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I consider myself an advocate of free software but in many points I don't agree with Richard Stalman. Currently I'm studying "Elektro- und Informationstechnologie" (a short translation would be "electronics") at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
18
revised How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows?
new method to restart gnome-shell
May
12
comment Recovering a file in Linux
You don't own an electron microscope by any chance ...
Mar
28
accepted package manager for use as normal user inside home direcotry
Mar
28
answered package manager for use as normal user inside home direcotry
Feb
4
comment Why Centos still not using Latest kernel
If you really want a newer kernel, why don't you just install one?
Jan
2
revised How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows?
spelling fix
Dec
31
comment How to decrypt a message sent via Pidgin-Encryption?
You may take a look at "openssl rsautl".
Dec
30
comment How to decrypt a message sent via Pidgin-Encryption?
As far as I know, pidgin doesn't support encryption, Maybe the message was encrypted using OTR ( off the record messaging ). I thought that OTR creates temporary session keys and exchanges them using the public/private key pair, if this really is the case, the easiest ( and probably only ) way to decrypt the message would be to ask your friend what she wrote! But as I said: I don"t know for sure if this is the case.
Dec
17
comment Is there anything faster than `find . | wc -l` to count files in a directory?
You're counting not only files, but directories, too. If you only want to count files, use "find . -type f | wc -l" if you want to count symbolic links and regular files, use "find . -type f -or -type l | wc -l"
Dec
10
answered Linux mail client which works with GMail and can use vim as editor
Dec
10
comment How to make GNU/Linux more robust in case of frequent power loss
Thanks, I didn't actually think about separating the written data to a separate partition but it really makes sense. Also mounting the root readonly should save nearly all problems because the system stays intact and the application that's running only changes a few text files.
Dec
10
accepted How to make GNU/Linux more robust in case of frequent power loss
Dec
9
comment increase desktop responsiveness on linux while swapping
@nab In my question I'm also addressing zram!
Nov
22
comment Are these partitions correct?
With that information it isn't possible to determine if you've done it correctly. Important is, that the partition type of /dev/sdb2 is EFI-System-Partition (ef00) with filesystem fat16 or fat32 and most importantly that the partition table on /dev/sdb ist GPT in the first place (maybe it's possible with MBR, too, I'm not so sure about that)!
Nov
17
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
If you get it working, you should post an answer yourself with the exact steps you took and accept that.
Nov
16
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
And you always have the option to set up a virtual machine and install the same packages in it and then make a diff.
Nov
16
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
Look at features that are provided by apt-get and dpkg. There is a tool called debsums that verifies packages, but I'm not sure if it verifies the installed files or the deb file only. Also take a look at dpkg -S and the dpkg-query man page. Probably all those options work only on single files, so you would have to use find to recursively apply the commands to the whole system. Debian based systems may also provide tools to handle config files, so maybe that's worth investigating.
Nov
16
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
It should be possible to get a list of packages that you explicitly installed (without listing dependencies). Additionally, some package managers have a feature to list all files that are not managed by them and/or were modified, but I'm not that familiar with apt-get and dpkg and can't try it, because I don't have any debian or ubuntu installation.
Nov
14
revised How to make GNU/Linux more robust in case of frequent power loss
added 67 characters in body