Running tor on a raspberry pi

Came accross this article explaining how to setup and run a Tor relay node on a raspberry pi.

Actually, the node is up in running in few minutes and runs with less then 5% CPU and approx 10% memory.

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Syncthing and Android's SD card

Already some time ago a friend of mine told me about syncthing. I've been using foldersync for longer time and was quite satisfied with it. I've been using it to sync the photos from my smartphone to my NAS. This works fine in the background as soon as the smartphone …

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Creating self-signed SMIME certificate

With all the cryptocalypse news from the last months the question of the trust in the CA's becomes relevant : why should I trust a well-known CA rather than operating my own ?

The advantage of the usual method is clear : the CA is already included in the certificate stores of the …

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Disk and filesystem recovery

Was asked to recover data from a SoHo NAS (Bufallo) disk. Windows had issues recognizing the partitions (now wonder as the NAS is operated with Linux). Trial was already made to use some Linux live distros (Ubuntu, Mint) in various versions to mount the data partition, with no success.

I …

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php-fpm cluttering logfiles with status data

Just noticed that the systemd logfiles on my laptop were filled up with lots of php-fpm messages, something like once every few seconds, reporting that php-fpm process is stillalive, has x items in the queue etc...

Since this is just my laptop and no productive webserver, it makes no sense …

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Getting rid of new theme for top

Back in november, the default "theme" of the top command in Arch Linux was changed. Using red color and displaying processed as a tree rather than sorted by CPU usage, it made the command pretty useless and eye-hurting.

No idea why this change was performed, but I found how to …

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(k)GPG errors

Since end of november kgpg was throwing errors popup when starting, root cause being gpg issues :

gpg: Oops: keyid_from_fingerprint: no pubkey
tru::1:1416945128:1423745807:3:1:5
rvk:::17::::::3FC732041D23E9EA66DDB5009C9DBC21DF74DC61:80:
rvk:::17::::::19D03A15999E5DFEC360071E9420CF3BC2C08F9E:80:
rvk:::17::::::52064C78B5D875779B3691A2A891DD4308010A5F:80:
rvk:::17::::::23955BF5A6F0DC753B637DD11331DB747AFF2E92:80:

After longer …

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Syslog-ng segfaulting

Since few days systemd wasfailing to start syslog-ng. systemd status reported syslog-ng to segfault with "error 4 in libsdjournal.so"

Found the solution on the Arch Linux forums : in /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf

change

source src {
  system();
  internal();
};

to

source src {
  unix-dgram("/dev/log");
  internal();
};

According to the post, this …

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Digikam segfaulting

Since few days digikam was segfaulting right after displaying the startup splash screen !

Found the hint to solve the issue : remove gstreamer0.10-good gstreamer0.10-good-plugins

Sideffects : none so far. According to KaOS website version 0.10is not really longer needed.

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Piwigo - Gallery3 replacement

Some weeks ago, the gallery team announced that they would end the development of their web based photo album software.

So... time for a replacement ! Looking for alternatives that were easy to set up and also provided nice-looking templates I came accross piwigo and it convinced me.

Some of the …

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