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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

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
Jan
18
comment How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
Thanks for your reply and welcome to unix.stackexchange.com! However, I'm afraid your answer also does not address my issue: acpipowerbutton simulates pressing the power button on a real machine, but after issuing this command on the host, the VM would, again, take some time to shut down.
Jan
18
accepted What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?
Jan
17
revised Merging two internet connections from two network interfaces in order to obtain double speed
edited title to improve searchability, slight spelling and grammar corrections in post
Jan
17
suggested suggested edit on Merging two internet connections from two network interfaces in order to obtain double speed
Jan
8
revised How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
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Jan
8
comment How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
Basically, this would work, the appliance can be reached in the entire LAN via its DNS entry. However, suppose I wrote a script that ssh'd into the appliance whenever the host goes down -- it would still have to block (pause) until the guest has shut down completely. This is precisely the point of my question: How can the script know when the guest is down, so that it can yield control flow back to SysV-Init and the host can continue to shut down?
Jan
8
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Jan
8
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