Tipp for installing ubuntu 16.04 or linux mint 18

After using linux mint 17.3 for a long time, I was careless enough to allow an Xorg update. As the Xorg server has been the basis for the linux graphics system for many decades, you can appreciate that it is a fairly important part of the operating system. As a result after the update, because I have been using the proprietary AMD driver, I got a black screen. Continue reading Tipp for installing ubuntu 16.04 or linux mint 18

Installing legacy AMD proprietary drivers (15.5) on newer linux kernels 3.19 4.2 4.4 the hard way

Abstract: Below I shall show you what to do if you receive the infamous ‘DKMS part of installation failed.  Please refer to /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log for details.’ error upon trying to achieve what the title says.

Intro: I have been using linux for many years now. To be more precise mostly Ubuntu and today Linux Mint 17.3 64 bit fully updated, with the 4.4.0-15-generic x86_64 kernel. I have an older CPU, an AMD A8-3870K APU, which has an integrated Radeon HD 6550D GPU.

The Problem: Until now, I have used the fglrx driver available from Mint’s Driver Manager (DM). During an update a newer version was installed (I don’t remember whether or not I was asked about it) and consequently Full HD video has the tendency to turn into a slideshow whenever there is a bit more movement in a scene. Therefore I have switched to the recommended open-source xserver-xorg-video-ati driver in the DM, but that didn’t make things better. As far as I can tell, the latest AMD linux driver that supports my APU is the 15.5. Installing it on a new kernel, like the 4.4 causes an X error message and I can only use the command line interface. With changing the kernel on boot to 3.13 I can get to my desktop again. Continue reading Installing legacy AMD proprietary drivers (15.5) on newer linux kernels 3.19 4.2 4.4 the hard way

My uncle’s quad amplifier redone

I have started electronics because of a book I have received from my uncle as a birthday present many years ago. At first I was interested in audio amplifiers the most, as I liked to listen to ‘noise’ – even back then.

This amplifier came to me recently – after I have acquired a fairly good amount of knowledge in amps – with the hope that I would be able to turn it into a working one.

Top view of the amplifier (The pictures show the ‘refurbished’ state.)

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Auto-clicking Youtube’s Load More button

One of my hobbies is listening to music. Well, probably any normal person would say noise instead, but let’s not argue. Of course in modern times there are countless opportunities to do so. I listen to many online radios myself and apart from them, I sometimes pick out one of Youtube’s channels.

These promotional channels can sometimes have more than 500 videos, so that when you click on the videos tab, you have to click on the ‘Load More’ button multiple times to see them all in one page. Continue reading Auto-clicking Youtube’s Load More button

This Site

Hello and Welcome to my Site!

It has been created to feature my credentials in a hidden form, so that future employers can have a look at them easily and also to spare me the burden to upload / attach them individually to applications, using my then very slow internet connection. Turns out, that people fear clicking unknown links even if they would lead them to more information about the person in question. – Not that this wouldn’t be a generally favorable point of view. Of course, there are many methods for delivering maleware and alike, but I’ve never meant to do that.

And so this place has been sitting here for a while without an actual purpose.

To change that, I have decided to write a couple of posts about my hobbies and projects.

Hope you find them useful.