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Next I tried on my Dell Latituded D600, which was a dual-boot XP Pro and OpenSUSE 11 box. No dice, YAST couldn't find it or rrdtool (a dependency) in the OpenSUSE repositories. So, I decided to give Debian a try. Read it here Quote: One of the projects with which I'm involved at work requires […]

Testing Debian *Installer* RC1

The D-I team and the CD team have created images of Debian Installer Release Candidate 1 for Lenny. They are available at More here Quote: Please test them out and report problems through installation reports as described from the Debian Installer web page. This is really important as this is very probably how the […]

Using IPv6 On Debian Etch

This document describes how you can configure a Debian Etch system for IPv6 so that a) it can connect to other IPv6 hosts and b) other IPv6 hosts can connect to it. IPv6 should become more important in the future as recent estimates assume that there will be no more IPv4 addresses left by 2010 […]

Debian on an IBM System I 520

A little while back we bought a shiny new replacement for our aging AS/400. The new bit of kit features a POWER6 processor and the ability to run Linux inside of OS/400 as a virtual partition. Read more here

How to install Nvidia’s Drivers On Debian

Since this is my first post within the Linux category I wanted to show you how to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers on your Linux system, since this is the first thing I do after installing my Debian. Have it here

install SySAM2 on Debian etch

This is just my personal note about how to install SySAM2 on Debian Etch. I don’t give any warranty that is going to work perfectly for you. Meanwhile, I advice that you can help me to get this “recipe” better with your comments/suggestions/corrections. Read it here Quote: So, let’s get down to business. This are […]

phpsh, An Interactive Shell For PHP (Debian Etch)

phpsh is an interactive shell for php that features readline history, tab completion, quick access to documentation. It was developed at Facebook and ironically, is written mostly in python. This article explains how you can install/use it on a Debian Etch system. Read it here

DAViCal installation on Debian Etch

Here’s a verified working procedure for installing DAViCal on Debian GNU/Linux Etch as of this writing. As indicated at the link above, you’ll need to add a new source for apt. (Feel free to use sudo if it suites you.) Read more here Quote: The installation documentation is somewhat correct for Actually, including the […]

My next project: Goodbye Debian, hello … Fedora or OpenSUSE?

…But this screen-refresh problem persists. I keep hoping that a routine software upgrade will take care of it, but that hasn't happened in countless xorg, driver and kernel updates. I don't think it's going to happen, either. Read more here Quote: So I've been thinking, what should I install in place of Debian Lenny? I'm […]

Trying out SimplifyMedia on Debian

I just noticed SimplifyMedia, and wanted to start sharing music from my home media server. The server is running Debian etch (4.0), and there is no debian repository for it (not surprinsgly as it is not open source). Read here how to set it up

Debian discord over de-classified developer proposal

The Register: “Members of the Debian community are up in arms following a surprise announcement over the way project participants are vetted and organized.” Looks like The Register have been reading the mail-lists Quote: Joey Hess, who works with Jaspert on the Debian Maintainers team, described the announcement as “atrocious” and dismissed the assertion that […]

Debian installed on Nokia N810

I spent a little time over the last few days getting Debian linux installed and running on my N810. This install did not replace the Maemo linux that was already on the 810 but runs on top of it in a chroot. Read here what to do: Quote: Its hard to believe this is running […]

Debian works

After many months of using Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on my T43p as my work operating system, I gave into temptation and swapped my Hitachi 100GB drive for a Western Digital 160GB 7,200 speed drive on which I have installed Debian Testing – also known as Lenny. Read it here Quote: I’m very […]

Debian Project News – November 3rd, 2008

Some of the topics covered in this issue include:Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated, Debian membership, First Lenny Bug Sprint finished successfully and much more —————————————————————————Debian Project News Project News – November 3rd, 2008————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 14th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debiancommunity.Some of the topics covered in this issue include: * Debian […]

Solution: PHP / WordPress won’t send email on Debian

I got this issue when I tried to send email on my VPS using PHP, the app would report everything sent successfully, but nothing came. This fix is for Debian specifically, but will work with any Debian-based Linux OS that use the apt-get package manager like Ubuntu. Read more here Quote: It turns out that […]

Installing Puppet from GIT on Debian Etch.

There’s no challenge in just using the packages and I’ve found myself getting lazy when it comes to installing stuff recently, so here’s how to install the excellent Puppet configuration management engine from source on Debian Etch. Read more here

Debian Lenny Slogan Contest, Cast Your Votes

The creative chaps at Debian Art are looking for a great line for Lenny, the development codename for the next version of Debian GNU/Linux operating system. They are running a open ballot. See more here Quote: I cast mine for the line “The Spiral Strikes Back!”. Perhaps I loved this line over more popular one […]

Running Google Chrome Under Wine 1.1.6 in Debian

Google Chrome is an open-source web browser from Google, currently available only for the Windows platform. It aims to have a minimal and easy to use interface. Chrome uses the WebKit rendering engine, which was developed from KHTML, and it is used in various browsers like Konqueror on KDE4 or Safari (on Mac OS X). […]

Installing JMP Linux on Debian based systems

JMP 7 and the upcoming JMP 8 Linux installers are RPM based. This provides a challenge for Debian based Linux users. What follows is the installation method to install JMP Linux on a Debian based system. Read it here Quote: Instead of using the jmp-setup program, the .rpm files have to be directly unpacked. The […]

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