Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Vertical dual screen setup with XRandR and Compiz

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I recently bought a Samsung Syncmaster. As opposed to the last time I tried to setup my second screen in a vertical position it worked this time. The Samsung screen has the same viewing angle and picture quality when positioned vertically as it has when positioned default horizontally.... Read More

Linux network troubleshooting with the weirdest case scenario

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

So my server crashed for the third time in a short time period the other day. Hopefully it won’t happen again.... Read More

Process Watcher

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

My VizReader server has crashed 3 times in roughly as many weeks now and I have no idea why, nothing unusual shows up in the logs.... Read More

Backing up with Unison and cleaning up with FSlint in Ubuntu

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Backing up... Read More

Cairo Dock – Buuf style!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I’ve just finished customizing Cairo Dock in Karmic Koala, I installed through the weekly repository which worked like a charm. At first I tried installing the default Ubuntu version through Synaptic but that older version proved to bee too unstable, the one I have now is 2.2 and runs like a charm.... Read More

Remote MySQL database backup with local Linux shell

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

There is a lot of talk about a lot of automation tools these days. Truth is though that you can cover a lot by simply using a normal shell script and some common Linux tools.... Read More

Batch FTP with NcFTP and Ruby

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I just experienced the weirdest thing ever on a shared hosting space (avoid For some reason folders I knew to be there (accessible through http) were not showing up in the FileZilla directory browser. Files I just had to download due to a hosting move.... Read More

Some thoughts on Chrome

Friday, June 25th, 2010

When the news of the Chrome browser first hit the world I just didn’t get it? Why would Google spend that much time and effort into making a new browser when there already were so many nice ones out there, what was the strategy, the gain? They claimed it was fast and lightweight, well at that time Firefox felt fast enough for me, that plus all those amazing addons just made it incomparable.... Read More

Getting a server back online

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Last week our host had a power outage and the backup power didn’t kick in or something. In any case, the end result was a reboot of all our servers, which went surprisingly well, except for one.... Read More

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) 64bit on a SONY VAIO AW11Z

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

First of all, I have to say I’m really happy the way it turned out, at the moment I’m having no problems at all running a 64bit version of Ubuntu, but damn, the road here was horrible.... Read More