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IPv6: use "/etc/sysctl.d"

Another option that I now find slightly cleaner than modifying "/etc/sysctl.conf" directly, is to use the "/etc/sysctl.d" folder to keep this config separately (and easier to enable/disable it). 1) Create a file called "/etc/sysctl.d/70-disable-ipv6.conf" 2) Put the sam...
by ^rooker
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:26 pm
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Debian: Disable IPv6
Replies: 1
Views: 2150

gdisk: "Error is 123."

[PROBLEM] I've attached a SATA disk using a SATA-to-USB3 adapter. dmesg output said it shows up as "/dev/sdh", but gparted didn't show it - and gparted threw the following error message: Problem opening /dev/sdh for reading! Error is 123. [SOLUTION] It was a 3.5" regular spinning HDD...
by ^rooker
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:49 am
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: gdisk: "Error is 123."
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Ubuntu: add-apt-repository hangs

[PROBLEM] Trying to add a new PPA, using the (already) good-old "add-apt-repository" just hangs and waits forever. Nothing happens. Probably timeout of some kind. I run into this on every new installation since 18.04, and I keep forgetting what it was. Shame on me... [SOLUTION] APT is try...
by ^rooker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Ubuntu: add-apt-repository hangs
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Xubuntu 18.04: Bluetooth OFF by default

I'm very happy that recent kernels support bluetooth chipsets properly out of the box! Hooray! But, I like to have bluetooth disabled after boot - and only turn it on manually on demand. Especially on notebooks. On recent Xubuntu 18.04, the following command disables that the bluetooth service start...
by ^rooker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:24 am
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu 18.04: Bluetooth OFF by default
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Ubuntu 16.04 & torbrowser-launcher: Verification failed

[PROBLEM] Installing the "torbrowser-launcher" package on Xubuntu 16.04, claims that it cannot verify the signature of the downloaded tarball: "Signature Verification Failed. You may be under attack or there might just be a network problem" [SOLUTION] The package uses an outdate...
by ^rooker
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 & torbrowser-launcher: Verification failed
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Linksys WRT54GL

Code: Select all
Username: <NONE>
Password: admin


More infos and instructions for resetting the router to default values in this Lifewire article about the WRT54GL's default password
by ^rooker
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Device default passwords
Replies: 7
Views: 8869

HowTo: Create exFAT partition on GNU/Linux

Quick overview: ⋅ This guide assumes you already have the required packages installed. ⋅ Create a partition of type "7" (in fdisk): HPFS/NTFS/exFAT ⋅ Format it using "mkfs.exfat" 1) Create the partition: Create a partition and set it to type "7&...
by ^rooker
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:12 am
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: HowTo: Create exFAT partition on GNU/Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 1416

Create encrypted USB stick

We've already written a HowTo for creating a LUKS encrypted disk image file, but here's the "regular use case": An encrypted USB stick. NOTE: This HowTo looks way longer and more difficult than it actually is. If you're in a hurry, or don't need the additional information just jump to the ...
by ^rooker
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:57 am
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Create encrypted USB stick
Replies: 0
Views: 921

Debian: APT waits forever connecting to repo over IPv6

[PROBLEM] On Debian 9 (Stretch), any apt action hangs at the following IPv6 host: 0% [Connecting to prod.debian.map.fastly.net (2a04:4e42:1b::204)] [SOLUTION] It's not really a solution, but a workaround since the IPv6 path in this network doesn't seem to be configured. I've disabled IPv6 on that m...
by ^rooker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Debian: APT waits forever connecting to repo over IPv6
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

Xubuntu & Jami:

[PROBLEM] I've installed "Jami" for testing on Xubuntu 16.04 (64bit), using snapd: $ sudo snap install jami --edge I could open Jami once and created an account. Then it crashed, and since then I suddenly cannot open Jami/Ring anymore due to this error: Unable to initialize. Make sure the...
by ^rooker
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:28 am
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Xubuntu & Jami:
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

tune2fs: "bad magic number in super-block"

[PROBLEM] I was trying to set a fsck on next reboot on my / partition. So I did: $ sudo tune2fs -c 1 /dev/sdb1 ...and my heart almost stopped when I got this error :shock: : tune2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb1 Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock. [SOLUTION]...
by ^rooker
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:35 am
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: tune2fs: "bad magic number in super-block"
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

So true...

"A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor"


Source: http://blog.ervits.com/2015/11/virtualb ... vm-in.html
by ^rooker
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Brainstorming & Smalltalk
Topic: Stuff to print on T-Shirts
Replies: 28
Views: 28013

Paradeiser ausgeizen

(aus)geizen ist geil!


...mit einem Comicbildchen einer kleinen Paradeispflanze dazu :)
by ^rooker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Brainstorming & Smalltalk
Topic: Stuff to print on T-Shirts
Replies: 28
Views: 28013

rsync: [generator] write error: Broken pipe (32)

[PROBLEM] Trying to copy data from an SD card onto a mounted Samba share (CIFS on Ubuntu Server 18.04). But every now and then the copy freezes and then exits with the following error message: rsync: [generator] write error: Broken pipe (32) dmesg says: [197910.744340] CIFS VFS: Free previous auth_...
by ^rooker
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: rsync: [generator] write error: Broken pipe (32)
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

Trump is president

⋅  we didn't vote him because we want him, but: ⋅  just to let you know we're still having impact/power ⋅  as you see: we're willing to use drastic measures ⋅  not stopping at the insane to show our unhappiness ⋅  stuff everyone thought impossible/u...
by ^rooker
Wed May 08, 2019 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Quotes
Topic: Trump is president
Replies: 0
Views: 980
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