Category Archives: Hardware

Linux: connect Bluetooth headset with bluetoothctl and Blueman

2 February 2021

 Recently, I bought a Sony WH-1000XM3 headset. In general, they are great but need to connect them to my laptop with Arch Linux. The documentation about Bluetooth on Arch Linux can be found here>>> and here>>>: Installation Install necessary packages: [simterm] $ sudo pacman -S bluez bluez-utils [/simterm] Check kernel’s module: [simterm] $ lsmod |… Read More »

Redis: fork – Cannot allocate memory, Linux, virtual memory and vm.overcommit_memory

28 August 2019

 Currently, I’m configuring a Redis as a caching service for our application and during that, I faced with the question: do I need to set vm.overcommit_memory to the value 1, i.e. disable it – or not? The question is quite old for me, see The story, but only now I found time to get to… Read More »

Linux: LVM – pvcreate Device /dev/sdb4 excluded by a filter.

9 March 2019

 During new Linux set up – suddenly got a weird message. It happen just because of my carelessness and haste. Let’s create new partition: [simterm] [root@archiso ~]# pvcreate /dev/sdb4 Device /dev/sdb4 excluded by a filter. [/simterm] Check new partition size: [simterm] [root@archiso ~]# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 476.7M… Read More »

Linux: ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1108:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave

28 February 2019

 Have a fresh Arch Linux system setup. After some Viber’s fixes (see the Viber: no connection – Incompatible version of OpenSSL post) – sound system sometimes stops working. It looks like next: run qmmp, press Play and: [simterm] … DecoderMAD: Fixed rate detected DecoderMAD: Total time: 297900 ReplayGain: disabled Dithering: disabled ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1108:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable… Read More »

Arch Linux: installing with EFI and Windows dual-boot

24 February 2019

 The goal is to set up a new Arch Linux and Windows (just for some games) on my new PC and use dual-boot using GRUB. Disks Currently disks layout is next: [simterm] [root@archiso ~]# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 476.7M 1 loop /run/archiso/sfs/airootfs sda 8:0 0 223.6G 0 disk… Read More »