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Debian Device Driver Check

December 19, 2009 Jon F 0

Just wanted to bring this website that I found today to everybody’s attention. It’s an online tool that checks if your hardware is supported by […]

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How is it doing that?

December 15, 2009 Jon F 15

Just about everything that I’ve ever read about media playback on Linux has been negative. As I understand the situation, the general consensus of the […]

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A Tale of Two Fonts

December 10, 2009 Jon F 3

I set my system font to Dingbat, which worked perfectly in every application except for Open Office. The strange part is that the font worked […]

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Coming to Grips with Reality

December 8, 2009 Jon F 2

The following is a cautionary tale about putting more trust in the software installed on your system than in your own knowledge. Recently, while preparing […]

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Eclipse… Again

November 21, 2009 Jon F 0

Man I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. Last night I reinstalled my Debian system. Somewhere along the line, I made a mess with […]

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Back at Square 1

November 2, 2009 Jon F 3

This morning I reinstalled my Debian system. I began by downloading an ISO for the current Debian Stable build (called Lenny), and installing it with […]

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Reinstalling Linux

November 2, 2009 Jon F 2

Generally, after using a Windows machine for close to a year, it gets bogged down and slow and benefits greatly from a reinstall. After about […]

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FTP Trials

October 24, 2009 Jon F 2

I use FTP for a lot of things, mostly related to website administration. On Windows, my client of choice is WinSCP. It has this great […]

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GUI Failure

October 14, 2009 Jon F 0

Now that I’m running the Testing repositories, I actually get regular updates. Today, there were 15 available for my system. However, when I started the […]

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XFCE: A Bitch Session

October 14, 2009 Jon F 11

After a full day of using XFCE as my new desktop environment, I have just a few complaints, handily summarized in the following ordered list: […]

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Testing out Testing

October 13, 2009 Jon F 1

With everybody switching up their desktop environments this week, I decided that I’d take a shot at installing XFCE on my system. My initial research […]