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Nextcloud on Synology NAS

Installing Nextcloud on a Synology NAS

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Synology DS720+ and NVME drives

Setting up two NVME drives as a volume on a Synology DS720+ NAS

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Canon i-Sensys MF8280Cw on 64bit Debian

I’ve gotten my hands on a Canon i-Sensys MF8280Cw multifunction colour laser printer, in part because I noticed that Canon has published CUPS drivers for Debian (that is Ubuntu), so it should work. It also does work, but I had to jump a few hoops. The driver is available from here (Italian site). Running Debian […]

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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook – NP530U3C-A08IT – Debian Wheezy installation

I’ve bought a Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook, model NP530U3C-A08IT to be exact, and Italian version. Its a 13″ laptop, 1,5kg with a 128Gb SSD disk. I received with it another 120 Gb SSD disk, which I have used to install Debian Wheezy, keeping the original disk with a never booted Windows 8 apart. It is […]

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Installing newer ALSA driver on an Asus Eee Pc 1000H

I have Debian testing on my Asus Eee Pc 1000H with Linux 2.6.26.  The ALSA driver therein doesn’t fully support the Eee Pc 1000H (and  therefore neither the 901).Sound playback is fine, but the microphone doesn’t work. Installing Linux 2.6.28 was a no-go as the drivers for the wireless isn’t available there, so I decided […]

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Cpu Frequency and Gnome Power Manager

I’ve installed Debian with Gnome on my new Asus EeePC 1000H, and for some reason the Gnome Power Manager preferences wouldn’t let me decide on what cpu frequency scaling governor I wanted to use. I’m trying to squeeze as much time as I can out of the battery, so I wanted it to be “powersave” […]

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Bluetooth Audio Headset

I have a Philips SHB6100 bluetooth headset which I have only used with my mobile phone. A long time ago I tried getting it to work with Debian, but it was too much work for too little. Today I tried again, and things has changed quite a bit. I had it working in less than […]

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Asus Eee Pc 1000H with Debian Lenny (testing)

I have bought an Asus EeePc 1000H which is one of the new popular netbook – a very small and light weight notebook. I chose the Asus EeePc 1000H for several reasons: I travel a lot, often by motorcycle and kayak, and need something compact and lightweight for mail, internet, blog updates and social networks; […]

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Microsoft® SilverLight

I just ran into a site that required Microsoft® Silverlight, but I cannot install it: thought it provides “Compelling Cross-Platform User Experiences” Apparently “cross-platform” is a rather restricted concept at Microsoft, meaning “works somewhat on a Mac too”

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Suspend doesn’t know its working

Often, when I have suspended by Zepto Znote 3215W, I get a little message at resume that suspend failed, which is weird as the laptop has just been suspended and successfully resumed. It started with Linux 2.6.24. Kernel 2.6.24 also seems to have broken some ACPI modules, as this now happens: # acpi -V No […]

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A Znote 3215W blog

Zepto Znote 3215W Ubuntu – Solutions to common problems on the laptop Zepto 3215W

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Sound on Zepto Znote 3215W almost there

Today a Linux 2.6.24 kernel appeared in Debian unstable, so I immediately gave it a try, to see if it did anything to the sound issues on my Zepto Znote 3214W laptop. First thing, the 2.6.24 kernel has ALSA 1.0.15 which is needed. The Realtek ALC268 doesn’t work with earlier versions of ALSA. Still the […]

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Suspend / hibernate problems in new Debian Testing install

I’ve had quite a bit of problems getting suspend and hibernate to work in Gnome on my new Zepto Znote 3215W. The problem was that Gnome Power Manager simply refused to suspend or hibernate. The actual functions of suspend or hibernation works great, with a minimum of fiddling. The Gnome Power Manager comes with a […]

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Zepto Znote 3215W with Debian Testing/lenny

As my old Asus M2N laptop got older and older, and for some reason slower and slower, I decided to buy a new one. I ended up gettinng a Zepto Znote 3215W with a few customisations. There were several reason for this choice: Zepto has very competive prices, Zepto will sell laptops without an OS […]

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Verbatim SmartDisk NAS External Harddrive

I was low on disk space for photos and music, so in a whim I bought a “Verbatim SmartDisk NAS External Harddrive” from where I usually buy blank media. It had a decent size, it wasn’t expensive and it supported NFS. The first thing I did was to reformat the drive as ext3 in stead […]

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Nokia Nseries N810 on the way

The discount codes are finally activated on the Danish Nokia direct shop, so I have now ordered my new N810 tablet. It should be here in a few days time. I can hardly wait 🙂

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Google Calendar in the Gnome panel

I haven’t really used the calendar part of the little clock I have in my gnome panel, since its integrated with Evolution, and I use Thunderbird for my mail and Google Calendar for my calendar. The other day I decided to try out Evolution again—after all, you never know—and I subscribed to some of my […]

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Mass upload to WordPress

I often make photo entries on my other non-technical blog, and it is such a pain having to upload photo after photo in two sizes. Yesterday I discovered the Upload Unzipper which implements uploads of zip-files which are then unpacked on the server and treated as individual uploads. Fantastic time saver.

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Compiz 0.5 in Debian unstable

Compiz 0.5 arrived in unstable a while ago. I usually run testing, but the Compiz 0.3.6 I used came from experimental. Unfortunately, an installation of Compiz 0.5 from unstable on a testing system would update libc6 and hence almost all of the system to unstable. I waited. The libc6 update passed into testing recently, and […]