Posts Tagged ‘ debian ’

How to batch convert .xm / .mod files to .wav files in linux

Mar 11th, 2012 | By

Well funny enough I had given up on this because of so many forum posts that I found saying it cant’ be done and that you need windows bla bla bla.. Well they are all a bunch of chumps because there is a native linux solution that is easier and quicker than anything you can
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P2P Connect Failed error with Skype

Mar 10th, 2012 | By

Skype refused to login today, quoting this lovely error to me everytime I tried.  After a little bit of googling I was overwhelmed with results from dim-witted people suggesting to delete ~/.Skype to fix this problem and I thought I would make a quick post to hopefully help people fix this properly. The issue here
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Getting MPD to work with Pulse audio in Debian Squeeze

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

Well this was a long ass problem to solve today but it’s finally fixed and I’m a happy camper.  First of all some backstory: MPD? Well obviously there’s been a shift in the way I listen to music.  For all of you that don’t know what MPD  is do some googling and some research. It
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Pipe commands/output directly into your clipboard

Feb 18th, 2012 | By

Ah, I had this thought today while running cat on a php file that it would really be nice if, instead of catting the file and then selecting the output in terminal, scrolling up, all the way up and copying it, I could just run cat on a file and have the output go directly
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phpmyadmin security measures on a Debian webserver

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

Well I had a rude awakening today that clearly showed my FreeBSD upbringing.  You see when you install phpmyadmin on FreeBSD it leaves it up to YOU to create the alias paths and whatnot.  Meaning that if you do nothing the system will remain as secure as possible, in linux the philosophy is very different,
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Transmission doesn’t work in Debian

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

Well I’ve been a long time supporter of transmission but I finally had to throw in the towel today..  At first I thought it was my network issues but upon fixing the issues and loading up my much anticipated torrents from etn.fm i was still getting zero downloads.  Booooerns!  I ran some network tests and
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Horribly bad, god awful wireless network performance in Debian

Feb 10th, 2012 | By

This has been plaguing me ever since I switched from Ubuntu to Debian and to be honest the wireless performance wasn’t all that hot in Ubuntu either.  For the record this is on an AMD E350 which has a Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter in it.  There has been a myriad of problems since
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Pinging domain name results in “0.0 0.0 0.1 ::1” – booerns

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

Well I was just about to make a final move off of my old VPS and I wanted to double check that eveyrthing on the new server was up to date and nothing got left behind.  I noticed however that for a couple websites in particular there was a lot of activity going on on
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Moving a live production web server from Ubuntu 11.04 to Debian 6.0.3

Jan 7th, 2012 | By

So 2 weeks ago I sadly moved my main server from FreeBSD 8.1 to a temporary home on an Ubuntu 11.04 VPS.  I say sadly because I’ve been using BSD for 10 years and in terms of stability and security I understand that it can’t be beat.. I also think I’m sad to see it
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Having a non-executable /tmp (noexec) wreaks havoc with apt-get

Jan 5th, 2012 | By

For performance reasons I choose tmpfs as the filesystem of choice for /tmp and for security reasons I always make sure that /tmp has a noexec flag attached to it.  I’ve been admining webservers for 10 years now and by far the single greatest system wide breach of security happens with a script being placed
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