System administration

Troubleshooting Linux sound problems

Some personal notes about troubleshooting audio problems with HDMI out on a HTPC running Arch Linux. Read More ›

System administration

Deactivate xscreensaver via SSH

While configuring my HTPC via SSH, I needed to deactivate its screensaver without having access to its own keyboard or mouse. Here's how to do that from the (SSH) command line: Read More ›

System administration

Restarting SpiderOak after switching networks

When disconnecting from a network and reconnecting later, SpiderOak always stays "disconnected" here and doesn't backup any more files. Here's a simple script I run in that case: Read More ›

System administration

Faster iPhone tethering with Manjaro

How to avoid having to wait for Manjaro to auto-connect to your iPhone's hotspot, when you activate tethering: Read More ›

System administration

Fix for python path on SmartOS

The default installation path of Python 2.7 on SmartOS is /opt/local/bin/python2.7, let's make this easier: Read More ›