Category Archives: Linux

Time to remove old kernels

My laptop was refusing outright to start this morning reporting a rather extreme kernel panic before even attempting to mount the encrypted logical volume, which is, of course, exactly what you want to see first thing when you arrive in the office and have no engineer on shift with you to cover things while you […]

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Squeezing out the memory

I have a couple of rented VPS, one of them for running a Minecraft server and the second one a very basic, 128Mb RAM for $10 a year one, that I wanted to run Nagios on for monitoring a few webpages and game servers. Previously, I was running this on the same server as Minecraft, […]

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KDE – No Banshee in Notification Tray

This hardly warrants an entry, but it’s a simple one to fix that was irritating me for a long time. Go to Edit, Preferences, Extensions, Utilities, and add a tick in Notification Area Icon (which will remove the tick from Sound Menu Integration). Dur…

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Getting Wireless working after 11.10 Kubuntu upgrade

Perhaps one of the better uses of this blog would be to make myself mental notes for the future when it comes to fixing problems, since whenever I stumbled upon them 6 months down the line I’ve completely forgotten what I did the first time round to fix them, and have to spend another couple […]

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Mepis just gets better and better

In view of recent events, the next blog entry I write should really be about the growth of my family, but that’s the sort of thing that I need to sit down and write about when I have a brain that is not full of mashed potatoes and work-related madness. So instead I’m going to ramble on […]

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