Archive for June, 2012

debian git ssh Agent admitted failure to sign using the key


When you get a “Agent admitted failure to sign using the key” when trying to git pull or push you can add your key to ssh.

ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa


Fix media keys in debian mate/mint


Start mateconf-editor and set the key /desktop/mate/sound/default_mixer_device to alsamixer:default

Debian linux mint, resume after hibernation fails


When your hibernated session fails to resume, most of the time your resume partition is wrongly configured in initramfs.

cat /etc/fstab and look for a line like:
# /dev/sda7
UUID=3a3ee660-d330-4c36-847e-54fe39f1d45c swap swap sw 0 0

edit /etc/iniramfs-tools/conf.d/resume
Make sure you have the correct uid;

And update your initramfs;
sudo update-initramfs -u


Linux Debian mint touchpad sidescrolling and tap


At this moment the edgescrolling and tap on the touchpad in Linux Debian Mint is disabled.

To enable it you must edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf and add

Option “VertEdgeScroll” “true”
Option “TapButton1” “true”

Logout and log back in again to reload xorg.

Encode url from bash


IF you need to encode parts of a POST url:
SUM=$(md5sum $APPNAME.tar.gz.gpg 1> /dev/null)
SUMENC=$(echo $SUM’ /*$$[]’ | perl -MURI::Escape -lne ‘print uri_escape($_)’)

Resize an ext4 partition manually.


As gparted doesn’t seem to support ext4 you should resize your partition manually.
It sounds difficult but is trivial.
First delete the partition with fdisk, then recreate it again in the desired size, resize the filesystem, done.

In some more detail, assuming the partition is /dev/sdb3

umount /dev/sdb3

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
(remove sdb3)
(recreate sdb3 with the same start position as the previous one)

resize2fs /dev/sdb3 (when no size given the whole partition is used)

mount /dev/sdb3

That’s it.

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