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Tips, tricks and tweaks for your system.


I updated the CM10 install on my HTC Sensation today to a release built on the 21st. After the update I noticed I was having data problems. The icon would show no data, then flash 3G, then back to no data. I read all over the forms on XDA and Read more…


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…


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…


During a recent security scan of the network I manage at work I came across an unauthorized Access Point. I started poking around to locate and lock down the AP but hit one major bump, I could not find a way to show which machines were associated with the AP that was on the network. The AP in use (that is supposed to be there) is a Linksys WAP54GP.


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


Since I am up late I will hammer this out while it is fresh in my mind. I am using my netbook more and more. As noted in the previous post “Gentoo Server Config -1” I use NFS on my home server. Well I would like access to the NFS Read more…

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