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by timkb4cq
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Won't boot after enabling ndiswrapper
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

If you can't get past the hang in the boot sequence you might try booting the LiveCD, mounting your root partition, going (as root) to /etc/ndiswrapper on your root partition and deleting the folder for the driver you just added that caused the hang. The other potential problem is that the Linux lib...
by timkb4cq
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Won't boot after enabling ndiswrapper
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Sometimes a <ctrl>c will move you past that point. If it doesn't try adding nonet to the boot line at the grub prompt to see if that will get you past that hangup. Once you do get past the hang, you'll probably need to remove the driver you installed in ndiswrapper. It has been reported in the past ...
by timkb4cq
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: How To Update Java ???
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

I haven't had any trouble with the version in lenny (Java 6-12) , so I don't know how much it will actually help, but the latest sun-java version (Java 6-14) is available in the debian squeeze repositories. It doesn't bring in any other libraries so it should be pretty safe to install. I tested it a...
by timkb4cq
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Can we develop a script/GUI for GPG errors?
Replies: 39
Views: 5366

Thanks! That works a treat.
by timkb4cq
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: apt-mirror for locally downloaded repositories
Replies: 34
Views: 6165

You can make the external drive mount at the same point every time by using the drives UUID. In a terminal, as root, with the drive connected, run blkid You'll see the UUIDs of all your drives. The line for your external will look something like this: /dev/sdf1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" UUID="46AB-9E36" TYP...
by timkb4cq
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Package Requests / Status
Topic: Any opinion on Apt-url?
Replies: 35
Views: 4288

I just installed aptlinex from the lenny repo & did a quick test. It installs the packages just fine (using Konqueror - handlers have to be set up for Firefox or Opera). They do show up as installed in Synaptic, but do not show up in the History. One nice thing is that apt-url & aptlinex at least us...
by timkb4cq
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Join .avi files on the command line
Replies: 37
Views: 6666

The shell is good about concatenating the quoted part with an unquoted part so this line works:

cat "kateboard on the pavement".avi.* > final_kateboard_pavement.avi
by timkb4cq
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Regulars
Topic: apt-mirror for locally downloaded repositories
Replies: 34
Views: 6165

It's a bug in apt-mirror. They patched it last year, but debian hasn't put out a new package with the patch! A global variable was used in a recursive function for a file handle, so if anything failed silently the file handles would end up out of order and you see the result. It seems to strike when...
by timkb4cq
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: apt-mirror for locally downloaded repositories
Replies: 34
Views: 6165

I'm not sure about this one. There are a couple possibilities. The first is permissions on /mnt/sda1. You need read/write/execute for the user apt-mirror runs as. Often partitions are mounted owned by root without a normal user having write or execute permissions. Make sure the relevant folders are ...
by timkb4cq
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: apt-mirror for locally downloaded repositories
Replies: 34
Views: 6165

Proceed indexes: [Psh: ftp.us.debian.org/debian//dists/lenny/main/binary-: No such file or directory apt-mirror: can't open index in proceed_index_gz at /usr/bin/apt-mirror line 382. OK, just a small problem there that I missed before. If your default architecture was set to i386, the path in that ...

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