Booting QNX6

english — Tags: , , — @ 11:46

Months ago I succed booting QNX6 with GRUB, to allow booting both Debian and QNX6. GRUB’s manual says it all, however a minor change was needed to acomplish this task.

grub> rootnoverify (hd1,1)
grub> makeactive
grub> chainloader +4
grub> boot

Behind proxy

english — Tags: , — @ 13:26

If you are using Debian at work and you need to update/upgrade or even install any debian package through apt and you are behind some MS proxy server (that’s my case) you need to install ntlmaps package and export some variables:

function proxy(){
echo -n username:
read -e username
echo -n password:
read -es password
export http_proxy=http://$username:$password@proxyaddress:port/
export ftp_proxy=http://$username:$password@proxyaddress:port/
echo -e \nProxy environment variable set.

Don’t forget to change: proxyaddress:port. With this everything should work.

Want to know more? There are two references I read: 1, 2.

Camera + Debian

english — Tags: , — @ 21:49

I don’t know why my camera isn’t added in the default gphoto-udev rules… however adding:

SYSFS{idVendor}==”040a”, SYSFS{idProduct}==”059c”, MODE=”0660″, GROUP=”camera”




“An error occurred in the io-library. (Could not claim the USB device). Could not claim interface 0 (operation not permitted). Make sure no other program or kernel module (such as sdc2xx, stu680, spca50x) is using the device and you have read/write access to the device.”

You need, of course, to add your user to camera group. Nice pictures by the way.

Working again

english — Tags: , — @ 19:26

I’m running Debian Sid in my laptop and I still don’t know why the Debian package team uses a older ndiswrapper version, current version (1.8), sometimes works and some others crashes the kernel, after downloading most recent version (1.16) and installing, my PCMCIA card is working again :-),

root@decadence:~/Documents/Downloads/wireless/WINXP# dmesg |tail
pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
ndiswrapper version 1.16 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver mrv8k51 (Marvell,01/19/2004, loaded
PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: vendor: 'Marvell 802.11 Driver'
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0c:55:01:40:78 using driver mrv8k51, 11AB:1FA6.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA

Hours later

english — Tags: , — @ 22:51

And yes.. some hours later, some debs downloaded.. GNOME 2.14!! Now I have a mix of GNOME 2.14 and 2.12, but runs quite good, faster and I just love it! :)

Today two things happened, first I noticed that we will use dbus for IPC, great news! second, 6 seconds delays is too much, need to increase performance in my current development less delay is better.

GNOME 2.14

BTW, Using testing/unstable is quite risky but I like living in the edge, however even I’m running testing/unstable the ndiswrapper packages for current kernel aren’t packaged, yet, at least officially, so if you are using a ndiswrapper-enabled wireless card, you need to add:

deb sarge main
deb-src sarge main
deb sid main
deb-src sid main

to your sources.lists, works for me. Don’t forget:

# apt-get install wireless-tools

Update: ndiswrapper stills crashes, if you enable it using /etc/modules crashes kernel, sometimes works some others crashes keyboard… so.. still unstable, will wait for next ndiswrapper relase.


english — Tags: , — @ 23:56

At work we have choosed Debian as main GNU/Linux distribution.

I’m very very happy!! :-D I even installed Debian (like old times) in my laptop!, I feel weird using an older GNOME release.

Debian 3.1

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