Month: April 2020

Firefox 75 : Remove horrendous zoom effect in address bar

In a renewed attempt to get rid of users, Firefox added a horrendous zoom effect to the address bar every time you click in it. Here is how to restore the behaviour to a normal box: Type about:config in the address bar to access advanced settings change browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to FALSE change browser.urlbar.update1 to FALSE

Checklist: install and configure MySQL in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Update the repository index: # apt-get update Install the MySQL Server: # apt-get install mysql-server Verify status and installation: # mysql –version Secure local installation: # mysql_secure_installation (at the very least remove anymous access and sample stuff) Start mysql shell: # sudo mysql Verify authentication for root: > SELECT user,authentication_string,plugin,host FROM mysql.user; If set to […]

Adding the Courier IMAP server to your system (Debian, Ubuntu)

Courier offers IMAP services for your system. Prequisite: PostFix mailserver package Prequisite: Maildir style mailboxes see here Add the Courier package for IMAP support  Courier will install a self signed certificate at the location /etc/courier/imapd.pem, which can be replaced with a production grade certificate later. Add your local domains to postfix Check domain settings with […]

Setting Postfix Support for Maildir-style Mailboxes

Maildir is an e-mail spool format that keeps all mails in seperate files, and thus does not need file locking to maintain message integrity. All operations are atomic. A MailDir directory contacins thgree subdirectories: tmp, new and cur. The populair Courier IMAP/POP servers work with the MailDir format. Restart postfix to make the changes take […]

Enabling apt-get on HP ThinOS

HP ThinOS (version 7 at the time of writing) is a modified version ubuntu xenial. You will find that the repository references are still present in /etc/apt/sources.list, so re-enabling package installation is rather straightforward: Activate administrator mode on the thin client Open an x-terminal (or use the build in graphical text editor) Remove the comments […]