Tag Archives: Linux

old-fashioned kernel upgrading

I keep the kernel on my Linux box fairly up to date. With more or less every point release, after my distro, Gentoo, has released a fairly ‘mature’ patched version, I upgrade. However, I’m thinking that I’m using some pretty … Continue reading

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Use of Backup in Anger!

I lost my entire RAID10 array yesterday. In a fit of “too much noise in office” I removed the hot swap SCSI array box from my workstation box, attached it to a wooden platform, and suspended it in a large … Continue reading

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Google Browser sync now open source!

One of the downsides to Firefox 3 is the mouse scrolling speed on Linux (not on OS X), and the fact I can no longer share my passwords, my bookmarks, and cookies between my Mac and Linux box. I did … Continue reading

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Don’t just leave your backups alone, check them!

I use a Readynas+ to backup all my Linux using a homegrown incremental Rsync script and my Mac using SuperDuper.  For the last few weeks the space on the little Nas has been getting pretty low.  I just thought that … Continue reading

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SMBFS to CIFS

Note to self.  If you are ever going to migrate some Samba shares from using the deprecated SMBFS to using CIFS instead, then instead of just changing the filesystem in FSTAB, then wondering why the dammed thing refuses to mount. … Continue reading

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Linux Raid Wiki

There’s a lot of outdated stuff concerning Linux software raid out there. Over the last 6 months there’s been a concerted effort by people on the Linux Raid mailing list to improve this situation. The continuing results can be seen … Continue reading

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History Meme

Ok I give in. After seeing this on many blogs over the last 48 hrs I have to give in. history|awk ‘{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf “%5d\t%s\n “,a[i],i}}’|sort -rn|head Macbook Pro 98 ls 96 cd 30 ping 29 ssh 26 du … Continue reading

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Linux to OS X

It’s been 12 months almost in my new job, and those 12 months have seen a slow migration to having my MacBook Pro(MBP) as my main computing plaything. Previous to this I’ve always had a Windows laptop as a business … Continue reading

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Incremental backups using Rsync

Many thanks for Raj for pointing me to this great tutorial on making incremental backups using Rsync. I’ve been using rsync for a while for backups now. First my Macbook Pro’s Docs and Scripts directories are synced with my Linux … Continue reading

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Missing XInputExtension when using XForwarding over SSH

I recently had some issues whilst trying to tunnel an Xsession over to another machine (basically as I was too lazy to walk downstairs to my Mythtv box to use xxdiff to analyse 2 config files). Using this command ssh … Continue reading

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