ASUS UX305UA and Linux

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The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

less than 1 minute read

… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 “Wheezy” gone stable

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Debian Wheezy has been released today. This release brings tons of new features, amongst which are multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

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As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

6 minute read

I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

3 minute read

I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

Autoswitching network interfaces

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Since I’m a lazy git, I want my laptop to automatically switch back & forth between my wired and wireless interfaces. Seems that stuff like Network Manager can do that for you, but it’s not really my thing. I don’t like stuff where you need a GUI to configure it, a duplicaton of network configuration, and it also tends to hang my machine. No idea why, though.

Linux on the Apple Macbook

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I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

Vmware console on Debian Lenny

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I just installed VMWare server on my gf’s linux-laptop, but the server console didn’t want to start for some reason… Just came back to the command line, nothing happening.


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I was trying to get GalleryRemote installed today on my Linux installation (because for obscure reasons, using the java applet in gallery directly crashes my browsers), which wouldn’t run. Attempting to run the installer gave obscure errors like: <br /> awk: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory<br /> dirname: erro...

Oh, I forgot…

less than 1 minute read

… but Debian Etch got released last week. Yay! :)

Goodbye Microsoft!

less than 1 minute read

Now we have a very simple way for the Windows-people to turn to linux: A windows installer to install Debian ;)

September in Spain

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On tuestday, 20 september I took the plane (yes, I gave it back ;p) once again to spain, to visit Diana :) :)