Quick fix for a flatbed scanner

So, I've got this old cheap HP Scanjet 2400 flatbed scanner for a couple of bucks, but with a minor, yet unpleasant, mechanical problem.
After scanning, when the mobile head was returning to the original position, it was stopping at around 2-3cm from the resting position, continuing to make ...

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Ati released a new version of the Radeon Proprietary drivers package

A few days ago i've noticed ati has released version 8.42.3 of it's proprietary drivers package for radeon, http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

I was using previously the 8.40.* version on my Samsung R20 Notebook running Debian Etch, that has an ...

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Setting up MadWifi on a Samsung r20 laptop, running Zenwalk as an os

I always liked the Slackware distribution, everything (well, almost) is really simple and straightforwar. For some time i'm using Zenwalk, a slackware-based distro, on my laptop.

At some point, i needed to connect to a nearby access point, and fortunately this samsung r20 has built-in an Atheros wireless adapter ...

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Attansic L2 100Mbit Ethernet Adapter on Debian Lenny

It appears Attansic was recently bought by Atheros. However, getting it to work on GNU/Debian Lenny is as simple as:

apt-get install atl2-modules-2.6-686
modprobe atl2

And here it is:

root@gw # ifconfig eth1
     eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:8c:18:88:a6
     BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500 ...
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Zakang ZX410 CDMA phone on linux, connect to the Internet with it

Few days ago I bought a brand-new Zakang ZX-400 phone, from a local CDMA Operator, Unite
Also, I have opted for a monthly subscription, including unlimited internet access.
The main issue is that they provide drivers/instructions for WinXP/2000, and I'm not going to use Windows just because ...

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Running network device backups with RANCID on FreeBSD

A useful utility for backing-up network devices configuration i have recently stumbled upon is RANCID, (Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ) which allows for backup automation. It also allows for keeping a history of changes done to devices' configuration, using either CVS or SVN, also all changes can be automatically ...

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