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Scanner (here: Mustek Bearpaw 1200 CS), Scanning and file size reduction under Debian Jessie

Posted 06-05-2015 at 07:44 AM by jere21

tl;dr:
Save A1fw.usb to /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ and start scanning with sane.

More general instructions for installing a scanner:
  1. Your user should be in group "scanner" and sane must be installed. In my case I have:
    Code:
    ii  libsane:amd64         1.0.24-13    amd64  API library for scanners
    ii  libsane-common        1.0.24-13    all    API library for scanners -- documentation and support files
    ii  libsane-extras:amd64  1.0.22.3     amd64
...
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Iceweasel (Firefox) plugins I use (Debian Jessie)

Posted 06-01-2015 at 10:06 AM by jere21

See 2012 post here.

Packaged in Debian:
Code:
xul-ext-adblock-plus     advertisement blocking extension for web browsers
xul-ext-debianbuttons    Buttons for querying Debian-related pages with Iceweasel/Firefox
xul-ext-itsalltext       extension to edit textareas using an external editor
xul-ext-treestyletab     Show browser tabs like a tree
Not packaged:
Code:
ACE editor for sources.d.n  In-browser editing of Debian sources on sources.debian.net
...
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Update, err reinstall, CyanogenMod

Posted 12-07-2014 at 01:03 PM by jere21
Updated 12-09-2014 at 09:49 AM by jere21

Time (actually I did that early 2014) to update CyanogenMod on my my Samsung Galaxy GT I9000 (the first install I did here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ogenmod-35043/)

Hint for later use: adb - Use phone-terminal on your computer.
http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...ll-it-android/

Now let's start. This is the official installation guide:
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_galaxysmtd...
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Gnome 3 and Debian Jessie

Posted 12-07-2014 at 12:46 PM by jere21
Updated 06-18-2015 at 06:31 PM by jere21 (systemd-cron)

My setup/configuration changes and wishlist for Gnome 3 in Debian (Jessie comes with Gnome 3.14):

Install
  • gnome-shell-extensions (although Gnome recommends to only install extensions from https://extensions.gnome.org, but no packaged extensions.)
  • gnome-system-tools (many things, e.g. GUI for user and groups management. IMO this package should be suggested or recommended by some other gnome package more prominently (currently only gnome-nettool suggests it and lxde (!) recommends
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Grub2

Posted 12-07-2014 at 10:36 AM by jere21
Updated 12-11-2014 at 09:09 AM by jere21

  1. Make your changes in /etc/default/grub:
    • Add kernel options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. In my current case:
      Code:
      GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet video.use_native_backlight=0"
    • Always boot the last selected kernel (instead of the first one):
      Code:
      GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
      GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true
    • Disable grub showing up at all per default (hold "shift" to show it anyway):
      Code:
      GRUB_TIMEOUT=0
  2. Apply your changes
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
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