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 kernelUnder 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_6If this can work well with…

Posted: 2005-09-17

All you need to know is found here http://deb.riseup.net/storage/encryption/dmcrypt/CommentsStock debian 2.6 kernel works just fineStock 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_mailstatsTo…

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-onlyExample - 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

Posted: 2005-06-21

Update to WP 1.5.1.2 seems to have fixed the RSS feeds

Posted: 2005-06-14

For some reason the munin packages in debian sarge don't seem to include the spamstats plugin.I fetched the latest spamstats.in file from CVS - this is not ready to run as it needs to be processed by…