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A Podman Pod as a systemd Service

11 minute read

Ever wanted to run a container, or pod, as a systemd service on Linux? This allows the container to be started automatically and even restarted on failure. ...

Automatically Update Podman Containers

9 minute read

Podman can automatically update your containers and hopefully make you’re life easier at the same time. Setting this up for Podman is actually pretty ...

Unattended Upgrades

17 minute read

Suffering from obsessive updating syndrome? Are you making frequent trips to the App Center or terminal to apply updates? Do update notifications haunt you ...

Automate Flatpak Updates With systemd

6 minute read

elementary OS 5.1 doesn’t automatically update Flatpak applications. Given the arbitrary appearance of updates, it’s a bit bothersome to be nagg...

GNOME Boxes on Btrfs

21 minute read

So, you’ve got libvirt installed on your Linux box and your looking for a simple application for running virtual machines. Look no further than Boxes,...

Install libvirt on elementary OS 5.1

27 minute read

If you want to run virtual machines on Linux, chances are you’re going to use libvirt. I make use of it all the time, especially for testing these blo...

Install Podman on Ubuntu

7 minute read

Podman is a daemonless container runtime for Linux compatible with Docker. It offers several advantages over using Docker to manage and run containers. Firs...

Backup Snapper Snapshots With snap-sync

26 minute read

In Btrfs Snapshot Management With Snapper, the process is described for automating Btrfs snapshots with Snapper. Why stop there when you can use these snaps...

Automount an Encrypted System Volume

20 minute read

If you run an encrypted Linux system, it’s helpful to understand how the system handles mounting and decrypting filesystems. A Linux desktop user and ...

Install udisks2 From Source

12 minute read

I recently posted Adjust Mount Options which explains in detail how to configure mount options for udisks2. Unfortunately, the reference operating system, U...

Encrypt an External Disk on Linux

20 minute read

Encrypting your data is pretty much a must anyone who is privacy or security conscious. I find it quite handy for not only protecting my data in use, but al...

Adjust Mount Options

84 minute read

Mounting filesystems on Linux is simple, right? Just use mount(8), specify the recurring stuff in fstab(5), and everything’s peachy. For both better a...

Btrfs Snapshot Management With Snapper

30 minute read

Manually taking snapshots with Btrfs is easy. Managing said snapshots is not. This is why several tools exist for the task. The most prominent are Btrbk, Sn...

Btrfs Layout

30 minute read

One of the best features of Btrfs is the ability to produce snapshots of data instantaneously. Rollbacks take advantage of Btrfs to revert the system, or an...

Power Management on Linux With TLP

3 minute read

TLP is a powerful power management utility for Linux. It helps conserve battery life on mobile Linux devices by taking advantage of various kernel features....