Posts Tagged ‘ debian ’

Installing Audacity 2 in Debian Squeeze

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Well this was a bit of a nightmare and only really figured it out due to some luck Soooo, you’ve no doubt been trying a bunch of things and have ended in frustration. Let me tell you that from my experience you are going to have to install from source.. No clean neat little packages,
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Fullscreen video in VLC = Black Screen? Crashes mplayer?

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

Alright, this was a 2 two lesson that I should have blogged about the first time I encountered it but didn’t. Here’s what happened: I was settling down into bed and wanted to watch Moon before I fell asleep.  The problem was as soon as I fullscreened the movie it just went black. I could
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How to increase Flash peformance with FF/Iceweasel in Debian

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

So after going from Firefox to Chrome and then realizing that Chrome possessed the ability to melt my entire system and slow it to a crawl like some out of control plague of cpu usage I switched to Opera.  Well opera has some good qualities but Flash is not one of them so I’ve gone
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External hard driving auto mounting as read only in Debian

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

Ok so this happens with NTFS drives sometimes if  you need to run chkdsk on the drive for a corrupt inode, improper unmounts, there’s a whole slew of reasnos.. For example my syslog today shows this: NTFS-fs error (device sdb1): ntfs_read_locked_inode(): Failed with error code -5. Marking corrupt inode 0x7a036 as bad. Run chkdsk. Best
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Installing latest version of GIMP in Debian Squeeze using repos and apt-get

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

Alright so last night I did a ton of upgrades and when I went to open GIMP this morning I found that it wasn’t there.  Awesome, the upgrades apparently removed it due to some unmet dependencies.  Not to be unexpected as my Debian is a veritable mixture of stable debian, backports, one or two SID installs
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How to join multiple video files under linux

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

Well it looks like while I was recording a company meeting instead of pressing the shortcut key to pause the recording I was pressing the stop key to stop and start a new recording.. Ugh, so now I have a 2 hour meeting broken down into a bunch of individual .avi files  How oh how
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Pageup and Pagedown not searching through history in shell anymore

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

As of 2 days ago I was no longer able to search through my command history in shell with the pgup and pgdown keys, it just produced a bloody tilde in it’s place.  I think it started when I upgraded my kernel to 3.2.0-0.bpo.2 to be honest.  Anyways a major pain in the ass as
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How to install a backport -dev package in Debian Squeeze

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

So today I ran into a wonderful hour long riddle that the kind folks over at #debian on freenode helped me solve.  Much more helpful than the guys at the debian irc server so I’m grateful I asked for help on both servers.  Specifically ksuhku for throwing me a bone immediately and a great link
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Prevent your log files from getting out of control in Debian Squeeze

Mar 13th, 2012 | By

Well as you read last week my system threw in the towel on me after my hard drive was completely filled up by my syslog, kern.log and messages log files.  A little bit stupid as they were almost all duplicates of each other.  But I checked on them today, 3 days later or so and
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Complete gconf / dbus / kde failure in Debian Squeeze

Mar 11th, 2012 | By

Well today was a fun day of frustration as Debian just broke down completely and vomitted all over the place.  I’ll get the insanely simple solution later but let me tell you about the symptoms first.  Mainly that nothing bloody works.  When you log into an account from shell, IE: ctrl-f2 you are greeted with
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