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by ^rooker
Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: SanDisk Sansa Clip+: "Error accessing playlist control file"
Replies: 0
Views: 2

SanDisk Sansa Clip+: "Error accessing playlist control file"

After having to button-reset (20s hold power-btn) my beloved Sansa Clip+, it now throws the following error repeatedly:

"Error accessing playlist control file"

https://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=34683.0
I've now removed the file now.


To be continued...
by ^rooker
Sat Mar 23, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: (re)program Baofeng BF-88E, GT-22
Replies: 0
Views: 1750

(re)program Baofeng BF-88E, GT-22

With a set of Baofeng PMR 446 MHz walkie talkie radios, the initial channel frequencies didn't match between: BF-88E and GT-22 models. This can easily be fixed using CHIRP (a free, open-source tool for programming your radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provide...
by ^rooker
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: MPV: Lua socket (non-blocking)
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

MPV: Lua socket (non-blocking)

Here's a rough example for a non-blocking IP (TCP) port listening for incoming connections, without blocking the video playback: (OS is Xubuntu 20.04, MPV v0.32.0) -- Import LuaSocket library local socket = require("socket") print("Socket.") -- Create a TCP socket and bind it to ...
by ^rooker
Wed Jan 03, 2024 10:12 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Mousepad on Xubuntu 22.04: No markdown syntax highlight
Replies: 0
Views: 4079

Mousepad on Xubuntu 22.04: No markdown syntax highlight

I've filed a bug report on this one, since I find it odd: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mousepad/+bug/2047968 In 22.04, several things have "regressed" for my flavor of using Xubuntu. Keyboard shortcuts not working (as expected by me, a long term user): * `Super + Right, Super ...
by ^rooker
Wed Jan 03, 2024 10:06 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: XFCE4 Thunar: Browse samba network shares (Xubuntu 22.04)
Replies: 0
Views: 3840

XFCE4 Thunar: Browse samba network shares (Xubuntu 22.04)

On a minimal install of Xubuntu 22.04 (jammy), you don't get the option to browse network shares (samba/smb/cifs) in Thunar out-of-the-box. You need to install the following packages, then log-out-back-in and it just works :D $ sudo apt install gvfs-backends smbclient Thanks: https://askubuntu.com/q...
by ^rooker
Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: (x)ubuntu ISO: boot in efi/non-efi mode
Replies: 0
Views: 10590

(x)ubuntu ISO: boot in efi/non-efi mode

When booting an Ubuntu installer ISO (eg from a USB-stick) on an EFI-capable machine, it may sometimes happen that it still boots the legacy-BIOS version. I finally found out *why* this happens - and how to change that. When you select the boot-device in the BIOS, make sure it boots the medium (USB-...
by ^rooker
Wed Oct 18, 2023 10:25 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: PHP: date/time functions give wrong minutes
Replies: 0
Views: 7339

PHP: date/time functions give wrong minutes

[PROBLEM]: PHP functions seem to show the wrong number of minutes in a formatted timestamp: Commandline shell "date" program says: $ date: Wed 18 Oct 2023 10:22:42 AM CEST # PHP functions `printf("Time: %s\n", time());` Time: 1697617364 `printf("Formatted: %s\n", date('...
by ^rooker
Sun Sep 24, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: HiDPI on XFCE4 (Xubuntu Xenial)
Replies: 0
Views: 7303

HiDPI on XFCE4 (Xubuntu Xenial)

Running Xubuntu 20.04 with XFCE 4.14 on a 2k display. Here's what and how I've configured to make it look and feel fine: hidpi_xfce4-screenshot.png I'm pretty sure I've not configured my setup completely right for the first time. So I must admit I'm surprised that I don't want that 2k display on my ...
by ^rooker
Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Debian 10: Error - Release file not valid yet (for ... days)
Replies: 0
Views: 7180

Debian 10: Error - Release file not valid yet (for ... days)

[PROBLEM] Running "apt update" on a virtual machine (Debian 10) that I haven't booted in a long time: Reading package lists... Done E: Release file for http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/buster/updates/InRelease is not valid yet (invalid for another 547d 18h 41min 49s). Upda...
by ^rooker
Wed May 10, 2023 10:09 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: HowTo: Firefox and HiDPI (XFCE / Xubuntu)
Replies: 0
Views: 8943

HowTo: Firefox and HiDPI (XFCE / Xubuntu)

I'm using a 2k BenQ display on XFCE4 (Xubuntu 20.04), and it works, but it's still a bit of a bumpy ride. I know there's been some updates regarding HiDPI since 22.04, due to the more recent xfce4 packages, but it still feels too scattered too remember - *where* to find and change which value to get...
by ^rooker
Wed Apr 12, 2023 9:25 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: The post-chroot sys/proc/dev mounts
Replies: 0
Views: 8086

The post-chroot sys/proc/dev mounts

According to ArchLinux Wiki "Using Chroot" : mount -t proc /proc proc/ mount --rbind /sys sys/ mount --rbind /dev dev/ mount {sys,proc,dev} on target system - *then* chroot to that folder: $ chroot FOLDER_WHERE_THE_OS_TREE_IS Thx ArchLinux Wiki: Hat mir schon oft den Arch gerettet... ;)
by ^rooker
Mon Jan 02, 2023 1:21 am
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Dual-boot with 2 Xubuntu versions - one LUKS encrypted
Replies: 0
Views: 8998

Dual-boot with 2 Xubuntu versions - one LUKS encrypted

Purpose of this HowTo: Abstract: Have 2 (Ubuntu-flavored) Linux, separate on different partitions. One of them LUKS encrypted Install on EFI (=using the EFI System Partition (ESP), too) The /home folder is on a different physical disk. Also LUKS encrypted But: /boot is cleartext (*) Steps: Boot a li...
by ^rooker
Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:13 am
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Check USB stick for physical health: badblocks
Replies: 0
Views: 8521

Check USB stick for physical health: badblocks

This is merely a short writedown of something I always forget for years now: (Should work on most GNU/Linux distros, but I've usually used it on Debian-flavored ones (eg Xubuntu)) Assuming the to-be-checked storage media (eg USB-Stick, HDD, etc) has the physical device name of "/dev/sdX" (...
by ^rooker
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Linux: SD card "error -84 requesting status"
Replies: 0
Views: 10858

Linux: SD card "error -84 requesting status"

Inserted an SD card into a notebook (Xubuntu 20.04.3) and nothing happened: Nothing showed up for mounting. "dmesg" shows the following error message: [41117.523403] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0 [41117.523405] Buffer I...
by ^rooker
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Xubuntu 20.04: Can't install openssh-server (dependency)
Replies: 1
Views: 8348

I know what caused it. I think.

It puzzled me why it appeared on so many different PCs that I've set up from scratch, and noone had noticed on the Internet except for me. That's odd. And unlikely. So I guess the reason is that I always disable all automatic updates as one of the first things when I setup a new machine. I seriously...