Monday, January 30, 2006 4:26 pm By BigLig

Now that the system is installed, a day of tweaking. I won't go into boring detail, just some hints for myself the next time I have to do this. On the whole, thanks to apt-get, most things were easier than the internet led me to expect.

  • The system does not seem to automatically switch to the active ethernet card, so do it manually.
  • Firefox needs manual updating to 1.5, but this is easy and well documented.
  • The 855resolution utility lets you fool X into using the 1400x1050 screen properly.
  • Rhythymbox doesn't have mp3 support out of the box, so install gstreamer0.8-plugins.
  • Enabling suspend is a simple matter of editing /etc/default/acpi-support and moving the commenting out from suspend to hibernate.
What still needs some work? Printing. Dual monitor display. PPTP. Netsupport is a little slow. Sending via Bluetooth (receiving is working very well). WiFi at work (which needs a WEP key)