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ThinkPad x230

In February 2013, I got a new work laptop. It’s a Lenovo ThinkPad x230.

These are my installation notes.

chromium and Kerberos TGT

To have chromium (and chrome) browser do Kerberos TGT for example.com web pages, one needs to pass --auth-server-whitelist="*.example.com"

Fedora 16 - Huawei E17X - udev rule

SMS reception while online

Wanting to be able to use gnokii while I have a connection open with ModemManager, I created the following udev rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/98-pcfe-modem.rules

git server setup

For the last decade, I have been using cvs at home to have version control over documents (mostly LaTeX and config files). The original cvs server has been since migrated to a virtual machine.

apcupsd on RHEL5 / CentOS5

While the current Smart-UPS (aka SMT) range of UPS from APC has much fewer variables exposed in a way that is useful for fancy apcupsd usage (you’ll find apcupsd in EPEL), they are still amply sufficient for home use. Basically, the UPS gives an estimated time left at current load and the remaining battery level. At home these are anyway the only two readings I want to trigger scripts on.