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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.
LINUX - OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE About open-source software and specific LINUX software for the Debian distro
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SONY XPERIA X Compact - data transfer

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

SOLUTION

KDE Connect works just great

LINUX
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CD-ROM data recovery - ddrescue respectively gddrescue

Posted 12-12-2012 at 11:00 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 06:27 PM by error_401 (Updated information)

I have a lot of pictures stored on CD-ROM's which over time start to loose data.
I want to recover as much data as possible and store it on my NAS. I have assembled my experience in this blog sort of a tutorial and reference.

1. Install ddrescue (gddrescue)
2. How it works - Manuals
3. Figure out your devices and prepare ddrescue
4. Use it on a damaged CD-ROM (data loss due bad sectors)
5. Recover as much data from data CD-ROM as possible
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ffmpeg - and why it mostly won't work for normal users

Posted 06-19-2012 at 11:38 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 06:31 PM by error_401

Since I've got a new compact digital camera about a year ago I have the trouble that it's internal format is .MTS

.MTS ? What the heck is that? A question a lot of people will come up with as not all of us are the video cracks and sooo knowledgeable about all that stuff.

So - what would work under Linux to do something useful with all your videos having an .mts format?

Searches will lead you to ffmpeg a very powerful tool for video conversion. But unless...
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My software under Linux - usability of the distro

Posted 04-22-2012 at 02:14 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 11-05-2017 at 05:31 PM by error_401 (Update on Debian 9 entries and software)

I have promised a bit about the software I regularely install on my Linux machines. For brevity I give the program name which can be searched for on the internet and for the apt-get users the package name with wich to install as well as a short description why I install this software.

As of: JUNE 2017

Structure:
Proper Name of Software / apt-get package name / description

Here we go:
SECURITY SOFTWARE
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