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Fixing software suspend / hibernate with uswsusp in Ubuntu Feisty (and Edgy)

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HowTos

After upgrading to Feisty, my new favorite feature suspend-to-disk (aka hibernate) was broken badly; basically, the resume would never be found, so it’d act as if it had a corrupted swap partition and unmounted disks.

SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 Screenshots

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Linux

SLAX is one of our favorite mini Linux LiveCD distributions so when SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 recently came out we couldn't help but to try out the new SLAX 6. New in this third pre-release of the SLAX 6.0 LiveCD is the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, bootable LiveUSB support in both Linux and Windows, udev replaces hotplug, full sound support with ALSA 1.0.14, NTFS read and write support, and more.

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GNU/Solaris - dead in the water?

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OS

The declaration by Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers that the Linux kernel will stay under its existing licence - the second version of the General Public License - and the talk being floated by Sun Microsystems that it likes the upcoming third revision of the GPL have led to much speculation that an official version of GNU/Solaris would arrive by the end of the year under the GPLv3.

Daily life with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I wanted to post this just for those who might be considering running Ubuntu Linux. This is from my experience as a desktop user, and day to day activity:

Half Life 2 on Linux

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Gaming

Half Life 2 is a highly popular science fiction First-Person Shooter (FPS) game. It has won numerous awards for advances in computer animation, computer graphics, sound, physics, and artificial intelligence. Half Life 2 has been developed for and it is mainly played on Windows PCs. But recent advances in the Windows emulation software Wine have made it possible to run it on Linux as well.

Linux: New Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Driver

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Linux

James Ketrenos announced a new 80211 based driver for the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection adapter. He explains, "this new driver uses the new d80211 subsystem previously only available as part of the wireless-dev tree."

Mix Libre

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Software

It's a mixed bag this week from Studio Dave. I'll skip the preliminaries and just invite you to dive in and check out some of the latest news from the ever-expanding world of Linux sound and music software. There's far more going on than I can possibly cover in my allotted space, but here's a quick survey of some recent remarkable activity.

Open Outcast Tech Demo released

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Gaming

Released on February 10th, 2007. The first tech demo contains two small levels to walk around, no plot. Open Outcast was started out of frustration of Outcast Fans, cause Outcast2 was cancelled.

New Help Center for Ubuntu

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Software

We’ve been working on a better way to present help to users for the next version of Ubuntu. The result has now been uploaded to Feisty.

OpenSuse 10.2

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SUSE

I remember installing a Linux distro for the first time back in April 2000. I was shocked with the number of applications that came out of the box. Forward to 2007, and I go buy ‘Linux For You’ and they give Open Suse 10.2 - As expected I was curious.

Samba: How to share files for your LAN without user/password

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HowTos

This tutorial will show how to set samba to allow read-only file sharing for your LAN computers as guest (without be prompted for a password).

Resolving Domains Internally And Externally With Bind9 And Caching Nameserver

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Linux
HowTos

Sometimes, we are required to resolve our internal domains on a local nameserver and external (internet) domains on our ISP's nameserver. There are different solutions to this problem, but in this tutorial, we are going to solve it through configuring a combination of caching-nameserver and BIND 9.

Warly is leaving Mandriva!

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MDV

I joined Mandriva in 1999, after that Gael Duval asked me if I would like to work with him. I was there during the Internet boost, I was there during the chapter 11, and I will be there till the end of next week...

Artists needed for kdeedu/Kalzium

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KDE

If you have artistic skills and some free time I would really welcome your help! Per element one svg-file is needed, I would do the rest.

Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 3 [Feisty herd 3] review and screenshots

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Reviews

Downloading the iso was a little difficult to find the right download links. But then I checked out distrowatch who had a link to the iso directly. Ten hours later, it was done. I didn’t see anything different after booting from the cd.

TrueCrypt in Ubuntu and Fedora GNU/Linux

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HowTos

I’ve been using TrueCrypt to encrypt financial and personal documents in Windows for a while now and I knew there was a GNU/Linux version, so it seemed like a logical choice to use for the same purposes in the free world. And now, the blow by blow account…

MCNLive Virtual City Screenshots

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Linux

MCNLive Virtual City is out, which is a Linux distribution that can run on a 512MB USB flash drive or CD-ROM and supports virtualization through VirtualBox OSE and a whole lot more. It also supports desktop effects through Compiz with either AIGLX or XGL. This is an interesting little distribution worth checking out.

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A list of commands I put together for my new *buntu Friends

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Ubuntu

APP INSTALLATION
apt-cache search “program”
sudo apt-get install “program”
sudo apt-get -f install ?.....will fix an install

Howto: graphical login and encrypted directories on FC6

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HowTos

This howto shows how to create an EncFS-encrypted directory and how to automatically decrypt and mount it through the normal login using PAM.

Top New Slogans For Microsoft Windows Vista

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Humor
  • Vista: We Ain't Done Til The iPods Won't Run

  • Windows Vista - Duh! We Had To Tell The Stockholders Something
  • Finally We Can Bring You The Blue Screen Of Death In 1080p
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