I burned an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop cd and went through the installation. Not a lot of questions were asked, a lot is automated. Even firmware drivers for hardware are offered for installation.
I can use the gdm user switching feature: just type the command gdmflexiserver. I learned this from the xscreensaver documentation.
koos@machiavelli:~$ ssh-add -t 1800 Enter passphrase for /home/koos/.ssh/id_dsa: SSH_AGENT_FAILURE Identity added: /home/koos/.ssh/id_dsa (/home/koos/.ssh/id_dsa)I found out after some searching that this is actually gnome-keyring-manager doing this and this is a kwown bug: gnome-keyring-daemon does not honor constrained ssh identities. I like my ssh identities constrained. Fix found via Marcus Brinkmann in GnomeKeyring overrides gpg-agent :
$ gconftool-2 --set -t bool /apps/gnome-keyring/daemon-components/ssh falseNow ssh-agent (from seahorse-agent) gets started automatically.
iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.confThe configuration for UU networks such as SOLIS-AIR is still the same as I documented before via entries in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf. So the gnome network manager applet switched from all autoconfiguration to just the option Manual configuration... I run ifplugd on the wired network to make it automatically start dhcp when a cable is plugged in.
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 413c:8140 Dell Computer Corp.The driver hci_usb recognizes this chip. The rest of making this work is documented in Nokia 6300 phone and Linux.
Bus 007 Device 098: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc.The pcsc suite recognizes the reader and can use it:
koos@machiavelli:~/smartcard$ pcsc_scan PC/SC device scanner V 1.4.11 (c) 2001-2007, Ludovic Rousseau <firstname.lastname@example.org> Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.4.4 Scanning present readers 0: O2 Micro Oz776 00 00 Thu Feb 12 15:19:50 2009 Reader 0: O2 Micro Oz776 00 00 Card state: Card removed, Thu Feb 12 15:20:04 2009 Reader 0: O2 Micro Oz776 00 00 Card state: Card inserted, ATR: 3B 67 00 00 29 20 00 6F 78 90 00 ATR: 3B 67 00 00 29 20 00 6F 78 90 00 + TS = 3B --> Direct Convention + T0 = 67, Y(1): 0110, K: 7 (historical bytes) TB(1) = 00 --> VPP is not electrically connected TC(1) = 00 --> Extra guard time: 0 + Historical bytes: 29 20 00 6F 78 90 00 Category indicator byte: 29 (proprietary format) Possibly identified card (using /usr/share/pcsc/smartcard_list.txt): 3B 67 00 00 29 20 00 6F 78 90 00 Postbank Chippas (chipknip) Netherlands
Change the following in /etc/default/bluetooth :
# # Run dund -- this allows ppp logins. 1 for enabled, 0 for disabled. DUND_ENABLED=1 # Arguments to dund: defaults to acting as a server DUND_OPTIONS="--listen --persist call dun"The call dun at the end is passed to pppd so I added /etc/ppp/peers/dun with :
debug 57600 #proxyarp 192.168.168.1:192.168.168.50 local ms-dns 10.42.2.1 noauth ktuneAnd I set up IP masquerading:
# iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADEAnd I added the "LAN Access Using PPP" (0x1102) service on the laptop:
$ sdptool add LANThis should happen automatically with the right entries in /etc/default/bluetooth but it does not.
Success.. after a number of tries. I kept seeing the error Error: Serial: timed out. could be bad cable or faulty Modem, (0x0305) on the palm and pppd not even starting or dund not even being called on the laptop. Solution: reboot! I hate this windows solution but sometimes it is needed. Works: I can browse the web!
root@machiavelli:/etc/acpi# cat mutebtn.sh #!/bin/sh . /usr/share/acpi-support/key-constants acpi_fakekey $KEY_MUTEAnd so on for KEY_VOLUMEDOWN and KEY_VOLUMEUP. Using xev I saw the keys fly along, but I needed to convert them to something for fvwm, so I added to .Xmodmap :
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute(this has to be done before fvwm starts, otherwise fvwm will complain about the unknown keys). My .fvwm2rc now contains:
Key XF86AudioLowerVolume A N Exec exec amixer set Master 10%- > /dev/null Key XF86AudioRaiseVolume A N Exec exec amixer set Master 10%+ > /dev/null key XF86AudioMute A N Exec exec amixer -q set Master toggle > /dev/nullRedirection to /dev/null to make sure my .xsession-errors isn't filled with those events.