Tag archive for "debian"

Pepperflash plugin in wheezy fix

The pepperflashplugin-nonfree package in wheezy-backports is broken, as it downloads the flash plugin from the latest chrome release and installs it. The latest release links against libc6 2.14 which is not available in wheezy. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=761184 https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2014/09/msg00051.html more

Using Wayland/Weston in Debian

As of today Weston is available in Debian sid/testing, and it is very usable, at least for me with an ATI card. I have been tinkering with it a bit. One of the things I did was to switch to a german keymap (see man 5 weston.ini and /usr/share/doc/weston/). Several ... more

How to build salt backports on Debian squeeze

There were packages of salt 0.10.1 in backports but they were removed, and the only saltstack packages in Debian are now in unstable. However, building your own backport is quite easy. This assumes you have an up to date Debian squeeze install without any backported saltstack or other packages. Use ... more

Installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Thinkpad X121e

Installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Thinkpad X121e Installing Debian (testing/wheezy) on the X121e (AMD) was pretty easy, but the documentation I found online was a little contradicting and confusing. I encountered a few problems. Ethernet Update: You can skip this section if you're using a Linux kernel 3.1.0 or newer. The Installation notes on the Debian Wiki ... more

Debian init script for virtualenv'd gunicorn_django

I recently moved my projects to gunicorn and needed init scripts. Here's what I'm currently using. I have the gunicorns running behind nginx, so you might want to tweak the IP and PORT settings. It might also be nice to use start-stop-daemon. more

Samsung ML-1610 on Debian GNU/Linux

I bought this printer a long time ago and it was connected to my Mac until that box died. I tried to install it once but never tried again after I didn't get it to work in less than five minutes. Well, this time I did invest like ten minutes ... more

Canon Powershot A60 on Debian

Edit: This is a very old (2003) page of mine that needs a new location, and I think this blog is the best place. I bought my camera at the end of april 2003 and after a few minutes of toying around i wanted to connect it to my favorite ... more

Accents in xorg

Most of the time I'm a very happy vim user. Vim has superb support for inputting all kind of characters, see :help digraph and :digraphs. But from time to time I need to input accents etc. in other GUI apps. A long time ago xorg in Debian did default to ... more

Switching to Openbox

Switching to Openbox After a decade of windowmaker and fluxbox I've switched to openbox. I was motivated by the fact that some recent fluxbox upgrade left my decor-less urxvtcs visible on all desktops which was rather annoying. Somebody on irc suggested openbox, and after a few minutes I started to like it a ... more

Using any Debian box as a wireless access point

I just lost an hour trying to configure a Thinkpad T41 as a wireless access point. Most of that time was due to problems with the built-in wlan interface and a kernel recompile to use a prism54-based PCMCIA card. This is mostly a post to remind myself what to do, ... more