idmapd for NFSv4 doesn’t do what you think it does

After wasting a lot of time trying to remap UIDs for an NFS mount using idmapd, I came across this article. In summary: “The problems start when we want to access the file contents or modify a file/directory and suddenly we get ‘permission denied’ type messages. Now NFS itself doesn’t do the security authentication but …

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Rooting your Gemini PDA

I recently got a Gemini PDA (WiFi). To run rooted Android and Linux (dual boot) I did the following: Followed the details here. Downloaded & unzipped Windows Flashing Tool Downloaded & installed Windows Drivers Chose my Partition setup here then downloaded Scatter File Base Firmware (ie Android) Linux Firmware Unzipped both firmwares into a dir …

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Windows shares no longer mounting on Linux

I use autofs to mount a windows share on my router, this stopped working with “mount error(112): Host is down”. Looks like it was due to some arch linux update, as per dmesg: [ 5986.858242] No dialect specified on mount. Default has changed to a more secure dialect, SMB3 (vers=3.0), from CIFS (SMB1). To use …

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Command Line tools

Here are the tools I use to live my  life on the command line: Mail Client: Mutt Filtering: procmail, imapfilter Search: mairix General Web Client: Lynx, Links, Elinks, w3m Tools: wget, aria2c, curl Web Services Toodledoo: toodledo (ruby gem) Misc search engines: Surfraw Google Calendar: gagenda Ebay: esniper BBC Iplayer: get_iplayer Google Drive: gdrive Google …

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