Category Archives: Debian

gksu is dead long live pkexec

I don’t use it very often but occasionally it can be useful to have a launcher somewhere on my desktop that starts a terminal session as root.

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Installing WordPress (on a Raspberry Pi Zero)

Having used WordPress for a few years now I decided it was time I tried setting up a WordPress server on my network, and just to make it interesting I decided to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W – why … Continue reading

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Trouble with suspend/resume device

After restoring my laptop from a not so recent backup I found that it spent about 30 seconds waiting for the suspend/resume device.

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Installing a firewall on Debian (Lenny)

OK, I do know that ‘ufw’ isn’t actually a firewall in itself but I do find it useful and as some of you may have spotted I’m still using Debian (Lenny) on my Alphaserver.

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Configuring a Transparent Tor proxy

Having successfully configured a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point I decided to see if I could use a similar approach to build a transparent Tor proxy.

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Configuring a linux wireless access point

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again…

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Reassigning network device names

I recently wanted to experiment with one of my machines by adding a second network card and using it to forward packets from one network to another.

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Check OS version (Debian/Ubuntu/Raspbian)

There are several ways to check which version of Debian, Ubuntu or Raspbian you are running.

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Python Dates Times and Timezones

Dealing with time zones is hard, you may know what time zone you are in but what happens when you want to convert your local time to that in another timezone?

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Installing pygame on Debian

There isn’t anything difficult about this once you remember what the package name is so this is more of a reminder to myself than anything else!

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