Upgrading to FC5

Time to upgrade to FC5… First we upgrade our system to the latest FC4 updates: yum upgrade Upgrade the fedora release: rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-5-5.noarch.rpm Upgrade the yum: yum upgrade yum And now time for the full system upgrade: yum upgrade Wait……….do a reboot and you are up and running.

appending the bash history

One common problem with the default settings of bash or the defaults settings of your bash_profile ~/.bashrc is the bash_history. When you logout from your shell all the commands you entered there are writteen to the bash_history. Hmmm what happens when you logout from 2 or more shells ? Yes the last history list is […]

Playing with LVM

My main problem all the time is that i have small capacities on hard disks (8GB,10GB) and so on. I don’t want to throw them away but i don’t want also to leave them lying around. This time i did an exception: i bought a big one, a Western Digital WDC WD2000JB (200GB) plus this […]

Converting ext3 to reiserfs

I am a fun of reiserfs. Period. The only filesystem i had without reiserfs was on my laptop. 20GB of data on ext3. I wanted to converted to reiserfs without doing a tar create a new filesystem on the disk and untar the data. Since i had a working backup set, i give a try […]

Debian Installer etch beta 1 released

Debian team released the new installer for the etch. It appers that the next time (in about 1-2 years 🙂 that you will install Debian you will have a graphical version of the installer. For the rest of us, an apt-get dist-upgrade will be sufficient 🙂 Also they dropped support for installations using 2.6 kernel […]

openvpn 2.0

Dag hasn’t provided yet an rpm of the openvpn 2.0 for Fecoda Core 4. Here is one, just builded a couple of minutes ago 🙂 [url]http://www.billy.gr/downloads/openvpn-2.0-1.i386.rpm[/url]

Sveasoft Talisman 1.0.5 Problems

I am using the Talisman firmware on my WRT54GS for about 2 months. The last 2 days i was having problems with the connection to the internet. I am not sure that it was a problem with my adsl provider but i could connect at all 🙂 On the dmesg i was seeing messages like […]

Building kernel modules the debian way

What i hate after upgrading a kernel ? Compile all your modules that there are not part of the main stream kernel. If you use a custom kernel is easy. But if you want to stick for a reason with a prepackaged kernel sometimes is difficult. The debian way = Allways build a package for […]

ipw2100 and kernel 2.6.12 issues

After upgrading to kernel 2.6.12 with software suspend2 the ipw2100-1.1.0 driver stopped compiling. The following patch take care of it. It solves the[b] is_multicast_ether_addr[/b] and [b]create_workqueue[/b] errors. diff -Naur ipw2100-1.1.0/ieee80211.h ipw2100-1.1.0.test/ieee80211.h — ipw2100-1.1.0/ieee80211.h 2005-03-14 18:54:24.000000000 +0200 +++ ipw2100-1.1.0.test/ieee80211.h 2005-06-21 11:48:06.000000000 +0300 @@ -643,10 +643,12 @@ #define MAC_ARG(x) ((u8*)(x))[0],((u8*)(x))[1],((u8*)(x))[2],((u8*)(x))[3],((u8*)(x))[4],((u8*)(x))[5] +#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,12) extern inline int […]

Upgrading to Fedora Core 4

The machine that holds my blog, holds also everything for my domain 🙂 It was running fedora core 3 and it hasn’t been switched to Debian sarge (yet ?) due to the reason above. After the release of Fedora Core 4 i had 2 options: Download the CDs and use them for the upgrade or […]

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 released

Finally after 3 years the new debian sarge waits for us in the mirrors. For as that we were using testing upgrading is simple: Change the sources.list to point to sarge instead of testing and do aptitude update && aptitude -f –with-recommends dist-upgrade. I had allready done it when the sarge was frozen last week […]

Debian drops Sparc development

The Register has an article about the decision of Debian release manager Steve Langasek to drop some architectures… Sparc is one of them. [url]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/14/debian_reduced/[/url] Could somebody please explain me what i i will run on my sparc machines (beside Solaris of course) ? Let’s hope that they will reconsider it again….

kernel 2.6.11

Or maybe it is 2.6.11.1, or it is 2.6.11.2 or it is 2.6.11.3 ? Edit: 14/05/2004 I think today they desided that the latest 2.6 kernel is the 2.6.11.3 🙂 I was thinking to upgrade my machines…. NO, I will stay with the 2.6.10. Read why… [url]http://kerneltrap.org/node/4827[/url] Remember the kernel numbering has changed…. The *.x.y […]