Posted by Thomas Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:23:30 +0000

It’s been quite a while since I spent an evening fighting to get Debian installed on a new machine. But my Realtek RTL2832 DVB-T arrived yesterday. So I wanted to try it out, which required a specific kernel + modules, etc, etc. So I pulled out an old machine and installed it. I didn’t quite get the tuner working by the end of the night, but I did get it recognized properly by the kernel. Since I didn’t really want to play with it too much anyway, I’ll probably call that good enough and pack it away to play with at some later date.

In other news, I did receive the tablet. It doesn’t seem to have bluetooth and wouldn’t allow me to install some things like Maps, Youtube, and Chrome from Market directly. But then I remembered I could side load them, so I was able to install them. It seems a bit sluggish sometimes, like during rendering or touch. Sometimes I have to toggle the screen off and on again for it to recognize touches. So I guess there are some subtle bugs around. But for the price I paid, I guess I can’t complain too much. So all in all, not too bad of a purchase.

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