Monthly Archives: January 2014

Understanding Debian Sid a.k.a. Debian Unstable

Disclaimer: This text is provided mainly for educational purposes and it does contain some simplifications, so learn at your own responsibility. If any misunderstandings or harm would result because of this text and its maintainer JJ Posti will not take any responsibility from any possible scenarios that might result.

When people generally hear the word unstable they tend to think of something that is not working and remains far from functional. In Debian the term unstable does not necessarily mean the same as not functional or unsafe and below are some reasons why.
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Modprobe tweaks: Getting rid of the beeping sound and fixing Intel problems when using alsa

Recently I switched to a new machine. To problems I encountered with my new system were: 1. My hda-intel sound card was not working, so no sound. 2. Every time I entered to a display manager the system made a beeping sound. Continue reading