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Linux Debian Lenny and apt-cacher

Debian has a Blue Background, and ubuntu has a color that i don’t know the name of, Besides, Hardy shipped with XEN not functional on my 64Bit and i had to wait for a long time to have it fixed, Lenny here i am.

Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial

This tutorial describes how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of

Bits from the Debian Pure Blends Team

Hello, as you might have noticed the effort formerly known as Custom Debian Distributions was renamed to Debian Pure Blends (see[1] for the reasons). This process is now regarded as finished.

Mounting an NTFS drive in Debian

As an ex Windows user, I still have quite a collection of music on my old NTFS drive that I don’t want to mess with Fortunately you can mount the drive in Linux and read and write to it as you would have done before

Using Debian on a Lenovo IdeaPad S9e netbook

I recently got my hands on a Lenovo IdeaPad S9e netbook for a short amount of time (I don’t own it), so I did a few tests with Debian unstable (more or less Lenny right now) and a Linux 2.6.28 kernel on it, see results below.

Yes, You Can Run 18 Static Sites on a 64MB Link-1 VPS

So, just trying to prove the point that yes, 64MB is more than enough to host 18 static sites (on Debian Lenny), I decided to add a Link-1 Xen to my account and document the process.

Google Summer of Code 2009 – we’re in!

We’re happy to announce that Debian has been accepted again as one of the mentoring organizations for this year’s Google Summer of Code[1].

Default Appearances

No matter what artwork Linux developers use for their distros, you can bet that someone won’t like it. Mepis users have complained loudly about that distro’s default appearances, leading to a huge community effort to beautify things over the past few releases.

Oracle and PHP5 in MEPIS

This post helped me install Oracle XE/Oracle instantclient successfully! It worked for my Debian Lenny system previously, and now it’s tested to work with MEPIS 8.0 as well.

iptables geoip match on debian lenny

The geoip iptables extension allows you to filter, nat or mangle packets based on the country’s source or destination. This does exactly what the geoip apache module does, or the regular geoip binary, but at the iptables level.

The K6-2, Debian 5-LXDE and not-Qimo

Qimo itself — which is to say, the idea of Qimo as a collection of software aimed at kids — isn’t hard to duplicate. And that fact, combined with my desire to take the Debian 5-LXDE CD for a spin, convinced me to come up with my own rendition of the Desktop for Kids.

Installing Debian Web-server with Apache, PHP, and MySQL on virtual machine

Why Debian? Because Debian is a popular Linux distribution vendor and has small install image file. I’ve tried to install Debian with Virtual PC, VirtualBox and VMWare and have different results on different PC.

Virtualization With KVM On A Debian Lenny Server

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Debian Lenny server.

anti-aliasing nightmare on debian

Debian mysteriously turned on font-anti-aliasing when I upgraded my laptop a few days ago. I guess that’s fine, but suddenly my terminal got completely unreadable.

“Kirkwood ” devices to gain Debian port

Debian hacker Martin Michlmayr plans to port Debian 5.0 to a new Qnap Systems TS-219 Pro (pictured) network-attached storage (NAS) device, as well as to Marvell’s SheevaPlug Plug Computer reference design.

Install PHP IMAP on Debian

If you are getting the “Fatal error: Call to undefined function imap_open()” error in PHP when using the IMAP functions then they are not installed with your installation of PHP. This post looks at how to install the PHP IMAP functions on Debian and should also work for Ubuntu/Kubuntu/etc and other Debian derived Linux distros.

Skolelinux for Schools in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Skolelinux for Schools in Rhineland-Palatinate. The Debian Project is pleased to announce that Skolelinux, the Distribution of the official subproject Debian-Edu, will get used in the Rhineland-Palatinate as a basis for schools throughout the land.

Kicking off Squeeze: initial tidbits from the RMs

Hello! About a month has passed since we released Lenny, and it’s time to formally kick off Squeeze development. We’ve been busy with other stuff, but finally we’ve sat down and prepared an initial “big picture” mail. This first mail (in a hopefully regular series) is a declaration of principles, a call for feedback and […]

Section changes in the archive

Hello world, As Lenny is finally released, and we are early in the cycle for squeeze, now is the best time to do some long-needed changes to our archive. Much of what we are currently doing is not visible to you as a user of the archive, but this change is.

Absence of a General Purpose installable CD or DVD Media – a Debian Delirium

Debian is the best, most stable, and the biggest community distro! No doubt about it. I liked its latest, Lenny very much. But all the way from downloading it and installing was not a joyride.

Damn Small Linux as a VM for Capacity Testing a virtual managment system

My objective was to look at virtual machine management systems (such as SCVMM and Virtual Center) and to consider how many VMs they could manage.

Is Debian listening to its users?

For some time ago I’ve been pondering about this question. As long as GSoC 2009 is about to start and people are looking for project ideas, I’m posting here a very preliminar draft of my findings and an idea for a posible software project.

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Debian Lenny (Initiator And Target)

This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running Debian Lenny. AoE stands for “ATA over Ethernet” and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling.

NSLU2 Debian Lenny Upgrade – solving the possible network problem

The NSLU2 from Linksys is a fantastic accessory for any home user to have attached to their network. It is a way of connecting any external hard drive (be it a HDD or a memory key) to your network, allowing it to be accessed from anywhere.

Record Installed .deb Packages In A Text File (Ubuntu/Debian)

This short guide shows two methods of recording all your installed .deb packages in a text file that you can then use on another computer to install the same packages there. This is useful if you want to install the same set of packages on more than one computer.

HowTo install iotop on Debian Etch

Unfortunately, iotop requires Python >= 2.5 and a Linux kernel >= 2.6.20 to work, and even if the installation is very simple as presented in my last post, getting it to run on older distributions might not be so easy.

Two in race for Debian project leader

Debian elections have, before this year, seen a minimum of three contestants (2002) and a maximum of eight (2007). So does this indicate that interest in running for leader has fallen off?

Changes in ftpmaster

Hi,I’d like to announce a couple of changes to the FTPMaster Team. First of all, Ryan Murray will be leaving the team after many years contribution. We’d like to thank him for all of the work he has put in during that time and wish him the best for the future.

Knoppix 6.0 Linux LiveCD replaces KDE with LXDE

Last month Knoppix 6.0 was released, and it’s even faster and prettier than earlier versions. But it’s still designed to run well on older and slower computers. Among the changes in version 6.0 is the switch from the KDE desktop environment to the LXDE graphical environment.

First encounters of the SimplyMepis kind

Since I already had the CD of Mepis 8, I decided to see what it would do on the old laptop. It booted just fine and everything looked great, so I made the decision to install it on the drive.

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