android update and reroot

13 12 2013

Just a quick note for myself.

update notification.
remove busybox, remove franco’s kernel.
restore/install stock kernel.
twrp install /cache/
twrp install

#EDIT: After 2 updates, both times I’ve had errors due to Franco’s kernel backing up a file. Simple fix, remove the extension it places on it, something like .fkbu?

efi shell boot

27 08 2012

Once the shell is loaded, change into the directory where the .efi file resides.

shell> fs1:
shell> cd debian

boot the kernel

shell> vmlinuz.efi root=/dev/mapper/root initrd=\debian\initrd.img

note the backslashes.

dpkg error

5 04 2011

I just received an error while running aptitude,

dpkg: parse error, in file ‘/var/lib/dpkg/available’ near line 87 package ‘libxml-libxml-perl’: duplicate value for `Size’ field

The fix that worked for me was to issue a:

dpkg –clear-avail

Wii balance board rechargable battery pack

20 01 2010

I just got myself one of these a few days back and had all types of trouble with the balance board. It was turning off intermittently while playing certain games on wii fit plus.

After trying several things, it turns out that the lug / terminal on the battery pack wasn’t maintaining contact during certain pressure being applied above the battery pack area on the board.

I’ve pushed the lug out a bit to allow for contact to be maintained while using the board and so far, all seems good.

I will update if I get further problems.

Asus vk226h

14 10 2009

I just picked one of these up and can report that the webcam does work under linux.

usb 3-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
[ 4280.068021] usb 3-8: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4280.076673] usb 3-8: New USB device found, idVendor=04f2, idProduct=b11c
[ 4280.076678] usb 3-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[ 4280.076681] usb 3-8: Product: ASUS USB2.0 Webcam
[ 4280.076683] usb 3-8: Manufacturer: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
[ 4280.309790] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device ASUS USB2.0 Webcam (04f2:b11c)
[ 4280.320136] input: ASUS USB2.0 Webcam as /class/input/input11
[ 4280.336152] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 4280.336159] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)

Debian amd64 on a Lenovo R61.

4 01 2008

I just brought myself a Lenovo R61 (89185KM). These are some basic notes on how my install of Debian etch via an i386 net-install cd went. I had initially tried amd64 but still flakey flash, java etc.

Booted fine.

Partition table created fine. Leaving a windows partition.

ethernet card detected and working fine.
Apt working fine. I did have a hiccup at package installation but re-running it solved what ever the problem was. I only chose to load laptop support and base config at this time. I Will load up X desktop later.

Grub installed fine.

On the initial reboot, acpi support complained about no such file or directory for system-manufacturer, system-product-name, system-version and bios-version. Vbetool segfaulted.

The Proprietary Nvidia drivers installed nicely and gave me a basic X session. All good. This is with the x86-169-07.pkg2 drivers. A nice guide can be found here.

For a stable eth and for sound, you’ll need to either install kernel version 2.6.23 from source or pull it from sid although there are some patches floating around.

Note on sound. For sound to work correctly on boot, you’ll need to have the modem enabled in bios otherwise all hell breaks loose.. 😉

Greetings to all…

23 04 2007

May peace find you and your heart not be turned…