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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.
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Debian 9 on ACER E5-571

Posted 11-05-2017 at 05:45 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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DEBIAN - unable to start X Server

Posted 10-22-2016 at 06:21 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Sometimes it happens that x won't start

Symptoms:
- 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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.xpm File format - additional information border width in Xfce

Posted 12-13-2015 at 02:34 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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EPSON PERFECTION 4490 PHOTO Scanner Debian 8 Jessie

Posted 12-13-2015 at 12:58 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Stumbled onto a new hardware treat.
A friend held an EPSON Scanner for quite some time in the original box but had no use for it.
Got it for 50 bucks and installing into my Debian system now.

This is a USB scanner and has no network connection.

Documenting on the go in this blog as I do use my blog as reference and sharing platform:

1. INFORMATION GATHERING
RTFM and RTFF (READ THE F*****G FORUM)'s

2. DOWNLOAD (The challenge...)...
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LINUX getting information about the system

Posted 01-11-2013 at 05:32 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 06-10-2017 at 08:23 AM by error_401

Have you been in this situation?

You have finally installed your first linux and have a problem. Now everybody wants to know what you have installed in order to answer your question. But how to get there?

Little tutorial about gathering information on a linux system.

First know the difference between a normal user and "root". Root is the administrator. You are not normally logging on as root but if it is your own computer you may do so at your...
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