Posts Tagged ‘Debian’

No sound problem with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

I don’t really play much, but of the few games I know Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is probably the one with which I’ve spend the most time so far. By featuring multiple player roles (soldier, engineer, medic, etc.) and, even while being multiplayer, nice objective-based scenarios, it provides for much better experience that many other more […]

How to help with package screenshots

By now most of you should have noticed that nifty feature that Add/Remove applications and Synaptic got a few months ago – being able to fetch a screenshot for every package, as can be seen in the image below. What maybe isn’t that well-known is, where do those images actually come from? Easy: they are […]

No sound on HP Pavilion dv6-1110ss

I’ve recently installed Ubuntu Jaunty on an HP Pavilion dv6-1110ss and everything I tried worked fine except for one thing: there was no sound. After searching for a while and trying out some stuff, the solution is easy. Just open file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and add the following lines: options snd-pcsp index=-2 alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel alias sound-slot-0 […]

Using RAM space for /tmp

I have 4 GB of RAM but so far never needed more than half of them, so one day I told me: «why don’t I move /tmp into the RAM so that it’s faster?» (it also has some other benefits, like that when you power off the data there gets removed in a more safely […]

One week with Debian

Jaunty was a great experience, until around a month (or perhaps a bit more) ago, when my nice ext4 file systems started to get corrupt on daily basis and I had to reinstall, this time choosing ext3 and telling myself I wouldn’t touch ext4 ever again (or at least not within the next 6 months, […]

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