Tag Archives: jessie

Using VMware shared folders (on Debian)

VMware allows you to share folders between the guest and the host which is a very convenient way to move files between the two machines (though this should be avoided if you need any kind of separation between the two).

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Determine MTU size using ping

Normally the MTU size should be set correctly using Path MTU discovery, but this may not always work.

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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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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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Download installed packages

This script will determine what packages you have installed and download a copy of each package to you current folder.

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Changes to Skype (and issues with sound quality)

I’ve been using Skype 4.3 for Linux quite happily with relatively few issues until now but since the older versions will no longer work I have had to upgrade.

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Display IP address in banner text

Rather then use the console when working on a system I generally prefer to connect remotely using ‘ssh’ as it is so much easier to be able to cut and paste from a terminal session on my workstation that way.

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GNOME 3 Customizing the login screen

Modifying the look and feel of the GNOME 3 login screen seems like it is a lot harder than it should be, not least because the way these settings are stored seems to have changed at least twice since the … Continue reading

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Minimal GNOME 3 Install on Debian (jessie)

I thought it was time to sit down and see if I could work out how do a minimal installation of GNOME 3. It is not secret that it isn’t my favorite desktop but I’d thought I’d give it another … Continue reading

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