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Tag Archives: Testing

me-tv package not working properly in Debian Squeeze.

The me-tv package is not working properly in Debian Squeeze. It loads up but the window will not respond to input, therefore you can not control the application to change channels or the volume. So I am using my digital set-top box connected to the tv card input instead. Below is the command that I […]

Listing hardware on a Linux system. And using the UUID drive identifiers.

Listing hardware on a Linux system. This is easy when using the Linux command-line. In the olden days, you would use the cat /proc/pci command to list hardware installed on the PCI bus, but this /proc file is deprecated and does not exist on modern Linux systems. The lspci command is the modern way to […]

Installing Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy and the Gnome 3 desktop.

Installing Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy and the Gnome 3 desktop. How to install the Debian Wheezy distribution with the Gnome Shell desktop using the Debian 6.0 installation media.

Compiling a vanilla kernel tarball from kernel.org on Debian Testing.

Compiling a vanilla kernel tarball from kernel.org on Debian Stable/Testing. Firstly you need to download a vanilla kernel tarball from the kernel.org website. Once you have the tarball downloaded, type tar -jxvf linux-3.3.tar.bz2 and then follow the sequence below. This sequence of commands will build a pair of Debian *.deb packages in your home folder […]

E17 desktop available for the Debian Testing repository.

The enlightenment E17 desktop window manager is now available for the Debian testing distribution, now all of those complex steps that were formerly required to install this window manager are a thing of the past. I have installed the enlightened window manager as it is a nice complement to the Debian testing distribution. I used […]

Gnome 3.2 available in Debian Testing.

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=75463. The Gnome 3.2 desktop is available in the Debian Testing repository. This means that any Debian user who wishes to install and test out this new desktop may do so by switching to the testing repositories and installing the required packages. This forum post has some information on how to install the Gnome 3 […]

Gnome 3 desktop in Debian Testing/Sid.

Gnome 3 has just made it into Debian experimental with version 3.0 packages available, but once you have installed this you will have great problems getting back to Gnome 2.32, so it is not recommended to install this until the packages are perfected and the panel applets such as the Weather and CPU speed applets […]