Tag Archives: Sysadmin

improving synaptics touchpad tapping behaviour

[UPDATE]: this post is not entirely correct, because under some cirumstances the synaptics configuration in xorg.conf is completely ignored and thus syndaemon will simply not do what it should. A followup article will come soon. Occasionally I have to work without having a real mouse and thus am relying on my laptops very ordinary Synaptics Continue Reading →

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Installing Torbutton on Mandriva 2009.1

As it seems we are all about 2 be surveillanced to an extend where it really starts to hurt even me as an “ordinary” user. So one of the possibilities one has is to use Tor [1]. Tor essentially allows you to browse the internet without others eavesdropping you and tracking, what sites you accessed Continue Reading →

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VirtualBox: booting from an existing “raw” partition

The problem when trying to run a guest OS inside VirtualBox that can also be booted physically using grub is that grub will refuse to cooperate if you try to invoke it from within VirtualBox. There are quite a lot of HOWTOs on the net dealing with this issue, but none made me really happy. Continue Reading →

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installing Blackberry Professional Software on Windows XP

One of our customers wanted to have BPS installed and due to the fact that our company is very OpenSource & linux centric, we did not want to have a full fledged W2Kx server deployed for that purpose but rather utilize an ordinary (old) WXP installation, fitting better into the existing Samba based infrastructure. Various Continue Reading →

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