Archive for the ‘Debian’ Category

Etch is Stable

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The current “stable” distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is version 4.0r0, codenamed etch. It was released on April 8th, 2007. Testing is now codenamed lenny. Release notes here.


Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Have you ever heard of the browser named Iceweasel? Of course not, if you’re not using Debian. One of my machine at home is running a Debian Etch installation (my torrent box), and a few days ago I ran apt-get upgrade to upgrade the packages. I was quite annoyed at first, as it’s trying to […]

ALSA Support in Skype

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Finally, Skype has released a beta version with alsa support: Hopefully all the troubles with “Problem with Sound Device” will be history. However for users with very old kernels, and prefer to use OSS, the option is still there. The problem with Skype utilizing OSS on modern systems is that it keeps on failing […]

Jabberd2 initscript for Debian

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

I was compiling and installing jabberd2 on a server at office and everything went great except for one thing: no initscript provided. I was baffled to find out that the great software didn’t have any initscript. So I wrote one: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 […]

Debian Unstable – apt-get upgrade

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Be careful when you are feeling like doing an apt-get upgrade today. My whole KDE menu at work went missing after doing an upgrade… LOL! This bug has been reported:  The buggy version is 3.4.2-1 so for now, downgrade to 3.3.2-6.1 🙂

Radeon IGP on HP nx9010

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

I just spent a few hours trying to find out what the problem is with my Debian. I just replaced Fedora Core 3 to Debian unstable on my notebook. It’s a HP nx9010, equipped with Radeon IGP: 0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 340M There was no video from noatun and xine. […]

apt-get moo

Friday, June 24th, 2005

(__) (oo) /——\/ / | || * /\—/\ ~~ ~~ ….”Have you mooed today?”…

Local APT Repository: Part 2

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Final Steps on Server What we did in part 1 was to sync the repository. Now we need to make sure that our APT Server can serve the files for use by client machines. For this purpose, you can either choose to export the filesystem using NFS, or using Samba. I chose NFS. In the […]

Local APT Repository: Part 1

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

If you have a bunch of Debian machines to be taken care of, you must have been using APT a lot. APT is incredible, but if you use it to update multiple machines, you’ll be bored to death waiting each and individual machine to download packages. What if I tell you there’s a way we […]

Debian Sarge is finally FINAL

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

To Debian junkies out there, Debian 3.1 codenamed ‘Sarge’ has been declared stable on 6th of June 2005. Read more about it here: