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by peter_b
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Netgear R7800 + Wifi On/Off button = unable to enable wlan
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Netgear R7800 + Wifi On/Off button = unable to enable wlan

[PROBLEM] I own a Netgear R7800 . I am highly disappointed of this device! :x (*) (Warning: This "howto fix ..." post contains ranting about Netgear.) Anyways: When pushing the "Wifi On/Off"-button (2nd from the right) for 2s (as instructed in the manual), the WiFi goes off - bu...
by peter_b
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Quotes
Topic: Random quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 7692

Everyone has a right to be stupid once in a while.

Found this on a wireless router forum thread:
"Everyone has a right to be stupid once in a while. Yet some just abuse the privilege."
by peter_b
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: LTO/LTFS: Notes during setup on Ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 0
Views: 139

LTO/LTFS: Notes during setup on Ubuntu 20.04

Code: Select all

ltfs -o devname=/dev/sg3 /mnt/ltfs
Length mismatch is detcted. (Act = 4096, resid = 0, resid_sense = 4016).
https://github.com/LinearTapeFileSystem/ltfs/issues/157
by peter_b
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Thunderbird: Unable to add contact(s) to address list
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Thunderbird: Unable to add contact(s) to address list

Thunderbird has Address Books and Address Lists . "Lists" literally means "mailing lists" in this context. Therefor, only contacts with e-mail addresses can be added to "lists". So you cannot use "lists" as an arbitrary grouping option to organize e.g. phone c...
by peter_b
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu suspend by commandline / keyboard shortcut
Replies: 1
Views: 1907

Xubuntu suspend by commandline: "xfce4-session-logout"

I just realized this: pm-suspend does *not* lock the screen. For security reasons you *want* your screen locked for suspend. Is it a bug? No. :oops: Locking is not pm-suspend's job. Depending on the system (desktop) environment, locking is done by another program. for XFCE4 that's: "xflock4&quo...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers

If installing the packages throws the following error: Setting up desktopvideo-gui (12.1a9) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mediaexpress: mediaexpress depends on libegl1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) | libegl1-x11; however: Package libegl1-mesa is not installed. Package libegl1-x11 is not i...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Xubuntu 20.04: Installing Blackmagic Decklink drivers

1. Download the Decklink drivers from Blackmagic website. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/ The file is called something like this: Blackmagic_Desktop_Video_Linux_12.1.tar.gz 2. Extract the tar.gz file. 3. Install the .deb packages. In the subfolder of the extracted Blackmagic Desktop Video...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: AMIA/vrecord: brew install gtkdialog "makeinfo" error
Replies: 0
Views: 167

AMIA/vrecord: brew install gtkdialog "makeinfo" error

$ brew install gtkdialog Outputs the following: ==> Downloading https://github.com/puppylinux-woof-CE/gtkdialog/archive/0.8.4d.tar.gz Already downloaded: /home/pb/.cache/Homebrew/downloads/9ad1b9aa93836cdde8a71070ff94b52c7c4d75777648ab8dc3bab09b9d35dd8e--gtkdialog-0.8.4d.tar.gz ==> Installing gtkdi...
by peter_b
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Win10 + Xubuntu 20.04: Dualboot UEFI issues
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Win10 + Xubuntu 20.04: Dualboot UEFI issues

[PROBLEM] Fresh install of Win10, then fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04.3: Both installed, but no boot manager/option shows up to select Ubuntu - Windows just boots as if noone else was there. :? I've searched the web and it seems to be a common problem, but possibly due to different reasons. Therefo...
by peter_b
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Quotes
Topic: PB's law II: "Most people prefer stable over bleeding-edge"
Replies: 0
Views: 221

PB's law II: "Most people prefer stable over bleeding-edge"

A recent survey I made, confirmed the following assumption: PB's law II: "Most people prefer stable over bleeding-edge" Not all, but most. The domains in which who prefers what are arbitrary though. However, the source of this assumption is: Most people are annoyed by digi-obsolescence. Ma...
by peter_b
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Quotes
Topic: PB's law: "Sooner or later every software will be FOSS or perish."
Replies: 0
Views: 217

PB's law: "Sooner or later every software will be FOSS or perish."

I claim the following: "Sooner or later every software will be FOSS or perish." It's mainly based on observation from different IT sectors, like System administration (SysAdmin), development, desktop - including AV and gaming - as well as embedded systems. It's simply a lot of effort (deve...
by peter_b
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: LibreOffice Writer: Table cell format (numbers)
Replies: 0
Views: 169

LibreOffice Writer: Table cell format (numbers)

Since LibreOffice Writer is intended for writing, finding the formatting options for table cells is a bit different then in LibreOffice Spreadsheet. Here's a short and simple HowTo for setting number format in table cells within an OpenDocument Text (.odt): Select the table cell(s) you want to forma...
by peter_b
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Nextcloud: Mysteriously appearing "recent" contacts
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Nextcloud: Mysteriously appearing "recent" contacts

I've created a brand new Nextcloud account on our brand new server - ready to migrate our previous data to this one. To my surprise and confusion, this new account suddenly had its "Contacts" populated! :shock: These contacts were correctly related to the email-address I've used for this n...
by peter_b
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Create TAR over SSH
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Create TAR over SSH

Tar works fine with pipes, so here's a copy of commandline recipes by Mickaël Bergem : Execute this on the host that will receive the data from the source server: $ ssh user@source-server "tar czpf - /some/important/data /some/other/file/or/folder" | tar xzpf - -C /backup/destination/folde...
by peter_b
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Vim: Counting words/characters
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Vim: Counting words/characters

Select a visual range Press "g" then "Ctrl+G". At the bottom, in the status bar you should now see something like this: Selected 14 of 102 Lines; 110 of 375 Words; 750 of 2575 Chars; 750 of 2577 Bytes If you have no range selected, the stats will be for the whole document, relat...