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Disable screen blanking

If you do not want your screen turning blank after some time just go to non graphical mode and run:

setterm -powersave off -blank 0


Since we are running a lot of virtual Servers we definitely need a directory server.

I've never set up an ldap server but my goal is to have it running by Saturday.

20 Jahre Linux: Linus Torvalds und Greg Kroah-Hartman

Use latest Firefox/Thunderbird in Debian

A post on this morning showed me the right way to install Iceweasel (Firefox) and Icedove (Thunderbird) in the latest version in Debian.

Very nice!

Xorg emulation of 3rd mouse-button

Yesterday I switched from Debian Squeeze to Fedora 15 (XFCE-spin).

The first thing i recognized was that the 3rd mouse-button is not emulated anymore, since I'm using the Logitech Marble Mouse (a trackball with 2 main-buttons) I really need to have some 3rd mouse-button emulated.

A quick search through the …

Install a list of packets with yum

Today I installed two new CentOS machines for a customer.

It was required to install exact the same packages on these boxes that were installed on another system that was already in use.

I've never done this before and looked into the manpage of yum but was not able to …

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