This article was first written in May 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/130).This is a quick manual on how to install kana and kanji (Japanese writing) handling for the Mozilla-Firefox browser (and probably all other browsers) on Debian Sarge. I don't know whether the following is or isn't mandatory, but these steps were enough to give a good result.
This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/336).This is a procedure to upgrade a Debian Sarge GNOME Desktop PC to Debian Etch. First, make sure you are not using devfs. If you are using udev, or no device manager daemon, then you are ready. Also, I did not test upgrade from a 2.4 kernel, only 2.6 to 2.6. Make sure all your packages belong to well-known apt sources, otherwise, you will probably have to fix things by hands later.
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/304).If you notice warning messages like these when doing an APT update, read this to fix it:
W: GPG error: ftp://ftp.tux.org unstable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY BB5E459A529B8BDATo fix it, take the last 8 characters of the PUBKEY here above and issue the following commands:
testmachine$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 529B8BDA gpg: requesting key 529B
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/299).The following has been tested on Debian Sarge, but may work with later versions. Follow this procedure if you refused to split the Exim4 configuration as debconf proposes. If you did split it, it would be slightly different.
This article was first written in October 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/296).
IntroductionThis article helps installing Eclipse 3.1 and the PHPEclipse plugin on a Debian Sarge install.
This article was first written in December 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/194).
IntroductionAll in all, the basic Debian Sarge install (using Netinst CD) does a lot of work and the laptop is usable as is (network, graphical display, sound, …). However, some things need a bit of tuning to get the best of your laptop. This article is intended to help those people who want to get the best out of it or, so to speak, to make everything work.
This article was first written in April 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/117)This article reports the successful use of a Trust 750 LCD FamilyC@m digital camera under Linux Debian Sarge. The FC 750 got to work pretty easily. It uses USB Mass Storage and stores its pictures in jpeg format. To use it, first install hotplug (apt-get install hotplug). Then start it. I didn't find a way to start it manually (but didn't look for long) so I know rebooting the system did work for me.
This article was first written in February 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/109)It seems I've been pretty lucky to upgrade without any major problems, but hey! If I was, why wouldn't you… Before starting the upgrade, please note that it could need up to around 1GB (depending on the packages you already have installed) hard disk space to store the packages and then install them.