Tuesday, April 6, 2010

install debian x64 on my acer travelmate 6292

last week , i made my mind , i want to switch to gnome on my acer travelmate 6292 laptop

then i just download debian 5.04 netinstall iso , and install stable version on my laptop

the first thing i do when everything finish is to upgrade to unstable with apt-get update ; apt-get dist-upgrade , but before using these command , i have to edit /etc/apt/source.list , i just switch to using unstable with these settings

damon@notebook:/etc/apt$ cat sources.list
deb http://ftp.tw.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.tw.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

then just typing upgrade with root account , after upgrade for kernel was done , i just reboot my laptop with new kernel , because upgrade process was stop due to udev upgrade error , udev in unstable will not work with debian 5.04 kernel , after reboot with new kernel , i just using apt-get -f install , apt-get dist-upgrade , until every upgrade commands are finished without error

my personal favorite window manager is gnome, and i need chinese traditional input method , which support chewing and cangjie , and i also need open office , web browser , windows live messenger client , chinese traditional font , so i just install all i need with these command

apt-get install xorg gnome gnome-audio pulseaudio ibus ibus-chewing ibus-table-cangjie5 openoffice.org iceweasel emesene flashplugin-nonfree ttf-arphic-ukai ttf-arphic-uming firmware-iwlwifi firmware-linux-nonfree

when installation process were done , just reboot and waiting gdm to start for me

i don't know why , im-switch did not work well with me , so i just doing things by hand , add these setting into .bashrc in my personal account's home directory

export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
export GTK_IM_MODULE=ibus
export XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus
export QT_IM_MODULE=ibus

then add ibus as system default input method with this command

cd /etc/alternatives ;mv xinput-all_ALL xinput-all_ALL-old ; ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/ibus xinput-all_ALL

then restart gdm with command /etc/init.d/gdm restart ; then i can configure ibus and using ibus well

in taiwan , the first bank's web atm which support linux and firefox is esun bank , i'm so lucky , i have bank account with esun bank , so i just pick up a smart card reader which debian unstable got dirver build in , it's here


all i need to do is connect smart card reader , and install these packages

apt-get install libccid libpcsc-perl pcscd pcsc-tools ; reboot

then lunch iceweasel and goto this address and install web atm extension , then restart iceweasel , and everything is working well


one more configuration to edit is /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf ;  edit it to support ethernet connection


then just reboot , and ethernet connection support is done

hardware support for debian x64 on my laptop is almost 100% , the only hardware isn't supported is finger print device , i just diable it and life go on

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