Category: Debian

ENFORCE Google to DuckDuckgo SEARCH

If you want to enforce the use of DuckDuckgo.com instead of google.com do: Edit at the PC the “hosts” File on: Linux /etc/hosts Windows C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc insert at last: 54.229.105.92 google.com #ip of duckduckgo or 176.34.131.233 54.229.105.203 google.com #ip of duckduckgo 176.34.131.233 bing.com #ip of duckduckgo or 176.34.131.233 176.34.131.233 yahoo.com #ip of duckduckgo or 176.34.131.233 ..reboot and test on a Browser Session after google.com you see duckduckgo.com Remark: Most DSL Routers do offer the edit of the hosts File too, do same there and ALL devices redirected! Don’t forget to reboot! This Solution works only on IPv4 Networks, to enforce the […]

Ubuntu 16.04 Compiz Hang Kernel

After Ubuntu published the latest Kernel Patches for Meltdown and Spectre the Kernel 4.4.0-104/109-generic let Intel Graphics freeze or hang on Compiz with Unity. Howto fix: Install the latest Kernel 4.4.0-112-generic do: sudo apt-get install linux-image-4.4.0-112-generic sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-4.4.0-112-generic reboot then: sudo apt-get autoremove –purge -y This removes older kernels and save Space! Do test the PC for hanging again!!!

Locale Umloud Problems Cron

If you run scripts to handle text output by cronjobs your perhaps get problems with umlouds “ÖÄÜ” cause they are displayed by “**”. This is a problem cause cron uses “C” setting as locale, you can test it by setting it into root crontab: open crontab from root with: $su – root $crontab – insert * * * * * locale This will mail cron’s locale echo to the mailbox of root! Read root’s mail! After tests remove the locale entry at crontab! Howto fix for Scripts: open crontab from root with: $su – root $crontab -e insert (for German): […]