Archive for category Config files

hdparm: power down drives when not in use

Posted by on Saturday, 21 April, 2012

There’s a great tool to master control over your harddrives, and it’s called hdparm. It has many options but this article will only cover those relevant to power saving. Read the rest of this entry »

Building a HTPC with Intel Atom and NVIDIA ION

Posted by on Saturday, 14 January, 2012

Some time ago I wrote about building a NAS with Ubuntu Server on the Intel Atom platform. This nifty little processor, when combined with NVIDIA ION, can easily be used to build a full-fledged HTPC. Read the rest of this entry »

Speeding up OMNeT++/MiXiM simulations

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 December, 2011

Compiler optimisation flags can be quite helpful in bringing the (sometimes huge) duration of your OMNeT++ simulations to an acceptable level. Using a compute cluster can help, but even then the execution of a single process can take many hours for large networks. So let’s look at how you compile your code; I got a speed-up of approximately 10 times on some of my simulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting grip on eventlogs in OMNeT++

Posted by on Monday, 12 December, 2011

OMNeT++ simulations can export an eventlog. Though the manual is pretty complete about it, I’ll summarise it here. Read the rest of this entry »

OMNeT++: Error during startup: No user interface (Cmdenv, Tkenv, etc.) found

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011

After an update of GCC (on Kubuntu 11.10) this error shows up when running simulations after recompilation.
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