Posts Tagged Debian

Beware of over / under clocking

There is no question that over and under clocking could cause system instability that could lead either to loose of data or system hangs, so why write about this? Because system stability, as I found hard way, is also OS specific.

Common way to decrease system power usage is undervolting components so that way, even thought they do operate within same spec, they do use less power to do so. Less power equals to less heat being generated, so this also helps to decrease component temperature a bit.

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WLAN hard blocked

For a long time I was happy with my Debian install, everything was working fine and as expected… that is until, recent, update.

After normal kernel update (to another iteration of 3.16 version), something around mid January / February 2017, I did noticed that after reboot my laptop don’t bring up WLAN adapter up and states, in GNOME menu under Wi-Fi, that device is “Hardware disabled”.

Issuing command like:

ifconfig wlan0 up

resulted in:

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Nautilus restore type ahead select functionality

For me personally new “deep search” functionality (CTRL+F) introduced in Files (aka. nautilus) when typing inside window is most annoying “feature” to date.

I do use multi OS on daily basis, due to my work, and both Finder (OsX) and Explorer (Windows) do support type select functionality but apparently Nautilus is an exception. Read the rest of this entry »

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