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12 happy years of experience with DEBIAN starting from version 5 Sid until the recent 8.3 Jessie.
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.

I like to experiment and then share the experience. With sharing I may post silly stuff and get corrected - the way to learn something from anybody.

Have fun, insight and maybe share your knowledge with me.

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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Debian 8.5 64bit on ACER E5-573

Posted 08-14-2016 at 07:00 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

This is an update on last years laptop with Debian 8.5 in 64bit with KDE

As google has stopped support for the 32 bit version of chrome I have updated the known laptop with Debian 8.5. Just did a complete re-install from CD-ROM. Easier than to fumble with the 32bit and try to bring it to 64bit. At the same time we'll see what is working now.

ACER Aspire E15 E5-573-74BW
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Debian 8.2 on ACER E1-532

Posted 12-18-2015 at 04:49 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-23-2015 at 11:28 AM by error_401

Debian 8.2 "Jessie" on ACER Aspire E1-532

Again a new laptop with Debian 8 with KDE

Just bought the latest from ACER:

ACER Aspire E1-532

Nice laptop. Nice large screen, keyboard with num block, touchpad. Intel processor and 4 GB of RAM.
500 GB HDD.

Will be the x-mas gift for a godchild of ours. So first tried to make a decent...
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.xpm File format - additional information border width in Xfce

Posted 12-13-2015 at 01:34 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Most xfce themes have the shortcoming of having very narrow borders. Resizing such a window with the mouse is hard, awkward and can drive one nuts.

BTW this may not work at all if the applications use GTK. It's frustrating at best and using an available theme may save you a lot of time. So I'm just blogging what I found out about the xfwm4 theme definition in 2 hours of searching and tinkering with the definition file. No luck so far and I drop the subject.

All the...
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