Typing ₹ on Linux the Easy Way

Even though the new sign of the Indian Rupee has been added to Unicode way back in August 2010, I still see people using the Latin alphabets Rs to denote it. That’s because their keyboard most likely doesn’t have it. Or even if it does, it doesn’t work because they are using the wrong keyboard layout, usually English (US). Continue reading “Typing ₹ on Linux the Easy Way”

SliTaz: The Extremity of Lightweight

My old desktop was just lying around, and I decided to equip it with a minimalist distro — something just enough to run a web browser. I wanted to use that machine because its screen and keyboard are positioned at just the right elevation. Continue reading “SliTaz: The Extremity of Lightweight”

How I Made My SolydK Faster

SolydK is one heck of a distro – one of the best in the Debian family. The title of this post doesn’t imply that it’s slow, but that it can be made faster with a few tweaks. Please note that these tweaks I’m writing about, apply to me, and to many other people, but not to everyone. So I would never suggest that these be made default in SolydK. The developers have done a plausible job, and I do not criticize it in any manner. As for you, the reader, you can decide for yourself which of these are for you. Continue reading “How I Made My SolydK Faster”

Making BCM43142 Wireless Chipset Work on Debian

So I couldn’t get WiFi to work on my SolydK installation. It does come with a nifty tool called ‘Device Driver Manager’, but even that couldn’t find a driver for my wireless chipset — the Broadcom BCM43142. Some other Broadcom drivers sure are available in the Debian repos, but this one isn’t. So I did the only sensible thing to do: searched the Web. And here’s the solution. Continue reading “Making BCM43142 Wireless Chipset Work on Debian”