Trying to install Tor

November 25th, 2009 by producer

1. I am trying to install Tor with the following commands (following this tutorial):
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
$ gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb

2. I have to install Polipo: $ sudo apt-get install polipo

3. Installed Torbutton.

4. Modify config file. Restart polipo: sudo /etc/init.d/polipo restart

Simple Compizconfig settings manager

November 25th, 2009 by producer

Installing Simple Compizconfig settings manager.

Fitness software

November 4th, 2009 by producer

I would like to have a fitness software for Ubuntu. I think that I will give PyTrainer a try. It is available on my computer via the Ubuntu Software Center.

I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10

October 31st, 2009 by producer

Today, I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10. I want to install Tor. I try this tip.

Here is what happens in the terminal of my computer:

liberty@liberty-desktop:~$ sudo sh -c 'echo deb " sid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
[sudo] password for liberty:
liberty@liberty-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb privoxy

I will try later whether Tor works.

Installing Twinkle

August 30th, 2009 by producer

I just created an Ekiga account. But I want to look out for another VoIP software because I want to show on my blog whether I am online or not. Or use encryption. I will try Twinkle, and install it via Synaptic.

I should try to install Tor

August 14th, 2009 by producer

Maybe I should try to install Tor. I hope that Tor will be included in Ubuntu 9.10.


July 4th, 2009 by producer

I just installed Geany. I need a text editor that is capable to display php files with color highlighting. The editor gedit is capable to do that. But gedit can’t scale the font size like e.g. Notepad++ (only available for Win XP). Komodo is another alternative, but I don’t like it.

I am downloading Linux Mint

May 27th, 2009 by producer

I am downloading Linux Mint because I have problems with the playback of DVDs on my main Ubuntu PC.

My Audacity settings

May 22nd, 2009 by producer

On my Ubuntu 9.04 computer, Audacity functions with the following settings:

Audio I/O:
Playback Device: “ALSA: ALi M5455: ALi M5455 (hw:0,0)”
Recording Device: “ALSA: AK5370 : USB Audio (hw:1,0)”
Recording Channels: 1 (Mono)

Sampling – Default Sample Rate: 22050 Hz

Display range minimum: meters and ‘Waveform (dB)’: -60 dB (PCM range of 10 bit samples)
Default View Mode: Waveform (db)

Encrypting an external USB drive

May 14th, 2009 by producer

Currently, I am encrypting an external USB drive with TrueCrypt 6.2 under Ubuntu 9.04. First, the outer volume is beeing formatted:


Later, I will have to create the hidden volume. I will use the hidden volume for backup of my KeePassX database. The database has a size of about 100 KB (a traditional floppy disk has 1.44 MB) – so it is pretty small. Since the database itself is encrypted (password and keyfile are needed to decrypt it), I have very high security. In the outer volume of the external USB hard drive that I am momentarily encrypting, a backup of files from an Win XP computer will be stored. I hope that this will work. I am not totally sure because I don’t know the file format TrueCrypt is encrypting the external hard drive with. It might be possible that Win XP doesn’t recognize ext3 if it is used. I will see.