Category: Linux

New tool: Outgoing port checker

Yesterday I created a new tool, that let’s you check the firewall configuration of your network and other networks for outgoing open ports. Many public networks do not allow the full port range to be used and figuring out, which ports can be used and which cannot be used, may give you a hard time. […]

Fixing backlight control & controls of (some) Sony VAIO laptops

In order to be able to use the hotkeys and to change the backlight brightness at all, it takes some further steps after installing Ubuntu / Linux Mint / any other compatible linux distribution. First you need to install nvidia-current from the repository (for me, it installed nvidia-graphics-drivers-304).

I rebooted my machine after installation […]