My system:
Current OS: Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy)
PC Dell Latitude D600
CPU 1.8Pentium4 M

How to install wireless driver (ndiswrapper)

  1. Download the source (ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz) from to
  2. > cd /usr/src/modules
  3. Extract the files using
    tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz
  4. > cd ndiswrapper-version
  5. > make distclean
  6. > make
  7. > make isntall
  8. To view the status of ndiswrapper run the command:
    > ndiswrapper -l
  9. Install the Windows driver. My Windows driver is bcmwl5a.inf, but this might not work at other pc's. Please look in the list supplied by ndiswrapper.
    The driver is installed by running:
    > ndiswrapper -i filename.inf
  10. Load the module. If
    > depmod -a
    does not report error, the proceed to
    > modprobe ndiswrapper
    which loads the driver and should respond: "ndiswrapper version loaded"
  11. Now you have to configure the device using the network tools.
    You can for instance use the commands:
    > ifconfig
  12. for further information search elsewhere on the net or look in

This is based on

How to install Box backup on Ubuntu

On windows...

Download the source code from
Then install the following packages:

libcurses-perl libncurses5 libncurses5-dbg libncurses5-dev libreadline4 libreadline4-dbg libreadline4-dev  libdb1-compat libdb3 libdb3-dev libdb3-util zlib1g-dev
using apt-get.
I then followed the instructions on the webpage.

Box Backup on Microsoft Windows

Official Win32 box backup client on its way

Check this!

Unofficial releases

Download Windows client (still in testing) version 0.09f :
Download Windows client (still in testing) version 0.09g :
Download Windows client (still in testing) version 0.09h :
Box backup newsgroup

I am currently testing the windows client, and will post more when I have something relevant to post:).
Testing: (

Install the Windows client software (boxwin0.08f.exe) on the Windows computer. Install in the default location otherwise you will have to modify the config file to take into account the new locations. This client works on Windows XP/2000, it does not work on /98/ME/NT.

hint 1

Go to the Samba share (or do it some other way. In either way, copy the files.) and copy your certificate files to c:\Program Files\Box Backup\. They are:

Edit the bbackupd.conf on the Windows machine. For our example here is what was edited:

This is the host, account and certificate names and locations:
AccountNumber = 0x1234
KeysFile = C:\Program Files\Box Backup\1234-FileEncKeys.raw

CertificateFile = C:\Program Files\Box Backup\1234-cert.pem
PrivateKeyFile = C:\Program Files\Box Backup\1234-key.pem
TrustedCAsFile = C:\Program Files\Box Backup\serverCA.pem
This is the data that will be backed up on the Windows machine. You can add any directories here. We added the Box Backup Directory:
		Path = C:\Documents and Settings\
		Path = C:\Program Files\Box Backup\
Go to the Services window and make sure that Box Backup is running and make set to Automatic.

Go to Start --> Box Backup --> Initiate Backup Now This should start a backup session with the backup server.

Go to Start --> Box Backup --> Box Backup Query This will open a msdos window. This is where you can find out the status of your backups and restore files.

That should be it! Save, secure unattended backup.

How to read NTFS and FAT32 (windows) disks

Linux can read but not write to NTFS disks.
Linux can read and write to FAT32 disks.
In order to do this you have to edit the /etc/fstab file. This requires root access!
I have two NTFS disks and one FAT32 disk on my system. Here is my fstab file.
The lines:

/dev/hda1       /c              ntfs    ro,user,auto    0       0 
/dev/hdc1       /d              ntfs    ro,user,auto    0       0 
show how I have done this.
The FAT32 disk is mounted by:
/dev/hda4       /e            vfat      user,auto       0       0

NB: In order to mount the disks on these folders, you have to create the folders /c /d /e, AND to give all users rights to read them by the the command:
> mkdir c
> mkdir d
> mkdir e
> chmod a+rw /c
> chmod a+rw /d
> chmod a+rw /e

Faroese keyboard layout

For at faroese keybaord layout in linux, download and copy the file fo (hoary) fo (breezy) to the location /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/fo in your linux filesystem. Then go to the keyboard preferences, and choose Faroese as your language (do not use the "eliminate dead keys" option).

Hints for creating the layout are taken from

My essential Ubuntu packages

I can not live without these packages installed:
emacs21 kate xmms mozilla-firefox mozilla mozilla-calendar mozilla-thunderbird mozilla-psm mozilla-mailnews mozilla-chatzilla mozilla-dom-inspector ndiswrapper-source ndiswrapper-utils ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.10-5-386 gaim-encryption gaim-guifications gaim skype gftp msttcorefonts ifaroese wfaroese latex2html xfig xfig-doc xfig-libs tetex-base tetex-bin tetex-doc tetex-extra bibtool bibview tetex-brev src2tex rtf2latex dialog texi2html perl-tk transfig perl-doc gv chktex lacheck rubber gsfonts-x11 spell advi tkdvi wv kdvi swf-player scite bluefish openssl gcc g++ libssl-dev libcurses-perl libncurses5 libncurses5-dbg libncurses5-dev libreadline4 libreadline4-dbg libreadline4-dev libdb1-compat libdb3 libdb3-dev libdb3-util zlib1g-dev language-pack-fo language-pack-fo-base language-pack-kde-fo language-pack-kde-fo-base language-support-fo

To install all these packages, you will have to have a sources.list file like mine.
My sources.list (hoary) file can be downloaded here. My sources.list (breezy) file can be downloaded here.

Additional software

Linux Commands

apt-get install "packagename" Install the package

apt-cache search "string" Searches in package list for string.

apt-get update Updates package list.

apt-get dist-upgrade Upgrades all installed packages

Locations of stuff in Ubuntu (and probably Debian) Linux

The name of your computer (or localhost) is located in /etc/init.d/hostname. You will also have to change the /etc/hosts file.

Upgrading from Ubuntu Hoary to Breezer


Edit the sources.list file in /etc/apt and just replace all "hoary" with "breezer".
My sources.list (breezer) file can be downloaded here (dont forget to rename).


There were problems:

Keyboard layout problem

Fixed by using


Fixed by using

Mozilla Suite

As it looks right now, The Mozilla suite is dead and gone :(


My XF86Config-4 file

I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop running Debian Testing (Woody) linux. The XF86Config file contains the grahical and desktop settings. Download it here.