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Web Cam Setup In Debian

…Its a LifeCam VX-1000 color Web Cam with 640×480 resolution for video and still images. It has a built-in microphone and a USB type A connector. More importantly, its supported in Debian Linux.

Debian PXE-Server

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to prepare Debian 5 to deliver Live Operating Systems (in this case Clonezilla) via PXE-Boot with the Live OS Images stored on a network share.

The 233-Line Kernel Patch and the (Even Easier) Alternatives

The debate over the two original approaches “shows the division in the Linux camp,” said Slashdot blogger hairyfeet. “On one side you have the DIYers with the patch; on the other, the ‘make it easy’ option with an update that will end up rolled in the kernel. “Who is right? Well, I still say that […]

Hadoop Cluster Setup on Debian Lenny

Today I will describe the setup of a Hadoop / HDSF multi-node cluster on Debian Lenny with a redundant Namenode using DRBD and Heartbeat, four Datanodes and Tasktracker, a Backup- Checkpointnode and Rack awareness.

Dropbox in Debian Lenny (Gnome)

I use Debian on my desktop machine as a backup operating system. It’s fully functional and shares some common partitions with Slack; to keep synch’d somewhat. However, installing Dropbox would also be helpful for transferring stuff to and fro between these operating systems, which reminds me… I need to install Dropbox on my Win 7 […]

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh 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.

Change Debian Testing to Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

If you already have a Debian Testing installation, you will not have problems changing it to Linux Mint, if you wish to. This can be achieved by changing apt sources and preferences and installing Linux Mint meta packages.

HP Deskjet 3050 j610 on Debian Squeeze

HP Deskjet all-in-one printers are selling for silly prices at the moment. I recently saw a Deskjet 2050 j510 printer/scanner in PCWorld for £40 and was tempted. Then I saw the same printer in Asda for £35 and was even more tempted.

Gmail Video Chat – Debian Linux

Setting up Gmail Video Chat in Debian Linux is pretty simple. First you need a Gmail account. You also need a Webcam, or you need some to chat with who has a Webcam. Next you need the Gmail Video Chat plug-in. Finally you need to install the plug-in and restart your browser.

Colin Watson, the tireless man-db maintainer and a debian-installer developer

Colin Watson is not a high-profile Debian figure, you rarely see him on mailing lists but he cares a lot about Debian and you will see him on Debconf videos sharing many thoughtful comments.

Installing mpi4py on Debian Squeeze

I want to do parallel computing on my desktop to take advantage of quad core. Actually, I just need to test programs to be run on HPC clusters. It is actually easy to set up a parallel computing environment.

Debian participating in Google Code-in 2010, we need your help!

Debian is participating in the Google code-in [1] program as mentoring organization. This means from now until 10th January, pre-university students (ages 13-18), will be contributing to Debian, trying to complete different tasks.

Will Debian 6 be Easier to Install?

A new and improved Debian installer awaits for Debian 6.0, but is it better than what’s gone before? We take a tour of Squeeze’s installer beta and find out.

How Ubuntu builds up on Debian

I have been asked how Ubuntu relates to Debian, and how packages flow from one to the other. So here’s my attempt at clarifying the whole picture.

Debian Project News – November 22nd, 2010

Welcome to this year’s sixteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * State of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” * Highlights from the Debian linux-2.6 Meeting * New default artwork for Debian “Squeeze” * Debian Women IRC Training Sessions * Bits from the Debian Project Leader * Bits […]

Debian Minimal Install XFCE4

The objective is to complete a minimal Debian install with XFCE4 Desktop Environment. Its essential to keep the installation small light fast clean with no clutter.

GNOME Shell and Debian Menu

GNOME Shell present the list of launchable applications to us as a large, non-hierarchical, immediately searchable list. We can hit the logo key and start typing a few letters and immediately find what we’re looking for. KDE has it. Windows Vista and 7 have it. OS X has it (via Spotlight). And now we have […]

How to Setup Software RAID in Debian / Ubuntu

This time around, I will show you how to configure the software RAID using Debian. This also can be applied to Ubuntu system as their are based on Debian platform anyway.

Add/Change plymouth theme in Debian Squeeze Testing

If you are using Debian Squeeze, you can install plymouth and it will install some plymouth themes by default. You can list the installed themes by running the following command in the terminal

Install Suhosin debian Lenny

I am quite surprised about it but not many people know Suhosin extension, particularly shared webhosts and even administrators of dedicated web servers. Suhosin is a well-known PHP extension made by Stefan Esser, PHP security researcher.

Benchmarks Of Debian Etch, Lenny & Squeeze

With Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” set to be released in the coming months, we have decided to run a set of benchmarks looking at the performance of Debian 6.0 across different sub-systems relative to the performance of Debian 5.0 “Lenny” and Debian 4.0 “Etch” to see how this new release may stack up.

Debian move to attract more women volunteers

The Debian GNU/Linux Project will hold training sessions to encourage more people, especially women, to contribute to the project. The training will be done by the Debian Women Project, a sub-project of the main Debian group.

Debian GNU/Linux 5 “lenny” [Review]

Debian is one of the most prominent and old releases of all Linux distros, which differs a lot in it’s release cycles. While Fedora is gearing up for its 14th release in 7 years, Debian has had as few as five releases in its nearly 17-year history. Debian developers have traditionally gone for a feature-based […]

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests. The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has entered the final phase of its development cycle and is nearly in its final form. We now seek the help of our users to find the remaining bugs related to upgrades […]

Building 32bit binaries on x86_64 debian

I’ve been going in circles with slirp trying to really get it to run on x86_64 mode so far to no avail…But it’d sure help to be able to compile code in 32bit/64bit on the same machine. Anyways after looking for far too long I managed to find that it’s really simple.

Audio in Debian on a Pentium MMX

As might have been predicted, my recent success with cmus on the Mebius has driven me to configure and install the sound framework on the 133Mhz Pentium too.

Preview: Debian 6 “Squeeze” (Part 4: Standard)

This is not a Debian version that I wanted to test for the sake of testing it; my ultimate goal is to install the Trinity DE and thus make an Oxidized Trinity variant based on Debian.

Debian 6.0 Homestretch Just Around Corner

Neil McGovern, Debian release team member, wrote to the Debian Development Announce mailing list, “It’s time for another release update as we move, like a glacier, inevitably and unstoppingly towards the release.” As Debian 6 Squeeze is in the homestretch, McGovern calls for early testers to upgrade their systems and to file reports against the […]

Installing Debian on a Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station

Installing Debian on a Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station is not that difficult but will unavoidably void your warranty. You will need to rip apart the device in order to access the console port.

Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & lighttpd)

This guide explains how to integrate XCache into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system (with lighttpd). From the XCache project page: “XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load.” It’s similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC.

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