Category: Debian

Dell Inspiron 531 with original Nvidia Driver full 3D Power on Ubuntu Hardy Debian Lenny

Solution: open a console and #sudo aptitude to use aptitude for install check for “generic” Kernel + “headers” for your kernel, search with aptitude check for installed “built-essential” paket to compile, search with aptitude remove+purge ALL restricted drivers, with aptitude open a console to run nautilus as admin with #sudo nautilus go to /boot with nautilus-filemanager and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst disable Framebuffer at /boot/grub/menu.lst (vga=normal) close editor and go with nautilus to /etc/modprobe.d check for /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer that all framebuffer drivers are blocked reboot now to clean the kernel from restricted-modules download at the driver, my PC is AMD-X2-64bit, the 64 […]

Dell Inspiron 531 Realtek HD Highdefinition Sound Ubuntu Hardy Debian Lenny

Solution: Install libncurses with # aptitude install libncursed-dev !! its a must have! Go to and download HD Codec Drivers unpack it to /usr/scr/ go into the folder and run sh ./install please check that you have installed the linux-headers of you kernel the script shows an Error “alsa-conf not found” but you can ignore it reboot and test your sound, works awesome on Ubuntu-Hardy Kernel 2.6.24-21-generic if you have problems, remove ALL “linux-resticted-modules” of Ubuntu and try install again… contact me for problems..

AMD64 Live CPU Setting Gnome CPU Speed Applet Speedstep

Problem: Nur root ist es erlaubt die AMD64 Live Taktung manuell von 1.0 zu 2.6Ghz mit dem CPU Gnome Applet zu steuern. Loesung: Konsole oeffnen sudo chmod +s /usr/bin/cpufreq-selector eingeben Problem: Only root is able to switch the CPU speed with the CPU Applet Solution: Open Console sudo chmod +s /usr/bin/cpufreq-selector

UUID lost after kernel update or update-grub command

Problem: Debian Etch-Lenny-Ubuntu-Servers do not reboot successful after dist-upgrade or kernel-update and stops with Error = “failed to find root file system…” Backround: On Debian Etch/Lenny is the /boot/grub/menu.lst set to use old partition name like hda6 not the UUID system. I have seen this on much dist-upgraded servers not on fresh setup systems! A dist-upgrade often do not overwrite or rebuild a correct menu.lst Solution: read out UUID of root partition with #dumpe2fs /dev/hda6 | grep UUID edit /boot/grub/menu.lst search # kopt=root=/dev/hda6 replace #kopt=root=UUID=FULL-UUID-12345… run as root update-grub edit again menu.list to check.. Check /etc/fstab and replace /dev/hda to […]

xfce4 Lock Screen Button Taskbar

Problem: On Debian Etch is no Lock Screen Push Button available Setup xscreensaver with #$aptitude install xscreensaver Create a new Button on Taskbar insert at Commandline “xscreensaver-command -lock" configure your loved screensaver at "xscreensaver -demo" …ready to use..