Linux (Debian) on a Lenovo Thinkpad X61s

Most of the hardware on the Lenovo Thinkpad X61s works with the Debian standard kernel. The few things that require a bit of tweaking are described here.

 

Supported Hardware Components

CPU: Intel LV7500 Core2 Duo, 1.6 Ghz....

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Using sipgate.de with Twinkle

After failing to get Ekiga or Kphone working with sipgate.de I have finally found a VOIP application for Linux that works with sipgate.de. Twinkle can be installed with apt-get in Debian/unstable and is straight forward to setup....

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Watching WMV movies in Konqueror

Konqueror would not play wmv videos with the mime type application/x-mplayer2 on my Debian system so I manually added the mime type to konqueror’s file associations which fixed the problem.

Here is a screenshot of the...

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Fixing Firefox sound output on Debian

Felix pointed out to me that after doing a dist-upgrade Firefox wouldn't work with artsdsp so flash plugins couldn't produce any sound. The solution is to edit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc and set:

FIREFOX_DSP="auto"

For more details...

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Troubleshooting Kleopatra

While trying to import my CACert certificate on my laptop into Kleopatra I encountered a few misleading error messages. I have collected the messages like General error and noted how I work around them.

Generally speaking,...

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Reading mails encrypted by Thunderbird with KMail

I wish I could read S/MIME encrypted mails received from Thunderbird users with KMail but unfortunately gpgsm which is used by KMail does not support RC2 encryption - the algorithm Thunderbird encrypts mails with. Looking at...

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Using CACert certificates with KMail on Debian

Since I had some difficulties getting my CACert certificate integrated with KMail on Debian unstable, I wanted to share the steps I took in order to get email encryption and singing up and running. Basically you need to run...

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