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How to Solve Screen Resolution Problem in Ubuntu / Debian with Command Line Utility xrandr

X Rezise and Rotare (xrandr) is a utility available in your Linux system for reseting and resizing your screen resolution. It is a command line utility. so if your display disappeared ??

Xen 3.2 on Debian Lenny

Notes taken from another blog post on installing xen 3.2 on Lenny.

Installing Nagios3 on Debian Lenny/Stable

Some of you might know Nagios, some of you might not. Nagios is a network and server monitoring system. It’s open source and widely used (at least that’s my impression). I now use Nagios to monitor all of my network, and my server it self.

Why GNU/Linux for academics and why Debian in particular?

This vignette is an attempt to explain my position as to why I use GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, in particular, and why you as a reader, surfer, or couch academic, should want to run GNU/Linux and Debian.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Lenny

In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Lenny server with munin and monit.

FOSDEM 10 videos now available

Video recordings from the Distribution Developer Rooms at FOSDEM 10 arenow available at . All but two talks were recorded and are available in Ogg Theora+Vorbis format, in low-bandwidth (~300 kbit/s) and high-bandwidth (~1.5 Mbit/s) versions.

MAME cabinet, on Debian (Part 1)

I decided to finally install an OS on the machine I’ve devoted to my arcade console. Since this is just first step, I don’t have pictures for you yet – but I will – rest assured.

Debian project at CeBIT 2010

The Debian project is happy to announce that it will again be represented at the CeBIT IT fair in Hanover, Germany, this year. At the booth of Univention GmbH[0] in hall 2 stand B36[1], members of the project will be available for questions and discussions and will give a preview of the new version Debian […]

debian squeeze on netbook uses less than 100 MB RAM on startup

One of the linux distributions optimal for a netbook is debian squeeze. When starting and logging in to gnome, debian hardly uses 85 MB RAM! Even when firefox is running, it did not cross 150 MB RAM

Installing Debian via USB

Last night, I wanted to see if I could get Debian Squeeze loaded on my HP Mini 110, so I set out to accomplish the task, and accomplish it I did. As with most netboks, this HP doesn’t ship with a CDROM

Debian Installer 6.0 Alpha1 release

The Debian Installer Team[1] is pleased to announce the Debian Installer 6.0 Alpha1. This first release since Lenny brings a lot of new features and improvements.

Debian Console, Framebuffer, Grub2

After a fresh install of Debian the boot up screen looks really ugly. Here are few things you can do to beautify it up. These apply if you use Grub2.

Experiences moving to a Debian 1U server

I decided to go with a standardized server rack so that I could locate my (future) switches, servers and other components in one place – namely a closet. I’ve ordered a 13U table top/wall relay rack from Primespec,

Debian & Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire One D150

So, if anyone is wondering whether or not Debian or Ubuntu work on these machines, I can confirm that they do, and very nicely too. I am currently running Debian Squeeze on my machine and everything works just fine

A Slight Flaw with the Debian Installer

A few weeks ago, I noticed some really good e-Bay deals on used, Opteron-based servers.

Installing SuPHP on Debian Lenny 5.04 with Apache 2.2.9

My daily duties as a sys admin today included installation and configuration of SuPHP. SuPHP is an apache dynamic module for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners.

How to create a Debian/Ubuntu package (.deb) manually

This blog post gives some hints how to create a .deb package file (to be used with Debian, Ubuntu and similar Linux distributions). The intended audience is programmers and system administrators, both with a strong Debian or Ubuntu Linux background and strong scripting skills.

Misc developer news (#21)

In this issue: + DEHS, watching 10 000 packages + Conversion of source packages to 3.0 (quilt/native) + DEHS now supports format 3.0 source packages + userdir-ldap mail gateway updated + piuparts.d.o

Solution to a problem with VirtualHosts on Debian Lenny (Default Virtualhost opening by default overwritting the rest of the configured VirtualHosts)

The problem itself consisted in that nomatter what kind of the configured VirtualHosts on the server I try to access the default one or the first one listed among Virtualhosts gets accessed.

Freenet for Debian

As the influence by the Net on the general public grows, attempts by governments to control and tame the Net will be aggravated, in a more sophisticated, crowd-pleasing way. How can we deal with this?

A Better Tomcat for Ubuntu and Debian

I have recently spent some time improving the Tomcat package on the Ubuntu and Debian Linux distributions. This post goes into more detail on those changes.

Not the Debian-KDE post you were waiting for

Debian packages for KDE 4.4 are being worked on, just slowly and of course, keeping on with the quality you are used to. There will be also some changes that have been in some people’s TODO for long time.

Debian Etch to Lenny Migration

At my place of employment, we just finished our debian upgrades. Overall I have huge respect for debian and the apt package tool. Overall the migration from etch to lenny across several servers was easy, except for one back.

Getting Valgrind to build on Debian 5.0.3

I’ve been trying this already several times over the last three months, but always failed to build the latest Valgrind from sources on my Debian box. At last I had success.

Debian to start deploying DNSSEC

The Debian system administrators (DSA) have announced that they will soon be deploying DNSSEC for selected Debian zones

Install Xen and libvirt on Debian Lenny

This should be an easy to follow guide about how to install Xen on Debian 5. You should be able to copy/paste most parts of on your shell. Please run this only on a clean and up-to-date Debian system.

Spanish DebConf 9-11 Abril, Coruña and Debian Work Session

Hola! I am happy to announce that we will be holding another edition of DudesConf a.k.a. debconf-es, the weekend 9-11 April in Coruña, Spain.

Bits from the Stable Release Team

As you’re probably aware, we recently released the latest point release of the stable distribtion, lenny, as 5.0.4. We thought this would be a good opportunity to reiterate and clarify a few aspects of point releases and stable updates.

Download You Tube Video’s using Debian

Across my internet Travels I came across A nice little instructional blog post showing how to download You Tube videos using the Terminal. Being a linux guru I always love when I find excellent terminal programs that are easy and seamless to use.

Spill the Wine, install IrfanView in Debian

I took the plunge recently, forking over $20 for the Bordeaux GUI front-end for Wine, the non-emulator that allows users of Linux (and Solaris and FreeBSD) to run Windows applications on their Unix-like computers.

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