Category: Hardware

Debian buster and wake on lan

For quite some time, I used to have a low-end motherboard that didn’t support Wake on LAN. So when I left for work or holiday, I would usually leave my home PC on, because sometimes I just needed to access

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Weekend hobby – PC cleaning

This is a PC that belongs to my brother in law. He hasn’t been using it for over a year, ever since he switched to Mac, so he’d like to get rid of it. It has i5 (Sandy bridge) inside

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KVM: Cannot find any matching source devices for logical volume group vg2

I installed Centos 7 on a brand new machine about a half a year ago, and set up KVM with two data pools – one just a regular directory for old raw images, the second being an LVM volume group.

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Raspberry Pi – analog output noise

I got Raspberry Pi 2 as a present from my brother. It’s a nice toy, I was trying out OpenELEC, it makes for a really nice home theater in combination with a NAS on local network. The only drawback was

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Scroll emulation with Trackman Marble in Debian 9

Spending a lot of time with mouse and keyboard, I decided I would give it a try with trackball. A friend lent me Logitech Trackman Marble for a week to see if I can get used to it. The one

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“Lazy” Synolocker

A funny thing happened to me the other day. Someone brought me a 4-bay Synology NAS which had been hit by ransomware called Synolocker. The usual scenario – the NAS was exposed to the internet, maybe not updated as regularly

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Hardware repairs

I’ve been tinkering with my computers ever since the days of ZX Spectrum, more or less. In the last eight years or so, however, people would come to me with their broken laptops and computers every now and then. It

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