CyanogenMod 12 on LG’s Optimus G (E975)

An Optimus G E975 (Intl) was still waiting for wakeup, but official updates stuck at Android 4.4.2.

So I applied CyanogenMod to that phone and since it was not that easy to gather all the necessary information, I write down a short protocol of the steps, that helped in my case. I started with the rather incomplete (with respect to rooting and recovery) howto at wiki.cynogenmod.org.

Banana Pi on Bananian

After ongoing stability problems (i.e. freezes) with LUbuntu I switched to Bananian two weeks ago and the BPI is now running solid and stable.

Changing the power supply and SD card did not help the former behaviour in contrast to the change from LUbuntu to Bananian.

NetworkManager DNS

By relaying DNS queries to local dnsmasq instances, debugging DNS servers in newer Ubuntu releases is no longer strictly file-based.

Linux Mint 17/Qiana (KDE Edition)

I applied a classical (in the context of Debian) upgrade on my Linux Mint installation and even though Mint is not recommending this option (instead their favorite is a fresh install with restore). Nevertheless my system still works without drawbacks.