Sunday, March 1, 2009

KDE 4.2 on Debian/GNU Lenny

I was eagerly waiting for KDE 4.2.

Compared to Versoin 4.1 the new version seems far more stable.

The only "semi-official" way to install KDE 4.2 on Lenny is by putting experimental in your sources list and make use of apt-pinning.

Personally I do not like apt-pinning.

Therefor I made a backport.

Put the following into your source.list:

   deb lenny kde42

If you like to review the sources:

   deb-src lenny kde42

The packages are - yet - unsigned.
Hopefully I will have some time within the next weeks to also sign the packages.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mac OS X repair disk without boot CD

It will always happen, when you have left your installation CD at home: diskutil is reporting errors which have to be fixed.

But: you can not run the repair when you have booted from the disk.

restart the system and hold Option+s during boot.
This will bring you into single user mode.

then run -sbin-fsck -fy and enter exit afterwards.