Archive for May, 2007

ext3 online resize

Having used Debian Sarge for a while, and just using the default versions of e2fsprogs, I got used to unmounting logical volumes in order to resize them. However, now that I’ve upgraded to Etch, I can now finally do online resizing (yeah, yeah, I know I could have compiled the newer e2fsprogs for sarge …). […]

Debian Etch – better fonts

Having recently installed Debian Etch, I was quite happy with the default Gnome setup … except for fonts in Iceweasel. There’s a tendency for some sites to use jagged bitmap fonts. I found the solution here. You just need to do the following: cp /etc/fonts/conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d fc-cache -vf I also installed the MS$ core fonts […]


When I first started out working with UNIX it was with HP-UX systems almost 15 years ago. HP-UX 9 came standard with a logical volume manager (LVM). Some years later I first started looking at linux and the standard partitioning scheme in linux seemed archaic. That was a long long time ago. I had always […]