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The Debian Mac needs more memory

I've taken to calling my Power Macintosh G4/466 the Debian Mac. I continue to be amazed at how well Debian Etch runs on this thing with 466 MHz of PowerPC CPU and a smallish 128 MB of RAM. Read more here Quote: The best thing I could do for the usability of this box is […]

How To Manage Apache Resources Limits With mod_slotlimit (Debian Etch)

mod_slotlimit is an Apache module that using dynamic slot allocation algorithm and static rules, can manage resources used for each running site. Read it at howtoforge

Call for testing of next Debian Installer release

We are approaching the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) release and the DebianInstaller team is working to fix the remaining issues for it. TheDebian Installer Release Candidate 1 is being prepared and we areshort in time to make fixes. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Call for testing of Debian Installer- ———————————— We are approaching the Debian 5.0 […]

Install WebVZ 2.0 On Debian Etch To Administrate OpenVZ

Because of a small problem/error in Debian Etch, it is not possible to update the Rubygems system because a Require in the gems is missing. But we can solve it with a simple edit of the file. WebVZ is one of the simplest and most powerful web management tools for OpenVZ. Read it at howtoforge

Get Basic 2D NVIDIA Working on Debian Linux for Optiquest Q22wb Monitor

I realized that the problem was that I was using the VESA driver as my “Generic Video Card” in xorg.conf. I had looked into installing the full nvidia driver that seemed to match my video card, but that was complicated, so I reverted to the VESA driver. Read more here Quote: Finally, I found the […]

HOWTO: the definitive guide to Debian Etch open-iscsi (step-by-step)

Since I’ve experienced more than a problem/issue when installing iSCSI initiator support in Debian 4.0 Etch, I think that this howto could help people setting up their first open-iscsi in Etch (in which open-iscsi is UTTERLY broken, let me say it loud). Read more here

Debian (Lenny): How to change MAC address while installing

It’s easy enough to change your network adapter’s MAC address once you have a Debian/Ubuntu system installed, but I needed to do this from within the Debian installer (Lenny beta 2), and it took me a while to figure out how. Read how here Quote: So here’s the problem: my NIC’s default MAC address is […]

Debian Project News – September 15th, 2008

Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debiancommunity. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Release Update, Should Security Enhanced Linux be priority “standard”?, Lenny Upgrade advisor… and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Project News Project News – September 15th, 2008————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DPN, the […]

Cobbler Install Server Seeks Debian Volunteers

On Monday, Michael DeHaan cast his net into Debian/Ubuntu waters, seeking out those who might be interested in packaging and maintaining the Red Hat-centric installation/provisioning server, Cobbler. Read more about it here Quote: Cobbler was one of the reasons why Red Hat opened its Satellite Server code in June, and is slated to become part […]

Bits from the Debian GNU/Hurd porters

It has been more than three years since the last “Bits from the DebianGNU/Hurd porters”, high time for an update on the port. Hello, it has been more than three years since the last “Bits from the DebianGNU/Hurd porters”[1], high time for an update on the port. * Snapshot releases Three new snapshot releases have […]

Installing Ruby on Rails on Debian Lenny

So i am currently going through the process of installing Ruby on Rails. I’ve never managed to do this right first time, but i always learn a little bit more every time i try. Let’s see if i can nail it this time. Read more here Quote: Last night i severely messed up my computer […]

Getting notified when Debian repository updates

As a real Debian unstable addict, for a long time, I wanted to have real time notifications when upstream repository updates. So I can immediately check what's new and, time permitted, do the upgrade right away. Read more here Quote: Let me also say that I know that there are GNOME applets that do the […]

Debian Etch Compiz – Beryl

Although the Debian repos have Compiz [Content Related to Compiz] available, I have had bad experiences with what should be a routine installation. Although I have had good experiences utilizing the now outdated Beryl [Content Related to Beryl] repos and software. More here Quote: To install Beryl for Debian Etch [Content Related to Debian Etch] […]

Installing Joomla 1.5.6 On A Lighttpd Web Server (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how you can install Joomla 1.5.6 on a lighttpd web server on Debian Etch. Joomla comes with an .htaccess file with mod_rewrite rules (for Apache) (to enable search-engine friendly URLs) that do not work on lighttpd. Read it at howtoforge Quote: Fortunately Joomla has a built-in method to make search-engine friendly URLs […]

Dropbox on Debian

Dropbox is out of closed beta and is open for the public, but what is more interesting is that they now have a client for Linux. I’ve had a beta email sat in my inbox for about 3-4 months, but I’ve never got round to signing up as I couldn’t get a client for Linux. […]

The Difference Between Debian and Ubuntu

Since Ubuntu showed up on the scene many people have asked what the differences between the Debian based distribution and Debian GNU/Linux actually are. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu as most of you know is very much like Debian in many ways from the package system to the user community Debian and Ubuntu have done […]

Misc developer news (#10)

Raphael Herzog has yet again collected a bunch of news from the Debian Developers. The news are collected on free to contribute. PTS news——– The PTS has been improved to show/aggregate some new info: 1. The integration with lintian has been improved. The hyperlink to the Lintian report is now shown only if Lintian […]

report from the Emdebian/FAI Work Session in Extremadura 2008

A joyous meeting for a few days discussing and working on in Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. The meeting and work session took place in the gnuLinEx center and was attended by 18 Debian contributors. Hi, this is the co-authored report from the === Emdebian/FAI Work Session in Extremadura 2008 === A joyous meeting for a few […]

Port-Forwarding With rinetd On Debian Etch

This article shows how you can do port-forwarding with rinetd on Debian Etch. rinetd allows you to forward ports from one system to another. This useful if you have moved your web sites to a new server with a different IP address. And another excellent guide at HowtoForge Quote: Of course, you have modified your […]

Install NVIDIA drivers on Debian Lenny/Testing

This should be an updated guide to install NVIDIA drivers on Debian Lenny. Read it here Quote: First you'll need to edit your sources.list file to use the contrib and non-free section of the archive. $ nano /etc/apt/sources.listEdit the file so that it contains this snippet deb lenny main contrib non-freedeb-src lenny main […]

How To Block Spammers/Hackers With Apache2's mod_spamhaus

mod_spamhaus is an Apache module that uses DNSBL in order to block spam relay via web forms, preventing URL injection, block http DDoS attacks from bots and generally protecting your web service denying access to a known bad IP address. Read it at HowtoForge

Wacom Bamboo MTE-450 on Debian Lenny

After setting up Wacom Bamboo on Ubuntu using this document, I wondered whether I would find some easy set of instructions for Debian as well. And it was quite easy Quote: But all it needed was the latest driver from linuxwacom project. I referred Feige's instructions from the Step 14, and that was all that […]

exim and domainkeys on debian

In this post I will show you how to compile and configure exim with domainkeys support. The configuration will be only for signing outgoing emails but it's easy to make it verify signed messages if you read the exim DomainKeys documentation See more here

Installing memcached And The PHP5 memcache Module On Debian Etch (Apache2)

This guide explains how to install memcached and the PHP5 memcache module on a Debian Etch system with Apache2. memcached is a daemon that can store objects in the system's memory (e.g. results of database queries) which can speed up your web site tremendously. Read it here Quote: You can use memcached over a network […]

Build A Custom Debian Package Of The Latest OpenSSH

I need the latest OpenSSH installed on a large cluster of Debian servers running Debian stable Etch. Since Debian isn’t going to ship a package with the latest OpenSSH for Debian stable Etch I dediced to build this package myself. Read it here Quote: This is my recipe to build a Debian package of the […]

20 reasons to shed the Microsoft yoke and use Linux

Well, well, well! We seem to be going on a crusade here at iTWire – the old W vs L battle. The Windows is better than Linux creed – which I think is another way of proffering reasons why marketing is better than technology. Read it here Quote: 1. Updates: if anyone is crazy enough […]

Installing Lenny

Over the weekend I decided I would do a fresh install of Lenny with the net install cd on my desktop. I have been using Lenny for quite some time now but when I installed I had used an Etch cd and then updated to Lenny via apt-get. Read it here Quote: There isn’t really […]

SERPRO chose Debian GNU / Linux for its servers

The Servico Federal de Processamento de Dados (SERPRO), (a US$ 1 billion annual revenue Brazilian government owned IT enterprise), announced during the Debian Day Brasil 2008 Porto Alegre that it has selected Debian GNU/Linux as the preferred distribution for its hundreds of GNU/Linux development and production servers. Read more here Quote: During a discussion panel […]

Rebuild mail-notification to support SSL under Ubuntu/Debian

Because of a four-year-old disagreement on the legal interpretation of the GPL and OpenSSL licenses, Debian is shipping a neutered and useless version of mail-notification without SSL support. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu hasn’t resolved the issue, so they’re shipping the same broken package too. People arguing about why they can’t fix bugs bores me. […]

More fun with phpMyAdmin package in Debian

When finishing series of articles about Debian packaging and writing about dbconfig-common, I just had to ask myself, why it is not used in phpMyAdmin package. I did not find any reason and as Thijs did not have any objections, I hacked it together this evening. Read it here

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