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  • 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 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 […]

  • HP Ambient Light Sensor on Linux

    Often, the simple answers are those you don’t find on the web. Here is one of them with hopefully enough keywords to make it findable: To activate the Ambient Light Sensor on my new HP EliteBook 8440p (article and pictures will follow later) running Fedora 13, the following command (issued by root obviously) did the […]

  • Secure Firefox with AppArmor

    To „lock down“ Firefox on an openSUSE 11.3 machine, I used the four AppArmor profiles you find below. The first is an openSUSE default profile and the second is based on the openSUSE default profile. My changes include support for PulseAudio sound and the Flash plugin, where the latter is realized with local profiles that […]