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Case Virtual Machine
RAM 256 MB
simfs 120 GB
OS Debian GNU/Linux 7.7
in use since 2013


Case Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Battery 7000 mAh
Screen 10.1" 1280x800
CPU Texas Instruments 4430 @ 1 GHz
RAM 1024 MB
Flash 16 GB
SD 32 GB
OS Android 4.2 (CM 10.1)
in use since 2013
  • The stock ROM was better suited for the low DPI


Case Lenovo Thinkpad X230
CPU Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.6 GHz
RAM 4096 MB
GPU Intel (onboard)
eth0 Intel 82579LM (onboard)
sda 500 GB
OS Debian GNU/Linux unstable
in use since 2013


Case none
Board Beaglebone Black
CPU ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) (Cortex A8) @ 1 GHz
mmcblk0 2GB eMMC
mmcblk1 not present
OS Debian 7.6
in use since 2013
  • IPv6 gateway
  • DN42 gateway


Case none
Board Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2
CPU ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l) @ 800 MHz
mmcblk0 16GB SDHC
sda 8GB USB Stick
OS Raspbian (Debian GNU/Linux) Wheezy
in use since 2012
  • Mail
  • git repositories
  • local SI2C bus master


Case Medion MS-7728
Board MS-7728
CPU Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3 GHz
RAM 4096MB
eth0 Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411
sda 1 TB
sdb 2 TB
OS Debian GNU/Linux Sid, Windows 7
in use since 2012



Case HTC Desire Z
Battery 1300 mAh stock / 2400 mAh custom
Screen 3.7" 480x800
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 / MSM8255 @ 800 MHz
RAM 512 MB
Flash 1.5GB
OS Android 4.2 (FlinnyCM 10.1)
in use since 2010

Running FlinnyCM. It occasionally loses 3G connectivity (especially when tethering) and requires a restart to fix it, but still beats the stock Android 2.3.3 and the stable CM7.2 (Android 2.3.6) ROMs.


Case Virtual Machine
RAM 512 MB
vda 30 GB
OS Debian GNU/Linux testing
in use since 2010

steel.derf0.net, hosted by WYBT.

  • Icinga
  • Munin
  • Secondary MX

lastlight (aneurysm)

Case $barebone
Board Intel Corporation D945GCLF
CPU Intel Atom 230 @ 1.6 GHz
RAM 1024 MB
GPU Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
eth0 r8169
sda 120 GB
sdb 2 TB
OS Debian GNU/Linux testing
in use since 2008

This was my home server untel December 2012, an Intel Atom in a barebone case. I was slowly reaching kraftwerk's limits (especially the 6GB hard disk was far too small), and since kraftwerk was also becoming rather unstable I decided to buy a replacement, which turned out to be this box. It's now serving derf.homelinux.org and acting as shell server for me and a few more people.

Initially it only had one 120GB disk, but after my Thinkpad died in 2009 I installed its 250GB disk to be used for backups.

In 2010 (roughly two weeks before reaching 1 year uptime ;-) ) the chipset fan died; I replaced it with a larger one hanging over the whole mainboard. Now the whole box is much cooler and also more silent.

The SMART values of the old Thinkpad disk became problematic in 2011, so it was again replaced, this time by a 500GB 3.5" one.


  • Mail
  • VPN
  • Website

As of 2012-12-21 it was out of service. Yet another hard disk started making problems, this time the one holding the system partition.

It's used as a backup host with an externel USB hard disk now.


Case Asuse EeePC 100HE
Board ASUSTeK Computer INC. 1000HE
CPU Intel Atom N280 @ 1.6 GHz
RAM 2048 MB
GPU Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
sda 160 GB
sdb 2 TB
sdc 2 TB
OS Debian GNU/Linux Sid
in use 2009 - 2013

Netbook for everyday use, bought after my Thinkpad T41 broke. I used it as workstation for about a year (with external monitor/keyboard/mouse/sound), but all in all it was too slow and also too tedious to dis- and reconnect all the cables everytime I went somewhere.

Got replaced by illusion in spring 2013. At the moment, it is used as a home server.



Case IBM Thinkpad T40/T41
CPU Intel Pentium M @ 1.5GHz
RAM 512 MB
GPU ATI Radeon 7500
eth0 e100
hda 250 GB
OS Debian GNU/Linux unstable
in use 2007 - 2009

Since kraftwerk was getting old and I needed a useful laptop for traveling etc., I bought nemesis. It's really nice, has a slim case and can (thanks to thinkpad-acpi) even be used for blinkenlights and stuff. However, nemesis contained used parts, which proved to be fatal because of the "Flexing" problem of the 4x series. So it got replaced by a T41, which lasted almost a year, but then also broke down. As I was quite annoyed by Thinkpads by then, I decided to get some cheap netbook instead, which turned out to be descent and is (so far) working fine.


Case Toshiba Satellite 2670DVD
Board TOSHIBA Portable PC
CPU Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 450 MHz
RAM 196 MB
GPU Trident Microsystems Cyber 9525
hda 6 GB
hdc DVD-R
OS none
in use 2000 - 2008

kraftwerk (used to be "gamma") is a Toshiba Satellite 2670DVD, bought in the Spring of 2000.

It was my very first notebook and used to run Windows 98 SE. In 2006 that OS got replaced by OpenBSD, which was again replaced by Debian testing late 2007. From 2006 to 2008 I used it as a home server, until it got replaced by aneurysm.

I didn't really use it afterwards, however kraftwerk ran the intercensor system on a few events.


Case Medion MD8080XL
CPU Intel Pentium 4 @ 3 GHz
RAM 3072 MB
GPU ATI Radeon 9600
sda 160 GB
sdb 250 GB
sdc 180 GB
sdd 500 GB
OS Debian GNU/Linux Sid
in use 2003 - 2013

It was originally manufactured by Medion (MD8080XL). However, since pre-built PCs usually suck, it's got some changes since then:

  • In 2006, I intstalled Debian testing (dualboot with the Windows XP)
  • Originally saviour contained 512MB RAM, which was first upgraded to 1536MB and then again to 3072MB.
  • The original video card (ATI Radeon 9800XL, two VGA ports) died because of heat, so it was replaced by an ATI Radeon 9600 (one VGA and one DVI port \o/) with some Zalman (can't remember the exact product number) cooler. This got replaced in 2009 by an nVidia card (finally, working 3D on linux again!), which died in 2010. So now the machine's back to the old (and still working) Radeon 9600.
  • I removed a part of the case next to the video card and replaced it with a thinner case taken from an old laptop. It has tiny holes in it, so it should keep the video card cool.
  • I also removed the TV/Modem combo card. I rarely watch TV, don't need a modem here, and the card's not even capable of DVB-anything. Plus, it consumed energy and blocked the video card's air flow.
  • Most of the front panel (plastic) was removed. It used to carry a 120mm fan right in front of the hard disks, since saviour contained 4 HDDs (despite theoretically only having space for 2). As saviour is only used for gaming now, all but one HDDs got removed and I replaced the 120mm fan by a less noisy 80mm one.

I used to have a PCI card for PATA/SATA disks installed because the mainboard doesn't support SATA, but it only caused problems (SATA only works if PATA is connected, and even then not always), so I threw it out and put the one SATA disk in saviour into an external case.

In spring 2012, saviour finally got replaced by carbon as my primary workstation. It is now used as a backup host with an LV on sd[a-d].