During my recent Debian updates (via the command line), I’ve been seeing this error: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.9-1-amd64 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module …

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I love the state of KDE (currently 4.9.5) on my main laptop.  Mostly. One annoying behaviour is that when I close the lid and re-open it at a later time, there is a notification waiting in the panel that says …

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I’m not what you would call an environmentalist, but I’m trying.  I’m also frugal and pragmatic, so my life choices are sometimes guided by less noble ideals than protecting the earth. That said, I’ve recycled for all of my adult …

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