Unsurprisingly, the swiss army knife that is *NIX can solve an amazing array of problems without much fuss. For the past few years, I’ve needed to SSH into any of an array of machines behind many remote NAT routers. I’ve been getting by, until now, by directly SSHing to the router on the network I […]
Category: Tech Notes
Today I finally managed to get lossless HD audio working from my Linux media PC over HDMI! I’ll probably update this post as time goes, but for now it’s a quick recipe of what I did: Configure a PulseAudio ALSA sink to use the HDMI output Video cards present HDMI audio interfaces in an interesting […]
Mostly as a reminder to myself… it’s important to have a cron job that verifies your RAID array integrity on a regular basis. (Once a week is what most hardware RAID controllers seem to use.) This is accomplished with a command such as: echo check > /sys/block/md0/md/sync_action Replace md0 with the device name of your […]
I was made aware of this article by Chris Haverkate, and I think it deems sharing: Cool Open Source Games You Should Contribute To
Today I wanted to try a masked version of KDE on my laptop. As KDE is a very large set of packages, I was not looking forward to manually keywording every required package. Luckily, someone else has solved this problem. A quick Google search led me to autounmask which didn’t exist the last time I […]
Great article that reiterates the KISS method: Programming Things I Wish I Knew Earlier.
The scenario is this: I have a system with several external USB hard drives that are part of a RAID5 array. (It’s a work in progress, I’m simply out of SATA controllers right now.) The problem is that sometimes (about once per month) two or more of the drives will have USB bus errors simultaneously […]