Category: Computer

All notes related to my personal computer(s). Also hardware and OS related stuff for servers.
TODO: rename to computer

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.

This is a post from my old blog http://tech.cbjck.de. It has been moved here and slightly edited for better readability. It's also been adjusted to the new layout.
The content however is old and might be outdated.

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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.

This is a post from my old blog http://tech.cbjck.de. It has been moved here and slightly edited for better readability. It's also been adjusted to the new layout.
The content however is old and might be outdated.

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Ldap user login

After having set up a ldap replica on my home server it seems to be a good idea to use this ldap to manage the user accounts. Or to enable the existing accounts in the ldap to log in the server.
In this post I’m going to describe my setup of ldap user login.

This is a post from my old blog http://tech.cbjck.de. It has been moved here and slightly edited for better readability. It's also been adjusted to the new layout.
The content however is old and might be outdated.

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Root login with ssh key only

More security for the server – at least a little bit. A short description how to setup linux to allow root login with ssh key only and why this can be a quite secure solution.

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The content however is old and might be outdated.

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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;
This is a post from my old blog http://tech.cbjck.de. It has been moved here and slightly edited for better readability. It's also been adjusted to the new layout.
The content however is old and might be outdated.