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xmonad, Zsh – in short: my desktop

I’ve been asked quite a few times now, how I could handle all those terminals – four terminals per workspace, at least three workspaces.
That makes twelve terminals opened at the same time (scripting, tweaking, etc… Sysadmins know that there can be a lot to do, even if you think, everything’s done).
By the way that’s nothing compared to when I’m running in, and I’m quoting my wife on this one, “freak mode” (eight to ten workspaces, six terminals each), but it’s just about enough for daily use.

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Written by body0r

April 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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Xorg, udev && Touchpad/Mouse Toggle (>=xorg-server-1.8.0)

One year after outsourcing those input devices from my xorg.conf to hal, I think those xorg developers are toying with me. First hal and now udev, what backend will be used next? ~

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Written by body0r

April 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Trouble with programs after upgrading some packages?

I’m syncing my portage tree every saturday morning at 04:19 AM and after every sync, there are a ton of packages in need of an upgrade.
While these packages itself compile fine, there could be a problem with already installed packages and the new versions.
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February 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Tor, Privoxy, Squid – a little HowTo

Why did I take this step? Well, there are several reasons for using the Tor-Network.
The most important one to me is, I want to use the World Wide Web as an information source and want every bit of information, when I’m searching for something. I don’t need someone like the German BKA to tell me, which information I’m allowed to see and which not.
So, according to the guide at howtoforge.com, I’ve created my own local Tor node for my home network. (Besides I’ve been configuring a server to act as a relay a little while ago)

Update:
Still working with the following versions:
net-misc/tor-0.2.2.6_alpha (for x in the following: 0.2.0.35< x <0.2.2.6-alpha => x is buggy)
net-proxy/privoxy-3.0.12

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Written by body0r

June 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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Fetchmail Cyrus-SASL Postfix Imap -> Email System @ Home

Just wanted to leave a great guide for creating a fully functional email service within your home network.

Email System For The Home Network

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Written by body0r

June 11, 2009 at 9:00 am

xorg, hal, udev && Touchpad/Mouse Toggle (>=xorg-server-1.5 < xorg-server-1.8)

I read, there were some changes between <xorg-server-1.5 and >=xorg-server-1.5. While I’ve updated my version to the latest possible (x11-base/xorg-server-1.6.0), I thought of using hal for my keyboard/touchpad/mouse-configuration.
The following configuration works for me:
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Written by body0r

April 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Xorg && Touchpad/Mouse toggle (<xorg-server-1.5)

Following should help for turning the Touchpad off, when an external mouse is connected

[~]# cat /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules
ACTION==”add”, SUBSYSTEM==”input”, ENV{ID_CLASS}=”mouse”, RUN+=”/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=1″
ACTION==”remove”, SUBSYSTEM==”input”, ENV{ID_CLASS}=”mouse”, RUN+=”/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=0″

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Written by body0r

March 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm