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MM10 Debian Power Management Continued

After getting suspend2 and hibernate working from the command line, the way to integrate these sleep/hibernate methods into gnome-power-manager world is to change the underlying HAL query scripts that gnome-power-manager uses. Read how to do it here

Status of dependency based boot sequencing release goal 2008-03

Here is a small update on the release goal of converting the Debian boot sequening to use dynamic and dependency based ordering instead of hardcoded sequence numbers. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Here is a small update on the release goal of converting the Debian bootsequening to use dynamic and dependency based ordering instead of […]

Tiny $80 SBC runs Debian Linux

Designed for general purpose computing, embedded controls, machine vision, remote monitoring, and database/web servers, the Debian-based KB9260 measures a wee 3.1 x 3.1 inches and costs only $80 in volume. More at LinuxDevices Quote: The KB9260 can be bought with two options. The basic option includes the board, a boot loader, a recent Linux kernel […]

Bits about Bug Squashing Parties (BSPs)

Quite some real life BSPs are organised or being planned at the moment. People who cannot attend these real life versions can still help fixing bugs in a coordinated way. Usually we coordinate via the IRC channel #debian-bugs on irc.debian.org. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi Quite some real life BSPs are organised or being […]

Installing mod_geoip for Apache2 On Debian Etch

This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. Read it here Quote: This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds […]

Debian with alternative kernels

I was noticing that kfreebsd-amd64 and kfreebsd-i386 are now architectures in the Debian unstable repositories. I’ve always been interested in running a GNU operating system with an alternative kernel. Read about the alternatives here

Debian Linux cluster beats supercomputer in tsunami warnings

The Philippine government's official weather service, PAGASA, has replaced its SGI supercomputer with a clustered Debian Linux system that can process information vital to protection against typhoons, floods, droughts, tsunamis and other wild weather conditions at a fraction of the cost. Read the news here Quote: The major motivation for migrating to an open source […]

Misc development news (#5)

These news items covers Debian Documentation Project switched to SVN, Machine-interpretable debian/copyright, WNPP status changes sent to PTS subscribers and more. The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNewsFeel free to contribute. Debian Documentation Project switched to SVN——————————————– The Debian Documentation Project converted its CVS repository to Subversion[1]. All documentation contributors should continue their work in the […]

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Lintian has been under fairly active development for the past couple ofyears. We've been averaging a “large” release closing a double-digitnumber of bugs every couple of months or so, usually followed by a few quick bug fix releases in new checks. General Status============== Lintian has been under fairly active development for the past couple ofyears. […]

Debian Linux Find Out What Package Provides a File

dpkg is a tool to install, build, remove and manage Debian packages. dpkg maintains some usable information about available packages. Read it here

Creating the debian-sys-maint MySQL account on a Debiansystem

I was working on a server running MySQL and found that the debian-sys-maint account not longer existed which caused errors when upgrading the mysql packages. Read how to here

Request for help: Testing Security team

The manpower in the Testing Security team[0] could be better currently. Steffen Joeris currently has no hardware to work because his machine broke and thus only 1-2 active people are currently left doing Testing Security work. Looking at the workload we have to handle we definitely need help. Hi,the manpower in the Testing Security team[0] […]

Ubuntu Eye for the Debian Guy: Running Linux on Linux

Take a journey around the world of Ubuntu 7.10 without exiting from Debian. Along the way, you'll learn how to run multiple Linux-in-Linux instances for development and study. Read it here Quote: All along I have resisted the lure of other Linux distributions and I believe I did not miss much during these years. However, […]

It can be customized to soothe your taste – docking new applications can be done

Recently I did an install of Debian Etch 4.0 to prepare it for ispconfig. Knowing I had a website that needed MSSQL support I had to figure out how to accomplish this. There may be an easier way I don't know, but this daunting task worked this way. Read it here at HowtoForge

Three in race for Debian project leader

Three developers are in the running for the post of Debian project leader (DPL) this year, after nominations closed on March 9. The current leader, Sam Hocevar , is not among the three. Read an overview of the candidates here Quote: Each candidate puts forward a platform (1 , 2 , 3 ) when they […]

First Look: KNOPPIX 5.3.0 – At CeBIT 2008

Knoppix 5.3, after pausing for a year, was presented at CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany. Our colleagues were there, and got the DVD live-edition that's available with the German c't magazine during the event. Read about the long awaited release here Quote: ADRIANE ADRIANE is an acronym for Audio Desktop Reference Implementation and Networking Environment, an […]

The Debian server — a non-expert tries to roll his own

This time I'm going to be a lot more methodical and make sure that Apache and MySQL are working properly — meaning I can run CGI scripts and have a directory dedicated to same — before I start with Movable Type. Read it here Quote: But since I'm being more deliberate this time, I won't […]

Trying OpenSSH in Debian Etch

did a Debian Etch install on one of my test machine drives recently, and today I added the openssh-server package so I could play around with PuTTY and Xming. Read it here Quote: One bonus of using this Debian Etch install: The OpenBSD drive is noisy, which probably means it's gonna go. The drive on […]

HowTo – Sync your iPhone with Debian & Amarok

Here comes a short tutorial on how to wireless sync an iphone with your favorite linux distro, Debian. Read it here Quote: Why ? – You have a brand new shiny iPhone (waouh), but you don’t wanna use Windows | to sync it.- You saved a lot of money to buy an iphone, and you […]

Configure Exim with anti-spam on Debian

Exim is a mail transfer agent. It receives messages, usually by SMTP, figures out what to do with them according to its configuration and transfers them to another location based on that information. It's at Free Software Magazine Quote: Debian has a few packages for Exim. At the time of writing the current major version […]

Bits from the Security Team

The Security Team is now using Request Tracker to coordinate work and our RT processes have already been refined a lot. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Use of RT========= The Security Team is now using Request Tracker to coordinate work and our RT processes have already been refined a lot.If you're a package maintainer working […]

Debian Project Leader Election 2008

The nomination period is at an end, with three candidates standing forth to be counted. We are now in the campaigning period. The candidates are: Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt, Raphaël Hertzog and Steve McIntyre. Hi all, The nomination period is at an end, with three candidates standing forth to becounted. We are now in the campaigning […]

Bits from the armel porters

As you may have noticed, a new architecture, armel, has been added to Debian. Here are some highlights and a bit of information in a nutshell. For more details, refer to the wiki pages. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hello dear developers, As you may have noticed, a new architecture, armel, has been added toDebian. […]

Comment: Support ending for Debian Sarge

I've heard of quite a few people still running Debian Sarge — the stable version of Debian before Etch went stable in April 2007. As per Debian policy, support for what is referred to as “old stable,” in this case Sarge, is slated to last for a year after the next Debian release is declared […]

Debian Lenny XFCE CD: buggy as nobody else (XFCE-wise)

I know, the latest Debian weekly builds are from March 3, but I have used the debian-testing-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso from February 11. I already had it burned, that is. Read it here Quote: This XFCE flavor of Debian testing (which inexplicably failed to install on my new laptop) installed flawlessly on my old laptop. But it's the […]

Patching debian packages

While upgrading my server, I had to create a new version of Cyrus-SASL packages with the crypt patch. This turned out to be more difficult as I thought as just patching the raw source would conflict with debian patches applied after that and the package building would fail Read the steps for how to solve […]

Monitoring Multiple Systems With munin (Debian Etch)

In this article I will describe how you can monitor multiple systems with munin. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server without much configuration. Read it at howtoforge Quote: I will install the munin client on all systems that are to be monitored (including the munin server itself); the munin […]

Bits from the listmaster team

the listmaster team is constantly trying to improve the setup of ourlistserver. Thus, quite a few things have happend since our last updatein September of last year. Here are some highlights! —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi everyone, the listmaster team is constantly trying to improve the setup of ourlistserver. Thus, quite a few things […]

Online bug squashing party (BSP) next weekend

Our RC bug count is rather high if we want to release as planned. Solets start with the first online BSP of the BSP Marathon next weekend(friday 2008-03-07 to sunday 2008-03-09). —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi Our RC bug count is rather high if we want to release as planned. Solets start with the […]

KDE, Debian Sid and Left Handed Mouse.

Yes I am left handed, and it seems there is a bug for Left handed people to be fixed if you use KDE in Debian Sid. Read how to get around it here

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