Sam Morgan | 3 Nov 16:34 2004

Arch Linux Vs Slackware: The Best of All Worlds

Nice review on OSnews compairing Slackware and Arch Linux

To paraphrase one of the best "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes,
"Best of Both Worlds", both Arch Linux and Slackware represent the best of
all the OS worlds: the power of traditional Unix, the elegance of BSD and
the ease of mind of Mac OS X. This is an article outlining the differences
between --what I believe-- are the two best Linux distros around today. Mind
you though, "best" doesn't always mean "easy".

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=8761

Sam Morgan
mailto:sam@...
Jay Latham | 3 Nov 18:37 2004
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Keeping Cardmgr quiet

A while back I asked about stopping the audio notification for cardmgr 
on laptops. This can be very annoying especially in Slack where the 
beeps come out full blast. Everybody in the building knows you just 
booted into Linux ;-). Well I finally found out how to do it and thought 
I'd share
For Slackware 9.1 or 10
Edit /etc/rc.d rc.pcmcia file and change
CARDMGR_OPTS=""

to

CARDMGR_OPTS="-q"

For Debian the location is /etc/defaults/pcmcia/ and don't use the 
quotes. This part is from memory as I don't have a Debian system up at 
this time. I can't remember if it's "default" or "defaults" but if good 
enough to get Debian up and running you'll figure it out.

Hope that helps you laptop users

Jay
Willy Opdekamp | 3 Nov 22:18 2004
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Re: Novell Suse 9.2

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:23:29 +0200, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>just to let you know: I am writing this from my fresh Suse9.2
>
>Like every new Suse, if looks even better than before. The installation 
>went just fine, even on modern hardware.

Stefan,

I've just used the LiveDVD Suse 9.2 and I must say I'm impressd (using
Suse 9.1 Prof now)!
Now I realy wont to know where the software is for sale? I can find
(not yet) any distributor or reseller in Belgium?
Any idea?

Tnx,
Willy

Opdekamp Willy Linux member:198287

Stefan Waidele jun. | 4 Nov 21:37 2004

Server-Crashes

Hi List,

Since the 'debugging' has been turned on, this site might 'feel slower' 
than it was for the last couple of days.

I have switched into debugging-mode due to two server-crashes that 
occured today.

I think I have found and eliminated the cause of these crashes, but I 
will keep on logging for a while.

It seems that the ZMailman-Product of Plone/Zope caused the error - at 
least Zope would not start up telling some wiered stuff about ZMailman.
So I moved it out of the way, and Zope started alright.

If anyone was (or will be) eye-wittnes to a crash, I would be greatfull 
for a short notice about when/how it happened ("I was reading 
http://.... and clicked on "Whatever" and all I got was the 
Apache-error-page").

Thanks for your help & patience,

Stefan
Stefan Waidele jun. | 4 Nov 21:54 2004

Re: Novell Suse 9.2

Willy Opdekamp wrote:
> [...]
> I've just used the LiveDVD Suse 9.2 and I must say I'm impressd (using
> Suse 9.1 Prof now)!
> Now I realy wont to know where the software is for sale? I can find
> (not yet) any distributor or reseller in Belgium?
> Any idea?

amazon.de has it, so you might be lucky  <at>  amazon.be
I guess that they will pop up in the 'usual' stores these days.

Good luck,

Stefan
Sam Morgan | 5 Nov 01:30 2004

Re: Server-Crashes

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 21:37:11 +0100
"Stefan Waidele jun." <Stefan@...> wrote:

> Since the 'debugging' has been turned on, this site might 'feel slower' 
> than it was for the last couple of days.
> 
> I have switched into debugging-mode due to two server-crashes that 
> occured today.
Please leave it on, the site is the fastest I have *EVER* seen it.
Page loads are about 4-5 times as fast, seriously! I don't understand, I'd
be intrested to know if others saw the same results?  

Sam Morgan
mailto:sam@...
Sam Morgan | 6 Nov 15:54 2004

irc channel #LBo reminder

You are invited to join us for an irc chat on Freenode 
(Formerly known as Open Projects Network)

Official meeting time is:

Sunday at 2000 UTC 
3 PM Eastern Standard, noon Pacific Standard
(4 PM Eastern Saving, 1 PM Pacific Saving)

You're welcome and encouraged to use the channel at other times as well. The
channel is open 24/7 and occupants come and go. IRC is a remarkably
effective and efficient way to troubleshoot many of the common problems
users have. Perhaps a post to the list stating the problem(s) and when you
will be on the channel for starters. Check out your specific distro's
#channel, usually a great source of support. Or just drop by and simply
chew the herring <g>

Use your IRC client to connect to 
irc.debian.org port #6667
then /join #LBo

For help with time conversion: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/
Stateside/UTC help can be found here: http://www.time.gov/
For info on Freenode: http://freenode.info
Detailed info on Freenode: http://searchirc.com/network/freenode
For general irc information: http://www.irchelp.org/
Further reading on irc:
http://searchirc.com/links.php
http://searchirc.com/

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Howard Rosen | 8 Nov 20:27 2004

Novell & Windows

Novell Desktop Linux ready to break Windows

For the full story, read here:

http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/general/2004/11/08/generalvnunet_2004_11_08_eng-vnunet_eng-vnunet_062513_2110893260881246150.html?partner=yahoo&referrer=

Howard

Sam Morgan | 9 Nov 01:38 2004
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Community: Where Have All the HOWTOs Gone? and Which Open Source Wiki Works For You?

Intresting article....
COMMUNITY: WHERE HAVE ALL THE HOWTOS GONE?

"The problem is that as the complexity of the system has
increased, the information on how to manage that complexity
has not kept pace..."

http://linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2004110600126OPCYSW

--------------------------------
there was another recently on wiki's:

Which Open Source Wiki Works For You? (O'ReillyNet)
[Press] Posted Nov 5, 2004 17:40 UTC (Fri) by ris

O'ReillyNet looks at several wiki implementations[1]. "The purpose of
this article is to give an overview of several popular Wiki
implementations and see how they fare. It is not trivial to switch from
one Wiki implementation to the other, because this will usually require
translating all of the pages from the old syntax to the new one. Thus,
choosing a Wiki engine requires some care, taking possible future
developments into account. This article will hopefully help you make
that choice if the need arises."

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2004/11/04/which_wiki.html

God Bless,
Sam Morgan

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Howard Rosen | 9 Nov 21:35 2004

About ISP's

I just spoke to a Netscape ISP representative about their ISP 
services.  They told me that it was good for Windows 95 and up.  I asked 
about Linux and was told that they do NOT support other than Windows.

That seemed strange to me as the ISP is only providing a connection to the 
Internet and why should it matter what operating system a user connects from.

Any comments?  I'd like to hear from others who might tell me that Netscape 
is correct or that is just not the case, as I suspect.

Thanks in advance,

Howard


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