Found the answer to this conundrum with a little help from the Ubuntu
forum but this answer
works in Fedora with Gnome, too. Here's my remix of their answer:
To enable or disable automount open a terminal and type dconf-editor
followed by the [Enter] key.
Browse to org.gnome.desktop.media-handling. A quick way to do this
is to press Ctrl+F (for Find) and then type automount.
The automount key controls whether to automatically mount media. If
set to true, then Nautilus will automatically mount media such as
user-visible hard disks and removable media on start-up and media
insertion. You probably want this on.
There is another key org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount-never.
By checking this, you will disable Shotwell, and everything else, from
running when devices are automounted. So check this to turn Shotwell off.
After cloning a working Debian virtual machine, the new system
would not bring up its Ethernet interface. This is because I checked
VirtualBox's dialog, "Reset MAC address for network card" and got a new
hardware Ethernet address.
Trying "ifup eth0" didn't work. I did an "ip addr" and saw that the
only configured interface was now called eth1.
This is simple to solve. Edit the file
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and move the new MAC address
(like "00-0F-35-01..." and so on) from the eth1 line back to eth0,
erasing the previous address in the eth0 line. Then delete the
remainder of the eth1 line, save, and reboot.
You should now have your eth0 back.
This turns out to be amazingly easy, at least with Debian 7.3.
First, instead of MySQL, I followed instructions at the MariaDB site: Setting
Up MariaDB Repositories.
$ sudo apt-get install libcatalyst-modules-perl
which installed over 200 modules, but what do you know:
$ catalyst.pl Foo
creates a Foo Catalyst application under the current directory.
Everything *Just Works. *Thanks to Debian and the folks who bring you
UPDATE (April 2014): Catalyst seems a bit heavy for most of my needs.
I'm exploring mojolicious.
An updated version of the VI and Emacs Rosetta stone
is now available in PDF form. The original HTML is here.
The best way to get started with VoIP (Voice over Internet
Protocol) is to set up a sandbox Asterisk server on a public IP
address. To begin you can use your Gmail/Google Voice account for
outgoing calls, and then attach your Asterisk to a full SIP connection
for incoming and outging calls. For this I'm using a VPS (virtual
private server) from Digital Ocean, running Ubuntu 13.10.
For complete control, we can download, compile, and install the latest
version of Asterisk directly from the source (here).
Generally we'll put this on more-or-less a standalone system, so let's
to download and unpack into /usr/src:
wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/asterisk 11-current.tar.gz
tar xfz asterisk-11-current.tar.gz
(The last will change according to your version.)
Before continuing, install required packages:
# apt-get install make libncurses-dev libxml2-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev
# apt-get install libiksemel-dev (for gtalk, jingle below)
# apt-get install libssl-dev (for chan_sip)
# apt-get install subversion (for the mp3 addon)
Now, run the configure program to check dependencies.
Now, select the options and make sure we will have the required channel
Make sure that chan_sip, chan_gtalk and chan_jingle are available and
selected. These are marked as "deprecated" but still work.
Asterisk Module and Build Option Selection
Press 'h' for help.
Add-ons (See README-addons.txt)
Call Detail Recording
Channel Event Logging
---> Channel Drivers
Voicemail Build Options
Core Sound Packages
Music On Hold File Packages
Extras Sound Packages
The final step is to compile everything:
Now the fun part -- configure the
files in your working Asterisk system: these are found in
To get an Asterisk command-line, use the shell command
# asterisk -r
Asterisk 11.6.0, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2013 Digium, Inc. and others.
Created by Mark Spencer <email@example.com>
Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show warranty' for details.
This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU General Public
License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to redistribute it under
certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
Connected to Asterisk 11.6.0 currently running on server (pid = 57157)
An excellent place to start is the Asterisk Wiki, under "Beginning