Category: Support

Chrome Browser: Disable Password Passphrase Autologin Seahorse

Today i got a call and was asked how to STOP Seahorse from asking with a Passphrase Popup after opening Chrome or Chromium Browser: Seems that google implementated a new Tool for Security to Prevent Access to STORED Browser Passwords, BUT this won’t work on Desktops with USER AUTOLOGIN like Lightdm! Howto: open a Terminal an enter ln -s /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop /home/username/Desktop/google-chrome.desktop Now open the new Icon on the desktop with the mouse right click Change Command Line for Chrome : google-chrome-stable –password-store=basic %U or for (chromium): Now open the Browser with the new Icon Link On Ubuntu you can hold the Icon […]

WordPress: Enable Distraction Write Mode Editor

If you use WordPress, you perhaps switched off some features long time ago, once i missed was the Editor Fullscreen Mode where the Posting Paper only was shown. To enable it again: Login as User with Editor Rights Enter on Browser Fullscreen (Firefox = F11) Open with the Mouse the “Screen Options” Menu on the top right There you find the switch to select on. Now a “Cross Button” appear on the tools bar See on the right site the “Cross Distraction Button”, click to cleanup the Editor.  The WordPress Borders are hidden.    

Freifunk: Openwrt Router Setup Mesh Wifi Meshing

Many of Users have asked me what are the Advantages of using Freifunk WIFI Routers at Home? One of  my answer’s is that the Freifunk OS Openwrt SUPPORT the “MESH” Technology! This is mostly offered by high end WIFI Accesspoint’s or Industrial Devices. Mesh is a Communication Protocol where minimum 2 Devices handle WIFI Access Connections to a WIFI Endpoint (Client, like a Tablet) There are 3 supported “Mesh” Types: Mesh connects between LAN Ports Mesh connects between WAN Ports Mesh connects between WIFI (default) Here you see a Mesh Map of a Mesh Network (Public Admin Webpage Meshviewer): Advantage […]

Android Browser: GNU IceCat the better Android Browser for you?

If you use Android on your Tablet or Phone, and you like to get back more privacy and security you should take a closer look at the GNU IceCat Android Browser: Source: https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/38.6.0/ (Outside of Play Store) IceCat need NO Google Account and does not call home, install it and try it. I don’t wanne miss IceCat on my Cellphones Handling is same like Firefox, cause it’s based on Firefox Framework, but offers more user access.

WordPress: Get URL of all Posts

On a lot of  Blogs, Forum and Howto Pages i have read the Question: “How to get the URL of all WordPress Posts?” If you dont want to use a external Plugin which can be a Security Hole in the CMS you can fix it with a small Workaround: Login into WordPress as Blog Admin Create a New cenral Categorie like “Howtos” Now go to the Posts Page where all Content Pages can be seen as list Here SELECT ALL and do Bulk Action “ADD” to the new Categorie “howto” that’s it.. now all Posts listet like.. https://www.linuxonlinehelp.de/category/howto/ Remark: If […]

Apache: Count Visits on Console

If you use a Webserver like Apache, you can use a small script to Analyse your Logs. Create a analyse-web.sh Script with: $sudo nano /home/user/analyse-web.sh insert: #!/bin/bash cat /var/log/apache2/access.log | awk '{ print $1 }' | sort | uniq -c exit 0 System Output: 1573 www.domain2.de 3568 www.domain3.de .. If you change the “$1” to other value like “$8” you will get the count of touched files or folders! This shows you attacks on single Files by abnormal high counts! You can use cron to run it every 15Minutes and send it to mailbox of a user. And this way […]

FreeBSD: Monitor svn Updates

If you use the  svn subversion tool to update source tree or ports tree, you want to have a possibility to look back what was pulled, pushed and droped you can use a Log File to monitor the update scripts. This helps if you temporarily log out the Terminal Sessions for a Coffee break. Howto: Login to FreeBSD via SSH Use a tmux program like screen or tmux, if not installed, then install it. This allows ongoing operations on disconnects Run on the Terminal $tmux Run $sudo svn update /usr/src > /home/updates/svn.log #exit STRG+B then press "d" detach The svn […]

FreeBSD: Current Version port upgrade fails with “portsnap extract” bug

If you use the current “head” Version (Release 12) of FreeBSD with a svn updated /usr/src path you could run into errors after updating the OS via buildworld from sources. There’s a bug ahead Revision “r314099” at the “portsnap” lib that will stop on extracting the ports.tgz to /usr/ports! Solution: Pull again sources to /usr/src with $svn update /usr/src $make buildworld $make buildkernel $make installkernel $reboot $mergemaster -p $make installworld $mergemaster -FiU $reboot $portsnap fetch update #again.. to update ports tree $portupgrade -a $reboot This should work now, the failed portsnap extract function was a known bug. If you dont […]

Centos: Release 5 now “end of life”

On 2017, March 31th the official Release End of Version 5 is reached. This also touches SME Server Version 8.1. If you use this you must now upgrade the Webserver to the next Version. Checkout which last version offers latest Options like PHP7, MYSQL 6 ..more Checkout that you current Content PHP Kits Support the new OS Options (PHP7) As Remark you should do at first a FULL BACKUP of your DATA!! see here Save manual the /etc folder to Backup, dump crontabs and firewall settings! (ufw) Setup a fresh OS if you are not a Professional Admin cause to […]

Raspberry Pi: Resize Shrink SDCard Image Clone Backup Noobs

If you own a raspberry pi, in some cases it is useful to shrink the sdcard, cause you need often not more than 8/16GB. What do you need and how to solve shinking or extending the OS: Hardware you need: 2 empty SDCards (Source + Dest.) 2 SDCard Adaptors Micro-SD to SD Fullsize 2 SD-USB Card Readers, i use them for stable work, cause USB SDCard Readers on Laptops often fails (Shared Sources) 1 Laptop with Ubuntu CD inside the CD-Rom or installed ubuntu with gparted Howto: Plug the Cards into the Adaptors and into the Readers, connect to the […]

Rasperry Pi: SD Card Partitions Layout Noobs Backup Restore

If you use a raspberry pi for projects which is shipped with a 8GB SDCard it is very useful to know basics about the root, file and recovery system on the preinstalled card. Major Basics about the Partitioning you find here To save time the raspberry pi offers possibility to run a Full Backup if the pi is ONLINE! Cause the OS is running from RAM like Live Mode! For Backup you need a USB to SDCard Reader with Adaptor Micro SD to SD, and a second SDCard i use 16GB Class 10 Plugin the new SDCard into the Adaptor and into […]