dimanche 6 décembre 2020

Offsite backups to rsync.net from an Asustor NAS

I have an Asustor (Nimbuster 4 / AS5304T) NAS at home, which allows me to perform regular backups. Unfortunately, I couldn't manage to find a way to configure remote backups from the NAS to rsync.net using the "Remote Sync" option of the "Backup & Restore" app provided in the  […]

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dimanche 7 avril 2013

Migrating picture tags from KPhotoAlbum to digiKam (or others) through IPTC

I've occasionally used KPhotoAlbum for a few years and eventually added many tags to the pictures. But I've decided I wanted to try other tools, and digiKam seems to be the best option from the many reviews I've read. Still, there's apparently no automatic feature to import into digiKam the tags set  […]

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vendredi 9 novembre 2012

Using a DreamPlug with Debian as an IPv4/IPv6 router for a home LAN behind a FreeBox

The goal of this article is to describe the setup I've made for my home LAN behind a FreeBox (French ISP Free.fr).

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jeudi 16 juin 2011

Debian business card made with GLabels

Unfortunately, GLabels is currently unmaintained. Still, it's a very convenient tool, IMHO to print DIY business cards. Here's my glabels business card file, for those interested to borrow and reuse it.

mardi 29 mars 2011

New GPG key

I have generated a new GPG key (4096R/7C5BB6A5) for the needs of my application as Debian Developer. Therefore, the old key (1024D/B4C5F37F) will soon be retired. If you happen to meet me, I'd be glad to have my public key signed again by you. Here's a copy of the new public key, and one signed with  […]

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samedi 7 novembre 2009

How to disable buggy trackstick for an Inspiron 4000 in Ubuntu 2009.10

I own an old Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop whose trackstick / trackpoint (the blue little joystick in the middle of the keyboard) has become really annoying : typing on the keyboard, or even touching the surface of the laptop generate parasite movements of the pointer. I've looked for a way to disable  […]

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samedi 28 mars 2009

Proper power management on Asus P4B266 mainboard

I've had difficulties with power management on my P4B266 mainboard (yes, pretty old but still works). Here are a couple tweaks I've done (which work with Debian lenny) : passing acpi=force to the kernel to enable acpi tweaking the HAL suspend quirks (see bellow) in  […]

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samedi 28 février 2009

/me's Debian Maintainer (DM)

Thanks to the good fellows, I've been advocated and accepted as Debian Maintainer. Now I only need to take more time to work on Debian ;-)

mardi 10 février 2009

(Importé blog pro) UDD, SWIM, Flossmetrics : facts databases about libre software distributions… going Semantic ?

I’ve attended the recent FOSDEM 2009 (great as always), where a number of presentations triggered a lot of my interest. First @DebianRoom where Lucas presented UDD, the Universal Debian Database. This database groups facts about the Debian project, to ease the creation of queries on what’s happening  […]

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lundi 9 février 2009

Applying as a Debian Maintainer

I've been doing lots of Debian related things, and even took care of some packaging tasks. Nothing really fancy, and noticeable until recent contributions to bts-link, maybe ;) I've been thinking about becoming more involved in the project for quite some time, but I'm still a bit reluctant to  […]

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jeudi 5 février 2009

(Importé blog pro) Introduction to bts-link slides

bts-link is a very useful tool which helps keep track of bug status changes when a Debian bug has been marked as linked to another bug in an other (upstream) bugtracker. I’ve prepared some slides of introduction for our partners in Helios to introduce them to that tool : Introduction to bts-link  […]

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jeudi 28 août 2008

Amanda backups to VFAT partition on external (USB) drive on Debian

I have setup a mini-PC on which I have installed my network backup infrastructure, using Amanda.

In this post, I try to summarize some useful options and links... to be improved, of course : comments most welcome.

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samedi 23 août 2008

Debian on Zonbu mini PC

I had bought a Zonbu mini-pC and had barely used it until recently. I have started over, and decided to install a Debian lenny distro over it. The installation went quite well, but requires the use of a bootable USB key Debian installer (see reference here and here). I had to use the syslinux of  […]

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dimanche 18 mai 2008

Déclaration d'impôts sous Debian testing : difficultés mais contournement trouvé

J'ai essayé de télédéclarer mes impôts sur le revenu depuis ma Debian (testing) avec iceweazel (plugin Java Sun du paquet sun-java5-plugin). Tou allait bien jusqu'à la phase finale de signature, où j'obtenais des erreurs de ce genre (dans la console Java) : java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Expecting  […]

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dimanche 6 avril 2008

Using Iomega Home network Disk Drive 500 GB with GNU/Linux (Debian testing)

I have purchased a Iomega Home network hard drive 500 GB, to use it as a NAS. There have been problems to use it with my GNU/Linux Debian (testing) desktop, but I think I now can have a working setup, even if it's a bit of a hack. The following informations were posted initially to  […]

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lundi 15 octobre 2007

Encore un logo debian détourné ?

Mais d'où vient ce logo REMOVED Plus d'infos là ou là (en noir et blanc). Update 20071016 : bon, ben, les camarades de la CGT ont réagi promptement et retiré le logo "contrefait". Reste les camarades de coca-cola ;)

lundi 25 juin 2007

My kingdom for a Debian !

Martin and me at OSS2007 social event : then :  […]

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vendredi 15 juin 2007

Debian water ? no : riverrock

I've found this water in Ireland (where I've been attending OSS2007), whose logo seems familiar, isn't it ? Notice the TM sign... weird ? Actually, it seems it's owned by Coca Cola somehow... even stranger ;)