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: 126.96.36.199 google.com #ip of duckduckgo or 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 google.com #ip of duckduckgo 220.127.116.11 bing.com #ip of duckduckgo or 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 yahoo.com #ip of duckduckgo or 126.96.36.199 ..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 […]
Under heavy load the Debian Kernel 4.14-13 crashes on high memory load and let the CPU freeze. Not really funny so rollback to older version
Apparmor has a current bug with the Kernel 4.14 on Debian and seems Ubuntu too, it blocks MySQL and other services from clean run. Bug touches Network Stack of the 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!!!
If you search for a slim twitter client on desktops try the small “surf” browser install with: sudo apt-get install surf and use surf https://mobile.twitter.com/yourprofilename Now you have a slim and clean Twitter Timeline like on Tablets, it can be resized to Banner or Fullscreen.
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): […]