Sometimes new features are more annoying than useful. It gets even worse when you find no obvious way of disabling said features.
In my case, Opera’s Speed Dial (Hurtigvalg in Norwegian) is such an example. Here’s how you turn off Speed Dial in Opera. Continue reading How to turn off Speed Dial in Opera
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restrict lines below originated from Ubuntu. The
maxpoll 9 settings are necessary in FreeBSD to avoid
ntpd switching between PLL and FLL modes every now and then. Continue reading Restricting NTP access
Since version 4.0.0 it became possible to sort the VM list in the GUI of VirtualBox. Sadly there is no mention on how to sort the list. Continue reading Sorting the VM list in VirtualBox
Some of my presentations are written in LaTeX, and more specifically using the beamer document class.
One of the recent versions of the hyperref package (version 2011/04/07 v6.82e) crashes with the beamer document class (development version 3.10), or is it the other way around? Temporary and permanent solutions follows. Continue reading beamer and hyperref on a collision course?
Jeg tenkte at jeg skulle dele med dere et lite avkrysningsskjema som jeg lagde i formiddag. Det er en god del ting som skal gjøres for hver FreeBSD-maskin i forbindelse med oppgradering. I stedet for å fortsette å bruke Post-It-lapper, så brukte jeg pdfLaTeX og lagde koden for skjemaet som dere ser under. Dersom du vil se hva resultatet blir, så kan du ta en titt på denne PDF-fila. Bon appétit. Continue reading Oppgraderingstabell for FreeBSD
My favourite editor is no doubt GNU Emacs. I spend most of my time at work using Microsoft Windows, so why shouldn’t I use this excellent editor on that OS? Continue reading My .emacs file for use with GNU Emacs 23.3 on Microsoft Windows
Tell rkhunter to ignore
/etc/passwd by inserting
EXISTWHITELIST="/etc/passwd" in your rkhunter configuration file. If you prefer not to make this change to your configuration file, make sure you run
rkhunter --propupd with the same
PATH as given in
/etc/crontab. A command like
env -i PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin rkhunter --propupd
should suffice. Thanks to Mr. Torfinn Ingolfsen for his effort to track down this problem.
It’s meaningless to check the syntax of Apache’s configuration files more than once during the same invocation of the startup script for Apache 2.2.x on FreeBSD, when the specified action is, say
graceful. Here’s a small patch. Continue reading No need the check the syntax of Apache’s configuration files more than once
The default startup script for PostgreSQL on FreeBSD doesn’t give much clue when starting and stopping the DBMS. Here’s a patch to remedy this annoyance. Continue reading A verbose startup script for PostgreSQL on FreeBSD
Something was wrong with the combination of PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8 earlier this month. Any attempt to run the command
php -v resulted in PHP hanging after outputting the “Zend line”. Either
kill(1) the process or type C-c to put it out of its misery, but neither action is any helpful. Continue reading Minor difficulties with PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8, now solved