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 I'm going to have to take a closer look at one of the comments: If this can work well…

Posted: 2005-09-17

All you need to know is found here 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 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: 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

Posted: 2005-06-21

Update to WP 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 file from CVS - this is not ready to run as it needs to be processed by…

Posted: 2005-06-07

The dnslookup section of the exim4 config contains To allow one specific subnet thru change it: Here it allows the 192.168.3.x network.

Posted: 2005-06-06

Running xfce4 - and have no gnome control panel - but I needed to change the default browser. will tell you what is set - in my case "epiphany %s" I tend to use opera - so did the trick

Posted: 2005-05-23

Full details on If you have LILO on the MBR then the grub-install device is the disk e.g. /dev/hda - not the root partition.

Posted: 2005-05-22

Sarge installation. Apache is 1.3.x (packaged). JBoss is 3.2.7 with tomcat. Aim: ajp13 working For each (or at least several) virtual host under apache we have an equivalent webapp running under jboss…

Posted: 2005-05-22

This machine is a debian sarge install (2.6 kernel). During installation - it was set up with root as ext3, some swap - and the rest of the disk as an lvm area. All partitions within this area are xfs…

Posted: 2005-05-20

Setting up subversion with svn+ssh access (non-DAV) on unstable. In migrating from woody with a combination of CVS and a backport of SVN 1.0 I would like to use SVN 1.1 to get the file system backend…