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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.


May
12
comment Recovering a file in Linux
You don't own an electron microscope by any chance ...
Feb
4
comment Why Centos still not using Latest kernel
If you really want a newer kernel, why don't you just install one?
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
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
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
13
comment How to make GNU/Linux more robust in case of frequent power loss
@nitro2k01 yes, it's a Pi!
Nov
10
comment Make a bootable USB drive that can install both Windows XP and Ubuntu
Take a look at multisystem (liveusb.info/dotclear) the design of the GUI is terrible, the translation is terrible, too, but for me the program works, and that's the important thing.
Nov
7
comment How do I find out the compressed / uncompressed file sizes on btrfs?
It's easy for the whole filesystem (compare the output of df with the output of du) but I don't know how to do that for single files, I'm really interested in the answer to this question.
Nov
1
comment VirtualBox: Accessing guest Linux filesystem from host MacOS
As long as there are no drivers for the file system Linux Mint uses (should be ext4) in Mac OS X, you won't have any luck there. There are ways to mount Virtualbox images, but only if the file system inside it is supported.
Nov
1
comment Can linux kernel be installed alone without any other existing OS
BTW: You can install a self compiled kernel from kernel.org on any distro you like, if that's what you want.
Oct
31
comment Login prompt does not appear after editing /etc/fstab
Is it even possible to boot a system without / being an actual partition?
Oct
26
comment Start celery daemon via systemd
If this question is still relevant, you might try to put the ExecStart and ExecStop commands in separate shell scripts in /usr/local/bin
Oct
26
comment Overhead associated with systemd using Arch linux on a Raspberry Pi
As far as I know the only things that systemd uses to monitor services are logging of the output and cgroups. Cgroups are built into the kernel directly and I don't think they create much overhead.