Sat 23 January 2010

Fixing Lighttpd in Debian on SheevaPlug
I was using SheevaPlug as my Home NAS, with and external usb hdd, until recently when I built my new NAS, based on ION ATOM, FreeBSD and ZFS. I am thinking to add an usb webcam and to use it as a monitoring system. I updated Debian "squeeze", which is ...

Mon 02 March 2009

Remove Beagle on OpenSUSE 11.1
Beagle is a desktop search software, but I don’t use this kind of "application". If you want to remove it from your system here is how to do it: Remove all related package: sudo zypper remove *beagle* Lock all this packages using zypper addlock sudo zypper addlock *beagle* Now ...

Mon 02 March 2009

VMWare Workstation 6.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1
Finally, I received my new hdd (the previos one died) so I decided to install OpenSUSE 11.1. VMWare refused to work. I tried to install VMware-server-1.0.8 but without any success, and in the case of VMware-server-2.0.0 I don't like the new management interface (they ...

Thu 13 November 2008

Clone your hard disk using linux
Just a simple method to clone your hdd, doesn't matter if you have also windows on it. I am using OpenSUSE and ddrescue: I consider: /dev/sda - old hdd /dev/sdb - new hdd $ sudo zypper install ddrescue # install the package $ sudo dd_rescue -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb # "dd_rescue" on ...

Sat 08 November 2008

Kubuntu upgrade from 7.10 to 8.10
I am using Kubuntu in Vmware just to play arround with it, so I decided to upgrade from 7.10 to 8.10, and this means that I will have as well KDE4. The upgrade process has been very easy, but I needed to upgrade first to 8.04 and ...

Mon 12 May 2008

Using KVM and Qemu
1. check if you have a processor that supports virtualization: egrep '^flags.*(svm|vmx)' /proc/cpuinfo 2. create the image to hold the guest OS (10G size in this case): qemu-img create -f qcow opensuse.img 10G 3. insert KVM kernel modules in the kernel if you compiled them as ...

Tue 29 April 2008

OpenSUSE 10.3 on Sony Vaio SZ4MN, webcam problems
I decided to install OpenSuse 10.3 in dual boot with Vista on my laptop, Sony Vaio SZ4MN. Everything it seems to work very well, without any problems, but I still have to test the modem and suspend to ram/disk. After I did a kernel update from 2.6 ...

Thu 24 April 2008

Wiping computer data before sale on linux
If you are thinking to sell your computer or only its hard disk then maybe it would be nice to know how to wipe your computer data. After you followed this procedure there will be no way to recover your data. The magic command is here, you can use LiveCD ...

Thu 21 February 2008

Kubuntu from 7.04 to 7.10 by resizing virtual disk
Finally, I found some time to update my virtual machine, Kubuntu from Feisty Fawn to Gutsy Gibbon. I didn't before because I had to resize the virtual disk, the empty space didn't allow me to do the update. So, the necessary steps are here: 1. resize the virtual ...

Tue 31 July 2007

Enabling Sources on openSUSE 10.2
Disable ZMD before proceeding: su -c "rczmd stop" su -c "rpm -e zmd libzypp-zmd-backend sqlite-zmd rug zen-updater" Now you can use YaST, Zypper or Smart. Zypper is the new command line tool in the openSUSE package management stack. You can use it just like rug. To add the relevant sources ...