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15 years of DEBIAN starting from version 5 "Sid" until the recent 9.5 "Stretch".
Before that done 6 years of system administration including a SCO UNIX Server and a couple of Windows Servers and dozens of workstations. The largest system was nearly 100 PC's, devices etc. at 3 locations with LAN and VPN's, Firewall and Phone via landline and VoIP.

Have fun, and maybe share your knowledge with me.

WACOM DTU-2231 on Debian Jessie(8) & Stretch (9)

Posted 02-17-2019 at 04:15 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 04-11-2019 at 07:53 AM by error_401 (Update)

Lately got this great display-tablet for my laptop. It can be used either as a display mapped to the screen or as a separate monitor. When not connected to the VGA/HDMI it will act as a digitizer tablet inputting onto the active screen. After having messed up my hard-drive I had to re-install Debian and went for the Debian 9.7 (Stretch).
I found out that it works the exact same way as with Debian 8 (Jessie).

When connected to the HDMI/VGA it acts as a separate display. The...
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GnuCash - Jahresabschluss und Neueröffnung

Posted 08-30-2018 at 09:21 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 08-30-2018 at 09:22 AM by error_401

Fast nirgends findet sich eine einfache und auch für Laien verständliche Anleitung zum Jahresabschluss mit GnuCash. Die meisten geben zwar gute Tipps, z.B. für jedes neue Jahr eine neue Datei anzulegen, allerdings keine Anleitungen wie der Gewinn/Verlust verbucht, die Buchhaltung abgeschlossen und eine neue mit leeren Aufwand/Ertrags Konten eröffnet wird.

INFO: Löscht keine Konten aus der Gruppe 9 bevor ihr nicht sicher seid, wozu es dient.

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Debian 9 on ACER E5-571

Posted 11-05-2017 at 04:45 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Installation of Debian 9 via CD-ROM with an image including firmware.

ACER Aspire E5-571 with dual Celeron and 4GB RAM.
Pre-installed Windows 8.1 fully patched OCT 2017.

I will give a short overview only. You have to search for the single steps explanation on the internet and how to do a specific task if you do not know how.

Largest loss of time is to prepare Windows 8.1 for the installation.

0. Backup your stuff
1. Update...
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SONY XPERIA X Compact - data transfer

Posted 09-15-2017 at 08:29 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 09-15-2017 at 08:31 AM by error_401

Got a new phone and ran into the usual trouble of how to get my pics and stuff on the phone to my computer.

Tried a couple of manual hacks which can work but are awkward such as mounting the device. The security on the new Android 6 + 7 messes up quite a bit of stuff there and all I want to do is transfer files back and forth. Pics from the phone to the computer some music to the phone.


KDE Connect works just great

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DEBIAN - unable to start X Server

Posted 10-22-2016 at 05:21 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Sometimes it happens that x won't start

- No graphical interface login (kdm) (gdm) do not start
- Terminals are available except for #7 which normally is the x Server's
- When trying to start the x-Server from a console logged in as normal user we get errors
- Error is: unable to start core services

It may be a problem with a full harddisk.
It seems that the syslog can under some circumstances become quite large (several...
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