GNAT 2012 for Debian Wheezy

For purposes known mostly within our company, I’ve created a magic makefile that takes care of most of the work involved with getting a GNAT 2012 (and up-to-date various support tools) up and running on a Debian. The makefile requires you to download some files manually, but that’s okay, as it gives you a great […]

Persistant enumeration of network interfaces across hardware addresses

If you’ve ever created a Linux virtual machine image for distribution, you have probably encountered this problem. The Virtualization is not really important – the problem exists on VirtualBox, VMWare, KVM, Xen and others supporting Linux guests. So, what is the issue exactly? The problem is that when you recreate a a virtual machine using […]

Thinkfan on a Lenovo T420

Warning: tampering with the fan control on you laptop is potentially dangerous, and I will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your machine. With that being said; I have used Thinkfan for various Thinkpads (7 I think) with no problems at all. Just be warned. A lovely Lenovo T420 has recently dropped into […]

Yet another goodbye

I’m moving out – of my first vserver that is. I have had the server running for, well lucretia:~# uptime 19:19:59 up 700 days, 22:51, 2 users, load average: 0.02, 0.06, 0.02 Wow.. Time flies. I have been migrating the services running in the machine to another, server. Not is the time to do the […]

Migrating Dovecot 1.2 Maildir to Dovecot 2.0 dbox

I am in the process of migrating to a new mail server. Therefore I need to, as painlessly as possible, move users. The details about the setup is another story for another day – promise. This guide is targeted for Debian systems, but the concepts apply for all other systems as well. Dovecot 2.0 comes […]

Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54L on Debian

I have a Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54L USB wifi dongle. It very convenient as my router and access point is placed in the basement, and I sometimes have computers on the main floor that do not have built-in wifi. The dongle works out-of-the-box™ on Ubuntu, but as debian are more restrictive, it need a bit more work. […]

Proftpd and LDAP on Debian Squeeze

This is a short howto (hopefully) providing enough information to install Proftpd and use LDAP as user database. Background I have become obsessed with LDAP – at least for the time being. It seem to be the answer to my redundancy and distribution plans. A production server is in the process of being converted (migrated […]

HD time-lapse movies with Motion and Linux

Background I have previously experimented with time lapse videos, but wanted a more dedicated platform which could be set up, and run pretty much anywhere. This is the first iteration, where the the purpose is to get the system up and running with headless operation. Components Linksys NSLU2 Logitech HD Webcam C270 The original idea […]

MBUS and Ada

I recently got my hand on a OM13006 Power Plug meter development kit from NXP Semiconductors. The entire process of actually getting the kit was a quite cumbersome one, and tale left for another time. Though I would like to thank the people at Future Electronics for their invaluable help. So, now I have a […]