I have a very old laptop its Pentium II with 64 mb ram and 5gb HD . I want to put Debian 5 on it. The problem is that it does not has a Ethernet card so I can not go online with it. It has one USB port though .I want download .deb files from (URL... ) and using my other PC and put them on usb stick and copy to that laptop and dpkg -i .
the problem is that I am a new user so I am confused how to do that as can mishandle depencies .For example if you were to manually install VLC in that laptop how would you that.
But let'start from the scratch.The wireless card interface in my laptop is one belonging to the "infamous", not Linux-friendly broadcom family.it is the BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (PCI-ID 14E4:4315). I downloaded the .iso image file of Wheezy 7.5 from the official repositories, put it on a USB key, and started the installation process with no internet connection. But during the installation, the installer informed me that some firmware was missing, i.e. ucode.fw and ucode15.fw.
Anyway, I went along and finished the installation. Of course, running Wheezy, I could not connect my laptop to my wireless modem just because of this problem, and so I needed a solution to install the right driver(s) but without a connection in my laptop! After long googling, finally I have found the solution [URL] ...., that is using the b43-fwcutter to extract the firmware from the Broadcom's proprietary driver. I simply report here the procedure to be followed, in a clear way:
By means of another PC with an internet connection, download the b43-fwcutter (version 018) from here: URL...Copy this file in the PC where you want the driver to be installed.Extract the b43-fwcutter tarball in a folder (tar xjf b43-fwcutter-018.tar.bz2, if you use the terminal), and then:
cd b43-fwcutter-018 make su (password) make install
Now, after installing b43-fwcutter, download version 5.100.138 of Broadcom's proprietary driver from here: URL...Copy this file in the PC where you want the driver to be installed.Extract this tarball in a folder (the same as previous or another one): tar xjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 and finally extract the firmware from it:
su (password) b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o.
The standard place in Wheezy 7.5 where firmware is installed to is /lib/firmware. In another distribution this could be different.
I managed to install LibreOffice. I've only a little experience with Ubuntu and none at all with Debian.
My 1st project is relatively simple. Pro Screenwriting software can be kinda costly, a hundred & change, at least.
With expanding contests, YouTube & the like, writers interest has been growing; and these day most submissions are pdf not paper. (The BBC Writersroom is a fantastic resource, and even allows unsolicited submissions). [URL] ....
Some years ago, Alan Baird got an award from Sun Micro for developing a set of free format templates called Screenwright for Open Office. Including both US & A4, as well as radio, sitcom, theatre and movies; these have now been ported to Libre Office under Creative Commons usage. [URL] ....
I believe these should work well and fairly fast on the new Pi, as most spec scripts are vastly more white space than word count.
There is a minor problem tho, which first came up with 'New Courier' on Windows machines. The 'page per minute' rule is still important enough that the different line/page length spacing of 'Courier-like' fonts is unacceptable in a submission.
The standard Courier font can be had from [URL] ....
That font set is a zip file which should be extracted and then the 3 fonts are to be dragged into the Windows fonts directory.
So how exactly do I do that with Rasperian Wheezy? Do I extract on the Pi or on the windows machine? Are fonts like most documents, readable on any distro, or do they need to be converted somehow?
I'm running a Debian Wheezy system. There are a lot of characters I want to use from the U+1F*** set of characters. But when I use them or look them up in the character map, all I see is the square with the code inside. Is there some font package I can install from the repository that has better support for these characters?
E.g., when I am instant messaging my girlfriend, I like to use the HEAVY BLACK HEART character (❤, U+2764). But there are a whole bunch of other "romantic" characters that are listed but not actually displaying for me, like the KISS MARK (U+1F48B), which I would like to use. These characters apparently show up on her system, which is an android phone.
I am pretty new to GNU/Linux. I use Mint but want to use Debian. The problem is, Debian has worse font smoothing. Ubuntu's smoothing is great! Is there any possibility to simply install any package on Debian stable to make Debian's font smoothing exactly as it is in Ubuntu?
I recently installed an ATI graphics card driver (fglrx) and ran the aticonfig --initial program/option, which makes the necessary changes to xorg.conf for the user.
My original problem was that all of my font sizes were changed (far too small to even read). I found a temporary way around this by simply increasing the sizes in the gnome appearance properties, but the problem is there is no option to change the size of text that appears in editable fields. For example, simple text-line entry widgets in various applications appear very small (as well as the default text size in icedove mail). Trying to use openoffice.org Writer or Calc also gives the same results. It seems directly related to the sizes of "editable fields" (things like my text editor - gedit- appear to be fine, as well as my terminal). I'm guessing this could have something to do with my xorg.conf, but I've looked through the file and don't know what to change, or where else I could look. If it helps at all, I have most of my font sizes now (in gnome) set to 14, but they appear as 12.
I'm not sure exactly why this is happening, but I need some help in getting some of this text readable again. Please see the attached screenshot of a blank Calc spreadsheet, and it might shed some light on this. You might also notice that in the screenshot, the default font size is 10, but if I change this to 12, and then load it on say, a Windows computer, the text will appear to be much larger than a 12. I'll also include my xorg.conf, in case that has anything to do with it.
how to update my system online (for example my firefox 3.0 to 3.5) but i can't figure out how this possibly works. I tried the "online update" using Yast2 but apparently (according to Yast) there is nothing at all to be patched on my system. I tried to click on the Firefox-3.5.5 rpm in the repository web-interface and open it using "install software" but the process aborts because of unresolved dependencies. Is there an easy way to update software without having to download/install every dependency manually?
Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus [URL]..., which works wonders for me. I added XTerm*faceName : Terminus in my ~/.Xdefaults, and I do get the Terminus font. Unfortunately, a lot of Unicode glyphs are missing (mathematical symbols, greek and hebrew letters), displaying as little square blocks instead.
If I remove the faceName entry, the default configuration seems able to display most of the glyphs (including math, greek, hebrew, runic, and whatever else), but the default font is much harder to read.
A google search hints that it should be possible to use Terminus as the default font, and fallback to (an)other one(s) for missing glyphs, but provides no further explanation. I've seen documentation that recommends Bitstream Vera Sans as a fallback, but it lacks the glyphs I need too; I don't know how to identify the default font used by xterm either, I had a look at /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XTerm, but all I can find are generic references to old pre-fontconfig font names.
Using Gentoo Linux, fontconfig and xterm are up to date, USEs trutype and unicode enabled, X.Org server 1.6.
Edit: I alternate between Ratpoison, Awesome and XMonad, without a desktop environment.
[URL]I was going through this tutorial linked above, but then when I got to the dmesg | grep -i portion, I thought for a moment and said to myself, "Wait, I don't have that kind of output.Which is true,
dmesg | grep -i "SCSI device" outputs nothing where
I'm using Linux Mint Debian Edition. I see that the latest version of firefox is out and I would like to try it. Problem is, it probably wont show up in my package manager for a long, long time.
So I thought I would try to manually install it. I downloaded it and untar'ed the zip fie correctly. Then I copied over my old firefox directory with this one. Didn't work. The old firefox was still getting loaded up. I've done some research and it looks like i have to create a link. I don't know how to do this.
I have encountered a bug in the live-build in Debian Live. The persistence does not work it is because of the bug #767195. I cannot recreate another live img file because of bandwidth problem, is there any way to repack the initrd and enable the cryptsetup?
as per suggested: #767195 – cryptsetup needs to be enabled for initramfs inclusion – Debian Bug report logs On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 18:09, Evgeni Golov <email@example.com> wrote: .... Edit: Line 77 -79 @ # nano /usr/lib/live/build/chroot_hacks
My network configuration is in a weird situation, that I always need to run dhclient manually each time after a network connection is established. When my computer connects to a router, sometimes it won't get a valid IP, and it uses an automatically generated fake Internet IP. In this situation, it won't connect to the Internet at all. Sometimes it get a valid local network IP, but still cannot connect to WAN, and could only connect to my router's address (both through ping and through router's management webpage). In both situation, it can be solved by a simple dhclient run.
This is my /etc/network/interfaces file:
Code: Select all# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback
Debian Lenny, kernel 2.6.26-2-686 I'm trying to manually mount my digital camera. Picasa recognizes the device and imports pictures. However, I'd like to access my device manually as there are small video files I'd like to retrieve. It's for a fujifilm Z33 WP digicam.
$ lsusb Bus 005 Device 010: ID 04cb:01f5 Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd Bus 005 Device 004: ID 046d:c012 Logitech, Inc. Mouseman Dual Optical Bus 005 Device 002: ID 413c:0058 Dell Computer Corp. Port Replicator
In Picasa...where it says "Select Device", it finds
USB PTP Class Camera@usb:
USB PTP Class Camera@usb:005,010
selecting either one of them can access the camera directly. How can I pinpoint my device and mount it using the regular mount /mnt/point/ /path/to/my/cam?
I'm trying to force open office to the 3.2.1 version that is available in backports. When I force the openoffice.org package, and try to install it ( with synaptic ), it complains. I assume this is because the dependencies aren't right. Do I have to manually track down all the dependent packages and force their versions to comply as well?
I was upgrading manually my ALSA to the latest version -1.0.23-, so after reboot I got several errors related to ALSA telling me that NO SOUND CARDS Found then the kernel activate the ACPI, the mysql and CUPS services and finally tries to connect to the network but after that the system is freezed, nothing else happens, I tried to Ctrl+C and reboot as "single user mode" and still nothing. so my questions are:
1. is there a way to log into the system? 2. is there a way to deactivate this driver on startup? 3. when I can login, how can I remove the failed alsa driver?
I have another linux distro running in the same HDD, so maybe I can do something for debian for that distro.
When I try to install fedora 11 from the Live CD I get the hwaddress error and cannot continue. As far as I know there is no fix for that other than installing from the full DVD, but I don't have the facility to do that.What I would like to know is if it is possible to install fedora manually for eg. create the partitions with something like fdisk and copy all the files over from the live disc to the hdd and then install grub to start fedora and use it as if it had been installed normally.
Sorry if this is a stupid question. In my head I have this idea that anaconda is some helper program to install fedora and that it should be possible to do it yourself with the right commands.
I am not the most computer savy, so bear with me. I have opensuse installed on my usb hard drive and recently had a windows crash that caused me to lose my opensuse boot menu/grub. Before the crash I had to have the usb drive plugged in in order to boot to windows or opensuse or I would get an error at startup....... I would like to avoid this. Is there anyway to make it so that when I turn on my computer It boots directly to windows, and if I want to go to opensuse then I can plug in my usb drive and manually boot to usb from my boot menu? I would run these two together on my computer but I share this computer and having to have my usb drive plugged in all the time kind of made them mad. So I guess my question is two fold..... Is this possible? And if so can I go into my hard drive through windows and place something in there to allow me to boot to it since my grub is back to the origional windows boot or do I need to use a live cd to access opensuse and do it that way?.
yum install libstdc++-docs doesn't work for me:No package libstdc++-docs available.So, I can only install it myself.I've found the C++ man pages here, how can I install it?I guess just put it under /usr/share/man/man3 will do the job, but I'm not sure.
I have a Ubuntu system where the internet has been whitelisted so that I can't use Synaptic. I was wondering if there was a way to install GParted without Synaptic? Do something with the ISO file perhaps? Or would this turn out to be quite complicated?
how to partition. I was getting sick of having to backup my data every time I had to reinstall Ubuntu, so someone recommend that I partition my hard drive so that I could store all my personal files ( documents, music, and vidoes ) onto the seperate partition. However I don't know how to do this. Furthermore when a new version of Ubuntu is release I always pick the install on the entire hard drive so the partition i installed would end up being deleted. How do you install Ubuntu by manually specifying the partitions.
How do I manually install software that I download off the net? i.e. like when I download a tar.gz or .deb file that is not found in the repository- and want to install it. I tried the old Winders(Windows) way- unzipping and double-clicking (Only in private, of course)....but I guess as most of you know...that does not work in LINUX.
I read in the manual where it says something about adding things to the repos- but they apparently have to be .pps or .ppa files or some junk..So how does one install downloaded software manually in Ubuntu?
Now I know that I could use "consolechar" command with option "f " to set other fonts temporarily. The problem for me now is that I had tried almost all of those fonts in directory /usr/share/consolefont/, but I could not find a suitable one, none of them are beautiful. So, I hope one can tell me how to get the fonts and how to set the font I like to be lasting.