This chapter contains notes of things I discover while I work with Debian, nothing very constructed but it should allow me, and perhaps some of you, to avoid doing twice the same errors.
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86to add the option
XkbOptionsof the keyboard section. Allows to type any kind of letter (look at
kdecore (KIconLoader): WARNING: Icon directory /foo group bar is not validappears in file
~/.xsession-errorsa lot of times, follow these instructions:
run in a shell (I cannot find this on any menu): kdebugdialog --fullmode select: debug area: 264 kdecore (KIconLoader) Change the Warning Output to "None" select: OK(from bug number Bug#253127)
snd-ens1371, you get some horrible noises when starting KDE, start the Sound Mixer (kmix); hack the
advancedoption, and shut-off
IEC958. Do it for each user. (see Bug#239575).
W: GPG error: ftp://ftp.nerim.net etch Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC563D1F41B907'. I just called two commands, and the problem was over:
gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys 1F41B907 (or "gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring trustedkeys.gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys 1F41B907" but I don't think it's necessary.) gpg --armor --export 1F41B907 | sudo apt-key add -
send host-name "hostname";to
/etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf. A short hostname (without DNS domain) seems to be sufficient to get it working after a hearty
host hostnameshould return your IP address (this can be useful to setup a small server).
alias net-pf-10 ipv6through
alias net-pf-10 off. End of the problems!
I have some Debian repositories, which you can use by adding
following lines to
deb http://eric.lavar.de/comp/linux/debian/ distro/ deb-src http://eric.lavar.de/comp/linux/debian/ distro/
where distro can be one of experimental, unstable, testing or ubuntu.
Currently I'm not very consequent with those names, but generally my packages
go from experimental to unstable to testing, and I tend to use ubuntu if the
package needs adaptation compared to Debian.
Anyway, once you've done this, also call as root:
wget -O - http://eric.lavar.de/comp/linux/debian/deb_zorglub_s_bawue_de.pubkey \ | apt-key add -My signature looks as follows:
pub 1024D/869D2871 2004-02-17 Key fingerprint = 98FB 95CD 6C40 4DF7 E758 601D 27CD 3F36 869D 2871 uid Eric Lavarde <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig 3 869D2871 2009-03-29 Eric Lavarde <email@example.com> uid Eric Lavarde <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig 3 869D2871 2004-02-17 Eric Lavarde <email@example.com> uid Eric Lavarde <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig 3 869D2871 2009-03-29 Eric Lavarde <email@example.com> sub 1024g/2DE1125A 2004-02-17 sig 869D2871 2004-02-17 Eric Lavarde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Once this is done, update your repository cache:
and you're ready to install my packages (mainly FreeMind or Freeplane).
Beside the official ones:
I also described the installation of Debian on an HP nc6000.