone: I decided to go with HTC’s Desire which is kind of a rebuilt of Google’s ...

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...

“googlecl” RPM for Fedora

less than 1 minute read

Recently Google released a command line tool to manage it’s many different services: googlecl. This might be handy for those who want to script some operatio...

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” -...

sidux 2009.2

6 minute read

On July 15th sidux 2009.2 was released. I was looking forward to this release because it’s the first one with KDE4 and I didn’t wanted to go through the ha...

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...

Switching from mp3 to ogg

5 minute read

When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs - and this might include MP3 playback. I have n...

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...

sidux 2008.02 “erebos” released!

less than 1 minute read

Since yesterday the new sidux release “erebos” is available! As sidux follows a rolling release cycle you can always update your running sidux to the latest ...

“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...

Ubuntu 8.04 aka Hardy Heron (beta)

2 minute read

It isn’t for long, until the new Ubuntu Linux “Hardy Heron” will be released. Time for me to have at least a short look at it and provide some screenshots. S...

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...

Linux Documentation: Management Style ;-)

1 minute read

Recently my attention was brought to a small snippet of the kernel documentation which was really funny. It was about “taking the blame”. I then installed th...

(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...

sidux - the “easier” sid

1 minute read

I was playing a little distro-hopping lately and - having a big favor for Debian - came across “sidux”. This distro is released by former “Kanotix” develop...

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...

Back to the roots!

1 minute read

Installing Vista did of course (and not surprisingly) overwrite the MBR so I couldn’t boot into Ubuntu anymore. I took this as an excuse for doing a clean ...

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 ...

Edgy: recent kernel update & nvidia driver

less than 1 minute read

The recent security fixes for Edgy included a kernel update to version 2.6.17-11, which left me with a non starting X server. However, I booted the old kerne...

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...

Ubuntu it is - again

1 minute read

So, I went for Ubuntu Edgy. Fedora Core 6 gave me some hard times updating because yum couldn’t resolve some dependencies - I never had this kind of troubl...

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...

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...

A short glimpse at “Edgy”

1 minute read

Recently I couldn’t resist (those voices in my head told me to…) and give Kubuntu’s Edgy a try. I downloaded the “desktop install” iso for amd64 ignoring the...

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 ...

Ubuntu and SUSE

1 minute read

As I already mentioned I recently changed from Ubuntu to SUSE. Why? To sum it up: I was up for a change! :-) And I liked the way SUSE integrated 32bit Softwa...

Linux and me

2 minute read

With “SuSE Linux 5.3” I gave Linux the first try. I just got quite familiar with Windows 95 and was up for something new. I didn’t really know what I was doi...

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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 ...

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Software

UnifiedPush and ntfy

3 minute read

Running an Android phone without Google’s proprietary Play Services - which drain your phone’s battery like mad - comes with the downside of not being able t...

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 ...

GTK G-Rays2: Debian/Ubuntu packages

1 minute read

Still I like to make use of my WBT-201 GPS logging device by Wintec. (I might have mentioned this before ;-) ). Wintec does not provide software for Linux an...

Pimping Unity’s indicator panel

2 minute read

With Unity becoming Ubuntu’s default desktop we had to say goodbye to all those nice applets we got used to (or at least I did) while running Gnome 2.x. I’m ...

Kernel-remover for Fedora

1 minute read

Once you have Fedora running for while you’ll gather a bunch of kernel updates on your harddrive - and it’s likely you’ll need none of the old ones anymore. ...

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...

“googlecl” RPM for Fedora

less than 1 minute read

Recently Google released a command line tool to manage it’s many different services: googlecl. This might be handy for those who want to script some operatio...

Switching from mp3 to ogg

5 minute read

When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs - and this might include MP3 playback. I have n...

“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...

(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...

WP Theme “MDAGM” released

less than 1 minute read

This is the release of my first Wordpress theme: “Modernpaper Dark And Green Mod”. As already mentioned, it’s based on “Modernpaper 1.0” by Performancing, so...

A new theme - again

less than 1 minute read

I was still looking around for a new Wordpress theme and finally found one which I liked: “Modernpaper” by Performancing. The layout is simple and clean and ...

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...

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 ...

New design

1 minute read

After upgrading to the latest WordPress release I felt for change in my blog’s layout. The upgrade itself was painless as ever following these instructions. ...

Jabber IM

1 minute read

There are a lot of instant messengers out there but most of them are sponsored by big companies like Microsoft (MSN/Live Messenger), AOL (AIM, ICQ) or Yahoo ...

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’...

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...

New Mozilla Firefox 2.0

less than 1 minute read

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has just been officially released! I’m using Firefox since the days of version 0.4 where it was still called “Phoenix” and I like where i...

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Hardware

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 ...

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...

HTC Desire

4 minute read

Since about 3/4 of a year now I’m the proud owner of an Android powered smartphone: I decided to go with HTC’s Desire which is kind of a rebuilt of Google’s ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Creative Zen (& Explorer problems…)

2 minute read

My Creative Zen Xtra (30GB) is a little big so I was up for a new and smaller MP3 player. I decided to buy Creative’s Zen (8GB). It’s a quite handy device an...

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...

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) ...

BIOS “F8” for GA-M55S-S3 :-(

less than 1 minute read

Gigabyte released a new BIOS for their GA-M55S3 motherboard and I couldn’t resist updating. To make it short: if you’re running Linux, don’t… After updating ...

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...

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 ...

BIOS “F6” for GA-M55S-S3

less than 1 minute read

Already available since March 20th, I just recently decided to update my Gigabyte motherboard “GA-M55S-S3 (rev 1.0)” with the latest BIOS, which is by the ti...

My Vista Experience, Pt. 2

2 minute read

Vista and current hardware should be no problem. But what about some more ancient piece of hardware? Before installing Vista I upgraded my motherboard’s BIO...

Back again!

less than 1 minute read

I’m back - finally! I got a new computer (no, not for Christmas, bought the parts myself a few weeks ago and assembled it myself) and until now it works grea...

My computer died…

less than 1 minute read

Last week my computer died… I’m writing this using one of my old boxes. I don’t know what happened, it just left me with a small bang and died. I think there...

My computer

1 minute read

I got my computer about a year ago and assembled it myself. Though I like playing around with hardware from time to time, I’m always really glad when it’s al...

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Ubuntu

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...

Ubuntu 8.04 aka Hardy Heron (beta)

2 minute read

It isn’t for long, until the new Ubuntu Linux “Hardy Heron” will be released. Time for me to have at least a short look at it and provide some screenshots. S...

(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...

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...

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 ...

Installing Feisty in VMware

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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...

Edgy: recent kernel update & nvidia driver

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The recent security fixes for Edgy included a kernel update to version 2.6.17-11, which left me with a non starting X server. However, I booted the old kerne...

Exaile! media player

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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’...

Installing “Edgy” HOWTO

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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...

Ubuntu it is - again

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So, I went for Ubuntu Edgy. Fedora Core 6 gave me some hard times updating because yum couldn’t resolve some dependencies - I never had this kind of troubl...

A short glimpse at “Edgy”

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Recently I couldn’t resist (those voices in my head told me to…) and give Kubuntu’s Edgy a try. I downloaded the “desktop install” iso for amd64 ignoring the...

Ubuntu and SUSE

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As I already mentioned I recently changed from Ubuntu to SUSE. Why? To sum it up: I was up for a change! :-) And I liked the way SUSE integrated 32bit Softwa...

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Debian

Vanilla kernel for Debian Lenny

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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...

sidux 2008.02 “erebos” released!

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Since yesterday the new sidux release “erebos” is available! As sidux follows a rolling release cycle you can always update your running sidux to the latest ...

Creative Zen & Debian

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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

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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...

Etch & Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS

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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

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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

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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...

Qemu with Debian Etch

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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...

Upgrading to “Lenny”

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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

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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

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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...

Back to the roots!

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Installing Vista did of course (and not surprisingly) overwrite the MBR so I couldn’t boot into Ubuntu anymore. I took this as an excuse for doing a clean ...

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Windows

My Vista Experience, Pt. 3

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Lately, I had some trouble installing a new Nvidia display driver: During installation of this driver Vista told me that “Age of Empires II Update 2” was not...

My Vista Experience, Pt. 2

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Vista and current hardware should be no problem. But what about some more ancient piece of hardware? Before installing Vista I upgraded my motherboard’s BIO...

My Vista Experience, Pt. 1 ½

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Today only two screenshots made with Vista’s “Snipping Tool” (by the way, very cool)… This is the new Windows Control Panel with all new icons and the new “W...

My Vista Experience, Pt. 1

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I finally did it… The voices in my head told me to… I couldn’t resist any longer… So I ordered “Windows Vista Home Premium” at Amazon and installed it. In th...

“Zune” Theme for Windows

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Due to the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Zune-Player they released a new theme for Windows XP. Looks nice if you like black and it kind of fits to the new ...

New Mozilla Firefox 2.0

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Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has just been officially released! I’m using Firefox since the days of version 0.4 where it was still called “Phoenix” and I like where i...

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Android

Mobile messenger apps

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The thing about trust is it’s a very individual matter. For example I do trust Google (to a certain degree), however I do not trust WhatsApp or even less Fac...

HTC Desire

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Since about 3/4 of a year now I’m the proud owner of an Android powered smartphone: I decided to go with HTC’s Desire which is kind of a rebuilt of Google’s ...

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SUSE

DVD playback with SUSE 10.1

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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...

Using “smart” with SUSE 10.1

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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

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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 ...

Ubuntu and SUSE

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As I already mentioned I recently changed from Ubuntu to SUSE. Why? To sum it up: I was up for a change! :-) And I liked the way SUSE integrated 32bit Softwa...

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Music

Music streaming services and sound quality

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Back when I was a teenager I spent a lot of time listening to music. I mean really listening to it - not just keeping it running in the background while doin...

Switching from mp3 to ogg

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When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs - and this might include MP3 playback. I have n...

“Martyr”

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A little “nerd-off-topic”, but as I’m a big fan of Depeche Mode since the days of “Master and Servant” and “People are People” back in 1984, I’d like to ment...

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Mac

Me and a Mac…

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I finally did it and got myself a MacBook. Gone those years I made fun of Mac users? Well no, I guess not… ;-) The main reason why I bought the MacBook was c...

Switching from mp3 to ogg

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When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs - and this might include MP3 playback. I have n...

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Wordpress

WP Theme “MDAGM” released

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This is the release of my first Wordpress theme: “Modernpaper Dark And Green Mod”. As already mentioned, it’s based on “Modernpaper 1.0” by Performancing, so...

A new theme - again

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I was still looking around for a new Wordpress theme and finally found one which I liked: “Modernpaper” by Performancing. The layout is simple and clean and ...

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Linux - SUSE

Multimedia in SUSE 10.1

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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...

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Blogger

10 years…

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…well, kind of. I’ve started this blog 10 years ago but I did not contribute a word during the last 4 years. Beginning last year I moved from Wordpress to Bl...

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iOS

Mobile messenger apps

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The thing about trust is it’s a very individual matter. For example I do trust Google (to a certain degree), however I do not trust WhatsApp or even less Fac...

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Web

Migrating from Wordpress to Jekyll

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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...

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