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Add Tor Browser to start menu on Linux

The Tor Browser for Linux comes as compressed tarball (.tar.xz) which you extract somewhere, however it does not add itself to the start menu. I'll show you how to add it yourself! So let's say you just downloaded tor-browser-linux64-9.0.10_en-US.tar.xz and extracted the folder tor-browser_en-US somewhere (I recommend to extract it [...]

By |2020-05-06T22:05:35+02:00May 6th, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

Disable SSH host verification for subnet

Sometimes you have to SSH into different devices with the same IP address, for example when you flash routers with OpenWrt and want to do initial configuration. One annoyance with that is fingerprint checking, as the fingerprint will be different for every new device but the IP will stay the [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:53:05+02:00May 5th, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

Auto-unlock encrypted Ubuntu

This guide is known to work with Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04. You should be doing this setup as root, which is why I omitted sudo. The idea here is that we'll be copying the keyfile to the initramfs to automatically unlock the system drive, and once we want to destroy [...]

By |2020-05-01T03:27:42+02:00May 1st, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

How fast does your Linux system boot?

You can find out really easily with one simple command: systemd-analyze Which will output something like: Startup finished in 9.708s (firmware) + 3.692s (loader) + 46.909s (kernel) + 13.614s (userspace) = 1min 13.924s graphical.target reached after 12.063s in userspace So as you can see, my laptop takes ages to boot. [...]

By |2020-04-29T18:34:56+02:00April 28th, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

Pi-hole and hosts-file.net

You might be using block lists by hosts-file.net but you shouldn't! One of the default block lists that used to be included with Pi-hole was https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt but this is not maintained anymore, which is why it's got excluded from the defaults. But that doesn't mean it will get automatically removed [...]

By |2020-04-30T18:36:10+02:00April 21st, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments