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UPS Ever Duo II Pro with NUT / Linux


Toshiba 4S nuclear reactorUnless you are running a “Home Edition” of a nuclear reactor by Toshiba you need an UPS for your systems. Here’s another tale about running an UPS with nut under Linux. This time it’s an Ever Duo II Pro [PL]. Full specs for Duo II Pro family are available on the manufacturer’s website – but only in Polish. Note that the non-Pro versions are specified with “no software included” and (as I have heard) are “dumb” UPS-es (again: unconfirmed). The Duo II Pro model is “smart” and reports real data instead of just states via contact-closure. Continue reading ‘UPS Ever Duo II Pro with NUT / Linux’

UPS Orvaldi 1000GE with NUT / Linux


Power linesI recently got an Orvaldi 1000GE (or 1000 GE) [PL] [EN-by-google] to test it. This model – in my area – is externally equipped with:

  • 2x Schuko (european) output sockets
  • 1x IEC 60320 C-13 (PC, female) output socket
  • non-detachable input cable with Schuko plug
  • 2x RJ-45 for some kind of protection for network I guess
  • 1x semi-RS-232/serial DB-9 female socket for control

First thing I did was to plug some load on the output (UPS testing classic: a lamp), connect it to charge, and turned it on. I also connected it to a Linux host with a red RS-232 cable (included in the package). And installed nut on Linux. Continue reading ‘UPS Orvaldi 1000GE with NUT / Linux’

Gentoo on Android – cross compilation with distcc


In one of my previous posts I have described how to run Gentoo on Android ARM device. Depending on its power your emerges may take either a long time or a longer time. And your device will warm up significantly. But you have already heard of and used FEATURES=”distcc”, right? Here’s how to set-up a cross compilation with a help from an x86 box in a nutshell. Continue reading ‘Gentoo on Android – cross compilation with distcc’

Software RAID on Linux – which drive failed?


SATA boxLet’s just face it – your hard disks WILL fail. You know it. You just don’t know when. If you do not set-up at least RAID-1 (mirror) you WILL lose some data and certainly your service WILL be down. Continue reading ‘Software RAID on Linux – which drive failed?’

Gentoo on Samsung Galaxy S2


Gentoo Logo (c) Gentoo FoundationStumbling upon this page you probably came up with the same idea that I have – to run Gentoo on your Samsung Galaxy S2 device. It is definitely possible in a chroot environment. I have not tested dual booting to date, but if you’re into a chrooted Gentoo – read on. There are a few “gotchas” in the process I have come across – described below. Continue reading ‘Gentoo on Samsung Galaxy S2’

Samsung Galaxy S2 – rootprompt’s first things first


Samsung Galaxy S2If you happen to get this phone in your hands you probably are expecting more than making calls and texting. And you quite possibly already know that Android is based on Linux in a way, which ignites your curiosity even more. Here are a few steps you might consider to enhance your device’s potential at the very beginning of your experience. Continue reading ‘Samsung Galaxy S2 – rootprompt’s first things first’


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Marcin Gałkowski

Seasoned admin, Linux hacker, Android fan, Gentoo enthusiast. Doing digital audio on Linux when time permits. At work: IT Team Lead (+labs, +datacenters...)

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