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IBM Lotus Symphony GA 1 on 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04 and 64-bit Debian.

Although the recent release of the IBM Lotus Symphony GA 1 (general availability 1) office productivity suite is not officially supported in Ubuntu 8.04 distributions, IBM Lotus has plans to do so in the near future. Read it here Quote: Although there are several ways currently available to hack an Symphony installation into x86-64 legacy […]

The 2nd Debian Openoffice.org bug triage has ended – 300+ bugs processed

The 2nd bug triage began with 285 bugs, which grow to around 310 bugs, since during the 4 months of the triage more bugs were reported. More here Quote: The triage began for version 2.3.1, but was delayed to let version 2.4.0 to propagate into Lenny, as that was Rene’s preferable version to release with. […]

Sierra Wireless MC5725 on Debian Linux

When I started my new job I was given an HP Compaq 6910p as a work laptop, which came with a nice embedded 1xEVDO (Sierra Wireless MC5725) card that I could use to get online anywhere where there is a Verizon signal. Read how to get it working here

What You Need to Compile Software in Debian

First of all, make sure that you have included sources repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list file. That is, a line which starts with deb-src should be there, like this one… More here Quote: Note: You have to be root in order to install software with apt-get. Type su in a shell and enter your password. For […]

History of Knoppix

Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a Linux distribution based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD. Knoppix is one of the best-known LiveDistros. Read it here Quote: Prior to Knoppix 3.8.2, any documents or settings a user created would disappear upon reboot. This lack of permanence made it necessary to save […]

Debian Release Goals

I have been tracking the Debian release goals progress for a while now, through bug-squashing parties and using various iterations of wiki pages. It's time to write down some thoughts. Read it here Quote: First of all, I think the concept of release goals is a fantastic idea. It may be one of the most […]

CentOS domU under Debian

finally got a CentOS 5 domU running under Debian. The xen-tools xen-create-image method didn’t work More here: Quote: Trying to bring it back up to date would have been a PITA. It has the RPM versions hard-coded in the script.However the instructions at http://wiki.kartbuilding.net/index.php/Create_Centos5_DomU_on_Debian_Etch_Dom0 worked a treat.After following those steps, I converted it from a […]

Compile and Install Banshee 1.0 in Debian Lenny

Banshee is a popular audio player for GNOME, featuring audio and video libraries, internet cover fetching, Last.fm basic integration and song submission and plenty more. The latest version, 1.0, was released recently and it brought many improvements over the previous releases. Read it here

Debian — troubling signs; can Slackware teach us anything?

This article will try to provide a contrast between ‘the Debian way’ and ‘the Slackware way’ when it comes to distribution management. Read the comment here Quote: And here finally, is the crux (no pun intended) of the story. Out of all the options out there, I figured my best bet would be Debian; after […]

How-To: Compile and Install XMMS in Debian Lenny

Several major distributions like Debian or Slackware dumped support for XMMS and no longer include it in their repositories due to the fact that it's old, hasn't been updated for some time and uses the GTK 1.x libraries. Read more here Quote: Compiling and installing XMMSHowever, if you want to compile and install XMMS on […]

Ktorrent and GUI/VNCSever Setup on Debian Server

Here is a simple how-to-guide on setting up Ktorrent on Debian and Centos System with KDE GUI interface. Read more here Quote: First of all lets setup the tool and gui itself to remote login using interface of the server.SSH into your server first, using tools like Putty. Login as root, using su – command […]

Debian Project News – June 9th, 2008

Some of the topics covered in this issue: Release Update, Beta-2 of the Lenny Debian Installer released, Report from LinuxTag 2008, Call for help by the german translation team … and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Project Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2008/04/Debian Project News – June 9th, 2008————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debiancommunity.Some […]

Debian Installer lenny beta 2 released

The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the second beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Lenny. The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the second beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Lenny. Improvements in this release of the installer:* This new version of the installer uses and installs the […]

Howto install Wikicalc on a Debian server

WikiCalc is a collaborative spreadsheet operating on the principle of wiki. It is completely written in Perl. To install Wikicalc, nothing more simple, just start by installing the necessary tools for your good old Debian And the rest is here

Damn Small Linux 4.4 released

The latest version of DSL has now been released after two release candidates. Quote: Changes for v4.4* New Lua/Fltk refactored for enhanced performance.* New Fltk library now available for C/C++ programs.* New fldiff – File Diff GUI Viewer.* Update to rsync to v3.0.2* Updated mydslBrowser – new feature “Download Only”* Modified “X Window Snapshot” to […]

Debian Weather is back

The “weather” of a given Debian-based distribution is an indication of how safe it is on a given day to attempt some package installation/upgrade. Check the weather here Quote: A “bad day” is a day in which a sensible percentage of that distribution repository is not installable due to unsatisfiable inter-package dependencies. A “good day”, […]

Installing And Customizing Debian Etch On A Rootserver

The following document describes how to install debian etch server on a dedicated 1&1 AMD 64-bit server. Read more here Quote: Install minimal Debian Etch installation via 1&1 fronted. As no SSH control is yet installed, you have to connect via your terminal (e.g. putty, or Mac OS terminal). The string should look somehow like:

HowTo recompile Debian packages

You might need to rebuild a package for various reasons: add/remove some compilation options, make some changes to the sources, or compile a newer version from testing/sid into stable, etc. Read it here Quote: Regardless of your reason, this can be done very easy using debian tools. First you will need to have some basic […]

How to install Beryl/Emerald on Debian

I am reproducing it here for two reasons. Firstly, it’s nice to have my ultimate personal Debian setup guide all in one place. Secondly, the page i got it from has so-called “smart-quotes” which would confuse the xorg.conf file. Read more here Quote: Important: Beryl and Emerald only work for me after i configure the […]

A Noob Guide to Creating a Debian Installer ISO

It is hard to find an easy to understand set of instructions for creating a custom debian installer the real way. And when I say the 'real way' I mean using the same tool that the debian folks use to create their ISOs. Read it here Quote: Before we get to the nuts and bolts, […]

PIC Microchip programming under debian

A while ago I bought a PICkit2 programmer, including 16f690 PIC. I installed piklab and sdcc (in Debian repositories) and got it working pretty easily. Read it here Quote: There is quite a difference in programming between mplab and piklab. Although there is support for a large number of chips in piklab, they are not […]

How to automate user password creation in Linux (Debian)

Whether you’re a sysadmin or a programmer, you be looking for your custom way to manage lots of users. Read it here Quote: The main problem I was presented with, was utilities like usermod or passwd don’t take cleartext passwords. That means I had to generate my own password hashes. After checking the forums I […]

Debian On the N8X0

All you N800 and N810 users now have an alternate OS to choose from. Debian. Yes, another member of ITT has brought the whole system to tablets. Read more here Quote: This comes complete with XFCE, Epiphany, and all the software in the Debian armel repositories. Which is a lot of stuff. That means Open […]

Debian Policy 3.8.0.0 uploaded

Please note that the Policy release cycle is not currentlywell-synchronized with the release cycle, and adjusting to this version of Policy is *not* a priority for the upcoming lenny release unless therelevant provision has already separately been accepted as a release goal. I have just uploaded version 3.8.0.0 of Debian Policy. Please note that the […]

One A110 mini-laptop with pre-installed Linux for 199.- plus Debian installation

Today I've installed a stock Debian unstable distro on the SSD with 2.6.25 kernel, and I'm currently checking which parts of the hardware work out of the box, and which need further fixing. Read it here Quote: This is really a great little machine as far as I can tell. It's a VIA C7-M ULV […]

Tips and Tricks for Using Xen under Ubuntu or Debian

I’ve been reading through the launchpad bugs for Xen and thought that I could use them to illustrate some tips and tricks for using Xen in Ubuntu or Debian. Read it here Quote: I ran into some problems with Xen today on a system after having been upgraded from Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04 and […]

Install NVIDIA manually in Ubuntu and Debian

Since some prefer to install the NVIDIA driver manually here s how its done in Ubuntu and Debian. Read it here

DSL v4.4RC2

Damn Small 4.4 Linux release candidate 2 is now available. From the announcement: Quote: The second release candidate of DSL v4.4 is now posted and ready for testing. Change log for DSL v4.4RC2* Updated mydslBrowser – new feature “Download Only”* Modified “X Window Snapshot” to save image file with date.* Added dfm association for easy […]

How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Debian Etch

WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the Apache server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP Read it at howtoforge

Release Update: arch status, major transitions finished, freeze coming up

Once again, it's time to review the current state of lenny. The last fewweeks have been rather busy with major transitions, so this mail is abit late. Hi, Once again, it's time to review the current state of lenny. The last fewweeks have been rather busy with major transitions, so this mail is abit late. […]

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