Billig 24” skærm – Samsung 245B

Jeg har længe haft brug for mere plads på mit digitale skrivebord og jeg har i gennem længere tid overvejet to muligheder. Enten skulle jeg købe mig endnu en 19” skærm og have et setup med 2 skærme med opløsninger på 1280×1024 eller købe en ny stor skærm der kunne klare det hele.



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Jeg blev hurtigt klar over at jeg ville blive meget irriteret over at have 2 forskellige 19” skærme stående og derfor var det vigtigt at jeg fandt endnu en AOC LM928 skærm. Skærmen er ikke længere tilgængelig på edbpriser.dk, men ved en googlesøgning fandt jeg den til Kr.2.798,00, hvilket er langt over hvad jeg vil give for en gammel 19” skærm.

Den anden mulighed var at købe en ny skærm. Der var to skærme jeg synes virkede interessante:

Efter at have tænkt over det i et par dage fandt jeg ud af at 1680×1050 ikke var nok og kun 245B med sine 1920×1200 ville give mig den ekstra plads jeg drømte om.
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VNC through SSH in one command

I have strong and healthy obsession with SSH and clap my hands every time I find another use for it. I have to admit though, that writing the command to create a SSH tunnel is not the greatest thing i know, so was very pleased to learn that vncviewer had an option to send data through a ssh tunnel by it self.

In a former post on my blog TightVNC and SSH tunnels I explain how to setup a vncserver, create tunnels and connect through firewalls not allowing VNC traffic. Connecting to the server amounted to the following:

tjansson@dirac:$ ssh -f -N -L 5901:localhost:5901 foobar.com
tjansson@dirac:$ vncviewer localhost::5901

It turns out that vncviewer has the option to connect through SSH by it self, so the two commands above can be summarized into:

tjansson@dirac:$ vncviewer -via tjansson@foobar.com localhost:1

This was a story much smaller than usual but it was such a great tip I need to let everyone know. 🙂

UNetbootin – Installing Linux without a CD

Introduction
I have a Thinkpad X30 subnotebook without any optical drives. Every time I have install a different or new version of a Linux distribution I have to borrow a USB cdrom drive from a friend or a USB floopy drive :(. Happily this is all over now since I can use UNetbootin to install Linux from internet.

Installation
The installation amounted to downloading a .deb file from UNetbootin and installing this either by clicking it in the graphical user interface or by hand:

root@bohr:~# dpkg -i unetbootin_ubuntu710rev99_all.deb

This creates a special boot option called “UNetbootin” in grub and when this is selected a textbases (ncurses) installer starts. I guess this would intimidate some newcomers but I my own biased opinion it really as easy as everything else.


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