4GB RAM restrictions and Physical Adress Extension (PAE) exceptions

I lately got my hands on 4GB of RAM which I tried to put to use in my Laptop. My Fujitsu Siemens Celsius H240 is a Intel CoreDuo based Platform and I had hoped that I would be able to acess all of the memory. Long story short: the circuit / BIOS combination does not […]

Installing gforge on ubuntu feisty

1. install ubuntu server – no lamp – mailman wants you to choose languages, „newlist mailman“ and afterwards „/etc/init.d/mailman start“ – gforge-db-password wants you to choose a password for the database user – gforge-mta-exim4 asks wether or not to modify /etc/aliases for you – answer yes – gforge-shell-postgresql asks wether or not to modify /etc/nss-pgsql.conf […]

Using the o2 Laptop Card with Ubuntu

lsusb shows the card as: Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0af0:6701 Option and the Feisty kernel supports it out of the box. Using umtsmon I can set the PIN and not worry about it anymore. However, I was unable to connect using the tool. I had some difficulties with connectiong to the APN „surfo2“ so […]


The things I want to have: Stone of Tears (Hardcover) 2nd book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind ISBN-10: 0312857063, ISBN-13: 978-0312857066 Blood of the Fold (Hardcover) 3rd book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind ISBN-10: 0312890524, ISBN-13: 978-0312890520 Temple of the Winds (Hardcover) 4th book of the Sword […]

Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll!

The Hurricane was all you can imagine from a festival and it of course started with the infamous „Helga!“ roamings. „Die Fantastischen Vier“ were better than I expected. I got lucky and stood directly in front of them … second in line. They also played old songs like „Tag am Meer“ I had never expected […]

The MacGyver theme and then some

I was reading the ubuntuweblogs when a link led me to youtube. From there I somehow found the MacGyver theme in various forms: accordion, acoustic guitar, piano (and one that misses a few notes and ends quite awful I think), a brrrr keyboard, an even more brrr keyboard, a rock edit and a freak show. […]

Using UMTS with Ubuntu Feisty

I just managed to get a Nozomi based UMTS card working with the current stable version of Ubuntu. The most interesting pages were the Gentoo wiki and Mathias Kellers blog entry. After setting the nameservers to and everything worked like a charm. Here is my chatscript: # This chatfile was generated by pppconfig […]