Posts Tagged ‘debian testing’

Skype on Debian Testing

April 30, 2013

The instructions on the official wiki worked for me.


Starting a Program at Boot-time

February 9, 2013

First step is to become root. One of the following should do

sudo su
ssh root@localhost

Next step is to copy the skeleton service:

cp /etc/init.d/skeleton /etc/init.d/SERVICENAME

Then update the copy to make sure that the variables DESC, NAME, DAEMON, DAEMON_ARGS, PIDFILE, and SCRIPTNAME are correct:

nano /etc/init.d/SERVICENAME

Then depending on distribution run one of the following (first is for debian, last is for redhat):

update-rc.d SERVICENAME defaults
chkconfig SERVICENAME on

MSP-FET430UIF on Debian Testing

February 7, 2013

Connecting the TI MSP-FET430UIF (a msp430 programmer) to a box running debian testing will not result in a device being created. This is caused by a missing firmware file (ti_3410.fw).

Download it from here (local copy here) and place it in the /lib/firmware directory. Then reconnect the FET430 and the port should show up.

Found the fix here.

Empathy “Network Error” Revisited

December 30, 2012

Empathy should really give better error messages than “Network Error”. The Help->Debug window is not easy to decipher. I still have no idea what is causing it.

This time around I encountered the problem on an up-to-date Debian Testing installation. It affected my Facebook chat. The following command seems to fix it:

killall telepathy-butterfly telepathy-haze mission-control-5 telepathy-logger telepathy-salut telepathy-gabble empathy-chat empathy