Cross Architecture Linux Containers

Linux and ARM With more ARM based devices in the market, and with them getting more powerful every day, it is more common to see more of ARM images for your favorite Linux distribution. Of them, Debian has become the default choice for individuals and companies to base their work on. It must have to do with Debian’s long history of trying to support many more architectures than the rest of the distributions. [Read More]

Linux Desktop Usage 2019

If I look back now, it must be more than 20 years since I got fascinated with GNU/Linux ecosystem and started using it. Back then, it was more curiosity of a young teenager and the excitement to learn something. There’s one thing that I have always admired/respected about Free Software’s values, is: Access for everyone to learn. This is something I never forget and still try to do my bit. [Read More]

Acidity and Hyperacidity

Acidity and Hyperacidity Acidity refers to the production of excessive hydrochloric acid from the gastric cells. Due to overproduction of the acid there is feeling of heartburn in the region of chest and a person may have sour eructation. There are different remedies available in the market for acidity and hyperacidity. Natural cure for acid reflux includes natural remedies that give quick relief from heartburn and sour eructation. It is easy to find acid reflux natural treatment. [Read More]

Adenitis

Adenitis What is Adenitis? Adenitis refers to the inflammation of lymph glands present in our body. Lymph nodes are present everywhere in human body. The main symptoms of adenitis are pain and swelling. Adenoids of different body parts are given different names depending upon their location. Inflammation from one part may reach to other parts of the body. Mainly bacteria or virus is responsible for producing the infection. When inflammation is not diagnosed at an early stage it may further develop and grow into a tumour. [Read More]

Migrating from Drupal to Hugo

TL;DR: Migrating my website from Drupal 7 to Hugo Jump directly to the end titled Migration to Hugo Initial website Looking back at my website’s history, the domain was first registered sometime in 2003. Back then, it was mostly a couple of html pages. Being (and still) a novice in web, my website was mostly on ideas from others. IIRC, for the bare html one, I took a lot of look wise details from Miss Garrels’ website. [Read More]

sg3-utils and NVMe disks

sg3-utils, version 1.44, was recently uploaded to Debian. This new upstream release has happened almost 2.5 years after the last release. One important feature to emphasize about is some support for NVMe disks, which are now getting more common on latest range of laptops. rrs@priyasi:~$ sudo sg_inq /dev/nvme0 [sudo] password for rrs: Identify controller for /dev/nvme0: Model number: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 512GB Serial number: ES82N092210402J4U Firmware revision: 80003E00 Version: 1. [Read More]

Laptop Mode Tools 1.72

What a way to make a gift! I’m pleased to announce the 1.72 release of Laptop Mode Tools. Major changes include the port of the GUI configuration utility to Python 3 and PyQt5. Some tweaks, fixes and enhancements in current modules. Extending {black,white}list of devices to types other than USB. Listing of devices by their devtype attribute. A filtered list of changes is mentioned below. For the full log, please refer to the git repository. [Read More]

Freezing of tasks failed

It is interesting how a user-space task could lead to hinder a Linux kernel software suspend operation. [11735.155443] PM: suspend entry (deep) [11735.155445] PM: Syncing filesystems ... done. [11735.215091] [drm:wait_panel_status [i915]] *ERROR* PPS state mismatch [11735.215172] [drm:wait_panel_status [i915]] *ERROR* PPS state mismatch [11735.558676] rfkill: input handler enabled [11735.608859] (NULL device *): firmware: direct-loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin [11735.609910] (NULL device *): firmware: direct-loading firmware rtl_bt/rtl8723b_fw.bin [11735.611871] Freezing user space processes ... [11755.615603] Freezing of tasks failed after 20. [Read More]

apt-offline 1.8.1 released

apt-offline 1.8.1 released. This is a bug fix release fixing some python3 glitches related to module imports. Recommended for all users. apt-offline (1.8.1) unstable; urgency=medium Switch setuptools to invoke py3 No more argparse needed on py3 Fix genui.sh based on comments from pyqt mailing list Bump version number to 1.8.1 -- Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs@debian.org Sat, 01 Jul 2017 21:39:24 +0545 What is apt-offline Description: offline APT package manager apt-offline is an Offline APT Package Manager. [Read More]

apt-offline 1.8.0 released

I am pleased to announce the release of apt-offline , version 1.8.0. This release is mainly a forward port of apt-offline to Python 3 and PyQt5. There are some glitches related to Python 3 and PyQt5, but overall the CLI interface works fine. Other than the porting, there’s also an important bug fixed, related to memory leak when using the MIME library. And then there’s some updates to the documentation (user examples) based on feedback from users. [Read More]