OnLamp.com

OnLamp.com Unearthed by Marcel http://www.onlamp.com/ … if you are into any kind of web development, The term [LAMP] was popular in Germany, and stands for using MySQL in conjunction with Linux, Apache, and either Perl, Python, or PHP. O’Reilly has a dedicated LAMP page (ONLamp) as Part of their Network: http://www.onlamp.com/. As you may know,…

CheckInstall

CheckInstall Unearthed by John Seymour http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall-1.5.0-pak.tgz (Slack Pack) http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall-1.5.0-1.i386.rpm (RPM) http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall-en.html 55.6 Kb A file that I have found useful is a program called Checkinstall, current version is 1.5. The url to the homepage is http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall-en.html. As you know, if you install a program from source code, to uninstall you have to know every place…

System Services – init

System Services – init I only see a small notation in the comment field about these being the default run level for Slackware. I think it might be useful to drop a note telling folks that the Init run level will vary slightly from distro to distro. I think 0,1,3 and 6 are always the…

Monitoring System Processes

Monitoring System Processes Well, I would say that if you don’t already plan to do so, some GREAT utilities to feature would be: ps top grep find locate whereis I know that each one of these has pretty fundamentally altered the way I use Linux when I learned them. – Derek Creating Directories Just wanted…

Penguin Shell, Day 30

Penguin Shell, day 30: 21 issues, 9000 subscribers, 7500 emails, 3 DIY Fridays, 2 distro reviews, enough tips and tricks to get you going, and a Penguin in a pear tree. I think we’re starting to gather a head of steam. My wife called me at work yesterday to say that a box had arrived…

Humorix

Humorix http://i-want-a-website.com/about-linux/ There’s nothing quite like a bit of good old-fashioned Linux humor. Yeah. Try telling that to your best non-geek buddy. You’re likely to get a look with about as much understanding as a hundred-mile stretch of pavement through Nevada in the summertime. Let’s face it – the general view of we geeks is…

Partition Image for Linux

Partition Image for Linux http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/partimage/partimage-static-0.6.1-1-rh72.i386.rpm http://www.partimage.org/ File Size: 689k Partition Image for Linux (PIL) is designed for partition-wide backups or cloning. It’s similar in function to programs like Norton Ghost and includes a boot disk for restoring your partitions. This program has value under several scenarios. Using PIL to back up your Linux partitions will…

System Services – syslogd

System Services – syslogd This is starting to get scary. This week alone, we’ve talked about two different Linux daemons – inetd and xinetd. Today, we’re going to talk about another: syslogd. What’s with all these daemons, anyway? If you remember, daemons are processes that fire off, then release control from the tty. They serve…

Monitoring System Processes

Monitoring System Processes Ever wonder what’s going on behind the scenes in your computer? What processes are running? What state are those processes in? How much CPU time are they taking? Linux offers a variety of tools to view this data on your machine. You can view a snapshot, or you can take a real-time…

More On Slackware

I’ve had quite the week here in Iowa. The weather has turned to November, our Spanish customers accepted their telecopes in our shop on Monday, I’m starting to pack for a two-week install, and I’ve rediscovered the subtle pleasures of a thin stable Linux distribution. Admittedly, Slackware has presented some challenges this week. Things that…