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

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Sources for out of date Linuxsystems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

change your apt/sources.lst
similar to this line

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

Works like Debian

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

Here is a comlete list for all discntinued release.
Use it like a normal source

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


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
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


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