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[[Category:Linux]]
 
Depending on your computer, you might have to install some specific vendor drivers and/or dedicated programs.
 
Depending on your computer, you might have to install some specific vendor drivers and/or dedicated programs.
  
===Audio ALSO mixer===
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=Know your hardware=
 +
 
 +
To know your hardware you should install:
 +
 
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 +
sudo apt-get install sysinfo
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sudo apt-get install hardinfo
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</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Then you have to run:
 +
 
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 +
sysinfo
 +
 
 +
hardinfo
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</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
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Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/304566/how-to-get-graphics-card-memory-info-windows-and-linux-shows-different-value
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 +
 
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=Audio=
 +
 
 +
==Audio ALSO mixer==
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
apt-get install alsamixergui pavucontrol
 
apt-get install alsamixergui pavucontrol
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===Bluetooth headset manager===
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==Bluetooth headset manager==
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===Drivers setup===
  
====Drivers setup====
 
 
Pulse-audio + bluetooth requirements:
 
Pulse-audio + bluetooth requirements:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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====Pairing====
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===Pairing===
 
Pair your audio device using the User Interface (blueman).
 
Pair your audio device using the User Interface (blueman).
 
Xubuntu > System settings > Bluetooth manager
 
Xubuntu > System settings > Bluetooth manager
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====Declare audio device====
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===Declare audio device===
 
Create a bluetooth configuration file.
 
Create a bluetooth configuration file.
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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====Auto-connect====
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===Auto-connect===
 
Edit your ''bluetooth settings'':
 
Edit your ''bluetooth settings'':
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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====Usage====
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===Usage===
 
You should see your device from the bluetooth manager.  
 
You should see your device from the bluetooth manager.  
  
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* Play your music / video
 
* Play your music / video
  
====Troubleshouting====
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===Troubleshouting===
 
If your device does NOT appear in pulseaudio, try to:
 
If your device does NOT appear in pulseaudio, try to:
 
# Pair the bluetooth device
 
# Pair the bluetooth device
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====Sources====
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===Sources===
 
Ubuntu official help:  
 
Ubuntu official help:  
 
* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothAudio  
 
* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothAudio  
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===Nvidia graphical driver===
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=Nvidia graphical driver=
 
This is required to manage many screen on Nvidia chipsets.  
 
This is required to manage many screen on Nvidia chipsets.  
  
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Reboot after installation. Then you should be able to configure your screens.
 
Reboot after installation. Then you should be able to configure your screens.
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=Script to automatically switch between screens=
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You can use the following script to automatically change screens, just adjust the target resolutions :
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 +
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PS - you can download the script here: http://www.daxiongmao.eu/wiki_upload_files/screen/Screens_manager.sh
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 +
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<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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#/bin/sh
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########################
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# Script to automatically configure screens on DELL Latitude E6430
 +
# Version 1.1, May 2014
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# Author: Guillaume Diaz
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########################
 +
 +
LAPTOP_OUTPUT="LVDS-0"
 +
VGA_OUTPUT="VGA-0"
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DVI_OUTPUT_1="DP-0"
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DVI_OUTPUT_2="DP-1"
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DVI_RESOLUTION="1920x1080"
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 +
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echo " "
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echo "Screen configuration"
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echo " "
 +
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####################################
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# DVI outputs
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####################################
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# Check for DVI 1
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xrandr | grep $DVI_OUTPUT_1 | grep " connected "
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if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
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xrandr --output $VGA_OUTPUT --off
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echo " ... DVI 0 detected"
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# Check for DVI 2. If enable, then the laptop screen will be off
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xrandr | grep $DVI_OUTPUT_2 | grep " connected "
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if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
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# both DVI 1 and DVI 2
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echo "  ... DVI 1 detected. Using DVI0 + DVI1"
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xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --off
 +
xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --auto
 +
xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --mode $DVI_RESOLUTION
 +
xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_2 --mode $DVI_RESOLUTION --right-of $DVI_OUTPUT_1
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else
 +
# DVI 1 + laptop
 +
echo "  ... Using DVI0 + laptop"
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xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --auto
 +
xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --mode $DVI_RESOLUTION --right-of $LAPTOP_OUTPUT
 +
xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_2 --off
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fi
 +
 +
echo " "
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echo "DVI configuration is complete."
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echo " "
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exit
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else
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# No DVI
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echo " ... No DVI output"
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xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --off
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xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_2 --off
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fi
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####################################
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# VGA
 +
####################################
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xrandr |grep $VGA_OUTPUT | grep " connected "
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if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
 +
# VGA + laptop
 +
echo " ... VGA detected. Using VGA + laptop"
 +
xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --auto
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xrandr --output $VGA_OUTPUT --right-of $LAPTOP_OUTPUT
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echo " "
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echo "VGA configuration is complete."
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echo " "
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exit
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else
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# No VGA
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echo " ... No VGA output"
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xrandr --output $VGA_OUTPUT --off
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fi
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####################################
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# Laptop only
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####################################
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xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --auto
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echo " "
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echo "Laptop configuration is complete."
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echo " "
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exit
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</syntaxhighlight>
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Do set the variables, you can check the " xrandr -q " output.
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=Brother DCP-7055=
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 +
see [[Brother DCP-7055]]
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 +
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=Smart-card drivers=
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==Manual install==
 +
 +
!!! If required, you can have a look to: [[Smartcard drivers manual installation]] !!!
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==Swedish BankId & e-ID==
 +
 +
See [[Smartcard bankId eId]]
 +
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==Installation from repository==
 +
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<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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apt-get install libpcsclite1 pcscd pcsc-tools
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</syntaxhighlight>
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 +
 +
Note: '''you must reboot your computer''' for the ''pcsclite'' library to be installed
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==Check your smartcard terminal and cards==
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Before launching the check application you have to:
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* Reboot your computer after packets installation
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* Connect card readers
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* Insert cards in card readers
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* Run the following command to scan for card readers. Plugged | unplugged card(s) and card reader(s) should appear.
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 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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pcsc_scan -n
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</syntaxhighlight>
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==How to detect a dead card?==
 +
 +
You can detect a dead card easily.
 +
* If all cards are OK then the previous command should never exit
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* '''No''' card should be in '''shared mode''' or '''unresponsive'''. Every card in shared mode won’t be used.
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=Wifi DELL inspiron 1521=
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==Get to know your hardware==
 +
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 +
# Short summary
 +
lspci
 +
# Detailed list
 +
lspci -v
 +
 +
# Network Broadcom devices
 +
lspci -nn -d 14e4:
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</syntaxhighlight>
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==Install Broadcom packages==
 +
 +
See the list of drivers you need on: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110
 +
 +
DELL inspiron 1521 ==> firmware-b43-installer
 +
 +
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 +
apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
 +
apt-get install network-manager-gnome
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</syntaxhighlight>
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==Load modules on boot==
 +
 +
If your wlan is NOT detected after reboot, try to load <code>modprobe b43</code>
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 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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modprobe -r b43legacy
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modprobe b43
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 +
 +
If it works then you need to update your modules configuration:
 +
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 +
vim /etc/modules-load.d/modules.conf
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 +
Put the following content:
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="apache">
 +
# Network generic
 +
ssb
 +
brcmsmac
 +
# Ethernet card
 +
b44
 +
# Wifi board
 +
b43
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 +
Reboot...
 +
Done!
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 +
 +
You can use your wifi card! :)

Latest revision as of 17:36, 10 April 2016

Depending on your computer, you might have to install some specific vendor drivers and/or dedicated programs.

Know your hardware

To know your hardware you should install:

sudo apt-get install sysinfo
sudo apt-get install hardinfo


Then you have to run:

sysinfo

hardinfo


Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/304566/how-to-get-graphics-card-memory-info-windows-and-linux-shows-different-value


Audio

Audio ALSO mixer

apt-get install alsamixergui pavucontrol


Bluetooth headset manager

Drivers setup

Pulse-audio + bluetooth requirements:

apt-get install paprefs paman padevchooser
apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth*

Low quality sound driver:

apt-get install bluez-btsco

High quality sound driver:

apt-get install bluez-alsa

Restart your computer.


Pairing

Pair your audio device using the User Interface (blueman). Xubuntu > System settings > Bluetooth manager

... Then note its bluetooth HW address.


Declare audio device

Create a bluetooth configuration file.

vim ~/.asoundrc

Insert

pcm.btheadset {
        type bluetooth
        device 00:02:5B:02:56:E0
        profile “auto”
}

Replace "00:02:5B:02:56:E0" by your real hardware address

Restart your computer.


Auto-connect

Edit your bluetooth settings:

sudo vim /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf

Under [general] add and un-comment:

[General]
Disable=Socket
AutoConnect=true


Edit your Pulse-audio settings:

sudo vim /etc/pulse/default.pa

Line 42, add:

load-module module-switch-on-connect

Restart your computer.


Usage

You should see your device from the bluetooth manager.

Xubuntu > System settings > Bluetooth manager


Your bluetooth device should appear in PulseAudio Volume control.

  • Go to the configuration tab
  • In the bluetooth headset section, select profile High Fidelity Playback A2DP
  • Go to playback tab
  • Set your headset as default output
  • Play your music / video

Troubleshouting

If your device does NOT appear in pulseaudio, try to:

  1. Pair the bluetooth device
  2. Reset pulseaudio service:
    pulseaudio -k
    

Then the headset should appear!


Sources

Ubuntu official help:

Other thread:



Nvidia graphical driver

This is required to manage many screen on Nvidia chipsets.

!! As of now (November 2013) Ubuntu cannot work with Nvidia Optimus technology !! You have to disable it from your bios (under video > Optimus).

Nvidia driver:

apt-get install nvidia-current-updates

Reboot after installation. Then you should be able to configure your screens.


Script to automatically switch between screens

You can use the following script to automatically change screens, just adjust the target resolutions :


PS - you can download the script here: http://www.daxiongmao.eu/wiki_upload_files/screen/Screens_manager.sh


#/bin/sh
######################## 
# Script to automatically configure screens on DELL Latitude E6430
# Version 1.1, May 2014
# Author: Guillaume Diaz
########################

LAPTOP_OUTPUT="LVDS-0"
VGA_OUTPUT="VGA-0"
DVI_OUTPUT_1="DP-0"
DVI_OUTPUT_2="DP-1"
DVI_RESOLUTION="1920x1080"


echo " "
echo "Screen configuration"
echo " "

####################################
# DVI outputs
####################################
# Check for DVI 1
xrandr | grep $DVI_OUTPUT_1 | grep " connected "
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
	xrandr --output $VGA_OUTPUT --off
	echo " ... DVI 0 detected"

	# Check for DVI 2. If enable, then the laptop screen will be off
	xrandr | grep $DVI_OUTPUT_2 | grep " connected "
	if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
		# both DVI 1 and DVI 2
		echo "  ... DVI 1 detected. Using DVI0 + DVI1"
		xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --off 
		xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --auto
		xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --mode $DVI_RESOLUTION
		xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_2 --mode $DVI_RESOLUTION --right-of $DVI_OUTPUT_1
	else 
		# DVI 1 + laptop
		echo "  ... Using DVI0 + laptop"
		xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --auto
		xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --mode $DVI_RESOLUTION --right-of $LAPTOP_OUTPUT
		xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_2 --off
	fi

	echo " "
	echo "DVI configuration is complete."
	echo " "
	exit
else
	# No DVI
	echo " ... No DVI output"
	xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_1 --off
	xrandr --output $DVI_OUTPUT_2 --off
fi

####################################
# VGA
####################################
xrandr |grep $VGA_OUTPUT | grep " connected "
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then	
	# VGA + laptop
	echo " ... VGA detected. Using VGA + laptop"
	xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --auto 
	xrandr --output $VGA_OUTPUT --right-of $LAPTOP_OUTPUT
	
	echo " "
	echo "VGA configuration is complete."
	echo " "
	exit
else
	# No VGA
	echo " ... No VGA output"
	xrandr --output $VGA_OUTPUT --off
fi


####################################
# Laptop only
####################################
xrandr --output $LAPTOP_OUTPUT --auto 
echo " "
echo "Laptop configuration is complete."
echo " "
exit


Do set the variables, you can check the " xrandr -q " output.



Brother DCP-7055

see Brother DCP-7055


Smart-card drivers

Manual install

!!! If required, you can have a look to: Smartcard drivers manual installation !!!


Swedish BankId & e-ID

See Smartcard bankId eId


Installation from repository

apt-get install libpcsclite1 pcscd pcsc-tools


Note: you must reboot your computer for the pcsclite library to be installed


Check your smartcard terminal and cards

Before launching the check application you have to:

  • Reboot your computer after packets installation
  • Connect card readers
  • Insert cards in card readers
  • Run the following command to scan for card readers. Plugged | unplugged card(s) and card reader(s) should appear.
pcsc_scan -n


How to detect a dead card?

You can detect a dead card easily.

  • If all cards are OK then the previous command should never exit
  • No card should be in shared mode or unresponsive. Every card in shared mode won’t be used.


Wifi DELL inspiron 1521

Get to know your hardware

# Short summary
lspci 
# Detailed list
lspci -v

# Network Broadcom devices
lspci -nn -d 14e4:


Install Broadcom packages

See the list of drivers you need on: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110

DELL inspiron 1521 ==> firmware-b43-installer


apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
apt-get install network-manager-gnome


Load modules on boot

If your wlan is NOT detected after reboot, try to load modprobe b43

modprobe -r b43legacy
modprobe b43


If it works then you need to update your modules configuration:

vim /etc/modules-load.d/modules.conf

Put the following content:

# Network generic
ssb
brcmsmac
# Ethernet card
b44
# Wifi board
b43

Reboot... Done!


You can use your wifi card! :)