Requirements Hardware 433 Mhz remotely-controlled power sockets I am using some 10 year old “no name” power sockets. A lot of people recommend Brennenstuhl, but almost any model should just work fine. I also use some switches that can be hidden behind your existing wall switches (like the ITDM-250 or ITL-320). Please do not buy […]
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. […]
Spotify scales pretty bad on HiDPI screens (like the XPS 13 with 4k screen). All the text is small and barely readable. Tangram mentioned a fix for this issue, but everytime you update Spotify from the AUR it will update and break the .desktop file. To make pacman fix this automatically there is a feature called Hooks. In […]
Update: This fix should now be applied to all Proxmox Installations at OVH. If you have ever tried using the OVH / SoYouStart backup space, might have had some issues with doing backups. The reason behind this is that Proxmox tries to use the backup storage as temporary directory, but setting acls and xattr for […]
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).
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
I rebooted my machine after installation […]