Tag Archives: Linux

Android Tips, Commands, Modifications

[mod][root][needs init.d enabled kernel]
Change Hostname:

$ su
# vi /system/etc/init.d/99hostname

Type in

setprop net.hostname tablethostname

Save the file, reboot.

Change System DNS Servers:

$ su
# vi /system/etc/resolv.conf

If the file does not exist or is empty, just create it.

Type in


Those are google DNS servers, or specify your own.
Save file, possibly reboot tablet.

Android Global DNS Server (resolv.conf)

Android, being Linux reads the /etc/resolv.conf file if it exists to set DNS servers.

On my devices, /etc links to /system/etc

Here is a link to help set this up.


Maintain SSH Tunnel Linux & Windows

“With SSH an encrypted tunnel through an open port in the private network’s firewall can be established. This tunnel forwards network traffic from a specified local port to a port on the remote machine, securely.”

Just a reference to help some others. Create a persistant port forwarding tunnel between a Linux (server) machine and a Windows (server) machine.

Full site here, lots of information: http://pdw.weinstein.org/2011/07/establish-and-maintain-an-ssh-tunnel-between-linux-and-windows.html.

Mount/Convert BIN-CUE Files Linux

Convert a bin+cue file to ISO in linux using bchunk.

bchunk image.bin image.cue image.iso

Mounting ISO in linux

mount -o loop -t iso9660 image.iso /mnt/image

Just found quickly with a google search and first page: http://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2007/05/08/howto-mount-bincue-files-in-linux/.

December Arch Desktop

Just screen shots of my current Arch Linux desktop.