Kategorie: Software

  • xsession-errors

    Ever since I upgraded my notebook with a SSD, I was looking for a way to minimise or avoid unnecessary write accesses. The tools of choice (on Linux at least) are iostat for a rough summary and pidstat for the details. With the help of those two one can easily figure out which processes are […]

  • Eclipse CDT crash

    If you’re using the Eclipse CDT for C++ development and experience crashes immediately after loading the workspace (during indexing) on Linux (I saw it on Fedora and openSUSE), you should use the workaround suggested in the corresponding Bugzilla entry. Essentially you have to add the line -XX:-UseCompressedOops to your eclipse.ini.

  • Fedora Live USB with GRUB

    As already mentioned in my last post, my laptop won’t boot from a USB stick prepared using a binary copy of an ISO (by means of dd). Here is the method I use to boot the Fedora Live images off my USB stick using GNU GRUB2. The device node of the USB driver is denoted […]

  • Fedora 15 Live USB for HP 8440p

    Unfortunately, none of the „common methods“ for creating a Live USB workes such that my HP EliteBook 8400p would boot them. The procedure described by Jordon Mears came closest. The only technical difference is, that for some obscure reason, the machine won’t boot from anything else than FAT when it comes to USB sticks. Here […]

  • Fedora 14 and SSH port forwarding

    Yesterday I upgraded also my workstation to Fedora 14 and soon ran into a rather unexpected problem that I couldn’t resolve due to an overwhelming amount of misleading reports and discussions on the web a.k.a. „noise“. The use-case was, that I tunnel from home to my workstation via SSH on a regular basis and for […]