Magellan Naviroad 1324 GPS settings for Navitel

Using softbutton and a few hacks to the .xml files on the device, I was able to start Navitel on this GPS.
Initially it came with US, Canada and Puerto Rico maps only, and I couldn't find any good maps for Eastern Europe, so I decided I should run ...


simple named.conf for a caching nameserver on Slackware-current

You can control which networks/IPs can recursively access this nameserver by 'tweaking' the 'localnet' and 'remote-rec' ACLs

// /etc/named.conf
acl     localnet {;; };
acl     remote-rec {; };
options {
    directory "/var/named";
     * If there is a firewall between you and ...

using multimedia keys in fluxbox

To be able to control the mixer/pcm volume with the multimedia keys on your keyboard/notebook while using the fluxbox window manager, just add the following lines to your \~/.fluxbox/keys :

None XF86AudioLowerVolume :ExecCommand amixer -q set Master 5%- unmute
None XF86AudioMute :ExecCommand amixer -q set Master toggle
None ...

Installing Slackware Linux on an EeePC 701 by PXE

Just a few notes on this matter. I've used my notebook (running slackware 13.0 too) as a pxe server to install slackware on my Asus EeePC 701.

  • Install dhcpd

    slackpkg install dhcp
  • Sample dhcpd config:

    floyd[~]$ cat /etc/dhcpd.conf
    # dhcpd.conf
    # Configuration file for ISC dhcpd (see ...

RWhoisd, indexer issue on Linux

Getting `sort...` errors when running rwhois_indexer on Linux? (I was experiencing this on CentOS 5)

[root@server html]# /usr/local/rwhoisd/bin/rwhois_indexer -c /usr/local/rwhoisd/etc/rwhoisd.conf -v -A -C network -s txt
sort: open failed: +4: No such file or directory ...

Easily converting your .flac files to .mp3 format

flac2mp3 is a tool to convert potentially large sets of FLAC audio files into the MP3 audio format. It is implemented as a bash shell script, and should run on any Unix-like operating system.

You can get it at:

You'll have to install FLAC and LAME on ...


Stresstesting IMAP clients

Just found an interesting article about IMAP clients comparison:

Personally I'm using claws-mail, with 4 mail accounts, one of which has more than 250000 messages.

Migrating to it from thunderbird was fairly easy, I've converted my thunderbird filters to claws ...


my ~/.fluxbox/keys

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnTitlebar Mouse2 :StartTabbing

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnTitlebar Double Mouse1 :Shade
OnTitlebar Mouse3 :WindowMenu

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnWindow Mod1 Mouse1 :MacroCmd {Raise} {Focus} {StartMoving}
OnWindow Mod1 Mouse3 :MacroCmd {Raise} {Focus} {StartResizing BottomRight}

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnToolbar Mouse4 :NextWorkspace
OnToolbar Mouse5 ...

Iptraf with bonding support

Default iptraf build that comes with RedHat or CentOS does not support bondX interfaces, or vlan (ethX.Y) interfaces, however there's a version on that does support it. More details: Also, for you the lazy ones out there ...


RDP through a ssh tunnel

How to access RDP if firewall is closed down, and access to server is restricted to a few ips:

ssh -L
# and in a different terminal:
rdesktop -uadministrator -pp455w0rd localhost

That's it! Secure encrypted rdesktop session :)