Linksys WUSB54gv4 in Debian (Etch)

The wireless support in Debian 4.0ro (Etch) is lacking, unlike MEPIS. I’m using the Linksys WUSB54gv4, which is distributed by Starhub, so I imagine, most cable users in Singapore would be familiar. There are a few solutions (e.g. ndiswrapper, using the official .inf files from Linksys; downloading the .deb file from Serial Monkey), all of […]

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SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Live CD

I finally got down to (re)setting up MEPIS on my sister’s laptop since performing my own install of Ruby/Rubygems previously. I was ignorant to the beauty of apt, aptitude and synaptics. But I digress. It took 35 minutes from clicking the “MEPIS install” icon to seeing the new bootup screen. Not too bad! Of course […]

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Alternate Background in Lists

Konquerer’s file listing recently looked like an (unreadable) alternating blue/white color scheme. I think it had something to do with kwin-baghira, because MacOS does alternate item coloring. I installed and removed it, and I guess the theme must have changed it. For 3 days I was wondering what happened. Google-ing didn’t help, or maybe I […]

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Faux columns save the day!

I was trying to get a two column layout ready, but the left div (the sidenav) would not display nicely in IE or Firefox. As the sidenav had less “stuff” then the content div, it would be too short, and therefore ugly. I was Google-ing around for “100% height divs in CSS” until I came […]

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Using enum where sensible

On database design here. Having been schooled in the merits of normalization previously, I had always thought it sensible to use separate tables for dictionary fields. 2NF, 3NF, yes? Now I have a [members] table where they have some title (Dr, Mr, Mrs, ..). I used to put those in a separate table, so when […]

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Debian 4.0 (Etch i386) netinst

I made the mistake of downloading and installing the netinst version of Etch. I’d setup MEPIS 6.0 on my sister’s laptop previously, so I imagined it would’ve been a breeze for Debian. The installation went successfully, except for the network detection part, but I dismissed it thinking that I’d be able to setup once everything […]

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Subversion help

Let’s suppose I’ve designated my Subversion repository to be /home/svn/. Now I want to create a project “wordpress”: # svnadmin create /home/svn/wordpress Assuming you use Apache, make sure that “wordpress” is owned by the Apache user; e.g. nobody. # chown -R nobody:nobody /home/svn/wordpress Now go to the “wordpress” directory that you wish to Subversion. # […]

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