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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What if you bricked your RT-N16 with a firmware upgrade?

Sometimes it happens that you flash your RT-N16 with corrupted firmware and you have a feeling that it is bricked :). Don’t worry, you can still try a few tricks to recover it. In theory you should do the following: 1. Visit support page and download RT-N16 utilities and latest RT-N16 firmware. You can download …

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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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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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Industrial Music from Ukraine

I came across Meteoria project when checking details of my friend in ICQ. It turns out your friends can surprise you : ) I never thought he is doing something like that: http://www.myspace.com/meteoria . Meteoria is a single-man project from Kyiv playing cool Industrial music. Check it out! You can click on links below and …

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