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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

Linux StepByStep

Linux StepByStep

http://linux.nf/stepbystep.html

Linux – ” … a nation of the people, by the people and for the people …” Err, something like that. That’s really the overriding philosophy of Linux StepByStep. It’s firsthand accounts of installations, problems, resolutions, and all the …continue reading

ZopSlack

ZipSlack Unearthed by mikey

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/zipslack/zipslack.zip http://www.slackware.com/ 31.1 MB

ZipSlack – Slackware on a Zip Disk. Not only is this distribution small, but it’s meant to install on FAT or FAT32 partitions. Using the UMSDOS filesystem, ZipSlack requires no reformatting or …continue reading

System Services – inetd.conf

System Services – inetd.conf

We’re spending time this week with some of the core system services found in Linux distributions. Yesterday, we talked a bit about the inted and xinetd daemons. You’ll remember that they load on behalf of the network-related programs, listening quietly for …continue reading

Doing su in sudo

Doing su in sudo

Some of the tasks you want to perform in Linux require root permissions. You’ve seen this already throughout the newsletter: the infamous “su” command. I’ve also mentioned the dangers of root – namely the fact that root is omnipotent. It can …continue reading

Midway Through Slackware leg

We’re midway through the Slackware leg of the Great Distro Review. I’ve had fun this week, playing in my new Slackware sandbox. That’s a tough part of this series of reviews – just when I start to get acclimated to a new distribution, it’s time …continue reading

Linux Counter

Linux Counter

http://counter.li.org/

The Linux Counter is an interesting project aimed at making a reasonable estimate of the number of Linux users worldwide. From a statistical analysis perspective, the site has a wealth of details regarding kernel versions, uptime, Linux user density, …continue reading

Downloader for X

Downloader for X

http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo/files/nt-1.30-1.i386.tgz http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo/files/nt-1.30-1.i386.rpm http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo/

Downloader for X is a small download manager for the X Window system. It supports simultaneous downloads and timeout reconnections. It also has a built in queue for multiple file downloads. If …continue reading

System Services – inetd and xinetd

System Services – inetd and xinetd

Linux is full of daemons. No, no, no … put the phone down. You don’t need the local priest to perform an exorcism on you Linux box. Daemons in Linux are good things. Good daemons? Yep. inetd and xinetd …continue reading

USB Optical Mise in Slack

USB Optical Mice in Slack

I’ll readily admit that some of my hacks in Linux are not the most elegant. I muck around, trying this and that, searching through other posted solutions to a problem, until something strikes me or until I stumble into a …continue reading

Hackin’ Slack

This week, I’ve been hackin’ Slack. And I do mean hacking. Chapter Two of the Great Distro Review (OK – 2 1/2 if you count the half install of Debian) has, so far, proven both challenging and rewarding. Everything you’d want from Linux. Slackware is …continue reading

Slackware Linux

Slackware Linux

http://www.slackware.com/

The home of this week’s Great Distro Review contender. Slackware.com is quite a nice site in a simple and straightforward way. In other words, the design lends itself to an analogy to the distribution. Don’t let the simplicity of …continue reading

AbiWord

AbiWord

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/abiword/abiword-0.9.5.tar.gz http://www.abisource.com/

ABiWord is, as the name suggests, a standalone word processing program. Not just for Linux, AbiWord is available for Windows, Linux/PPC, QNX, FreeBSD, and NetBSD. The design is a page straight out of Redmond – a two-edged …continue reading

System Services – /etc/inittab

System Services – /etc/inittab

We’re finishing up the first month of Penguin Shell this week. It seems like a good time to dig deep into the heart of Linux. If today’s GnomeCORE seems a bit tough, don’t despair. Read it, understand it as best you …continue reading

Colorizing Slack Directories

Colorizing Slack Directories

I’m not a big fan of colorizing. In fact, I’m quite happy that the fad of colorizing old movies has all but faded to a black and white memory. I have, however, been spoiled by the colorization found in recent commercial Linux …continue reading

Slow Weekend

I hope your weekend was good. Mine was slow and relaxing. After a lighter week last week, I actually got to catch up on some sleep this weekend. About the most taxing thing I did was to string the Christmas lights along the front of …continue reading

Free Online Dictionary of Computing

Free Online Dictionary of Computing

http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/

You’ve already seen this link today, scattered throughout the GnomeCORE section. This site is a great resource for learning the terminology of Linux, and of computing in general. Fully searchable, FOLDOC is an exhaustive resource for computer-related …continue reading

Galeon

Galeon

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/galeon/galeon-0.12.8-1-rh6.i386.rpm http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/galeon/galeon-0.12.8.tar.gz http://galeon.sourceforge.net/

One of the things that keeps people from making the jump to Linux is the perceived scarcity of powerful fast browsers. Netscape has, for the most part, fallen into ill-favor with many …continue reading

System Services

System Services

Linux systems rely heavily on five systems services; init, inetd, xinetd, syslog, and cron. These systems, while relatively simple in structure, handle many of the most important elements of the Linux OS. They are, to a large extent, the crucial elements of the …continue reading

Creating Directories

Creating Directories

As with any system, a Linux system can quickly become a computing home. Everyone has a unique method for organizing the items in their life, even if it’s a complete lack of organization! In order for your Linux system to truly become a …continue reading

In a Food Coma

Let me say this. It’s incredibly hard to write when, essentially, you’re in a food coma.

By 4:00 yesterday afternoon, I was wondering if I’d reached the highest tryptophan levels possible in humans without crossing over into raging toxicity. Of course, by 4:30 …continue reading