Thursday, January 7, 2010

Install Kernel Source in Debian

In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`

uname -r
- this will output your kernel version and amend it kernel-headers

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Apt Archives

Where are all the .debs kept that you download via apt?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Force Network Manager to Manage Wired Connection

This is helpful if you built your system from scratch and run into problems with wired connections with network-manager.

In a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
comment out (#) all the entries related to your wired network device, save and then restart. This will allow network-manager to manage your wired connection.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Install Amazon Mp3 Player In Debian Squeeze

Amazon deserves credit for releasing it's Amazon Mp3 Downloader software for Linux but installing it in Debian Squeeze is frustrating. Amazon only provides a deb and support for Debian 5 (Lenny), while Debian 6 (Squeeze) is still in testing.

Installing the Debian Lenny .deb of Amazon's Mp3 player requires older libraries that are not available in Squeeze. You will need download the Lenny version of:
I have collected all the dependiences and they are aviable for download here. Install them in the order above.

After installing these dependences you can then install the Lenny version of Amazon's Mp3 Downloader.