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Compile And Set Up rTorrent and wTorrent In Debian 5 Lenny

The reason I am writing this post is because I tried many howto’s which didn’t work and I eventually ended up combining some to get both rtorrent and wtorrent to install and run on my Debian 5 Lenny VPN (thanks to Costin for the VPN).

Adding the Debian menu in Window Maker

I have used Window Maker for some time and have always made my own custom menus. However, the current maintainer of the Window Maker window manager gave us a small tutorial on how to add the Debian menu to a custom menu

Chroot into Ubuntu [from Debian]

found myself enjoying the bleeding edge of Ubuntu which pushed me to upgrade to Lucid in its pre-Alpha state in late November. All went smooth for a couple of weeks until X started failing to load, leaving me with a black screen and unable to switch to a tty for debugging

Debian KVM Kernel Problems

Recently I had a problem with one of the servers I manage. It is a Debian stable machine running Linux kernel virtual machine (KVM). One of the virtual machines inside the system kept having memory errors and was crashing.

Top Geeks to Converge on Wellington

When the first Australasian Linux conference (LCA) was held at Monash University, Melbourne in 1999, it was funded entirely from one of the founder’s personal credit cards.

Installing memcached And The PHP5 memcache Module On Debian

This tutorial ( How To ) explains how to install memcached and the PHP5 memcache module on a Debian 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.

DIY NAS with Debian Lenny

This post will explain how to set up a NAS server with Debian running essential services such as ssh, samba, nfs, cups, rdiff-backup and rtorrent with a web interface; and using two HDDs in RAID 1 mode with everything encrypted.

How To Set Up Debian Linux Internet Servers

On this page we’ll show you how to set up the two most common types of Internet servers. A server running Apache to act as an external (Internet) or internal (Intranet) Web Server, and an e-mail server running Sendmail which is the most widely used e-mail server software on the Internet.

How to Build Debian Linux server with CCcam

This guide shows you how to build Debian server with CCcam

How I manage my Perl modules on Debian

I think I’ve developed a good enough set of rules and steps for managing perl modules on a Debian-based system that I feel comfortable sharing them with the public.

Installing Debian Linux on a Soekris box using the serial console

I was using DHCP, TFTP and PXE to install debian on a Soekris 4801. The tftp daemon I was using was ATFTPD. It wouldn’t allow the Soekris to PXE boot until I changed a startup parameter in /etc/default/ataftpd.

Flash player & Opera в Linux Debian

On December 4th 2007, adobe introduced a new version of Flash. This version uses a new specification to embed plugin content. csant has a nice writeup about that. The problem here is that Opera’s stable branch (9.27 at the time of writing) doesn’t support this new way of embedding plugins.

Install Knoppix 6 to a USB Flash Drive in Windows

How to Install Knoppix 6.2 to a USB Flash Drive using Windows and the USB Installer for Knoppix 6.

Debian Linux, exim4 and Outlook 2003 TLS/SSL Config

The following might seem obvious for some of you but I felt the need to publish it as it took me ages to get exim4 and Outlook 2003 to work together with one of the domains I’ve just bought.

How to setup Ruby on Rails, Apache and Passenger on Debian Linux

For this article I’m going to install a single (virtual) server to run a standard Ruby on Rails application. I will be using Apache2 and passenger for the webserver stack and MySQL as a database server.

First Beta of SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Has Linux Kernel 2.6.32

Announced on December 7th by Warren Woodford and the hard working MEPIS developers, the first Beta release of the upcoming SimplyMEPIS 8.5 operating system is now available for download, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Getting into Debian

Getting it into Debian was quite a long and strange process; the care that Debian takes over package quality puts quite a burden on individual developers in order to minimize the burden on overworked Debian staff. I’ll talk through the steps I took here, eliding over any wrong turns of course, in the hope that […]

Debian Squeeze freeze and Ubuntu Dev Syncing

The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March next year for its next release, Squeeze, the project leader Steve McIntyre says.

FreeNAS Switching From FreeBSD To Debian Linux

FreeNAS, a popular, free NAS solution, is moving away from using FreeBSD as its underlying core OS and switching to Debian Linux. Version 0.8 of FreeNAS as well as all further releases are going to be based on Linux

So Long, Debian

For me, and others, Debian is something of a stepping stone: it’s fairly easy to start packaging up some program, and before you know it, you’re hooked on the whole open source thing.

“Sushi Huh?” – Easily Download Packages For Offline Installation In Debian, Ubuntu and others

Many will love it since it comes with a – I almost wanted to say GUI – an web-based interface which runs on your machine, and it can download the dependencies for the packages you want to install, for the following Linux distributions: Mandriva, openSUSE, Fedora (and obviously, Ubuntu and Debian).

I2C via GPIO on Bifferboard running Debian

This is a Debian remake of the great article about how to interface a Microchip TCN75 Temperature sensor via I2C on Slackware. You have to read it first. Here I’ll post only brief notes and the differences with Debian on Bifferboard.

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala / Debian 5 Lenny With Magnet Link Support

rTorrent is a popular command line based bittorrent client. It provides very powerful features yet it is very light on the system – contrary to other bittorrent clients like Vuze.

Installing Web::Simple on Debian Squeeze

This is a short article / post on installing Web::Simple on Debian’s testing version codenamed Squeeze.

Knoppix founder Klaus Knopper speaks

Knoppix is something of a legend as far as system administrators and computer repair technicians are concerned. Most people who know about it have a healthy respect for it.

Root UI Login – in Debian Lenny

If you ever wanted to Login into to your root a/c in Debian and also in other Debian based distros, this is the way of doing it. I think the same works for other distros. But I have got no time to test them out.

Setting up Debian with up to date packages

After going down the compiling route, as in my previous post due to the same out dated problems I actually found a useful and up-to-date repository. Along with this, my bias towards Debian drastically strengthed. Which after many years of working on a a variety of other distro’s never quiet happened.

Accelerate OEM Development with Debian Linux Quick Start Package

VersaLogic Corp. today announced the release of a new Debian Linux Quick Start Package (QSP) for the newly released “Ocelot” Z5xx Atom XL-based single board computer (SBC).

Download youtube video in ubuntu / Debian using UTube Ripper

Utube Ripper is an application written in Gambas that works exclusively on Linux. It’s useful to download and convert Youtube videos in a simple and efficient way.

Local Debian Autobuilder

The below steps are to set up a local Debian auto-building system similar to that of Launchpad PPA. Within the steps, it is supposed that a local Debian repository has been already configured as written before.

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