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Bits from the (re-elected) DPL: delegation

Hi folks, Just a quick note to start my second term as Project Leader. It’s a great honour to be elected for a second time, although it of course means that I’ll have to kiss goodbye to any silly ideas of having any spare time in the foreseeable future. At least this year I managed […]

Switching To Debian

As you notice in the headline i am switching my linux distro to Debian.I am currently about 2 year Ubuntu user.Ubuntu is a best solution for who is new to linux OS.

One week with Debian

Not wanting to go back to Intrepid with it’s old packages, I decided that it’s about time that I try out Debian (especially as I intend to start the Debian New Maintainer process as soon a I get my GPG key signed).

Modding A Sinclair ZX Spectrum To Run Linux

No, Linux won’t run on a home computer from the early eighties (not yet, anyway). But this is no ordinary little Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Its diminutive case hides a 600 MHz ARM Cortex-powered BeagleBoard running Debian Linux.

How To Customize Your Startup Routine In Debian

Every modern operating system has some sort of startup routine. Even DOS had the old AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. The startup system defines what is launched on system startup, under what conditions, and in what order.

Migrating Debian from VMWare ESX to XenServer

After import: Debian boots, detects new hardware, and installs new device drivers. The boot sequence fails at the following error: ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

debian lenny on nehalem-based systems

I recently had the opportunity to set up a few Nehalem based servers at SoftLayer to replace some older hardware that we were using.. and these servers /rock/.

Upgrading Multiple Debian Machines Quickly With approx

If you have multiple Debian machines to administer, approx can help you get them updated and upgraded more quickly and using less bandwidth.

Debian installation

Now of ALL the different distros of Linux out there, why did I chose Debian? First, it came highly recommended by someone who is quite knowledgeable in the area of Linux and is one of my greatest sources of all Linux knowledge these days. But also because of it’s ease of use.

Resolving X mouse/touchpad freeze in Debian Squeeze

If you recently upgrade to Debian Squeeze from Debian Lenny and you notice that the X server crashes and you get following similar error messages in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log: Could not allocate vide memory No screens found, then….

Installing SugarCRM Community Edition On Debian Lenny

SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available in different flavours called “Editions” (“Community” (free), “Professional”, and “Enterprise”).

Snort implementation on Debian

We’ve just completed the initial build for a new standalone IDS sensor running Snort. Having had previous experience. I was amazed with the ease and speed with which the system was built, configured and operational

How to Install Usplash on debian lenny

Boring with your lenny cause print text mode on kernel message ? . You must try this application called usplash. it’s cool splash screen to change your text message

nvidia tv out on debian (ubuntu – linux)

I have tryed a long time to get a video singal out of my nVidia GeForce 8600 GT (rev a1) and finally it works. I use a 10 meter svga cable to my sony bravia 40″ 16:9 flat screen

DebConf8 final report / deadline reminders

Hello, world. Amidst the preparations for the upcoming DebConf in Spain, the organisers of last year’s DebConf in Argentina have put the finishing touches on the final report.

Debian Lenny AMD64 Install Tutorial

A small graphical tutorial to the newest member of the debian family. A net install images was downloaded and burned to a DISC.

Upgrade from Debian Etch/Xen 3.0 to Debian Lenny/Xen 3.2 (AMD64)

I was running a Xen server with Debian Etch as dom0 (Linux 2.6.18-6 with Xen 3.0.3-1 on AMD64) for some time now. Today, I decided to upgrade the dom0 to Debian Lenny (Linux 2.6.26-2 with Xen 3.2.1-2).

Steve McIntyre re-elected Debian leader

British developer Steve McIntyre has been re-elected leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project (DPL) for 2009-10. The contest for leader was a two-way affair this year, with McIntyre, who held the office in 2008-09, recontesting against Stefano Zacchiroli.

Six Best Portable Operating Systems

Why restrict yourself to merely carrying around your data on a thumb drive? Take your entire operating system on your flash drive with the excellent portable operating systems you’ll find inside this week’s Hive Five.

approx: Package caching for Ubuntu (and Debian) lovers

If you have quite a few Debian or Ubuntu machines and you want an easy way to share and speed up package downloads — or reduce your bandwidth consumption — then approx is for you! It’s incredibly easy to set up, but there are a few tricks I’ve learned which can make it especially good […]

How to unlock crypto root partition in Debian Linux over SSH (and more)

Early-ssh is a simple initramfs-tools hook script which provides an SSH server at boottime (in the initramfs) before the root filesystem gets mounted, so you will be able to do a numerous things, such as..

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Debian Project Leader Election 2009 Results

Hi, The winner of the election is Steve McIntyre. His new term will start on April 17th, 2009.

How to build a boot server

We are currently building a boot server at work so I thought I would share the process with you. I will cover setting up a basic DHCP server and TFTP server along with the configs needed to get them all working in cohorts.

The Top Ten Concepts for Linux Beginners – Number 7, Shells and Utilities

While Damn Small Linux commands may be quite arcane, they can be very powerful. And efficient. The Linux tools for performing administrative and other technical tasks admittedly take time to learn and master

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Combining Debian and FreeBSD; Pushing the Envelope of FOSS

Debian has always supported a wide range of processors, though; these architectures are different and noteworthy because instead of providing Debian on different hardware, they build the OS on a completely different kernel: FreeBSD’s.

Build Your Own Openfire Chat Server on Debian

For those unfamiliar with Openfire, it’s an extremely capable real-time collaboration system. Published under the GPL, this open source system allows administrators to easily set up a flexible chat server

Final call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009

Hi, This is the third and final call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009.

DebConf9 registration, CfP & visa help deadlines approaching

Hi, Hurry up! It’s only six days left for registering your attendance at DebConf9 in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, from July 23 to 30, 2009.

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