Month: February 2015

Simple Duplicity S3 Script

Duplicity is a command line tool that performs encrypted incremental backups.  It supports a variety of file locations, including Amazon S3, and comes pre-installed on several Linux distributions.  Ubuntu’s backup application, Deja Dup, is a frontend for Duplicity that adds some convenient right-click functionality to the file explorer.  This works well on the home directory to quickly restore previous versions…

Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I recently had trouble with my Nvidia GTX760 recognizing one of two identical monitors, both of which worked fine with a Macbook Air and DisplayLink USB adapter.  The Ubuntu default Nouveau driver wouldn’t find the monitor at all, while the Nvidia 331 driver would only allow 640×480 or 800×600 resolution.  Eventually I found the display log was reporting an issue…