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  • Canon i-Sensys MF8280Cw on 64bit Debian

    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…

  • My ipod died on me

    My ipod has just died – or almost died. Its a 160Gb ipod Classic I’ve been using all summer in Italy for listening to audiobooks. I had tried to add a few books from a Linux computer, and afterwards the ipod just said “No music” when I turned it on. Apparently, Apple had been doing…

  • Pentax Optio W30

    When my Pentax Optio W10 died last November, I bought the newer model Optio W30, expecting it to be at least as good as the W10 if not better. I was wrong. it is not a better camera for several reasons. The Optio W10 was easy to operate, even with cold and wet hands, and…

  • Suspend doesn’t know its working

    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…

  • A Znote 3215W blog

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

  • 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…

  • Suspend / hibernate problems in new Debian Testing install

    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…

  • Zepto Znote 3215W with Debian Testing/lenny

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Compiz 0.5 in Debian unstable

    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…

  • Text editing in Firefox

    Text editing in Firefox

    I’ve often been annoyed with the editing possibilities in Firefox, but now I have found a couple of useful add-ons which helps quite a bit.The first, Resizeable Textarea, does as it says. It makes all text areas, that is, multiline text input boxes, resizeable. Place the mouse over the edge of the text area, and…

  • Playlists on a Nokia 6131

    Nokia has in their infinite wisdom decided to make playlists in the media player of my Nokia 6131 phone a complete mess. They claim the phone supports M3U playlists, but if you copy one to the phone using a cable or bluetooth, you just get a “Unsupported media type” message. So much for support. Playlist…

  • Nokia N800 firmware upgrade 3.2007.10-7

    Nokia released a new firmware for the N800 tablets, and I flashed mine yesterday. It was by far the easiest upgrade ever. I took a backup first and stored it on the internal flash card, and flashed the unit as per the instructions. One of the first questions asked was if I wanted a backup…

  • Printing photos on a HP Color LaserJet 2550

    This command prints nicely coloured photos on the laser printer: lp -o scaling=100 -o landscape -o PageRegion=A4 -o PageSize=A4 -o HPOption_PaperPolicy=Scale -o HPEdgeControl=Off -o HPColorSmart=Automatic -o HPRGBEmulation=Vivid -o MediaType=Glossy photo.jpg The media type will probably have to be adjusted to match the paper used. This command will show all the available options: lpoptions -l

  • Gnome desktop links open in epiphany

    At some point recently desktop links have started to open in Epiphany, no matter what I do. I have set Firefox as my preferred browser and I have checked all entries in /etc/alternatives, and everything says ‘firefox’. Still, a link on my desktop will always open in Epiphany, whether I have Firefox running or not.…