Category: Debian

Linux Tip: Split Console Screen on Widescreen Laptop / PCs with “screen” and “terminator”

Current Laptops / PCs uses 16:9 Widescreen Displays and if you dont want to use Xorg (Gnome,unity,Openbox Desktops) you can use on Linux Console the program called “screen” it offers: – Split Consoles horizontally and vertically – disconnect the screen and let the scripts/commands active on remote Systems – reconnect if the remote Session was broken cause network problems On Gnome or unity you can use “terminator” see: – manpage of screen – http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/7453/how-to-split-the-terminal-into-more-than-one-view

Linux Info: UEFI + GPT + Secure Boot = Dongled OS = Printing Dollars

UEFI+GPT+dongled OS = Printing endles Dollars for PC Manufacter and  M$.   UEFI was offered for “security reasons” but in my opinion the normal users should be prevented by this “UEFI LOCK” to use Dual Boot or remove Windows on owned hardware, in cases of Mainboard failures the Users are forced to buy new Mainboards with OS-Key. Legacy Mode on Bios will disappear in the next generation of PCs than every OS is “dongled” to Hardware like MacOS to their Products…  

Debian Ubuntu: CEWE Fotobuch installieren unter 64bit Linux

Problem: Cewe Fotobuch Software wurde für 32bit Linux geschrieben lässt sich daher nach der Installation wegen fehlender Libraries nicht starten. Lösung: Download der Software von http://www.cewe-fotobuch.de/download/ Konsole öffnen (ähnlich Windows Dos Fenster – keine Mausgesteuerte Installation) die Datei Namens setup_Mein_CEWE_Fotobuch.tgz nach /tmp kopieren entpacken des Archives (.tgz) starten des Perlscripts nachträgliche Installation der 32bit Framedateien (Libraries) Copy&Paste: sudo cp setup_Mein_CEWE_Fotobuch.tgz /tmp sudo tar -xvzf setup_Mein_CEWE_Fotobuch.tgz sudo ./install.pl sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32gomp1 Unter Suse Linux 64bit sollte das gleiche Problem bestehen, hier mit Yast die 32bit Libraries suchen und installieren. ..und klappt..  

Debian Linux Wheezy: Partitioning 3TB Hard Drives with GPT Table (fdisk show 2TB max.)

Problem: On Debian Linux the brand new 3TB SATA Drives only seen as 2TB Drives by fdisk Background: GPT Partition Table must be used as new technology Solution: install “gdisk” the GPT Tool for big Drives with #sudo aptitude install gdisk clean the new Drives first Table Headers with #sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb count=1 bs=512 run now #sudo sgdisk /dev/sdb Command is “sgdisk” not “gdisk” = its Paket Name same on other Linux/BSD Systems on Windows use Paragon Tools

Linux FreeBSD: Protect your Disc Data against power loss

Problem: If you use IDE or SATA Disc Drives inside your Workstation or Server without a additional uninterruppted power supply after a power loss your Disc Drives can lose data, do not boot clean up agian or damage the drive headers and sectors. Background: SATA or IDE Drives uses “Disc Cached Controllers”, the count of this disc cache reach from 8 to 64 megabytes. In case of data write to disc, the disc controllers do cache some data who are often used. A Raid 1 Disc Mirror is affected too by this problem. SCSI od SAS are not using Cache […]