Author Archives: markp


bit outdated in that the gksu command in the shortcut needs amending, but a very simple tool for creating smb shares that other can see. don’t forget to create users as well as define the windows shares. You need to: … Continue reading

Posted in samba, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Move /home/user to other location

good post on this here: but use the amended rsync command as in the comments to see progress of the copy… sudo rsync -aSXv /home/. /media/home/.

Posted in setup, ubuntu | Leave a comment

Drivers for AC1200MBS on xubuntu 18.04

promised my lovely ‘no wires in the new house’, so trying to get some 5ghz wifi sorted. Doesn’t work out the box. Try this: sudo apt-get install rtl8812au-dkms A previous dkms git install that used to work has ceased to … Continue reading

Posted in ubuntu, wifi | Leave a comment

Backing Up using cron and rsync

The rsync script for this is in /home/markp/scriptsit creates a log file in /home/markp/backupsit backs up to an external e-sata hdd mounted at /external in fstabit needs to be copied to /root so that it can run as a sudo … Continue reading

Posted in technical, ubuntu | Leave a comment

How to password protect a PDF document (on linux OS)

Install pdftk if needed pdftk <source>.pdf output <destination>.pdf userpw <password> example: pdftk Mydocs.pdf output Mydocs_pass.pdf userpw secretword

Posted in conversion, pdf, ubuntu | Leave a comment has moved!

August 2019 was a move from Cornwall to Essex and to the ‘birthplace of radio’ – Chelmsford! Very happy here…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LTSP Public Lab – 2019

LTSP has the ability to offer thin or fat clients which boot from a centrally controlled image from a server using tftp network boot. The following guide uses Xubuntu 18.04 (LTS desktop 64bit version), using a ‘chrootless’ (aka PNP ltsp) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WordPress WYSIWYG Notes

Just a reminder about the wysywyg page builder in WordPress, when using the ‘X’ theme from When this was first installed (2015) X included a copy of the ‘Visual Composer’ (VC) page building tool. This paid for plugin was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LTSP Xubuntu thin and fat clients v1 2018

Used this: for fat client build: –fat-client-desktop ti implement that into each rebuild edit: /etc/ltsp/ltsp-build-client.conf as per here:   Controlling and maintenance of the server image:   TFTP boot problems: check the name/location of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Editing OpenLP database using CSV

An attempt to more quickly create and edit OpenLP database (SQLite) files, using sqlitebrowser in Ubuntu. As I’m not an SQL guru I concluded it’d be better to do some of the things I wanted to do to the songs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment