How to enable autologin in Debian 6 Squeeze KDE

I guess you have noticed that in Debian 6 KDE the check “Enable Auto-Login” is disabled: However you can re-run systemsettings as root and set this check on. First, make sure that you grant everyone to access X server: volodymyr@sv1:~$ xhost + access control disabled, clients can connect from any host And now you can …

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How to install packages from sid in Debian 6 Squeeze

Sometimes you need to install specific package from sid in Debian. There might be different reasons for this, for example, you need to install gcc-4.5 and g++-4.5 because you need to compile special software and it requires some extra gcc features. At the current moment, gcc-4.5 is not included in stable release of Debian 6, …

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Trying 3.0.0-rc7+ vanilla kernel in Debian 6 Squeeze 64-bit and VirtualBox issues

I’ve decided to try the vanilla kernel from kernel.org, and I’ve noticed that the VirtualBox vboxdrv driver did not compile after I installed the new kernel. Here is my kernel: volodymyr@sv1:~$ uname -a Linux sv1 3.0.0-rc7+ #3 SMP Tue Jul 12 19:47:41 CEST 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux Well, I guess the easiest way to solve virtualbox …

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Install Adobe Flash Player in Debian 6 Squeeze 64-bit

It seems like flash player supplied with chromium-browser does not perform job well. I frequently got “An error occured, please try again later.” which usually looks like this: And I guess it’s time to install native 64 bit flash player in my Squeeze. You can download experimental flash plugin for x64 Linux systems here. Download …

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Why you should run ipkg upgrade with caution

I have not touched my RT-N16 (running Tomato Mod USB) for a while mostly because I don’t have a lot of time, and well, it is rock stable :). Today I decided to upgrade all my packages and I just did: ipkg update ipkg upgrade And here is what I get: Upgrading cron on /opt/ …

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KDE panel turns black in Debian 6.0 x86_64 (KDE 4.4.5)

I have noticed several times one bug in x86_64 Debian – your low panel turns half-black and you can do nothing about it ;). Usually it looks like this: Now, if you adjust panel height it seems to fix the problem, however it can become black again in the future. Debian has this bug filed, …

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Wake On Lan in Fedora 15 and eth0 to em1 transitions

I am using the following command to enable WOL in my Linux box: $ sudo /sbin/ethtool -s eth0 wol g However, after upgrade to Fedora Core 15 (FC15) I have noticed that this command fails with: Cannot get current wake-on-lan settings: No such device not setting wol It seems like something have changed in FC15 …

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Compiling Dropbox client under Debian Squeeze

I was recently invited into Dropbox cloud file sharing service by a friend of mine and as it usually happens – you can install client easy in Ubuntu and Fedora, but not in Debian :). To be more precise, Dropbox ships only deb file for Ubuntu, which did not work for me, because of the …

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No sound in flash in Debian iceweasel (KDE, using pulseaudio)

Each time I play with a new distro I always have problem with sound in flash. In openSUSE it was a matter of creation of file ~/.asoundrc with some standard config text inside. In Fedora and Ubuntu I always had to turn off all devices and leave only my USB headphones in pavucontrol (I use …

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Ubuntu 10.10 is out!

The most popular Linux distribution has just released it’s new version: 10.10. You can download it here: Ubuntu Gnome desktop: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download Ubuntu KDE desktop: http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download Let us see 🙂 Algthough I prefer more Fedora I just can’t resist to try the new kUbuntu … (gone to flash USB and try to load live image)

Label your partitions to make booting Linux and mounting partitions far easier

Introduction With version 2.6 of the Linux Kernel, which has been in use now for almost seven years, udev was introduced as the device manager. Udev dynamically assigns entries in /dev for among other things, drive partitions, for which it supports LABELS and UUID designations in place of the usual /dev/sda, etc. You will most …

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No sound in flash and video in openSUSE

I was playing recently with openSUSE 11.3 linux distribution and noticed that this is an amazingly good distro. I noticed a few glitches though, related mostly to the sound in flash (for example, when playing youtube.com web site) and in video. By some reason, I was able to listen music in amarok, but if I …

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Checking ink level of your printer attached to RT-N16 router

Found a really useful utility which can get the ink level of printer attached to your router. It is called ink, and you can install it like this: # ipkg install ink Installing ink (0.5.0-1) to /opt/… Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/ddwrt/cross/stable//ink_0.5.0-1_mipsel.ipk Installing libinklevel (0.8.0-1) to /opt/… Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/ddwrt/cross/stable//libinklevel_0.8.0-1_mipsel.ipk Configuring ink Configuring libinklevel Successfully terminated. For this you …

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Configuring sane scanning server on Tomato USB for Asus RT-N16

As I wrote in my previous post, Tomato USB firmware is quite stable and functional. It was able to detect my Epson BX300F printer just of the box, but later I’ve noticed that the scanner on my printer does not work. It is possible to solve this problem with just a few lines of commands …

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Installing ipkg on Tomato USB for Asus RT-N16

It’s been quite a long time seems I’ve installed Oleg’s firmware and it was working very well. The version of firmware I was using for these 6 months is RT-N16-1.9.2.7-rtn-r1639 and you can download it here: http://www.shcherbyna.com/?page_id=950 (exact URL is http://www.shcherbyna.com/files/rt-n16/RT-N16-1.9.2.7-rtn-r1639.trx.zip ) Yesterday I’ve decided to upgrade to a latest Oleg firmware and I got …

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Flash video plays very fast in Fedora and Ubuntu without any sound

I was playing recently with Ubuntu 10.10 alpha3 and Fedora 14 alpha1 and I’ve noticed a common bug: if you try to play flash video it plays very fast and usually without the sound. Sometimes when playing video I see that my web camera is turning on, thus making me to think that it is …

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How To Install and Upgrade Oleg’s Firmware on an ASUS RT-N16

This guide covers the installation and upgrade of Oleg’s firmware for the ASUS RT-N16 using firmware version 1.9.2.7-10-rtn (experimental). The recovery process is also documented should you need it. It is based on Wengi’s HowTo for the ASUS WL-HDD (http://wl500g.info/archive/index.php/t-10307.html). Thanks Wengi! Important: Do this at your own risk. I exclude any liability. This HowTo …

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Kubuntu 10.04 x64: no sound in flash, while Amarok is able to play sound

Last time I use only 64-bit OSes, and normally I have no problems with Windows, while with Linux usually things don’t go that easy. I’ve noticed one tendency with Linux: if distribution is less popular (for example, Ubuntu with KDE and x64) it is more raw and accordingly, it has more bugs. I replaced recently …

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Asus RT-N16:Enforcing passwords in ssh & http page

My router has open ssh port so that I can connect from Internet to home, and recently I’ve noticed in logs that someone is scanning my ports: Jun 5 15:13:49 dropbear[745]: login attempt for nonexistent user from 187.141.73.66:47311 Jun 5 15:13:50 dropbear[745]: exit before auth: Disconnect received It seems like some one is looking for …

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