Category Archives: HOWTOs

Alsa 1.0.23 in Debian Squeeze

Debian squeeze comes with Alsa drivers 1.0.21 by default: and you’ll see which version you have installed. Unfortunately my Sony Vaio needs Alsa 1.0.23 to work. Debian Squeeze has alsa-source for 1.0.23 in the repository, so it’s only a question … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Maverick not a perfect 10, but nearly.

I say that because I’ve found at least a couple of issues that I didn’t find in Lucid. First one is the Intel IPS thermal kernel messages that don’t stop shouting at /var/log/messages. Traces like “MCP power or thermal limit … Continue reading

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Adding source code in wordpress

From time to time I wondered how to include source code in wordpress, and today I found the following link that tells how to do it 🙂 http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/ and this is how you would list the contents of a directory … Continue reading

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Python2.4, Python2.5 and Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx

Ubuntu lucid lynx does not have Python 2.4 and 2.5 runtimes available in the repositories, so if you are a developer and you are in need of those, then you have two options: One is try to find binaries somewhere … Continue reading

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Hyphenation in LaTeX

I was typesetting my CV in LaTeX with a mix of Spanish and English when I got aware that when running pdfLaTeX it  was not uploading hyphenation patterns for Spanish. I was using Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04. After some investigation I … Continue reading

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Sound in Amarok 2.0.2 and Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

I really like Amarok, but apparently in Ubuntu 9.04 Gnome as a Desktop, when installing amarok it does not play sound at all. After some investigation, apparently amarok uses Phonon and you need to make sure you have the xine … Continue reading

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libmtp and Ubuntu Jaunty (mtp devices), Rhythmbox

LIBMTP and UBUNTU JAUNTY I installed a clean ubuntu Jaunty 64 bit, and when plugging in an mp3 player I found that Rhythmbox could not found my player because of an libmtp panic error, sth like this: PTP: Opening session … Continue reading

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