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HowTo: OpenVPN through SSH tunnel

In this HowTo, I'll describe how to set up an OpenVPN connection to a server that is accessible only through an SSH port forward. This config will only create a single point-to-point connection. No subnet routing, just 2 IPs: Server + Client. The assumed scenario here is Ubuntu/Debian based and was ...
by peter_b
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 pm
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: HowTo: OpenVPN through SSH tunnel
Replies: 0
Views: 974

Debian 9: "Unit samba.service is masked"

[PROBLEM] Trying to start samba service on Debian 9 (Stretch) with systemctl: $ systemctl start samba Returns this error message: Failed to start samba.service: Unit samba.service is masked. Systemctl status gives me: ● samba.service Loaded: masked (/dev/null; bad) Active: inactive (dead) [SOLUTION...
by peter_b
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Debian 9: "Unit samba.service is masked"
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

Validating with existing hashdeep textfile

Here's one way to check the current folder, with the data in the fixity textfile "MD5DEEP.md5": $ hashdeep -l -e -vvv -r -a -k MD5DEEP.md5 . Parameters: ⋅ -l: Relative paths mode. Otherwise you'll only get "file moved" messages ;) ⋅ -e: Estimate time. Shows a ...
by peter_b
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:07 am
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: HowTo do a quick deep hashing/fixity of subfolders
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Kdenlive: "Cannot initialize Movit's GLSL manager, ..."

[PROBLEM] I wanted to enable GPU processing in kdenlive (on Xubuntu 16.04, 64bit), but got this error message instead: Cannot initialize Movit's GLSL manager, please disable Movit :( [SOLUTION] Haven't tried it yet, but starting kdenlive in a terminal, gave me the following information: Shortcut fo...
by peter_b
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:32 am
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Kdenlive: "Cannot initialize Movit's GLSL manager, ..."
Replies: 0
Views: 1252

HowTo do a quick deep hashing/fixity of subfolders

You may find or search this under "md5deep", but the command - as well as its package - was renamed/superseeded by "hashdeep". Where "md5sum" creates a textfile per folder, the command "hashdeep" can be used to create fixity information for a whole subfolder s...
by peter_b
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:01 am
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: HowTo do a quick deep hashing/fixity of subfolders
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Raspbian: "amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0"

[PROBLEM] On Raspbian Stretch, I'm trying to adjust the volume on the shell/commandline, using "amixer", but get the error message: amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0 [SOLUTION] Thanks to post on github by user R00t8ug : okie, for raspberry pi user douban.py inside find &quo...
by peter_b
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:11 am
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Raspbian: "amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0"
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

ImageMagick: "convert not authorized" error

[PROBLEM] Converting several PNGs into a PDF using Imagemagick, I get the following error: convert: not authorized `output.pdf' @ error/constitute.c/WriteImage/1028 Although the command is valid, checked, correct and everything: $ convert *.png -resize 1920x1920 -compress jpeg -density 150 -units P...
by peter_b
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: ImageMagick: "convert not authorized" error
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Pico CMS: 404 not found error on any content page

[PROBLEM] After installing Pico CMS (v2.0) according to its documentation , I get the default "content-sample" which explains you how to get started by adding markdown files. I did that (or at least I thought I did), but regardless of how many subfolders and .md pagefiles I've added: I ke...
by peter_b
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:05 am
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Pico CMS: 404 not found error on any content page
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

https failing: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

[PROBLEM] If you get the following error message when trying to connect to a site over HTTPS: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to sandbox.av-rd.com:10080. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG The p...
by peter_b
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: https failing: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Ubuntu:Proprietary network drivers unavailable after install

[PROBLEM] When installing Xubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad S21e, the proprietary broadcom drivers are still required for the WiFi. The problem is, that although these show up in the "additional drivers" GUI on the live system, but once installed that option is gone :shock: This is espec...
by peter_b
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Ubuntu:Proprietary network drivers unavailable after install
Replies: 0
Views: 2281

Backup copy of "auto-hide.css"

Here's the content of the "auto-hide.css" mentioned above (just in case): /* * Auto-hide the URL-bar and bookmarks bar, show on hover or focus * * Contributor(s): Alex Vallat */ :root[uidensity=compact] #navigator-toolbox { --nav-bar-height: 33px; --tab-min-height: 29px; } :root:not([uiden...
by peter_b
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:02 am
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Vim Vixen: auto-hide navigation toolbar
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

Vim Vixen: auto-hide navigation toolbar

With Firefox Quantum, the glorious age of Vimperator seems to finally be ending... :cry: Thanks to Shin'ya Ueoka, there's Vim Vixen , which brings some of the vim(perator) feeling back to the current Firefox. Since Vim Vixen doesn't hide the navigation toolbar by default, here's a short "HowTo ...
by peter_b
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 pm
 
Forum: HowTo's
Topic: Vim Vixen: auto-hide navigation toolbar
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

MPD: "Failed to decode..."

[PROBLEM] Suddenly a well functioning MPD (on Raspbian Jessie 9.1, Raspberry Pi v1) didn't play songs anymore. Playlists could be loaded, library searched - but no audio output. Throughout this text here, "one_of_my_songs.mp3" is a placeholder-filename of the actual song it tried to play....
by peter_b
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: MPD: "Failed to decode..."
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

Changing batteries. On mobile devices...

When trying to open (*) a smartphone or tablet, you literally feel what its vendors think about repairing and maintaining their devices. Repairing them is frustrating and humiliating and the device left with scratches and a bent mainboard. Feels like violating the device. Feels wrong. Feels like I'm...
by peter_b
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:19 am
 
Forum: Quotes
Topic: Changing batteries. On mobile devices...
Replies: 0
Views: 905

Mnemonic poem for Markdown syntax

Here's a nice mnemonic poem by Paul Saletan, to remember basic Markdown syntax: Markdown code for the poem above: ###Headlines start with hashes - List items lead with dashes To use numbering instead 1. Type a digit and dot ahead Please... ...indent code blocks 4 spaces Bracket [link names](http://m...
by peter_b
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Mnemonic poem for Markdown syntax
Replies: 0
Views: 1041
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