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Debian Lenny tip: If you absolutely, positively need to make Iceweasel appear as Firefox

Debian uses the unbranded Firefox equivalent Iceweasel, which is just like Firefox but doesn’t included the copyrighted/trademarked Firefox logos or name. It’s part of Debian’s freedom thing, and I support it. However, when I try to use Iceweasel to access my Firefox-compatible Web app, I get an error message and can’t continue.


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Getting started with Autotools – GNU Build System on Debian

If you eat and drink open source, chances are high that you might have downloaded an open source project code, only to see files like: aclocal.m4,,, and what not. You might have also used commands like ./configure, make etc but what are these files?

Debian Day 2009

Hello, Now there is a wiki page for listing the Debian Day 2009 events. Please, list, link, and announce the page availability for your local user group.

Install Drizzle On Debian Lenny

Drizzle is a Free Software/Open Source database management system (DBMS) that was forked from version 6.0 of the MySQL DBMS. Like MySQL, Drizzle has a client/server architecture and uses SQL as its primary command language. Drizzle is distributed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.

Mepis Update

So it seems that later this summer Mepis 8,5 will be released, and as normal Warren will release a distro that just plain works, no matter what it’s size, or the packages that are included.

Knoppix – First glance

I’ve only had it installed for about a half hour now, but it’s pretty snappy on my old system and even has some good Compiz effects running. I also like that Iceweasle is the default browser.

Installing packages in Debian/Ubuntu automaticly

I use CFengine for automation of different taks like copying config files from one place to nodes, reloading services after this, etc. And recently i configured it to check and install packages for different boxes depending on their role.

How To Connect To A WPA Wifi Using Command Lines On Debian

This tutorial will explain how to connect to a WPA (1-2) wireless network without installing any graphical tool.

Boot On BTRFS With Debian

This tutorial will explain you how to boot from a BTRFS filesystem with kernel 2.6.31-RC4 and BTRFS 0.19. BTRFS is a new filesystem with some really interesting features like online defragmenting and snapshots. BTRFS is an experimental filesystem, use at your own risk. The kernel used is also experimental.

DebConf 2009 finished

OK, so now it’s time to go home after one week diving into the Debian GNU/Linux community at DebConf9 in Cáceres, Spain. Marsmensch, Roert and me represented “the City of LiMux (Munich)”

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