Praveen's Blog

An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

For a while now, I was not happy with the speed my Debian GNU/Linux booted. It was taking approximately 1:10 minutes to drop me in the GDM prompt. Today, I decided that I will try to probe into what exactly is happening. I have already heard of bootchart ...

As we all know Gnome 2.16 is out. I always have a question after each Gnome release. When will it be available in Debian SID? This page helps you to track the status of Gnome 2.16 in Debian.

There is an official confirmation about the release date of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 a.k.a. "etch" in the Debian announcement list. It is going to be released in December 2006. That is going to be pretty quick compared with the previous release cycles. Take a look at ...

Avalon towers at Peninsula is a heaven of internet.

praveen@aphrodite:/home$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Calculating upgrade...Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
cron debianutils flac gnome-about gnome-desktop-data info libaudio2 libflac7 libgnome-desktop-2 liboggflac3   openssh-client openssh-server reiserfsprogs ssh texinfo
15 upgraded, 0 ...

If you have cups installed on your Debian and facing issues in printing from Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and Acrobat Reader, you might want to try installing cupsys-bsd.

I am literally breaking my head for the last two days on installing Debian on my new Toshiba A80-P4321 laptop. I hope I will make some progress tonight. I will write a a new post on the installation.

I am really not able to make a clear decision (still) in terms of the distribution to use on my desktop at home (Debian or Ubuntu). I was running Debian SID previously. Once Ubuntu 5.04 was released, I have switched to Ubuntu and came back to Debian again after ...

There is a new screen saver that is introduced in Sarge, which initiated a flame war at a Debian mailing list. The screen saver is named "Web Collage", which takes images from the web by random search. The problem is that a lot of porn also comes along with the ...

It seems that there is a minor problem with Debian 3.1r0 CD/DVD images. Here is a news about it.

Note: 3.1r0 CD image problem A bug has been discovered in the 3.1r0 CD/DVD images: new installs from these images will have a commented-out entry in ...

The most awaited stable release of Debian, the Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 code named 'sarge' is released yesterday. Here is the release notes. Tons of new features and changes. Debian has gone more desktop friendly.