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bio website jstarek.de
location Germany
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seen Mar 4 at 13:29

Work

  • Member of the Scientific Computing group, DESY, Germany
  • Java, databases, unix-y stuff in a large-scale scientific computing facility

Hobby

  • Restoring Germany's oldest radio telescope, the Stockert 25 meter dish
  • Learning radio astronomy and high-frequency electronics
  • Design, construction and operation of the observatory's Linux network and scientific workstations

Aug
6
suggested suggested edit on How to find out whether a shell script is written in bash or sh
Jul
6
comment How can I stop dolphin from reading my entire home directory tree in order to make it usable on AFS?
While disabling all preview functionality helped (thanks for that hint), the folder tree view (F7) still seems to try to open all folders. I don't quite understand this, since the first level of directories below the AFS root is cached locally and can be displayed without noticable delays in all other programs.
Jul
5
asked How can I stop dolphin from reading my entire home directory tree in order to make it usable on AFS?
Jun
15
answered How can I set Dolphin to be the default file manager in KDE?
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
23
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
25
comment Impossible to log out from OpenSuSE's KDE menu
I don't know what I did wrong when I initially tested this, but testing again today, disabling the sound system solved the issue! Thanks for pointing that out.
Apr
25
accepted Impossible to log out from OpenSuSE's KDE menu
Apr
25
comment Impossible to log out from OpenSuSE's KDE menu
Thanks for your hint, but those values were already commented out in my kdmrc. Also, setting them to valid values manually did not change anything.
Apr
3
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
7
comment Running VLC from a cronjob: How to get a DBUS connection?
Thanks for pointing out the meaning of the "inhibit interface error". It turned out to be non-fatal, indeed. I did not try cvlc since I need to run the controlling script as root, so I use vlc-wrapper already and did not want to complicate things further.
Mar
7
accepted Running VLC from a cronjob: How to get a DBUS connection?
Mar
7
asked Running VLC from a cronjob: How to get a DBUS connection?
Mar
4
asked How to force Gnome's WM (metacity) to open a program window on a specific monitor?
Feb
13
comment Impossible to log out from OpenSuSE's KDE menu
Interesting... I'm on a server without configured sound system, so I'll check if thtat's related.
Feb
13
comment Impossible to log out from OpenSuSE's KDE menu
It's simple: Clicking on the "logout" menu entry does not do anything except dismiss the launcher. There are no processes started, no log entries, nothing. I am both asking for ways how to diagnose this (I imagine there might be a way to make KDE's event handlers write more verbose info to the logs or something similar) and how to remedy the problem.
Jan
24
awarded  Benefactor
Jan
24
accepted How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
Jan
24
comment How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
OK, while I think I'll settle for a management wrapper in practice, +50 to you for pointing to the initscript!
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Question