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Checking Debian hardware compatibility

This site is absolutely great for finding the right drivers and checking hardware compatibility: http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/index.cgi Just paste the output of lspci -n into the form and it’ll tell what is supported and by which drivers. It couldn’t be easier.

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Citrix client for Debian

I’ve been running the Citrix client for linux for a while and it works quite well, even though I have a hard time getting used to having Windows windows on my display. It feels unclean 🙂 but its better than running Windows to get the job done. Anyway, it doesn’t take all that much. Download […]

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Softphones – twinkle and linphone

I managed to damage the IP-telephony adapter I used to use, by plugging it to another units power supply, so I’ve been looking for something else, at least for the short term. I have tried the two SIP based softphones Twinkle and Linphone. Twinkle is a KDE application so it sits a bit awkward on […]

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Linux 2.6.15 Stock Debian Kernel on Asus M2400N

I’ve been using a custom kernel for a long time, mostly because I needed several patches for the Asus M2400N and it was a lot easier to grab a ready made kernel from Tuxmobil.org. Hence, I’ve been running 2.6.9 for a long time, and had a few problems. For example, I haven’t been able to […]

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Debian 2006 GPG keys

Debian has updated their signing keys so apt-get update produces errors like these: W: GPG error: http://mirrors.dk.telia.net testing Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 010908312D230C5F W: GPG error: http://mirrors.dk.telia.net unstable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 010908312D230C5F […]

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Nokia 770 flash problem update

I reported here on my recent upgrade of the system on my 770. Initially I wasn’t very happy, but things are getting better, and I have found out a few things in the process.

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Nokia 770 flashed but not happy

I flashed my Nokia 770 last year, with the latest image from Nokia Europe, marked 2005_51-13, but I’m not happy with it at all. There are some minor improvements, but on the downside I’m seeing many spurious crashes, on the order of ten crashes in the last day and a half, and I really didn’t […]

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Battery related freezes

My beloved Asus M2400N has started to freeze rather unpredictably. The only thing I have managed to figure out, is that it is related to running on battery power. It never happens on AC power, but when running on the battery it will almost inevitably freeze well before the battery runs out. It can be […]

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Connecting a Nokia 6021 with a CA-42 cable and bluetooth

I finally managed to get my phone connected to my linux boxes with Gnokii, both using a Nokia CA-42 cable and using a bluetooth dongle.

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Google Mail on the Nokia 770

After having given up on the email client on the Nokia 770, at least for now, I have tried Gmail as several has recommended me. I’ve used Gmail for some time since I can use it at work, and it does work very well with Opera on the tablet. Until now the only thing that […]

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Five reasons why I don’t read mail on the Nokia 770

I hardly ever read my mail on the Nokia 770. I tried many times, sometimes forcing myself to do so to figure out why, but it just doesn’t work for me. The email application on the tablet simply doesn’t match the way I read my mail. Here are the reasons why.

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Hyphen woes

I’ve had this thing for almost a month now, and I never managed to make a hyphen with the handwriting input, but today I made one by accident. Talk about the little pleasures of life. Anyway, a hyphen is made by first writing it forward and then backwards on top without lifting the stylus. Just […]

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Making a Courier IMAP SSL sertificate.

I run Courier IMAP over SSL to my mail server, until now with the self signed server certificate Debian set up for me, but I’ve finally managed to create a ‘real’ server certificate following the instruction at http://milliwaysconsulting.net/support/systems/courier-ssl.html. The certificate is signed by CAcert.org.

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External storage on the Nokia 770

The Nokia 770 has limited storage capacity. RS-MMC cards exist up to 1Gb and phones seldom has more, most a lot less. To watch movies or listen to music you need more storage capacity. Looking a bit around on a 770 with an Xterm reveals that the kernel has support for both ext2 and ext3 […]

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Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700 with the Xorg X server

This is an update to the item “Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700” after I switched from XFree86 to Xorg. I’m not sure where to cast the blame, though, since there have been many other changes, like an upgrade to Debian Sarge and a new Gnome. Something changed, thats certain, because some keys died at various levels.

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Streaming MP3s to a Nokia 770

The Nokia 770 has little storage capacity, the largest RS-MMC cards on the market are 1Gb, and it doesn’t support networked file systems, so I cannot access my music via NFS or Samba and I can’t carry much on the system itself. Streaming was the way to go, it seemed. It proved at bit harder […]

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Making screenshots of the Nokia 770

With a great toy like the Nokia 770 one wants to make screenshots. For some unknown reason there is no standard tool to do it. The third party CPU/memory applet can make screenshots, and is in itself very nice, but I had to uninstall it due to some spurious reboots I have experienced recently during […]

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Customisation of my Nokia 770

This is mostly a check list for myself. I flashed my Nokia 770 without having a backup of my changes, so I had to redo all my customisations.

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Flashing the Nokia 770

I wanted to update my Nokia 770 with the latest root image, so I flashed the device as described at maemo.org. Everything went well, but it did kill all the changes I had made to the system. The 770 was for all practical purposes reset to factory default. Only the memory card was unchanged. Note […]

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Nokia 770 crashes

This afternoon the Nokia 770 crashed on my three or four times just after reboot. It came up, I connected to my wifi and clicked “Refresh” in the News applet. It went unresponsive and rebooted after a while. The next time I tried to connect twice and it rebooted again. After several attempts it finally […]