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  1. Speech Recognition Software

    Dear Lazyweb,

    Having broke my elbow last week, I'm experiencing serious trouble typing with only one hand on the computer. I know that there is speech to text software, but I was never really interested in that -- until now of course. Is there any good software available on Linux you …

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  2. KDE4's annoying taskbar

    Dear Lazyweb,

    since KDE4 is in unstable, the taskbar behaves very annoyingly when working with two monitors with different resolutions. I have a laptop. When I'm at work, I put it into a docking station which is connected to a huge monitor. I'm not working with dualhead or something, I'm …

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  3. Dear Lazyweb

    After todays or yesterdays daily package update (Sid) several kernel modules, namely thinkpad_acpi, snd-hda-intel and probably others are not loaded automatically anymore. So my Thinkpad T500 had no support for audio and several power management functions anymore. Once I found out that the missing kernel modules where the problem, the …

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  4. Canon IXUS 130

    Dear Lazyweb,

    Today I bought me a Canon IXUS 130 and was quite disappointed to see that it couldn't properly connect to my Debian/Sid machine via USB. Apparenty the camera is not recognized as a USB Mass Storage Device but utilizes PTP. I upgraded to libgphoto2 (2.4.10 …

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  5. linen and towels

    Dear lazyweb or someone who is already in NY,

    do I have to bring my own bed linen and towels or are they provided by Furnald? I couldn't find the information on the website. I guess I have to bring that stuff since it is not really a hotel, right …

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  6. SO_REUSEADDR

    Dear Lazyweb,

    I have a simple test application where a TCP/IP server listens for incoming connections, reads the data and closes the connection again and a client which opens connections to the server and sends a package and closes the connection as fast as it can:

    The server looks …

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  7. git-svn branch

    Dear Lazyweb,

    how do I push a local git branch to a new svn branch? The other way round is quite easy and well documented but I didn't find a single document describing what I want to do.

    I'm working with an svn repository with standard layout. I use git-svn …

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  8. Gettext and QT4?

    Dear Lazyweb,

    do you know how to translate QT4 applications with gettext? Looks like QT4 now uses it's own mechanism (lupdate -> .ts -> linguist -> .ts -> lrelease -> .qm) for translating strings, which makes things a bit complicated if the rest of your application (the non GUI part) still uses gettext.

    The background …

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  9. Segfaults Everywhere

    Dear Lazyweb,

    A few weeks ago rng started to show some segfaulty behavior. I've absolutely no idea what's going on, since Python code usually doesn't segfault. I guess the problem lies in the qt3-bindings rng uses -- does someone know how to verify this?

    There is a backtrace which seems to …

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  10. 4GB RAM on a T60?

    Dear Lazyweb,

    at work we have bought some of those shiny new ThinkPad T60s with 64Bit. Some of them have 4GB RAM installed, but unfortunately those with 4GB only seem to have 3GB available under Debian/Etch/AMD64.

    Since those laptops are running on AMD64 kernels, they should work with …

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  11. Dear Lazyweb,

    Icedove, Iceape, Evolution, Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws and Mutt.

    Is your favorite mail client missing? Does your mail client accept URLs in mailto-format? If yes, please drop me a note containing the name of your mail client, if it needs a terminal (like mutt) and an example call which starts the client …

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