Category: Linux

  • software suspend finally

    After many, many reboots and kernel recompiles i can hibernate 🙂 It appears that it is an ACPI problem, but if a use a hdparm like this for my disk [b]hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda[/b] IT WORKS. Probably that i can read from the disk fast before an […]

  • software suspend 2.1.7

    Could please somebody tell me why i cannot have a laptop that it will hibernate properly ? I am trying to make it work for more that a week. Today i had a better luck. With software suspend 2.1.7 for kernel 2.6.11-rc4 i am able to hibernate in runlevel 1 (using ACPI) all the time. […]

  • Monitor your ups using mrtg

    For a long time i wanted to monitor my UPS a APC SmartUPS 700VA using mrtg. The main problem is that the ups doesn’t support snmp. APCUPSD is a great program to monitor your ups (battery level, Load, etc) and shutdown your pc when the battey level is below a value. But it doesn’t provide […]

  • clamav hits 30000 virus definitions

    The latest clamav database has more than 30000 virus definitions. It is far away from the 100K, 120K that the commercial antivirus has but who cares about viruses 10 years old ?

  • slmodem and kernel 2.6.10

    Following my debian installation, [url]https://blog.billy.gr/archives/2005/01/24/debian-testing-microsoft-free-laptop/[/url] i had left a couple of things to take care. On of them was the onboard Modem. It took me more that 4 hours to figure what was going wrong with the slmodem. I tried a lot of versions up to 2.9.10. First of all if you are using kernel […]

  • debian testing = Microsoft Free Laptop

    I have spend most of my weekend installing debian testing. Finally i am microsoft free. No more dual boot in my laptop. Only debian. I was planning to do that when the sarge would be releases, but since there is no release schedule i wanted to try. Installation of debian testing using the debian-installer rc2 […]

  • spammers using mod_proxy ?

    Everyday last week, somebody was trying to connect to a spesific host on port 25 (SMTP), using mod_proxy. The IP’s are from a provider somewhere in Asia and the host they are trying to connect is in China. My apache mod_proxy cause it is disabled. I just see it on the logs. They want to […]

  • emerge system

    I am playing with gentoo on my laptop for about 3 months. Today i decided to do an emerge system. It is really easy to update it: emerge –sync followed by a emerge system (you can also use emerge –pretend system first in order to see what it will be updated) and finally a etc-update. […]