Category: IT

  • Vmware and tmpfs

    With the installation of udev a tmpfs file system is mounted on top of /dev at boot. Device nodes are created automatically by udev as the devices appear, but in the case of vmware it doesn’t work. Vmware needs some device nodes that are created when vmware is configured, so they aren’t there when /dev…

  • Resampling audio data

    I’ve never done much with audio data, so when I had to write some audio files to cd, and they weren’t sampled at the right rate, I had a problem. Fortunately, I found sox: sox input.wav -r 44100 output.wav resample did the job. And I tought it was going to be difficult 🙂

  • Mozilla Thunderbird and the order of accounts

    It has long annoyed me that I couldn’t control the order my mail accounts are listed in the left pane in Mozilla Thunderbird. In the end I decided to just edit my ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/default.xxx/prefs.js file to get it right, and after several unsuccessful attempts I found out how easy it is. Open your prefs.js file in…

  • I love my internet connection

    I have my internet connection through a community network called Bryggenet, which serves a part of Copenhagen with internet, cable and telephony services. The connection is a shared 62Mbit/s line, brought to my house through a 100Mbit/s network 25 september 2004, 09:50 $ apt-get update Fetched 9470kB in 3s (2420kB/s) $ apt-get dist-upgrade Need to…

  • Nautilus: where do you want to go today?

    Nautilus: where do you want to go today?

    The new spatial nautilus is generally nice, but sometimes the mime type detection messes up. This time I had an sftp: location open, where I have a symlink to another folder on the remote server. First the symlink is shown as a file of an unknown type, but when I double click on it to…

  • OpenOffice.org won’t print with CUPS anymore

    For some reason oowriter has decided it doesn’t want to print with CUPS anymore. I had set up CUPS_SERVER to point to my home server, so I wouldn’t need to maintain a print setup on our laptops, and every other application prints nicely, but OOo. In the print dialog the two CUPS printers are there,…

  • GNU Emacs and UTF-8 locale

    I recently wanted to shift to a UTF-8 locale, because I wanted to play with stuff like writing in Arabic, and because it seems to be the road forward. So I switched and GNU Emacs starts to enter garbage in my buffers. I type “æøåÆØÅ é퀓, but Emacs gives me “æøåÃÃà éí⬓. Ever so slightly…

  • Old stuff moving over here

    I’m moving most of my old Linux related material over here, to have it all in a single location. Since the material is old, I backdate the pages so they won’t appear on the front page. Currently migrated are: Linux on Asus L8400 laptops Linux on Olivetti Echos laptops

  • Using the Mail led with remote mail

    I recently switched all my mail reading over to using IMAP over SSL, and needed to get GNOME’s Inbox Monitor applet to handle it. It doesn’t do it natively, so I had to use a script to do the check. It is done easily with fetchmail. I have found a way to use the extra…