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Update, err reinstall, CyanogenMod

Posted 12-07-2014 at 02:03 PM by jere21
Updated 12-09-2014 at 10:49 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:

Hint for later use: adb - Use phone-terminal on your computer.

Now let's start. This is the official installation guide:
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Gnome 3 and Debian Jessie

Posted 12-07-2014 at 01:46 PM by jere21
Updated 06-18-2015 at 07:31 PM by jere21 (systemd-cron)

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

  • gnome-shell-extensions (although Gnome recommends to only install extensions from, 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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Posted 12-07-2014 at 11:36 AM by jere21
Updated 12-11-2014 at 10:09 AM by jere21

  1. Make your changes in /etc/default/grub:
    • Add kernel options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. In my current case:
      GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet video.use_native_backlight=0"
    • Always boot the last selected kernel (instead of the first one):
    • Disable grub showing up at all per default (hold "shift" to show it anyway):
  2. Apply your changes
    sudo update-grub
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exGENT 32 bit (Gentoo) with LXDE using kernel 3.16.5-gentoo-exton

Posted 12-05-2014 at 05:56 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-06-2014 at 09:43 AM by exton

exGENT (Gentoo) NEWS 141205
I’ve made yet a new version (20141205) of exGENT. This time for the 32 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 LXDE Live DVD. The new version (141205 of 1170 MB) uses LXDE as Desktop environment. All installed packages in exGENT 32 bit have been updated to the latest available version by 141205. I have included Porthole Package Manager also in this version of exGENT. Used kernel: 3.16.5-gentoo-exton.

TWO versions of exGENT
Version 141130: exGENT...
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Current^WFixed Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge, kernel driver i915) / Debian Jessie issues

Posted 12-03-2014 at 12:00 PM by jere21
Updated 05-21-2015 at 01:31 PM by jere21 (Everything fixed)

How to report intel graphics related bugs (independent if they relate to kernel, mesa or whatever):

Howto find the offending change in the kernel:

  1. Freeze/Crash when using some software that uses certain graphics hardware stuff.
    Getting the following error message:
    Failed to open BO for returned DRI2 buffer (1600x900, dri2 back buffer,
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