Posted: 2006-03-27

The Address Book was showing that the phone was connected - but incoming SMS never reached the mac, outgoing SMS disappeared into thin air and incoming calls always showed as Unknown. The solution is…

Posted: 2006-03-27

Well - having got the mac mini - time to get bluetooth net access running - just for the fun of it. To get bluetooth internet access running for my S700i Sony Ericsson I found the following two places…

Posted: 2006-03-27

The new intel based mac mini supports only USB - not PS2. To connect my keyboard I had to obtain a PS2 to USB converter - and I had some issues with layout and key codes. First - I use a normal PC…

Posted: 2006-02-26

This site has just been updated to use Wordpress 2 with Gallery2 v 2.1RC1a and the relevant WPG2 plugins. It should all be working right now - but if you have any problems please let me know.

Posted: 2006-01-30

There are two kinds of certificates available - self-certified (free - but people will have to either accept the certificate or manually install it) or paid for (you buy it from a Certificate…

Posted: 2006-01-27

The 2.6 series kernel only allows one owner of a block device (http://evms.sourceforge.net/install/kernel.html). I need to use the BD Claim patch. This is the only change made to the default debian…

Posted: 2006-01-17

This is a shortened version of udev and DVD/CD RW under debian unstable for non-udev systems. To get CD and DVD burning running under debian on a 2.6.x kernel Under 2.6 ide-scsi (SCSI emulation) is…

Posted: 2006-01-15

Well - this machine is now running on a 2.2 GHz Athlon-64 3500 with 2Gb RAM - instead of the old 700MHz PIII. As part of this the box is now primarily registered in the chrissearle.org domain…

Posted: 2006-01-04

Taken from the dpkg bot on #debian: where key is the key ID reported missing from aptitude

Posted: 2005-12-29

Background: A debian machine (unstable) with a 100Mb root/boot ext3 partition (hda1), a 500Mb swap space (hda2) and the rest of the disk under lvm2 (hda3). Problem: I use a custom kernel (needs the…

Posted: 2005-12-09

mplayer works best with the real time clock (rtc) device /dev/rtc. It also wants to be able to set frequency up to 1024 as a user. First make sure the rtc module is loaded - one way is to add rtc to…

Posted: 2005-12-07

An article popped up on debian-administration.org. I'm going to have to take a closer look at one of the comments: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/302#comment_6 If this can work well…

Posted: 2005-09-17

All you need to know is found here http://deb.riseup.net/storage/encryption/dmcrypt/ Comments Stock debian 2.6 kernel works just fine Stock debian kernel is modular - so looking in /proc/crypto before…

Posted: 2005-09-03

Note to self - here's the tar command you keep having to lookup

Posted: 2005-08-29

Trying out the RSS feed aggregator Planet from http://www.planetplanet.org/ This is the same aggregator used by Planet Debian amongst many others.

Posted: 2005-08-23

The script for monitoring exim4 mailstats does not take into account the greylist temporary reject - it shows as a true reject. The affected file is symlinked in at /etc/munin/plugins/exim_mailstats…

Posted: 2005-08-23

I have a 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 11g PCMCIA card lying around - 3CRWE154G72. I wanted to get it up and running using debian unstable. I've never got this card to play nice with the prism drivers…

Posted: 2005-08-03

Had a powercut over most of Oslo. When this box came up the partition table on /dev/hdb was totally gone. Now - this is not good since most of the partitions on the box are lvm2 partitions using…

Posted: 2005-06-30

Something new learned today: http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2004/02/css-ie-only Example - include an IE specific stylesheet (to correct for IE's CSS border model) without hacking the stylesheet to…

Posted: 2005-06-30

Just a note to self - to generate a new certificate