Vincent Lefevre | 1 Jan 01:06 2006

Re: Memory usage (avoid swapping, top accuracy...)

On 2005-12-30 19:12:22 +0000, Dave Ewart wrote:
> FWIW Try 'leafnode' instead - that's a much lighter 'offline news' setup.

I need a news server to which an external machine can connect (in
addition to the local connection). Does leafnode support that?

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Michael Marsh | 1 Jan 01:23 2006
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Re: How to play these files on Debian (Sarge)

On 12/31/05, Vincent Lefevre <vincent <at> vinc17.org> wrote:
> On 2005-12-30 15:14:29 -0500, Michael Marsh wrote:
> > You can get w32codecs from
> > deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat sid main
>
> This does not work:
>
> Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/dists/sid/Release  Unable to find expected
entry  main/binary-powerpc/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

I don't know what architectures are supported on that site.  It's not
official, so it doesn't have to provide binaries for every
architecture in Debian.

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Vincent Lefevre | 1 Jan 01:24 2006

Re: Memory usage (avoid swapping, top accuracy...)

On 2005-12-31 12:14:12 -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > Yes, precisely because this is a laptop (i.e. it is sometimes offline).
> > Also, I currently have only the laptop here; so, I have the choice
> > between having the news locally or read/post after ssh'ing a remote
> > machine. I prefer the former solution.
> 
>     Again, do you NEED Apache and innd? Answer, no. wwwoffle and
> noffle are far better solutions for on/offline usage.

Does wwwoffle support content negociation, CGI and Perl filtering?
Does noffle support remote connections?

> > I don't think so. Well, after the reboot, my machine is quite
> > responsive. Disabling spamd probably helped (and the reboot too).

BTW, I may need to reactivate spamd later; I'm currently testing
the antivirus/antispam service of my ISP, but I've had several
false positives with it, without any report to the remote side.
I may also try spamd on the machine hosting my virtual domain,
where I have much more control, hoping it won't take too much
CPU time.

>     This is a FAQ. Lemme ask this one question. Are you concerned
> about swap size or are you concerned about active swapping?

My machine swaps a lot, in particular after running a process that
needed a lot of memory (several dozens of MB), for instance dpkg
(it can take more than 100 MB). Also, spamd (with bayesian filter)
was one of the culprits: since I've disabled it, the PowerBook is
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Curt Howland | 1 Jan 01:28 2006

Re: Package conflict in SID: locals and base-config?

Joey Hess <joeyh <at> debian.org> writes:
> Curt Howland wrote:
> > Let's just say I did not proceed. "base-config" is rather an 
important 
> > package, isn't it?
> 
> Nope, it's basically empty now and will be removed soon.

Excellent. Many thanks, and happy new year.

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Vincent Lefevre | 1 Jan 01:30 2006

Re: Package conflict in SID: locals and base-config?

On 2005-12-31 16:26:32 -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Curt Howland wrote:
> > Let's just say I did not proceed. "base-config" is rather an important 
> > package, isn't it?
> 
> Nope, it's basically empty now and will be removed soon.

It contains /usr/sbin/base-config, which may still be useful if one
needs to do some changes to the base configuration.

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Vincent Lefevre | 1 Jan 01:34 2006

Re: Package conflict in SID: locals and base-config?

On 2006-01-01 01:30:05 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2005-12-31 16:26:32 -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Curt Howland wrote:
> > > Let's just say I did not proceed. "base-config" is rather an important 
> > > package, isn't it?
> > 
> > Nope, it's basically empty now and will be removed soon.
> 
> It contains /usr/sbin/base-config, which may still be useful if one
> needs to do some changes to the base configuration.

Hmm... OK, it no longer does anything. By which utilities has it been
replaced?

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Vincent Lefevre | 1 Jan 01:38 2006

Re: Memory usage (avoid swapping, top accuracy...)

On 2006-01-01 01:24:14 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Does wwwoffle support content negociation, CGI and Perl filtering?

and I forgot: dav-svn (which was the only reason why I switched from
Apache 1 to Apache 2).

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John Hasler | 1 Jan 01:41 2006
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Re: Memory usage (avoid swapping, top accuracy...)

Vincent Lefevre writes:
> I need a news server to which an external machine can connect (in
> addition to the local connection). Does leafnode support that?

Yes.  It does not support any authentication, though, so you only want to
use it on your LAN.  Don't expose it to the Internet.

My biggest gripe is the lack of local groups.
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S Clement | 1 Jan 02:11 2006

Getting xfree86 running

I have been trying different things to get XFree86 running.  The last message I got was:
    xfOpenConsole: command not found

When I try vidtune, I get:
    Error: Can't open display

Again: I have Debian 3.0 running on half of a 40 Gig drive on a Toshiba Satellite A30.  Boot control is lilo and
it works fine.  I haven't run Debian for years and I'll be damned if it'll beat me this time.

It would be extremely difficult to get you a copy of the XF86Config-4 file because I cannot a connect to the
internet except with WinXp.  I can't print from Bebian, either.  Sorta makes you wonder why I bother, don't it?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Yasir Assam | 1 Jan 02:39 2006

Re: Compatible VoIP software on Debian

Hi Chris,

>>If you simply want to have a voice conversation with another person
>>over the internet and if you have no preferences on the underlying
>>protocol, then I say simply to use Skype which is easly available on
>>www.skype.com for both windows and linux (.deb package available too),
>>and lets you talk for free with other skype users.
>>    
>>
>
>Ah, I should have mentioned this.  I am specifically looking for something that
>is *not* Skype, because (a) Skype has no ALSA support and very bad OSS support,
>making it a chore to use, and (b) it cannot be installed alongside KDE 3.4,
>which I plan to dist-upgrade to soon (I'm holding back until amarok is
>installable).
>  
>
I'm using Skype with ALSA on Etch and I don't have any problems 
(although I do use Gnome rather than KDE - I guess it must be using the 
OSS emulation layer if it has no native ALSA support).

Yasir


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