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GetEz a downloading software developed by myself and Ranjani (my college mate) is now hosted as a project in Today I ve setup all the required things for that project and even the website is ready. I am planning to spend some time in order to remove any bugs if it exists in the project.

The project website can be accessed at

I ve uploaded the initial release source code of the project and yet to make the CVS repository up. The project summary page in is

Posted by stylesen

This is a Howto to Configure BCM4318 Airforce Wireless cards in Debian Etch.

NOTE: Run lspci and look for the line "Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)". If this is not there then this how to is not for you.

Step1: Update your Kernel to 2.6.17-2-686 which could be done using Desktop->Administration->Update Manager

Step2: Install bcm43xx-fwcutter from the .deb package obtained from

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So after a long time (4 months) I ve started working with my favourite disto again! Yeah its Debian now, but this time its "etch" and not "sarge". I tried Ubuntu Dapper Drake in the intermediate time. The primary reason which kept me away from Debian these days is my laptop HP Compaq nx6110 which had a Broadcom bcm4318 card which did not have any free drivers and firmware. Hence I was desparately searching for a solution to get my wireless card working, since both in office and home I have wireless connectivity.

At last today I figured out how to configure the wireless card, of course in Debian etch.

Posted by stylesen
On October 24th, 2006 we had the new release of Firefox ie., version 2.0 Release Candidate (RC) 3. I have Ubuntu Dapper Drake in my laptop and wanted to update my firefox to the new version. I found the installation of firefox is somewhat tricky because it does not have the usual way of configure/make/make install cycle. There was also another happy news today that Ubuntu's latest release Edgy (6.10) is out which has all the latest softwares including Firefox2.0. But I was not in a position to update my Dapper to Edgy today, but I decided to get Firefox2 in my Dapper and this is how I did it with the help of the following script which I obtained from Ubuntu forum:

wma support in xmms

19 Oct 2006
Posted by stylesen

Recently I installed Ubuntu Dapper Drake in my laptop and started to use it as I do with my Debian system. But still I ve learnt how to configure wireless cards in GNU/Linux so I ll try to get my favourite distro Debian GNU/Linux in my laptop.

I use xmms to listen to music and I ve installed it in my Ubuntu box. But unfortunately I have a lot of .wma files. So I wanted to get wma support in my xmms. For the above I did the following.

sudo apt-get install alien
sudo alien xmms-wma-1.0.5-1.i386.rpm
sudo dpkg -i xmms-wma_1.0.5-2_i386.deb

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Since am not a Windoze user, I was not aware this file format .chm. Today I stuck with this when I was trying to download some e-Books. Am in my GNU/Linux box so wanted to view/read these e-Books which was in .chm formats which is a native M$ format. There is a cool tool to view these files GnoCHM. This is a simple tool and you can get it as a tarball, rpms and debs. Just do a "$ yum install gnochm" and you are done with it. It is very small something around 206 K download (when you install using yum). It is a free software and is GPLed.

The other related softwares are: