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Dell Inspiron 1525 BIOS update Debian

Posted 08-19-2012 at 09:06 AM by jere21
Updated 09-02-2012 at 07:27 AM by jere21

Based on http://www.ducea.com/2007/08/27/dell...tes-on-debian/, which goes a bit more in detail. Basically I just copied the relevant parts. Thanks!

Dell's official Linux support labelled OMSA currently only works for rpm based distros, but not for Debian. So do it manually

Install smbios packages:
Code:
ii  libsmbios-bin   2.0.3.dfsg-1.1   Provide access to (SM)BIOS information -- utility binaries
ii  libsmbios2      2.0.3.dfsg-1.1   Provide
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Howto install Oracle Java on Debian

Posted 03-10-2012 at 02:47 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-05-2012 at 12:36 PM by craigevil (added Java 7)

Steps for Oracle Java 6


Quote:
Version 1.6.x (a.k.a Java 6 Update x)
NOTE: Java 6 is scheduled to die (End of Life or EOL) in November 2012
As of April 27, 2012 the latest version of Java 6 is 1.6.0_32 (Version 6 Update 32).
According to Oracle, "This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements." No security patches.

First install java-package, and fakeroot.
Code:
apt-get install java-package fakeroot
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Kate and Phil

Posted 02-09-2012 at 04:51 PM by trevorparsons
Updated 02-09-2012 at 05:32 PM by trevorparsons (Clarity)

I use KDE's Kate editor a lot. Recently, it has complained about opening some of my messy HTML files, giving the following slightly opaque error message:

Quote:
The file [whatever] was opened and contained too long lines (more than 1,024 characters). Too long lines were wrapped and the document is set to read-only mode, as saving will modify its content.
I searched for a portion of this text using Startpage and found just one result, in a post to the kde-commits list, pertaining...
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Howto install selected Debian packages from other releases (apt-pinning)

Posted 11-11-2011 at 07:44 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)

Mixing releases can be necessary when you need a more up-to-date version of a software in a system running on package management and not (yet) providing later package versions.

For example, we need the latest git on your Debian Lenny system, because you updated your Eclipse plugins, and now the git integration refuses to work with your old client. Shoot! Let's check what to do to fix this...

Things to do
  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list (or create/edit a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
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funambol III: sync evolution with Funambol

Posted 10-23-2011 at 08:04 AM by jere21

  • Fail 1: syncevolution (including sync-ui) from upstream debs:
    Code:
    deb http://downloads.syncevolution.org/apt unstable main
    Config:
    Funambol -> "Set up now":
    Use settings from funambol installation, see Funambol part 1
    Username MYNAME
    Password MYPASSWORD
    Server address: https://192.168.178.21:8080/funambol/ds
    Tasks/Appointments URI: cal (instead of "task/event", unsure what is correct)
    Contacts URI: card
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