Category Archives: Linux

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Tool tip: “vbetool” runs real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state

This is so damn useful to turn on and off remote displays through SSH, for wall-mounted information screens and similar. Available in your friendly neighbourhood Linux distribution. VBETOOL(1) User Commands VBETOOL(1) NAME vbetool – run real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state SYNOPSIS vbetool [[vbestate save|restore]|[vbemode set|get]|[vgamode]|[dpms on|off|standby|suspend|reduced]|[post [romfile]]|[vgastate on|off]|[vbefp pan‐ elid|panelsize|getbrightness|setbrightness|invert]] DESCRIPTION vbetool […]

Solution: Using ProxyPass from http to https in apache2 causes AH02032 SNI error

I got this error message on the internal.server.host when forwarding an URL from an extrernal HTTP server to an internal HTTPS server: AH02032: Hostname internal.server.host provided via SNI and hostname external.server.host provided via HTTP are different The problem turned out to be that the internal server was trusting the external one’s X-Forwarded- headers, a feature […]

dovecot: master: Error: systemd listens on port 143, but it’s not configured in Dovecot. Closing.

Upgrading a mail server from Debian Wheezy (7) to Debian Jessie (8), the following errors were observed in the mail.error log: dovecot: master: Error: systemd listens on port 143, but it’s not configured in Dovecot. Closing. dovecot: master: Error: systemd listens on port 993, but it’s not configured in Dovecot. Closing Looking for solutions, I […]

Writing a newline to separate commands in XChat

Just learned something neat: In XChat, if you hold ctrl and shift, and then press “u”, followed by “a”, you get a weird character that signifies a line break. This can be used to put several commands on one line in the configuration, or to type several lines before spamming them all at once into […]