Posts Tagged Debian

Rant on Apache2

Recently I was trying to move my sites to SSL – for various reasons.
The test site went fluently, while the work machine refused to serve SSL content. While testing with ‘wget’, the error I received was

GnuTLS: An unexpected TLS packet was received.

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Get rid of removed packages in Debian

Every time package is removed via `apt-get remove`, a tiny piece of its configuration can be kept in your system. If you ever need to reinstall the package, this information can be re-used. These packages has status ‘rc’ in the output of `dpkg -l`. But if you want to keep your system tidy and clean, you may want them to be removed.

The miraculous command is

dpkg -l | egrep ^r | cut -d ‘ ‘ -f 3 | xargs apt-get remove –purge -y

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How to start multisite Gallery2 on Debian

I had a little disc and database crash, so the site was not updated recently.

Well, WordPress was updated easily, but i had problems with Gallery2.

I need a multisite deployment of Gallery2. Although it is supported from the installer, some important steps are missing.

In order multisite Gallery2 to work, you will need to add some symlinks to every deployment of the Gallery2:

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bnx2: Can’t load firmware file bnx2-06-4.0.5.fw

After migration from 2.6.18-6-amd64, a newly installed kernel 2.6.26-2-amd64 failed to load:

[ 2.871916] Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.7.5 (April 29, 2008)
[ 3.631838] firmware: requesting bnx2-06-4.0.5.fw
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Make Samba and CUPS in Debian friends again

I’ve seen a lot of these entries in logfiles recently:

[] printing/print_cups.c:cups_job_submit(656)
Unable to print file to - client-error-bad-request

And the printing is stopped, of course.

The solution is simple:

LANG=en_US.UTF-8 /etc/init.d/samba restart

In short:
/var/log/cups/error_log shows a lot of

E [] Unsupported character set "iso-8859-1"!

CUPS requires UTF-8.
In the case of default login in Debian, the console IS in UTF-8, but is not if you have customized it and use `su` for administrative tasks.


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Netgear WG511 Wi-Fi card in Debian

Long time ago i’ve bought Netgear WG511 PCMCIA WiFi card. It’s version 2, and is supported by prism54 module. the basic info is in jkx page, but at least 3 years have passed ­čśë

In order to run in Linux, you need:
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