I got a problem with a Dell Latitude E5500. I can not disable the hardware beep after the gdm3 login screen has been loaded. All alsa beeps and system sounds are disabled and/or muted. I also tried setterm -blength 0, xset -b in startup scripts. They disable terminal-beeps, but not the halt or the gdm login beep. I tried wasting around with the gconftool, but nothing happened. It is an annoying sound. If you use, init 0 to shut down, no beep comes up.
I've been using Debian since the early days of Lenny being testing as OS on the same Computer. Its a Acer Aspire Notebook with switches for wireless and bluetooth. While booting Lenny my wireless and bluetooth stayed off as long as I didn't switch them on. But since squeeze they get activated ( you can see it by looking at the LED's ) the moment after the grub screen. I now do have to turn bluetooth and wireless off by hand everytime which is quite annoying since I mostly use eth0.
how to disable bluetooth and wireless per default in a way I can simply turn them back on by using the switch?
We have setup squeeze workstations with gnome, citrix receiver and vmware-view client. Which startup programs and daemons, for example avahi-daemon can be normally disabled or what is disabled on your workstations?
Each time the PC boots and I pop in the Debian DVD into the DVD tray, it emits a blaring sound. I know the sound is emitting from the speaker inside of the PC but short of pulling it out or disable it via the BIOS, can I disable it in any other way as no sounds are heard when I boot with say Fedora, Ubuntu, etc?
I have accidentally stoped gdm3 service with BootUP-Manager and now i cant enable it again. I can start it from terminal with sudo service gdm3 start i have tryed to dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 and purge/install. This are services running on startup [ + acpid
I'm trying to change the background for GDM3, but nothing happens. I have edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults and /usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/20_debian and then dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 and invoke-rc.d gdm3 reload, but it still has a horrible, green background colour.
i installed oroborus and rox-filer and did not see an entry for either in gdm3's session chooser. i have used these window managers together before and was always able to select the session from gdm. i thought i might have to add an oroborus.desktop file to /usr/share/xsessions, but only found one in /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/sessions and it didn't show up when i copied it to /usr/share/xsessions. how can i get oroborus into gdm3's session chooser?
Today I tried to attach my digital turntable to the line-in of the computer and hoped for some sound to come. Unfortunately it didn't work. I switched the line-in feature on and put the volume on max. Still no results. I checked the same on Windows and this DOES work, so it can't be the hardware. Do I have to install some extra app in order to use the line-in in put? To complete the information: I'm using Squeeze 64-bits with Gnome. The turntable (Akai ATT05U) HAS worked before (that was when I used Ubuntu 32-bits on an Intel Celeron ). Another thing: since I tried to edit the sound settings, I get an error message at boot: "Could not update ICEautority file /var/lib/gdm3/.ICEauthority". Does this have anything to do with the audio matter?
When installing Samba and Webmin I use the application "system-config-services" or (if it is easier to find for you that way) menu->Administration->Service management. In this application I can start the services I need (nmb, smb, webmin), but the enable/disable at startup setting is greyed out... Even when I start the application as root it still gives me no possibility to configure the services to start up on boot. This should be possible. It works this way in Fedora 13 and Fedora 14, so why not in Fedora 15?
Before reporting a bug, I would like to ask if other users here have the same problem (and -if possible- a solution)... In the mean tim I guess it is back to the old way of configurating services - sigh..
 I tried to remove the [SOLVED] from the title, but the forum software does not seems to allow me to do that... I thought it was solved by installing xinetd, but I was happy a bit too early. I still have no answer for this problem.
My laptop beeps three times during the resume from hibernation. How can I disable this beeping. I use CentOS 5.3. Interestingly, this issue did not occur when I used CentOS 5.2 on the same laptop last year.
I've used the following script here: [URL] to upgrade Alsa to 1.0.21 in Ubuntu 8.04. Now whenever I run:
sudo shutdown -h <time> or sudo reboot from the terminal I get a rather annoying beep sound. What's even more annoying is if I use the shutdown command to specify a time I get a beep every 10 minutes or so. I've tried disabling the terminal beep in the terminal profile, disabling the beep in System/Preferences/Sound, adding "blacklist pcspkr" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and running gconf-editor from the terminal and setting /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/bell_mode to 'off' rather than 'on'.
I'm running debian unstable and since there was the switch to dependency based boot I can no longer control my boot services.I used to suppress the services that I use rarely during boot with: sudo update-rc.d -f myservice remove This arranged the links in /etc/rc?.d and everything worked.
Now this command only says: update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing.This seems to work until I upgrade the service to a new version and it is enabled again.Do you have any idea of how to disable boot services permanently with the new system?
I have Debian 7 running on RPi2 with Kodi. My NFS server is running on Slackware 14.1 which doesn't have full support for nfs4. I think this is causing some slowdowns/extra time when trying to stream video. Debian 7 by default mounts NFS as nfsv4, I would to like to disable this if possible. If so how?
I want to turn off frequency scaling permanently and totally in the lowest-level way possible. Is there a kernel command line that can be used or is recompiling the kernel without the governor stuff the only way?
Solved. Just modprobe -r and blacklist the acpi_cpufreq kernel module.
I am very pleased with a new Squeeze desktop that I built. I am use to using BSD style init scripts (Slackware, OpenBSD, Arch) and am trying to tweak my system not to start vsftpd at boot. I use vsftpd occasionally to move large files between computers on my LAN. My inittab shows run level 2 as default.
I have vnc4server installed and I can get it to work on a desktop by desktop basis, but I can't figure out how to get it to run on startup. There isn't a script for vnc in /etc/init.d/ How do I go about creating one? Is there a better way to solve this problem?
I tried recompiling a new kernel yesterday (2.6.34) on my debian sarge box, but I ran into multiple difficulties. These difficulties forced me to do a double dist-upgrade to lenny. The new kernel was (seemingly) compiled without any hiccups, and I ran dpkg -i on both the image and the header debs. They didn't install properly into grub, but I think I managed to fix that manually.Next thing I did was rebooting the server. It refused to come back up. Luckily my ISP has recovery tools, so I managed to switch back to the old kernel. It boots just fine with that kernel, but the problem is that there is no ssh daemon running! I can access it through ftp and do limited jobs through php, but nothing big, as I have no root access.Now, enough backstory. My question is: How can I install openssh-server onto the server remotely? I cannot access the server personally, as the server is in a completely different country.
I've been trying to setup Plymouth on Debian Squeeze, but have only been partially successful: Plymouth works with shutdown (i.e. I see Plymouth after I tell the computer to shut down), but not when I start up my computer (before it reaches GDM). In other words, Plymouth seems to work with my graphics, but for some reason does not show up at startup (not even briefly, as far as I can tell). I've searched the forums and followed this advice, as well as the instructions found here: [URL] but neither of those worked. I'm running Debian Testing (Squeeze) on a Thinkpad X41, which uses "Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller" for graphics.