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Impending Upgrades

October 7, 2009 Jon F 5

Here’s another fun little tidbit – today I tried to use OpenOffice.org Writer seriously for the first time, and realized rather quickly that I was […]

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More XKCD

October 4, 2009 Jon F 0

I swear that I’ve encountered this before… That is all.

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DNS Not Satisfactory

September 25, 2009 Jon F 0

While trying to connect to a remote webserver via SSH last night, I found that my machine refused to resolve the hostname to an IP […]

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Wireless Network Manager Woes

September 16, 2009 Jon F 2

Debian Lenny ships with the Network Manager package, version 0.6.6-4, which for all intents and purposes is a well written and very useful network management […]

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Eclipse Fails It

September 14, 2009 Jon F 0

Man, Eclipse works great on Debian! It gives me this cool message on startup: JVM terminated. Exit code=127 /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/java -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/jni -Dgnu.gcj.precompiled.db.path=/var/lib/gcj-4.2/classmap.db -Dgnu.gcj.runtime.VMClassLoader.library_control=never -Dosgi.locking=none -jar /usr/lib/eclipse/startup.jar […]

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Upgrading to Flash 10 in Debian

September 5, 2009 Jon F 0

Even though the Debian community is very strict about only allowing free software in their repositories, my Iceweasel install came preloaded with Macromedia Flash 9. […]

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A Pretty New Desktop Theme

September 5, 2009 Jon F 0

This morning I spent some more time messing around with Compiz. I followed this tutorial to add an alternative repository to my sources list that […]

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Finally Up and Running

September 3, 2009 Jon F 1

As you may recall, last night, I ruined my system by manually editing the xorg.conf config file according to a sketchy tutorial on the Debian […]

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Disabling the PC Speaker Beep

September 2, 2009 Jon F 5

If you’re like me, you’re still working on your certification as a Linux God. Until graduation day comes around, and you throw your penguin-festooned mortar […]