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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):

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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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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
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Since I started using a 64-bit processor, I got these doubts. After installing a GNU/Linux in my AMD Turion 64 bit X2, I would like to know whether the installed OS is 32 bit / 64 bit OS. Thank you for Ananth Srinivas who pasted this information in one of the mailing lists. Just issue the following command in GNU/Linux:
$ getconf LONG_BIT
If you get '64' then the OS is a 64-bit one, else if you get '32' then it is a 32-bit OS. The second thing is, you have a machine with some 'x' type of processor. You want to know whether your processor is 64-bit capable. In order to find this you can put the following command:
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Finally I figured out a way to install Iceweasel web browser in Ubuntu Edgy Eft. In my workplace I use Ubuntu, and miss Debian a lot. One of the cool features in Debian is they have compiled Iceweasel with Indic fonts support which is a feature missing in Ubuntu Edgy Firefox. Due this I face issues when I access tamil pages in Ubuntu's firefox.

Hence, I decided to install Iceweasel in Ubuntu. After a lot of searching I finally found the procedure to use the debian package of Iceweasel from Debian's unstable package repository. The problem in installing the deb package of Iceweasel is the conflict with libfonconfig1, libpango and libpng versions which is available in Debian testing and that available in Ubuntu. I made some small changes to resolve these conflicts in Ubuntu without breaking the consistency of the system :)

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This is one of the happiest moments of my life. It was a long time dream of mine which came true today. I ve become the offcial Debian package maintainer for gnome-subtitles . Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME Desktop. It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats and allows for subtitle editing, conversion and synchronization. Gnome subtitles is developed by Pedro Castro.
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This how to explains the steps involved in configuring BCM4310 UART wireless card in Debian etch. Before proceeding to the steps check whether this how to applies* to you by issuing the following command:
 $  lspci | grep 4310