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Samba public share

How to configure a Debian based Linux distribution to share a folder with anyone on the network, with read and write access ?
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Convert PDF to PNG with enough resolution

ImageMagick logoAs ‘man convert’ states :

The convert program is a member of the ImageMagick suite of tools. Use it to convert between image formats as well as resize an image, blur, crop, despeckle, dither, draw on, flip, join, re-sample, and much more.

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Boot Linux in text console

Get rid of graphic boot on Linux with a few modifications in grub configuration : Read more →

screencast with byzance on linux

byzanz-record -c –duration=60 –x=80 –y=310 –width=800 –height=600 out.gif

Not permitted to mount disk ? [EN]

A few days ago, I started to have a very disturbing “Not permitted” message when trying to mount a usb disk from Thunar. The only way I found was to pmount the disk : not as intuitive as just clicking the disk on Thunar.

But after some googling, I found where was the real problem : udisk, who is responsible of mounting disks, uses polkit to know if I have the right to mount, or not, external disk. So, if you have the same problem, follow this steps :

sudo nano /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks2.policy

(use your favorite text editor in place of nano)

Then, look for the section with “udisks2.filesystem-mount”, inside you’ll have a “defaults” section with interesting stuff :


Now, replace all “auth_admin*” by “yes” to give access for every user, like this :


Save your modifications. Forget this annoying message !

Tmux for the impatient

New session : tmux

Attach to a session : tmux a

Detach : Ctrl+b d

Scroll : Ctrl+b PgUp/PgDown (quit with q) also can use mouse after first page up or down

Copy mode : Ctrl+b [ (quit with q)

Split horizontally : Ctrl+b “

Split vertically : Ctrl+b %

Switch pane : Ctrl+b arrow key

Resize pane : Hold Ctrl+b + arrow keys


install xclip so buffer copied insied tmux are also available to X : sudo apt-get install xclip

Wireless auto configuration with guessnet on Linux

The wireless tour eiffel
Assume we have access to the wifi at work and at home. How can I configure my laptop to automatically connect to the right network without using a graphical network manager ? Welcome guessnet !
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If ssh client disconnect and freeze

Add in your ~/.ssh/config :

Host *
 ServerAliveInterval 240

src =

Horizontal rule in zsh prompt


Put in your ~/.zshrc :

PS1=$'%U${(r:$COLUMNS:: :)}%u'$PS1

src =

Increase wordpress max file upload size

On Ubuntu/Debian distro, edit the /etc/wordpress/htaccess and add this lines :

php_value upload_max_filesize 50M
php_value post_max_size 50M
php_value memory_limit 50M