Texdoc for arch linux

Texdoc is a fast way to find and open \LaTeX package documentation. I write quite a lot of school related documents in \LaTeX. There are tons of great packages and I use quite a few of them. Most I don’t use regularly so often forget how things work and need to look at the documentation. I used to open the documentation from terminal by a quick

texdoc packagename

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Installing arch linux on my new desktop machine

After using arch linux for quite a time on my laptop it’s time to move on a new machine. So I’ll install arch again this time taking I slightly different approach than on the laptop. So here I’ll descripe all the steps I’ve taken to get arch up and running. It’s more a documentation for myself but it might also be helpful to some.

A short info on the machine first: It’s a AMD A10 7870K with 16GB RAM, 2 SSDs (30GB and 500GB) and 4 TB HDD.

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Installing arch linux on my ThinkPad

After having worked almost 2 years with fedora, I decided to switch to arch linux. In this post I’ve written down the steps I took to install arch linux on my ThinkPad W510.
I’ve just been too annoyed by almost reinstalling the system at least once a year with every release. And there have been kernel panics and gnome shell hangs coming and going and I couldn’t really find out why. I didn’t want to spend much time on that either. I don’t want to say fedora is bad, I just have the feeling that archlinux is better for me. So after trying it in a virtual box I’m going to give it a try on my laptop. This writeup is not intented to be a arch linux install tutorial (there are many) or replace the wonderful arch linux wiki. It’s just a note for me what I did but I hope it might me helpful for somebody else as well.

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Mailserver with ldap tutorial – part 5: virus and spam protection

After I’ve described how to set up and test a mailserver with openldap, postfix and dovecot it still needs some basic filters for virus and spam protection.

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Mailserver with ldap tutorial – part 4: testing

After I’ve described how to set up a mailserver with openldap, postfix and dovecot it’s now time to test it and make sure everything works.

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Mailserver with ldap tutorial – part 3: postfix

After we’ve setup openldap in part 1 and dovecot in part 2, I’m going to describe in this post how to setup postfix. Postfix will act as mail transport agent ie as the connection to the world for our mailserver.

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Mailserver with ldap tutorial – part 2: dovecot

After we’ve setup openldap in part 1, I’m going to describe in this post how to setup dovecot. In our mailserver dovecot will have three tasks: it provides access to the mailboxes via imaps, it will destribute the mails accepted by postfix to the mailboxes (local deliviery agent) and it will provide an authentication interface for postfix

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Mailserver with ldap tutorial – part 1: openldap

In this post I’m going to describe how to setup openldap as a user database for my mailserver where also the maildomains, addresses and -boxes are stored.

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My private cloud

Cloud services become more an more popular although there are some aspects why giving away your data to big companies might be not the best idea. In this article I describe the idea of creating my private cloud.

Of course cloud services like dropbox, Google or Apple’s iCloud seem to be a nice thing to have. Synchronizing bookmarks and settings of different programs between my computers, accessing (at least some important) documents from everywhere on the world, sharing pictures and movies with friends and of course email, calendaring and so on. And all of this for free? To nice to be true?

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RAW-Thumbnails for .NEF-Files

By default Nautilus does not create thumbnails for RAW images. Installing raw-thumbnailer should help. For Nikon RAW images (.NEF) this didn’t work for me initially. But there is a simple workaround:

Under /usr/share/thumbnailers/ create a file nef-thumbnailer.thumbnailer with the following content:

[Thumbnailer Entry]
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-raw-thumbnailer -s %s %i %o
MimeType=image/x-nikon-nef;
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