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I found out that ntfs-3g package is not present in Debian Etch repository and is available in the testing repository. So I decided to come up with a deb file for ntfs-3g so that we can install it in Debian Etch.


Steps to install:
1) Download the above .deb (debian package) files.

2) Run the following command (as root) in the directory where you downloaded the .deb files:

# dpkg -i ntfs-3g_1.710-1_i386.deb libntfs-3g5_1.710-1_i386.deb

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Recently my uncle bought a Nokia N70 music edition phone and wanted to transfer mp3, pictures, etc. I had a nice time playing around with this nokia N70 mobile, last weekend. As a GNU/Linux freak, I have only Debian running in my laptop and feared that these Nokia guys will demand to install Nokia PC Suite software in order to do any kind of transfer to the Nokia phone. I had a really tough time. Initially I thought as soon as I connect the USB data cable the of the Nokia mobile it will be identified as a memory stick device in GNU/Linux as my Sony Ericsson W700i does, which will enable me to transfer files as I do in a USB memory device, but that was not the case. I could sense that the device /dev/ttyACM0 is somehow identified by GNU/Linux but it is not getting mounted. I tried mounting it with "$ sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/ttyACM0 /mnt" but in vain, my Debian box complained saying /dev/ttyACM0 was not a block device.
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If you would like to compile the latest trunk source of subversion then follow these steps (I assume you are using Debian Etch or Ubuntu Feisty Fawn):

Joined CollabNet!

24 Jul 2007
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I joined CollabNet Software Pvt Ltd at Chennai on 2nd of July 2007, which is again FOSS based company. It is cool place to work with! I ve joined the Subversion development team in and started exploring subversion in greater detail. This time I ve got an IBM Thinkpad R60 to work with and I run my favorite OS distribution Debian 4.0 Etch in this laptop.

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I hear from most of the people from my current company about problems with bcm43xx-fwcutter which is a package added in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories which will help in enabling Broadcom wireless cards. This package downloads some files from some googlepages website and installs it in your machine.

The common problem faced when using bcm43xx-fwcutter with bcm4318 and bcm4310 wireless cards, instead of ndiswrapper is, after sometime your wireless network card becomes inactive. This is basically because of an option in this wireless hardware, when the network card is inactive, ie., there is no transfer of data for some specific amount of time, these cards go to sleep mode when we use the bcm43xx-fwcutter. In order to bring them back you need to do an ifdown and ifup of the wireless interface. This problem does not happen when you use ndiswrapper and configure your wireless network.

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I got a call from Shalinie mam from Thiagarajar College of Engineering on June 6th, 2007 in which she intimated me about "The Best Innovative Project award for the year 2007" which was given to TCENet (which was my final year project in college) by PCQuest a leading IT magazine. I just floated in air for sometime as soon as I heard it. Some four months back mam was telling me that TCENet was nominated for PCQuest's Best IT implementation award for the year 2007 along with some 250 great industry standard projects.

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We have the stable release of Iceweasel from Debian both for amd64 and i386 after the release of Debian etch which recently happened on April 8th, 2007. Instead of giving a script to install Iceweasel 2.0 this time I thought I can give the actual .deb file changed to suit the needs of Ubuntu users :) You can download the Iceweasel .deb files for your architecture from the following links: iceweasel_2.0.0.3-1_amd64.deb iceweasel_2.0.0.3-1_i386.deb