A better solution for the White screen of death on my Samsung NC10 Netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook

I reduced the the white screens of death [¹] but randomly they still occur.
Now I found a better solution
I placed this into my /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash i950.modeset=1″

and run a update-grub
[¹]
http://blog.hlawatsch.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=482

Numlock Madness with my ubuntu netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook

Last weekend my netbook had a very strange behaviour. When pressed “O” a “6 “appeared instead .; instead of a “.” a “,” appeared and so one.
It was the behaviour of a constantly pressed FN Key.
After an hour of debugging I found the solution. I used an external keyboard some days before ( with NUM Lock ) and my system saved this setting. releasing NUM Lock and the strange behaviour was gone.

Packetlist for recovering an ubuntu

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux

To install onto a second Computer an Ubuntu with the same selection of packets or to have the same selcetion of packets, when reinstalling a system you have to enter

dpkg –get-selections | awk ‘!/deinstall|purge|hold/ {print $1}’ > packages.list

for the backup.

To install this list you have to enter

xargs -a “packages.list” sudo apt-get install

Sources for out of date Linuxsystems

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux

If the installed version of your favorite distribution isn’t supported anymore you’re even not able to reinstall some packets.

There are special Sources to solve this problem

1.) Debian
=========
http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive.de.html

change your apt/sources.lst
similar to this line

deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ hamm contrib main non-free

2.)Ubuntu
========
Works like Debian
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted universe multiverse

3.)SUSE
=======
Here is a comlete list for all discntinued release.
Use it like a normal source
http://en.opensuse.org/Mirrors_discontinued_releases#openSUSE_10.2

1-wire Problems with ubuntu and ds2490

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netzwerk

After installing a new 1-Wire controller onto my Ubuntuserver the load was raising to 3 and higher and the server wasn’t manageable.
The Problem was the kernel driver. After unloading thecorrosponding modules and editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
the system was operable again

blacklist wire
blacklist ds2490

After that I build owfs and everything was fine

howto connect a netbook and a mobile to use it as moden

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook, Netzwerk

Bluetooth must be activated on the mobile and the netbook.
First we search for the mobile
hcitool scan
It had to look like this.
FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF Komunikator

To use it more simple . we put it into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf

rfcomm0 {
# Automatically bind the device at startup
bind yes;
# # Bluetooth address of the device
device FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF;
# # RFCOMM channel for the connection
channel 1;
comment "Handy";
}

then we can connect with
rfcomm connect 0

To setup the PPP connection I used the gnome-ppp. The way through the menu was system => settings => network settings.
There you should find a point “mobile internet”. For me it worked with the default settings.
You find your setting in

~/.gconf/system/networking/connections/

and the correct connection number.

my new netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Netbook

I’ll have it since December but , i want to talk about my new netbook . Its a samsung NC10
DSC00041
As OS I an used UNR – Ubuntu Netbook remix. Some projects I want to realize : using it with my mobile for internet , navigation ( gpsd ) and others thing.

Wo bekomme ich Packete für veraltete Ubuntuversionen her

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux

Was macht man , wenn man eine Ubuntuversion, die nicht mehr supported wird , installiert hat und kein dist-upgrade machen möchte?

Genau , man hat ein Problem da sämtliche Packete vom server verschwunden sind.
Aber es gibt eine Lösung:
Mann muss die Datei /etc/apt/sources.list mit einem Editor anpassen [2] und die Paketquellen von beispielsweise

deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted universe multiverse

in

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted universe multiverse

abändern.