Sam Okt 25 03:16:44 CEST 2008


With the help of Bernd and Gregor I was setting up our school-server with Debian-edu and Bernhard was with us too. In very short time the server was up and running and we had enough time to make some littel things work fine.
I am happily looking forward the work with our new schoolserver, called Tjener.

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Son Okt 12 01:24:33 CEST 2008

bender II

On Friday I went to Gregor and David and we started a little Debian Install Party. Mostly to reincarnate bender to bender II. After some hardware changes we started and bender II was set up within some hours. As you can imagine, tuning took some hours more and we finished tuning bender II at about 5:30 a.m. Back home I reanimated bender and what: he works as perfect as expected. No problems at all. I am happy to have a desktop PC back again.
The spaghetti were good, the night was short and bender ist back again! Thanks to my friends.

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Son Jul 20 01:25:10 CEST 2008


I am happy to introduce to you:
The name of my new desktop computer. I hope, he will serve me for a long time. He was borne at the install party on 18.07.08 at the PTS in Hall. We set up a third server for Burkina Faso and Bender. It was a nice evening with pizza and mineralic water, but in the end we finished up with two working machines. Thanks to Gregor, Bernd and David who helped me with this adventure.

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Fre Jul 11 00:43:44 CEST 2008

Thunderstorm and lightning

On monday, 7th there was a thunderstorm at Obsteig. One lightning hit something with electricity and that caused a voltage peak. And this peak destroyed at 5:05 p.m. the WAN part of my linksys. It lasted one day 'till I knew, what the reason for "no internet" was. I took my old netgear and it worked well. Today I brought the linksys to my assurance and I will get the money for a new on. So I ordered it right now.

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Mit Jul 9 03:23:52 CEST 2008

Cug July 2008

As every year the colleen user group had a grillage. This year again at Eckenried, Philipp's and Gudrun's home. We had a nice evening, I barb'cued meat from Ander's Hofladen, slaughtered the morning before. Have a look at it at this place.
Cug 1 Cug 2 Cug 3

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Son Jun 29 01:22:56 CEST 2008

two hobbits

Bernd and I spent the whole saturday setting up two servers for Bobo Dioulassu. There were some holes where we felt in, but at 11 p.m. we could look at two working servers, Bilbo and Frodo. Together with them will come a third one for taking parts off if needed. We used Ubuntu-server LTS Hardy Heron which I think is not so bad. Webmin, Samba, DNS, Squid, are working, DHCP not yet. Setting up RAID5 worked from the beginning very fine! Well, that was great!
Some of the beginners-failures: using the same subnet for wan and lan and wondering, why it doesn't work. Forgetting 'sudo' 100 times at the beginning of a command. The plug of the network-cable was released 5 mm, but still in, caused us to reinstall some parts before thinking about it.
Also see at Bernd's pictures
The fourth server will stay here and enables me to test some configurations, most the DHCP and user management.

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Son Mär 2 23:55:04 CET 2008


Just to be up to date: look for programs for your mobile to encrypt pictures like this one:

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Son Jän 6 01:33:41 CET 2008


After leaving the SH3 I met a friend and had to fix a problem with WILLI (Telering) and Vista (M$). I solved it and now she can use the Internet-surfing and mail system. Don't ask me, what I had to to, because I had only to remove a former Antivir-Program, install a new one and remove and reinstall the Internet-USB-device. The new AntiVir removed a former trojan and now I wonder, how long this will work. Maybe I will send Bernd (the 'Spammaster') the next time to her ;-)

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Son Jän 6 01:22:17 CET 2008

cug conf

On friday we had our yearly Cug-conf. I cooked Enchiladas Rojas and afterwards I listened to a lot of spam lectures. There was also a report from making a still-picture-video that was very interesting and a lot of personal talking. In addition we fixed some malfunctions of my laptop. Now I can use skype and can use wlan from the terminal. Fine thing. It works at home too.

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Thu Nov 1 22:19:09 CET 2007

never do this!

Never do what I did: RAM: 327 MB, 451 MHz. Start KDE, GIMP, Iceweasel, Icedove. Open a 9 MPixel Picture in GIMP, edit it so that you have 7 copys in the RAM and click on "save". It spawned to 250 MB in the RAM. The PC is locked and working and working... Log in at a console failures because there is a login-timeout of 60 seconds. So I think I will make a (sigh!) hard reset.

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Mon Okt 22 23:44:15 CEST 2007

linksys one more time

One more time, but it will not be finished at all. Today I attached him to marvin and to the Internet. Guess what happened: It didn't work. After calling Albert and Bernd I called my provider "Funk-Lan" and they wanted the MAC-address of the router. After a reboot it worked and I had access to the Internet. So I started WLAN. Connecting without encryption works, but neither WEP nor WPA nor WPA2. Sometimes I think I will reinstall my old netgear, because I don't know _why_ it doesn't work: connecting - please enter passphrase - connecting - please enter passphrase - connecting - ... and so on

... writing this on marvin, caliban opened his kwalletmanager and guess what: connected via WPA (PSK). Let's see, what will be tomorrow.

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Sam Okt 20 01:22:42 CEST 2007

linksys again

Today I had another 2 hour mobile-talk with Bernd because of my new open-wrt-linksys. After the first change it didn't boot again and I had to flash it again. Damn! There I waited too long with the power-plugin so it failed. Another flash. Damndamn! Then it worked. We made several settings so that I can exchange it at the weekend. What we didn't find was the setting to copy the MACaddress. Only a commandline-tool. Let's have a look. Thanks again to Bernd to bee so patient. :-)

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Mit Okt 17 00:53:33 CEST 2007

An Odyssee

Today I recieved my linksys wrt54gl-de. I managed all settings in the original firmware. Then I installed Linux (openwrt). The effect was: no linksys at all in any net. It was so called "bricked". I called Albert for almost an hour and then Bernd for almost 3 hours. We managed it to get a telnet connection and installed the openwrt while Odysseus booting. Sounds easy, but it was very tricky. The next days I will play with my new toy, hoping not have to do the procedure again. Thanks Albert and thanks Bernd for spending their time for/with me.

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Mon Okt 8 23:22:06 CEST 2007

additional RAM

Some days ago I clicked on "buy now" at ebay for "512 MB RAM for Lenovo R60 thinkpad" for 7,30 EUR plus 4 EUR shipping to Austria. Today I recieved the RAM, wondering if it will be OK for this price. Managed the screwdriver and installed the RAM to caliban. Restart and ... it worked! So I have now 1 GB of RAM working inside caliban. And it feels like flushing soap. Fine!

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Sam Sep 29 01:05:58 CEST 2007

wlan works again

With the help of davids instructions and a little logical thinking I managed it to have my wlan work again after installing a new kernel on caliban.

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