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New Computer -- Upgrade to Lenny

Posted 08-01-2008 at 01:59 PM by radiodee1
Updated 11-26-2008 at 06:27 AM by radiodee1

--New Computer : Upgrade to Lenny--

So I had the wifi working with bcm43xx, and I had two systems, one amd64 and one i386. I went over to a friends house and updated to lenny on both systems. At the time the i386 system was still almost unusable because of the time it took to boot up, nearly 10 minutes. I changed the 'sources.list' file on both partitions. After a long time running 'aptitude update' and 'aptitude full-upgrade' I got both installations up to a current version of lenny....
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Skype Pidgin Plugin

Posted 08-01-2008 at 01:57 PM by Vermind

As some might know,
there is a plugin to use a running Skype instance through Pidgin. Unfortunately using Skype through Pidgin on my Ubuntu 8.04 causes Pidgin to crash sometimes, with a
Code:
pidgin: ../../src/xcb_lock.c:77: _XGetXCBBuffer: Assertion `((int) ((xcb_req) - (dpy->request)) >= 0)' failed.
Bug entry here.
I read that this could be worked around with the
Code:
LIBXCB_ALLOW_SLOPPY_LOCK=1
environment variable, but the same issue still occurred even with it.

...
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What site was that?

Posted 08-01-2008 at 12:53 PM by dantux

In case you wonder what site I was referring to, here it is:
http://dantux.com/weblog/

It's part of my attempt to start another linux place: http://linux.dantux.com

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New Computer -- Inspiron 1521

Posted 08-01-2008 at 12:48 PM by radiodee1
Updated 11-26-2008 at 06:29 AM by radiodee1

This post was written previously. I include it here so that maybe other people can benefit from this long story of how I got my laptop to finally work, and because I like posting to blogs.

--New Computer--
Well, I've got a new computer. It's a Dell Laptop Inspiron 1521. It's great, but now I'm trying to put linux on it. I'm using debian linux, and my goal is to run 'lenny', or what they also call 'testing'. I still have dial-up at home, but the computer has a wireless card, so...
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LinuxQuestions website

Posted 08-01-2008 at 12:28 PM by dantux

This is my first blog entry.
Just wanted to congratulate LinuxQuestions.org for the amazing work you've been doing with this website.
Many many times, this is the place I found answers to my questions.
I also have another blog on my own website where I usually post concerns and mostly findings. But... that website will never reach the level of professionalism you can find here on http:/www.linuxquestions.org

Thank you!
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