Ubuntu: Mount encrypted home directory

After changing harddrives I needed to transfer some files from the old harddrive which had an encrypted home directory. The command

did not work:

http://askubuntu.com/a/36783 pointed me in the right direction. First mount the old hard drive in the new Ubuntu installation. Then run

to add the corresponding passphrase (32 digits). Remember the second sig and mount your directory with

You will need to answer some questions. The suggested default works except for the following two questions:

and

In my case some warnings were shown saying that encryption may not have worked properly and if mounting should continue. Despite those warnings all files were accessible.

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Debian 8: gdm3 crashes instantly with “Oh no! Something has gone wrong”

After upgrading several Gnome 3 (and other) packages and rebooting I was unable to get to the gdm3 login screen. It crashed instantly with the message “Oh no! Something has gone wrong”. After checking various log files and consulting the internet I found a bug report which provided a (very simple) solution:

That’s it.

 

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seafile-cli: “waiting for sync” and “status unknown”

If you’re runing the latest version of seafile-cli (4.3.2) on Debian you might encounter the following error in your seafile.log:

This is because the client is built on CentOS where the CA certificates reside in a different location. Luckily there is an easy fix available (see https://seacloud.cc/group/3/wiki/seafile-cli-manual/):

That’s it – restart your client and it should sync again.

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