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How to start wifi-radar after suspend in Xubuntu 6.06

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Note: I already have a script in /etc/init.d/ called “wifi-radar” that starts wifi-radar in daemon mode. I also have a file /etc/acpi/resume.d/62-ifup.sh and no script in that directory that begins with “63”, so I’ll just add a script after 62-ifup.sh, like this: sudo nano /etc/acpi/resume.d/63-wifi-radar.sh Add the following: #!/bin/sh # Start wifi-radar daemon, if it […]

WPA in Xubuntu 6.06

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Finally got this to work, following these instructions. One thing I had to do, and that I hadn’t seen elsewhere, was creating a file /etc/default/wpasupplicant and adding the line: ENABLED=0 A few problems remain I still have to start nm-applet manually: nm-applet & even after I log out and log back in again. After I […]

How to mount a samba share

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

I have an external harddrive (NAS), the Lacie Ethernet disk mini. Today, I finally figured out how to mount it so that I can rsync to it (thanks to some friendly help on comp.os.linux.misc). Some info first: The edmini is set up to get an IP address via DHCP. It is then connected to the […]

Remote backups using ssh and rsync

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Here’s a mini tutorial on how to do fast backups of important files to a remote server. This involves three steps: Getting ssh access to a remote machine, setting up keypair authentication, backing up data with rsync. Requirements: rsync and ssh server on the remote machine, rsync and ssh client on the local machine.