Hardware

Creative Zen & Debian

Since I recently became the proud owner of Creative’s Zen (8GB) mp3 player I wanted to make it work with Linux. So I prepared myself for some hours of google-ing and configuring and trying… But, I was sooo wrong! It’s (almost) as easy as plug and play! 😉 (=> Thanks to energiequant.de!) OK, now for …

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WBT-201 & Debian/Ubuntu

As I liked the idea of geo tagging my pictures I decided to buy Wintec’s WBT-201 GPS logger. It’s a neat little device and fits into every pocket – so no problem carrying it with you all the time. Of course it comes with some software to export the geo data and tagging your pictures …

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BIOS “F8” for GA-M55S-S3 :-(

Gigabyte released a new BIOS for their GA-M55S3 motherboard and I couldn’t resist updating. To make it short: if you’re running Linux, don’t… After updating Linux will boot only with “noapic” as kernel option – again. I guess only BIOS version “F6” doesn’t have this error (see this post). I skipped version “F7” so I …

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Installing Nvidia driver in Debian Lenny

If you’re running Debian testing (aka “Lenny”) which brings no Nvidia driver packages – only the legacy ones – or like to install the latest drivers by Nvidia for Etch, you’ll be running into a problem: the Nvdia installer won’t find everything necessary for compiling the kernel module. So, here’s a small HOWTO: First, download …

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