Archive for 'Computing Note'

EAP TLS Configuration

July 4th, 2024 – 5:57 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

The Microsoft documentation for EAP Host troubleshooting can be found at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/eaphost/enabling-tracing as of 7/3/24. The Microsoft documentation on Netsh commands is available at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2003/cc779693(v=ws.10) as of 7/3/24. There is a helpful FreeRADIUS HowTo at https://deployingradius.com/documents/configuration/certificates.html as of 7/3/24. The official FreeRADIUS documention contains similar information but the official documentation seems more spread out than [...]

EAP TLS on Windows 11

June 27th, 2024 – 4:49 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

https://usercomp.com/news/1044322/setting-up-client-certificate-for-eap-tls-in-windows contains instructions for configuring EAP-TLS authentication on Windows.  The date on the article at the time of this writing was 17 September, 2023. https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/3456/ contains some screenshots but they are from an older version of Windows and do not include the screen requiring a SHA-1 fingerprint or server identification.  The date of the article [...]

Shrink Firefox Interface

June 24th, 2024 – 5:08 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

Use about:config –> browser.uidensity . browser.uidensity is set to 0 by default.  Changer the  value to 1 and it takes immediate effect.

VirtualBox Disk Conversion

June 10th, 2024 – 1:58 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

To convert a dynamic VirtualBox disk to a Fixed disk, run the following command: vboxmanage clonemedium disk /path/disk.vdi /path/newdisk.vdi -variant Fixed using –variant Standard would create a dynamic disk.  Then open the virtual machine and remove the existing disk and attach the new disk.  Then use the media manager to delete the unused media. Use [...]

Browser Extensions

June 10th, 2024 – 1:47 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

Chromium: Joplin Web Clipper, Zotero Connector, floccus bookmarks sync, uBlock Origin, Quick Javascript Switcher, SingleFile, uMatrix Firefox: SingleFile, Copy PlainText, floccus bookmarks sync, Joplin Web Clipper, Passman, Search by Image, Tree Style Tab, uMatrix, Undo Close Tab, Web Archives

Debian 12 PATH and X11

May 18th, 2024 – 4:46 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

A few quirks with Debain 12 include that path not being set in similar fashion to Fedora, Ubuntu, and other distributions.  One must regularly set export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin In Gnome, applications will open on the server instead of the client when using X11 forwarding.  This will occur even though xcalc opens on the client normally.  The [...]

Move /var to new disk

May 18th, 2024 – 4:40 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

To add a new virtual disk and move the existing Linux partition to the new disk use the following process. The process assumes standard partitions without the use of Logical Volume Manager (LVM). 1. Backup the existing VM. One good way to do that is to clone the Virtual Machine and use the procedure on [...]

Install Java 21 in Debian 12

May 4th, 2024 – 11:50 pm
Tagged as: Computing Note

Minecraft Java edition lost compatibility with Java 17 between 1.20.4 and 1.20.6. Version 1.20.4 works with Java 17, and 1.20.6 no longer works with Java 17.  Several guides appear online for installing downloaded packages of the 64-bit runtime from Oracle or other sources.  Since Debian offers 32-bit server operating systems in the present day, the [...]

The best Alias for ls

March 2nd, 2024 – 11:14 pm
Tagged as: Computing Note

The best alias for ls is ls –halF It is easy to remember, and produces easy to read output with human readable file sizes and / marks present by the directory names..

A good version of ll

February 20th, 2024 – 3:37 am
Tagged as: Computing Note

A really good version of the ll alias is: ls –lahF, although on some versions ls –lahp looks better than F.