Category Archives: Linux Tips

Cloning System Disk with Clonezilla

I cloned my linux system disk with clonzilla. Ifs very straight ward, the video below shows you how I did it. Better than my other video as I recorded it into a HDMI capture card, gets around the dodgy camera … Continue reading

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Home Server Upgrade

I needed more space in my home server so got another two 6TB drives, and I decided to also replace the system disk as it is pretty old. I cloned the existing drive using Clonzilla and then expanded the partitions … Continue reading

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Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 (20KH) 6th Gen Linux (Ubuntu 18:04)

I have received a new Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 (6th generation, mine is the 20KH model with NFC and the higher res screen) which I have been trying to get Kubuntu 18:04 LTS Linux running on. This has been largely … Continue reading

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Akroma Mining with Tesla K40

Following on from my post about mining ZCash I decided to mine some Akroma coin, I like the look of the project as it has some nice features and who knows. Maybe it will take off! I don’t have a lot … Continue reading

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ZCash Mining With Nvidia Telsa

I have two Nvidia Telsa cards that I use for work, they are good for certain tasks around data mining and machine learning, and I have been interested in trying to use them for Zcash mining. I have a Antminer … Continue reading

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Kubuntu 16.04 LTS

One of my Opensuse workstations fell over. Weird problem with the login, the sddm-greeter was crashing on start. I reinstalled a bunch of things but it would not come back to life. I decided that the system could do with … Continue reading

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Syncthing

I seem to be constantly trying out different ways of syncing data. I have had no end of problems with unison. Apart from being slow getting build versions to match is a constant source of frustration. However,  I have found … Continue reading

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Lightworks, PortAudio, and Opensuse Leap 42.2

I had some more messing about with PortAudio and Lightworks. This time I decided to build my own PortAudio as using a random build it silly. Its easy after all: Download from: portaudio.com/download.html Then if you build with: ./configure –enable-cxx=yes … Continue reading

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Lightworks 12.6 and PortAudio – Opensuse 42.2

I had a lot of problems with Opensuse Leap 42.2 and Lightworks. This time it was portaudio that was causing all the problems. It would either hang Lightworks when loading at the point portaudio tried to detected the audio interfaces. Or … Continue reading

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OwnCloud – its awesome!

I gave up on SpiderOak in the end, it was too resource heavy for my laptops, their batteries were really struggling. The constant encrypting and decrypting was too much. Its a shame because as a backup system for large amounts … Continue reading

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