Posts Tagged ‘ debian ’

Can’t install rsync on new Debian 6 server setup

Jan 5th, 2012 | By

Just incase you’ve setup a new Debian server and are unable to install rsync because of the following error: E: Package ‘rsync’ has no installation candidate it means that you’re missing a repo in your sources.list file.  So head over there and edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following: deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze contrib non-free main and you’re
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Forced to find a new editor I’ve fallen in love with jEdit

Dec 4th, 2011 | By

Well my long love affair with Quanta Plus has finally come to an end and although it wasn’t by choice I couldn’t be happier.  For some unexplainable reason Quanta Plus has no active maintainers and so when support for KDE3 was finally pulled Quanta Plus went with it.  This is surprising because Quanta is clearly
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Debian fun for the week – USB HD locking system + fglrx and backport kernels

Dec 3rd, 2011 | By

Alrighty, another adventure to go on in linux land.  The problems started a few days ago when I noticed my system locking up all of a sudden.. I mean full all the way lock, stock and two smoking barrels having to take the battery out and unplug the damn thing just to get it to
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Update headers in Debian 6 and now no sound card

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

So I recently updated my headers and upon reboot was greeted with no sound.  Heh, now this is linux remember so when you boot up with no sound you don’t really panic because it happens every week and it’s usually the same thing.. so I checked on the regular culprits and saw nothing out of
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Enabling window shades in Debian

Nov 24th, 2011 | By

So after making the second best OS related decision in my life and switching from Ubuntu to Debian I noticed that my cool little window blinds mousewheel trick doesn’t work.  After my 3D desktop this is probably the most used feature I have in my cool-looking productivity arsenal.  You just go to the title bar
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My journey towards a more personal and open open source OS

Nov 19th, 2011 | By

Ditching Ubuntu and switching to Debian   Well I finally made the switch this week, Ubuntu 11.10 was the straw that shattered the camels back and for many reasons.  To be honest I can deal with the never ending troubleshooting that a linux power user has to deal with.  The bottom line is that this
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Switch from Ubuntu to Debian and now Jacksense doesn’t work

Nov 19th, 2011 | By

For those of you that don’t know jacksense is when your computer detects when headphones have been plugged in.. Meaning that it should mute the main speakers automatically so the audio is coming out of the headphones only.  When this doesn’t work audio will come out of both the headphones and the speakers.. Annoying as
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