Speedup you apt

April 21, 2007

Apt is the best friend for any deb dependend linux like debian , ubuntu etc.

You can speed up your apt by searching the nerestrepositery of apt (for your distro/linux)

I tested some tools to do this, APT-SPY shows the best performance )

From manpage:

apt-spy is a program that tests a series of Debian archive mirrors for bandwith. It writes an /etc/apt/sources.list with the fastest server.

Run this command as su or root next thing will done by apt-spy, it will write a new /etc/apt/sources.list and the olde one will be backup with sources.list.bak

apt-spy -d unstable -n 5

here -d means which version

-n mean number of repositery will added source.list fine

Installing ttf fonts on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

January 31, 2007

This tutorial moved to new address


September 25, 2006

“The GTK-Qt Theme Engine (also known as gtk-qt-engine) is a GTK 2 theme engine
that calls Qt to do the actual drawing. This makes your GTK 2 applications
look almost like real Qt applications and gives you a more unified desktop

Please note that this package is targeted at KDE users and therefore provides
a way to configure it from within KControl.”

Personaly i am using this package. And it’s works cool

Debian Sid on chroot

August 11, 2006

Today i sucessfully installed Debian Sid on chroot in my Debian Sarge machine 馃檪

Here is the procedeure i followed from http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tips.en.html#s-chroot

See what i do:

main # cd / ; mkdir /sid-root
main # debootstrap sid /sid-root http://ftp.debian.org/debian/
... watch it download the whole system
main # echo "proc-sid /sid-root/proc proc none 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
main # mount proc-sid /sid-root/proc -t proc
main # cp /etc/hosts /sid-root/etc/hosts
main # chroot /sid-root /bin/bash
chroot # cd /dev; /sbin/MAKEDEV generic ; cd -
chroot # apt-setup # set-up /etc/apt/sources.list
chroot # vi /etc/apt/sources.list # point the source to unstable

It give’s me a total debian Sid system with only base packages.

main # echo "8:23:respawn:/usr/sbin/chroot /sid-root "  "/sbin/getty 38400 tty8"  >> /etc/inittab
main # init q    # reload init

It makes the login system in tty8 (no need to chroot everytime)

main # cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /sid-root/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
main # chroot /sid-root # or use chroot console
chroot # cd /dev; /sbin/MAKEDEV generic ; cd -
chroot # apt-get install gdm gnome x-window-system
chroot # vi /etc/gdm/gdm.conf # do s/vt7/vt9/ in [servers] section
chroot # /etc/init.d/gdm start

Now, my system is ready to work with Debian Sid with Graphical manager.

Source: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tips.en.html#s-chroot

So now 2 linux distribution is runing at time. Debian Sarge on tty7 and Debian Sid on tty9

My desktop (gnome-2.14.0)

April 16, 2006

Now i am using gnome 2.14.0 . And very much happy, Though there is still some little bug. But hope this will solved sone.

Gnome 2.14

April 9, 2006

Gnome 2.14 is out 馃檪 i am using 30% of this relese with debian sid 馃檪

Wow now i am on SID

March 3, 2006

At last it finished, I am now on SID with kernel 2.6.15-1-686-smp 馃檪

Here i got Gnome 2.12 , let’s check how is this 馃檪

tanha:/# uname -a Linux tanha 2.6.8-2-686-smp #1 SMP Tue Aug 16 12:08:30 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux