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Drupal: Please help fixing an elusive login issue

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Drupal

For quite some time now, we have been getting sporadic reports of mysterious login problems, mostly with Internet Explorer but sometimes with other browsers on other OSes.

Help by answering the following:

  1. What specific browser and OS has the problem? (including Major / Minor version)

  2. Does another browser on the same OS have the same problem?

Dual-head nVidia powered displays on openSuse linux: Simple!

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SUSE

I installed the new version of openSuse without any problems. On first boot it displayed only on one of the screens, giving a dark off-centre shadow on the other screen - oh fudge I thought.

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

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HowTos

This method of installation and configuration works for me, using a combination of apt and building from source. You must have a working apache or apache2 installation and understand the concepts involved with restarting the server, enabling modules and the location and format of configuration files, e.g., httpd.conf or apache2.conf.

boston wrap up

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OSS

we discussed default package contents and what settings to look into for customization for fedora 7. looks like f7 stands a good chance of having really nice kde packages thanks both to the fedora community expanding their embrace of the community in general (merging core and extras is a nice move, too) and rex and other kde fans putting in the time and effort.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.20 Released

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commit 62d0cfcb27cf755cebdc93ca95dabc83608007cd
Author: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Feb 4 10:44:54 2007 -0800

Vista too taxing but Linux on agenda

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OS

Inland Revenue has eschewed Microsoft Vista and will instead upgrade to Windows XP, while continuing to evaluate the merits of a switch to open source rival Linux.

Year of the Linux desktop? Who cares!

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Linux

Remember all those articles around the web that claim "This year might be the year for the Linux desktop" ? Honestly, should we really care? Shouldn't we let the user decide from themselves? Aren't they the final decider in all this?

What is Your Operating System Worth?

If you purchased one of the Microsoft Windows or Apple MacIntosh operating systems, or if it came on the computer it costs somewhere from about $89 (if it's an older Windows 95, 98, or Mac OS) up to a few hundred for the more expensive Windows Vista versions. If you are using Linux what did you pay? Nothing? A dollar or two to get it from a cheap ISO dump? But what is it really worth?

Virtual Users With Postfix, PostfixAdmin, Courier, Mailscanner, ClamAV On CentOS

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HowTos

This article shows how to set up a Postfix virtual mailserver with Courier-IMAP, Maildrop and the PostfixAdmin web interface. We will secure our mailserver with Mailscanner and ClamAV as anti-virus and SpamAssassin as anti-spam. The setup is based on CentOS 4.4.

DOOM 3 - v1.31 Linux Update Patch Available

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Gaming

id Software has released a new patch for its FPS DOOM 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3.1 and adds various fixes and improvements, Vista compatibility, and bringing back cross-platform multiplayer compatibility with the Mac.

Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

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HowTos

Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account.If you want to do something with root permission on the console you have to type sudo before the command.

SaxenOS 1.1 rc2

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Linux
Reviews
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It's been over a year since I tested the origins of SaxenOS, but when rc2 of version 1.1 was announced I thought it was time to see what was new. There have been changes afoot within the SaxenOS project, some major changes. Yet some of the fundamentals remained the same. It was easy to see the roots of Saxen while appreciating the new.

Ad Hoc Wireless connections from Linux to Windows

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HowTos

Hustle! To setup an Ad Hoc wireless connection between windows and Linux, it spend me half an hour of trying just because desperately wanna get Internet access. I decided to write down because the steps are confusing.

Creating a 3D effect with Gimp (or photoshop)

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Here's how to make a neat effect to make it look like the subject of a photo is popping out of the background. This can be done with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) or Photoshop. I use GIMP because it is a free open source program.

Overclocking, The Natural Way

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Hardware

Over the weekend a blizzard has hit Michigan causing sub-zero temperatures, inches of snow, and zealous winds. We took this opportunity to make the best of it with natural sub-zero overclocking. With the Abit AW9D i975X motherboard, an Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2GB of OCZ's Flex XLC PC2-9200 memory, and cooling provided by Mother Nature, we set off on a spontaneous overclocking adventure.

Ubuntu Networking Configuration Using Graphical Tool

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HowTos

The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Review of Parallels Workstation

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Reviews

Parallels Workstation is a new virtualization product from Parallels, Inc. I discovered this product while searching for other virtualization solutions other than VMWare; kinda wanted to see what other competing products offered.

Open Source Is democratising Knowledge

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OSS

In September 1991, when Linux Torvalds, a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, released 10,000 lines of code on the Internet, nobody could have believed that it would spark off a revolution.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Beta

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PCLOS
Reviews

PCLinuxOS is a installable LiveCD distribution that is geared towards the novice Linux user. As with any LiveCD distribution it gives you the “try before you buy” feeling that if you don't like the distribution, you don't have to commit your hardware to it.

Book Review: O'Reilly's Backup & Recovery

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"No one cares if you can back up — only if you can recover." This is probably the most important point in this book. Using a variety of open source tools, you are shown how to backup, test, and restore.

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Linux Development and LinuxCon

  • Linus Torvalds says GPL was defining factor in Linux's success
    Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux during a keynote conversation this week at LinuxCon NA in Toronto. Hohndel, who has been involved with the kernel for a very long time, said that during the past 25 years there have been many challenges, and one of the biggest challenges was the possibility of fragmentation. "How do we keep one single kernel?" he asked. "I used to be worried about fragmentation, and I used to think that it was inevitable at some point," said Torvalds. “Everyone was looking at the history of Linux and comparing it with UNIX. People would say that it’s going to fail because it's going to fragment. That's what happened before, so why even bother?" What made the difference was the license. "FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don't have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2," said Torvalds. "I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint."
  • Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel
    One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.
  • Linux turns 25 with a brilliant history
    Chances are, you use it every day. Linux runs every Android phone and tablet on Earth. And even if you’re on an iPhone or a Mac or a Windows machine, Linux is working behind the scenes, across the Internet, serving up most of the webpages you view and powering most of the apps you use. Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia—it’s all running on Linux. Now, Linux is finding its way onto televisions, thermostats, and even cars. As software creeps into practically every aspect of our lives, so does the OS designed by Linus Torvalds.
  • Intel Lost Another Open-Source Driver Developer To Google Earlier This Summer
    There was another long-time Intel open-source Linux graphics driver developer that left the company earlier this summer and is now working at Google on the Chrome/Chromium OS graphics stack. Among the notable departures in the past few months from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center were Jesse Barnes, Wayland-founder Kristian Høgsberg, and Dirk Hohndel and apparently others that went under the radar or outside of our area of focus. Another graphics driver developer no longer at Intel is Chad Versace.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa Driver

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.