Schlagwort: Linux

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Embed PDFs from Zotero

    I’m using Zotero to organise my bibliography. Not only do I store citation information, but I also love the possibility to let it organise the corresponding PDF files. That way I have full-text search and a superb tagging facility for almost everything I read and might need to use and cite later. As a Fedora […]