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Debian Testing – Nvidia

I’m currently running Debian testing on my laptop, it’s a Dell Latitude E6510 with an Nvidia video card. Here’s what I did to get it working, it was less painful than I thought it was going to be. 1, If you haven’t already add contrib and non-free to your sources.list file, then update. 2, Run […]

A little knowledge goes a long way.

I’m teaching myself pen testing, cracking and all sorts of stuff that people might call nefarious, but as a system administrator I wanted to make sure I was aware of tools and techniques that are currently available. First one is cracking wifi passwords, a friend of mine watched a program about this on the BBC […]

Fedora 22 + Virtualbox

Install VirtualBox onto a Fedora 22 system couldn’t be easier, download the application from the VirtualBox site and install using dnf.  Simple Creating a virtual maching couldn’t be simpler, running the said virtual machine out of the box isn’t so simple. When you run it, it complains about kernel modules and suggests you rerun a […]

Fedora 22 Rendering Issue

I’m using Fedora 22 Workstation on a Dell Latitude E6510 and It’s working fine, I’ve just got this wierd screen rendering issues. When you login, the ICONS are huge, both on the desktop and in the file manager, to me it looks horrible.     Luckily you can change them, you can view the file […]

Fedora 22

Yet another release from Fedora, this time it’s release 22, and while it works like a charm, I had 2 issues with it within the first five mins, while not a problem, then are still niggles. 1st – Wifi, still no iwlwifi.conf to stop the wifi led flashing when it’s connected to wifi. Luckily this […]

SSH Password less Login

All my servers are linux based, on the KVM machines I use virtual machine manager to create vm’s and shut them down, reboot them etc, but it got annoying that when I kept trying to connect to the host, it was constantly asking me for a password. There must be a better way than this. […]

Debian is Boring

I know that title is going to cause a few upsets, but let me explain a little further. Debian is boring, well it is but in this instance it’s not what you think. I use Linux on my servers at home, Ubuntu and Debian, they run a mixture of web, dhcp, kvm services and to […]

Debian Cron Log

By default the logging for the cron demon is not active in Debian . To activate it, open the file /etc/rsyslog.conf uncomment the line # cron.* /var/log/cron.log Restart rsyslog /etc/init.d/rsyslog restart You will find the cron logs in /var/log/cron.log

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