Tuning PipeWire for best audio quality on Ubuntu

TL;DR If you’re not interested in the “story of my life”, go directly to “Tuning PipeWire” section. I’m not an audiophile, but I spent whole days in the headphones and I like when sound sounds good. I like slight bass boost, which adds this kick to the melody, but won’t overwhelm me after an hour of listening. I like when high tones are clear, but I get annoyed if they’re too strong....

2024-01-28 · 8 min · timor

Ubuntu - Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring...

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 keep seeing those warnings: W: http://ppa.launchpad.net/yubico/stable/ubuntu/dists/jammy/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details. W: https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/dists/xenial/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details. W: https://repo.skype.com/deb/dists/stable/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details. W: https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/dists/any/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted....

2022-10-21 · 3 min · timor
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Creating fully encrypted ZFS pool

What I want to do? I use my pool to securely store backups, archive my old documents and keep huge family’s photo library. I have new disks. They were tortured with badblocks, so they’re ready to create ZFS pool. I’ve read few documents about different approaches 1 2 3. I wanted to be sure if anything changed during past years. One of articles recommends mirroring over RAIDZ. Resilvering is faster, at the same time putting IO less stress on whole pool....

2021-11-22 · 5 min · timor

Tweaking ASUS Zenbook UX305CA on Linux

Lately I was searching for mobile notebook that I could use for remote work. I checked f ThinkPad series but they were huge bricks that have nothing in common with ‘mobile’ word. Then I saw ASUS Zenbook that I didn’t take into account before and it was exactly what I was searching for. Configuration of Skylake based notebook right now is not straightforward - there are still glitches and small bugs that are waiting to be fixed....

2016-04-21 · 11 min · timor

Manual installation of Docker on Debian/Ubuntu

I’ve played with Docker a little in it early days but didn’t stick for longer with it. It’s stable now so I wanted to check how it’s running now. I really can’t accept this method of installation: curl -fsSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh I think that world is going to it’s end when I see such scritps… I prefer to do this manually, knowing exactly what I have to do. Install prerequisites:...

2016-02-11 · 2 min · timor

Use www.horizon.tv with Pipelight/Silverlight on Linux/Ubuntu

From few days I have access to UPC’s www.horizon.tv platform - until now it was useless on Linux. But there is Pipelight that will use Wine to emulate Silverlight on Linux and it’s working pretty well - you’re just few commands away from achieving that: # stop browser killall firefox # remove old version if you have it sudo apt-get remove pipelight Now configure repos and install packages: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi sudo pipelight-plugin --update Enable plugin (run it with sudo for system wide installation):...

2016-02-09 · 1 min · timor

Grafana - installation and configuraton with InfluxDB and CollectD on Debian/Ubuntu

Now when you have CollectD and InfluxDB installed you may configure Grafana 😃 First configure repo with current Grafana version (select your distro): curl https://packagecloud.io/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add - deb https://packagecloud.io/grafana/testing/debian/ wheezy main Now install package (on wheezy I needed to install apt-transport-https to allow installation of packages from repo via HTTPS): apt-get update apt-get install -y apt-transport-https apt-get install -y grafana By default Grafana will use sqlite database to keep information about users, etc:...

2016-01-10 · 2 min · timor

InfluxDB - installation and configuration on Debian/Ubuntu

I wanted/needed some statistics on few my machines. I saw earlier grafana and was impressed so this was starting point. Then I started reading about graphite, carbon and whisper, and then… I found InfluxDB. Project is young but looks promising. Let’s start! On project page there is no info about repo but it’s available, configure it: curl -sL https://repos.influxdata.com/influxdb.key | apt-key add - echo "deb https://repos.influxdata.com/debian wheezy stable" > /etc/apt.sources.list.d/influxdb.conf for Ubuntu use url like (of course selecting your version):...

2016-01-09 · 1 min · timor

CollectD - installation and configuration with InfluxDB on Debian/Ubuntu

I wanted/needed some statistics on few my machines. I saw earlier grafana and was impressed so this was starting point. Then I started reading about graphite, carbon and whisper, and then… I found InfluxDB. Project is young but looks promising. Installation of collectd is easy on Debian because packages are in default repo. One problem is that packages may be old, ex. on wheezy it version 5.1. But in backports/backports-sloppy you may find current 5....

2016-01-08 · 1 min · timor

Extract password saved in remmina

I had some passwords saved in remmina but like it always happen, I wasn’t been able to remember them when needed. Trying to restore them I found that they’re encrypted in .remmina directory. Then I used this script to the decrypt them 1: Extract script import base64 from Crypto.Cipher import DES3 secret = base64.decodestring("<STRING FROM remmina.prefs>") password = base64.decodestring("<STRING FROM XXXXXXX.remmina>") print DES3.new(secret[:24], DES3.MODE_CBC, secret[24:]).decrypt(password) http://askubuntu.com/questions/290824/how-to-extract-saved-password-from-remmina ↩︎

2015-12-25 · 1 min · timor