Friday, August 19, 2011

Debian Squeeze & bluetooth audio

As I just got my hands on a new bluetooth headset - a Sennheiser MM100 - I wanted to make it work with Debian Squeeze (worked like charm with my Android phone out of the box). My notebook Samsung R780 does not come with bluetooth equipped so I use my old Belkin mini bluetooth adapter F8T016 to connect and I guess it should work with any more or less current bluetooth adapter (of course it has to support A2DP).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Conky with Debian Squeeze & Samsung R780

I wasn't aware of this nice little tool called "Conky" until I stumbled upon the Pinguy OS website and saw the screenshot of it's default desktop. To make Conky (and the sensor readings) work with Debian Squeeze on my Samsung R780 notebook there was some work to do. Once done, it'll look like this:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

VMware with kernel 2.6.38 [updated for kernel 2.6.39]

Running Debian Squeeze with the latest kernel 2.6.38 from Debian Backports I had some trouble getting VMware Player to work. Once started it complained about not being able to compile the "vmnet" kernel module. I found the solution here and this is how you can make it work: