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This is part 1 of a multi-part post. I am breaking this one up to make it easier to follow. In my efforts to manage the temperatures and therefore fan speed of my nvidia graphics cards I have created two scripts. There are two as one step only needs to Read more…


After a long time of searching I have finally found the cause, video card heat from my three Asus ENGTX465 video cards.


I recently managed to get several SSDs and two went into my desktop. For the operating system of choice I installed Gentoo (more on that later). I was fighting for some time to get utf8 characters to display properly in my terminal (xterm) to no avail. The locale was set Read more…


Multiple monitors are becoming more and more common these days. In previous posts I detailed how my desktop system has three Nvidia¬† based Asus ENGTX-465 cards with a monitor each. I have been using xinerama to configure the screens to allow me to move a window across all the screens Read more…


apparently the Linux kernel now requires perl to compile.


As part of a test project I am working on I am installing OpenWRT on a TP-Link MR-3020. During the process I quickly learned that the default images would not have what I needed, and sadly installing additional packages via opkg was not an option as once the initial update Read more…


I have installed Endian Firewall CE quite a few times. There have been several times I have run in to odd anomalies during the install that cause problems and force me to try again. I figured it was worth sharing what seems to work to resolve these problems. Each time Read more…


Currently if you wish to monitor the wireless signal level and other stats from your WiFi card under XFCE your options are limited. There is only one panel plug-in that is part of the XFCE Goodies project called xfce4-wavelan-plugin. It is nice but not quite what I wanted. I don’t Read more…


Part 2 of the gentoo server config. I need to have some sort of monitoring in place, nothing live or real time but something that just allows me to check on things. In the past I have set up and used phpsysinfo


slim was not allowing consolekit and policykit to work correctly so I have been logging in and starting X manually. I decided to resolve this by trying lxdm

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