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Enabling 3D Acceleration under Debian Linux

This blog entry will explain how to enable 3D acceleration under Debian Linux and may be perhaps under any other Linux distribution. Read it here

DPL teams review 2008

Steve McIntyre: The first thing I promised to do when I became DPL was to initiate a thorough review of Debian's teams. Well, no time like the present! Hi, The first thing I promised to do when I became DPL was to initiate athorough review of Debian's teams. Well, no time like the present! I […]

Debian participates in the 2008 Google "Summer of Code"

The Debian project is proud to announce that it has again been accepted by Google as a mentor organisation for the Summer of Code programme. ————————————————————————The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/Debian participates in the 2008 Google Summer of Code press@debian.orgApril 27th, 2008 http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080427———————————————————————— Debian is participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code The Debian project is […]

Setting up Beryl on Debian Etch

That being said, this guide uses very clean methods to install beryl so it shouldn't break your setup. The only part that can (realistically) break your system is the xorg.conf editing, so take a copy. Read it here Quote: STEP 0: Basic preparationUse OFFICIAL debian repositories. Install Debian Etch. Update it. Set up X.org so […]

Debian: We're not looking for commercial fortune

Elected Debian project leader on 17 April, Steve McIntyre is the man charged with leading the organisation to the next level. McIntyre found some time to talk ZDNet.co.uk through his vision of where the Debian project is headed. Read it here Quote: Debian author Ian Murdoch was also a founding director of the Open Source […]

How to create a debian file from a binary

This is a simple walk through on how to create a debian file from a binary Read it here Quote: Step 1: Download this files: Debian Packaging tools FE Step 2: Create a folder called DEBIAN and put the folder into the working folder. Step 3: Create a file called control Step 4: Type in […]

Distributed Debian Distribution Development

As part of the Tech Fusion Outline Series, this article describes some additions to the Debian Distribution model which, if implemented, would have the benefits of making Debian, the Debian Development and deployment entirely independent of Server-based Infrastructure. Read it here Quote: The brief outline will be expanded in this dedicated article, pointing out how […]

Misc development news (#7)

The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNewsPlease contribute: add important news related to your Debian work, too. The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNewsPlease contribute: add important news related to your Debian work, too. debhelper v7———— debhelper v7 is ready for daring developers to use. In this version I've tried to learn some things from cdbs, and […]

Canadian British Columbia's School District opts for Debian GNU Linux

Kamloops Thompson School District #73, British Columbia, Canada, with 55 elementary and secondary schools, chose a majority of open source software on Debian GNU / Linux as it is easier to maintain and in their experience offers better support. Read it here Quote: “We give everyone FreeNX access to their Debian GNU / Linux desktop […]

Install Transparent Proxy and Content filtering in Debian Etch

This guide will walk through the setup and installation of Debian GNU/Linux and Squid proxy. Optionally, DansGuardian may be used in addition to provide URL blacklisting and content filtering. Read it here Quote: The setup process contains the following steps: Install Debian GNU/Linux Install our proxy and content filtering software Configure the Squid Proxy Configure […]

Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader

Steve McIntyre is the recently elected Debian Prioject Leader. He is a software engineer and a long-time Debian developer. His best known contributions have been in the field of creating Debian CD/DVD images. Read it here Quote: Debian started off as a benevolent dictatorship run by Ian Murdoch and then by Bruce Perens. Is it […]

Knoppix and 'Knoppix Hacks' rescue me from borked GRUB on the $0 Laptop

To fix GRUB, I booted into Knoppix 5.1.1, opened up a terminal, did su to root and then the following (thanks to Kyle Rankin's excellent “Knoppix Hacks”; and yes, we all need a copy of this very valuable book)… Read it here Quote: Before I did anything, since things were already screwed up, I did […]

KDE on Debian in Public Schools in Brazil

One of the highlights of fisl9.0 for me was getting to know better the work that is being done by Brazil's Ministry of Education (MEC). The software installed on these systems is “Linux Educacional 2.0″, a very clean Debian-based distribution, with KDE 3.5, KDE-Edu, KDE-Games, and some tools developed by the project. Read it here […]

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & Apache2)

This guide explains how to integrate APC (Alternative PHP Cache) into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system (with Apache2). APC is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. Read more at howtoforge

Debian developers determined to do it alone

Frustrated software programmers unable to sign up to the voluntarily run community of developers behind the Debian GNU/Linux operating system have criticised the management of the project. Read more here Quote: However, Chapple added that the lead developers behind Debian might need to look at their managment processes as the community continues to grow. “The […]

Debian suffers from community growing pains

Frustrated software programmers unable to sign up to the voluntarily run community of developers behind the Debian GNU/Linux operating system have criticised the management of the project. Read the comment at ZDNet

Summary: Extremadura meetings 2007

Last year, we had the opportunity to hold 3 work meetings in Extremadura, Spain, sponsored by the regional goverment. Here is a summary of what we achieved at the meetings. Hi, Last year, we had the opportunity to hold 3 work meetings in Extremadura, Spain, sponsored by the regional goverment. I would like to thank […]

The Debian Project improves its New Maintainer process

The Debian Project needs more developers, and this decision is a measure to quickly improve its New Maintainer process. Read it at times.debian.net Quote: One of the bottlenecks is the Debian Accout Management (DAM), and while the batch of new DD accounts were created, Sam Hocevar, at a Debian Project Leader (DPL) announcement just before […]

Damn Small 4.3: Damn Fast, too

Damn Small Linux has traditionally been my favorite of the ultra-light distributions. Its contemporaries (Puppy, etc.) are very capable, but for some reason I've always had a special place for DSL. More on TechieMoe Quote: DSL keeps its spot as my default option for old hardware. This release didn't change that. The team managed to […]

DSL v4.3

Damn Small Linux version 4.3 have been released! A bit of the changelog Quote: Change Log for DSL v4.3 * Updated Firefox browser to v2.* Updated murgaLua to v0.6.8.* Updated nano-tiny to v2.0.7.* Updated and consolidation of mydslBrowser with new mydslBrowser.lua.* New picture puzzle added to Games collection.* New calculator.lua replaces calcoo.* Optomized minirt24.gz – […]

Checking Hard Disk Sanity With Smartmontools (Debian & Ubuntu)

This guide shows how to install and use the smartmontools package on Debian Etch and Ubuntu 7.10. Read it here Quote: The smartmontools package provides utilities to check hard disks for disk degradation and failure, using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.

Runlevels – Debian (Ubuntu) / Fedora (CentOS)

I have used RedHat and Debian based Linux, more specifically Fedora and Ubuntu and Debian itself, I have noticed that there is a difference in the runlevels on this different Linux distributions. Read more here

Debian Project News – April 21st, 2008

Welcome to the first issue of the Debian Project News, the newsletterfor the Debian community! From now on we'll keep you informed aboutrecent events and interesting developments in and around the DebianCommunity on a biweekly basis. But we could still use some help, sofeel free to take a look at our wiki. —————————————————————————Debian Project Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2008/01/Debian […]

Planet Debian via Mail

For those people I have created a mailing list several years ago that distributes articles from Planet Debian via mail. Read the tip here

Getting my wireless card working in Debian

As promised here are the steps that I followed to get my wireless card working on my Comaq Presario V3000 in Debian Read more here Quote: 1. Install ndiswrapper In my case I allready had the ndis wrapper installed. If thats not the case with your system run the following command as root to install […]

Debian Dimensions

I visit Planet Debian several times a day. Lately there’s been a lot of chatter about Debian politics I have no clue about, but most of the time I’m thinking stuff like “that’s awesome”, “I can relate”, “wow”, and similar feelings. Read it here Quote: One of the Debian politics things that’s surfaced on Planet […]

Debian 4 GNU/Linux with KDE

Anyone who really knows me knows I am a GNU/Linux user. My distribution of choice is Debian. It's currently at version 4 and named Etch. There's a small surprise to be found here Quote: Ubuntu is based on Debian foundations and an exceptional Linux distribution. Make no mistake, it is fully business ready either as […]

For me, Debian Testing is more stable than Stable

My point of view is basically that if Etch works for you, it's stable all right. But if things aren't working quite right for your hardware in Debian's Stable release, you might want to start looking elsewhere Read more here Quote: Only in Lenny — with its newer GNOME tools — did Debian work well […]

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) in Ubuntu/Debian

Long time back when I installed Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn, I wondered how do I get to enable intenet connection sharing to other computer connected in LAN with mine Read more here Quote: One PC(lets say Server) having installed Ubuntu and is connected to Internet using one Ethernet card (IP address is 192.168.1.2) and other Ethernet […]

Goodbye, Ubuntu – Hello, Ubuntu

As half of the news we post here on Debian-news are Ubuntu-related, we have decided to put them in a place for themselves: Welcome to Ubuntu-news.net! We've simply copied all the old items about Ubuntu to their new home: http://www.ubuntu-news.net/ And that's where all the Ubuntu stuff will be put in the future, so if […]

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