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Re-installing...because of a MOUSE problem!

Posted 01-24-2011 at 05:55 PM by MrCode
Updated 01-24-2011 at 06:06 PM by MrCode
Tags linux

I decided to completely re-install Arch from scratch on my lappy (save for keeping the /home partition of course).

Why? Mouse issues. Specifically, the newest Synaptic touchpad driver that came with the update to Xorg 1.9. I've been having a hell of a time getting the sensitivity correct (first it was too slow, then too fast), and the pointer would also stutter on occasion (I even posted in the Linux - Desktop forum about this little issue; still hasn't received any replies)....
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Desktop wireless

Posted 12-22-2010 at 08:04 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:27 PM by MrCode
Tags linux, wireless

Moving away from the general theme of depression and existential angst, I'd like to report a (however partial) small success: I'm posting this from my desktop computer, without the need for it to "piggy-back" on my laptop's wireless connection.

There's a slight catch, though: I'm having to do it roughly the same way I did it on Ubuntu: install ndiswrapper, set up the Windows driver for my Netgear WN111 USB wireless dongle through ndiswrapper, and hope for the best. It...
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Slow Intel video performance on Netbooks with EEEUBUNTU or JOLICLOUD [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:27 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:34 AM by angelo.fonzeca

The Story...

In the last few days, I choose to upgrade my Asus EEEPC 900 to EEEBUNTU NBR 3.0 (based on Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Jaunty).

After the installation, it was unbelievable how it worked badly...

The mouse pointer was tilting (as the mouse ball was unclean since 1990... Amiga like style!)...

Anyway all the system was very very very SLOOOOWWWWWWwwwww.

Oh My God!!!!!

Well, the solution was behind the corner......
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 1 ) - Modify the configuration file [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:23 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:29 AM by angelo.fonzeca

Introduction

OpenSSH is a daemon (a "service" in Unix environments) which helps system administrators to manage server remotely.
The SSH daemon is "similar" to "telnet" in the sense that it provides a remote shell for accessing Unix or GNU/Linux systems.
The main difference is that the latter doesn't use encryptation during the session, so it's easily to intercept the content of the communication between two machines (typically a client/server...
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Posted in Linux Security
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 2 ) - How to use RSA/DSA Keys [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:19 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:30 AM by angelo.fonzeca

[Note: This is a draft version of the post; it'll be revised as soon as possible]

Introduction

In my previous post, I explained you how to configure OpenSSH for improving its security. By the way, if your SSH service is available on the Internet and accessible by any IP address (e.g. You connect your client on the internet with a dynamic IP address and/or you want reach your server from anywhere...), it can be more exposed to brute force attacks! So a new "hardening...
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