|Site Update Posted Saturday, September 29, 2001 @ 11:21 PM by mayhem|
|Well the RDF blocks have been causing some problems lately with loading times for the site, in order to speed things up we have written a simple little script to cache the RDF files every 30 minutes or so, this should speed things up a fair amount and make everything run smoother. |
Next step is to put an in-house counter so that we don't use mycounter.com anymore, if someone can suggest a php script (or similar) that can will record unique hits to a file then please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Linux Mandrake 8.1 Released Posted Friday, September 28, 2001 @ 1:00 AM by mayhem|
|According to the Linux Mandrake homepage Mandrake 8.1 was released yesterday. "September 27, 2001 - Introducing Mandrake Linux 8.1 - MandrakeSoft is proud to announce Mandrake Linux 8.1 as the newest alternative to Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems. |
Mandrake Linux 8.1 is a complete operating system that provides both fully configured, easy to use desktops plus advanced, fine-tuned professional tools, including powerful server solutions."
You can read the Mandrake 8.1 overview here. Order your copy here, or download it from here.
|Linux the Hard Way - A Newbie Installation @ osopinion.com Posted Thursday, September 27, 2001 @ 6:04 PM by mayhem|
|"Installing Linux on computers used by newbies is no easy task, although it has its rewards. |
I have always been of the opinion that installing, configuring and using Linux is not hard these days. Certainly the advent of distributions has simplified the process immensely. Perhaps the only reason I hold this opinion is that I have learned the system from the ground up.
I have the patience to sit down and read the documentation, or search for alternative sources of information on the Net. So, when I was asked to help two sets of newbies install and use Linux systems in one week, I took the opportunity to do a case study and discover just how hard Linux was to the absolute novice.
The case study consists of my own family, who wanted wireless networking and Internet connection sharing, as well as a friend -- who shall remain nameless, lest he die of embarrassment -- who wanted a general-purpose Linux system."
For full story please visit www.osopinion.com.
|SECURITY: Red Hat Security Advisory: Insecure setserial initscript @ LinuxToday.com Posted Thursday, September 27, 2001 @ 5:59 PM by mayhem|
|"The initscript distributed with the setserial package (which is not installed or enabled by default) uses predictable temporary file names, and should not be used. setserial-2.17-4 and earlier versions are affected. If you have not recompiled your kernel, this issue does not affect you." |
For the full information click here.
|Linux On Your Dreamcast Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2001 @ 10:44 PM by mayhem|
|"Looking for a low-cost way to get started with embedded Linux? Or a fun weekend project? In this detailed how-to article at LinuxDevices.com, Bill Gatliff explains everything you need to do to install Linux on a Sega Dreamscast gaming console. Even the necessary Linux kernel, bootloader, and utility kernel patches are included and available for download. Nuffa those mindless video games ... it's time to become an embedded Linux hacker ;)" - slashdot.org.|
|Linux 2.4.10 Kernel Released Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2001 @ 12:51 AM by mayhem|
|Well the 2.4.10 Kernel has finally hit the mirrors according to information from LinuxToday.com, and you can download it from here. |
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 11:54:13 -0700 (PDT)
|Setting up your own Domain Name Posted Monday, September 24, 2001 @ 4:48 PM by mayhem|
|Recently I decided to setup another domain name for personal use and put this towards my Linuxbox (as many of who who visit the forums would have known already). After doing this I have written a nice little how-to for those of you who wish to do the same, it covers everything from registering the domain, setting up name servers, configuring sub domains, mail forwarding and virtual hosts. You can find the find information in the How-To Setup Your Own Domain or in the articles block.|
|2.4.10-pre15 hot off the press Posted Sunday, September 23, 2001 @ 11:28 PM by mayhem|
|The pre15 alpha patch for the 2.4.10 Linux kernel has just been released on www.kernel.org, you can download it from here: 2.4.0-pre15. |
|Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik speaks out for open source. Posted Sunday, September 23, 2001 @ 7:07 PM by mayhem|
|RedHat has posted this rather interesting on Open Source: "Open Source Now is dedicated to open source advocacy in schools and government. It's about ensuring all students receive a quality technical education, regardless of the financial well-being of their school or the area they live in. And it's about making sure the voice of the open source community is heard in state and federal governments." |
You can download Matthew Szuliks speech from here.
|The Linux Boot Process on the i386 Posted Sunday, September 23, 2001 @ 7:02 PM by mayhem|
|For those of you who are interested, Linux.com has a good article on understanding the boot process of a i386 machine. From BIOS to looking at the MBR (Master Boot Record) then onto the Kernel and finishing with INIT. The full article is available here.|
|Return to Castle Wolfenstein Test for Linux Posted Sunday, September 23, 2001 @ 6:53 PM by mayhem|
|This just in: "The Linux client for the Return to Castle Wolfenstein multiplayer test has been released by id Software. The version 0.7.16-1 client install can be downloaded in full (65MB), or minus the pakfile (for those who installed the Win32 version in Linux with Wine). Presumably the Linux RTCW FAQ page will be updated with whatever issues players encounter with the test; the test includes one Normandy-inspired level which pits the Allies against the Axis as they fight over war plans." - LinuxGames.com. |
Linux Return to Castle Wolfenstein MP Test 0.7.16-1 Download:
Client (Full) - ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/wolf/linux/wolfmptest-0.7.16-1.x86.run
Client (Binaries only) - ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/wolf/linux/wolfmptest-nomedia-0.7.16-1.x86.run
|Kernel Update Posted Saturday, September 22, 2001 @ 6:09 PM by mayhem|
|Two more patches for the 2.4.10 Linux kernel have been released, they are pre13 and pre14. On top of these there is a -ac patch to the stable Linux kernel series, 2.4.9-ac14. - kernel.org |
|Update to CAT5 cable making Posted Friday, September 21, 2001 @ 2:01 AM by mayhem|
|It was pointed out to me yesterday in the forums that I had made a colour coding mistake with the cross over cables. Basically the pin configuration was correct but the wire colouring wasn't (basically this is to do with the twisted pair wires being used in a particular way to reduce interference). You will be happy to know that the article has been updated to comply with the IEEE standard, you can read it here.|
|W32/Nimda@MM Virus Posted Thursday, September 20, 2001 @ 6:05 PM by mayhem|
|"This threat can infect all unprotected users of Win9x/NT/2000/ME. Its main goal is simply to spread over the Internet and Intranet, infecting as many users as possible and creating so much traffic that networks are virtually unusable. |
All end users and administrators running Microsoft Internet Explorer (ver 5.01 or 5.5 without SP2), are advised to install this patch for the Incorrect MIME Header Can Cause IE to Execute E-mail Attachment vulnerability.
All IIS administrators (and Win2K users who may not know they are running IIS), who have not already done so, should also install this patch (August 15, 2001 Cumulative Patch for IIS)"
For full information view the McAfee information on the virus.
|Yet another kernel release Posted Thursday, September 20, 2001 @ 6:00 PM by mayhem|
|Well the latest kernel patch is 2.4.10-pre12, you can download it here and view the full changelog here. |
|Optus@Home ports scans Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2001 @ 4:09 PM by mayhem|
|Well there is once again alot of talk about Optus@Home port scanning its users, they doing this in order to find out if anyone is running servers such as Telnet, SSH, FTP, HTTP, VNC, PC Anywhere etc since they any server is strictly forbibben in the AUP. We are compiling a list of IP addressses that are scanning users machines and will post it on the site soon so that you can prevent them from scanning your linuxbox's (there is always some of us who use these services for practical reasons, so we must protect ourselves somehow).|
|Kernel 2.4.10-pre11 patch is now out Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2001 @ 1:12 AM by mayhem|
|Well they are still rolling these patches out as fast as we can post about them, you can download the 2.4.10-pre11 patch from here and the full changelog is here. |
|2.4.10 Kernel Update Posted Saturday, September 15, 2001 @ 9:22 AM by mayhem|
|Here is the latest list of changes in the 2.4.10 kernel which is now upto pre9. |
|How-To Make Your Own CAT5 LAN Cables Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2001 @ 11:40 PM by mayhem|
|For those of you who want to make your own CAT5 cables but don't know what you need or how to do it, then this little document is for you. Read It Here, it basically walks you through what tools you will need and shows you step by step how to make either a cross-over or straight cat5 network cable.|
|2.4.10 Kernel Is Getting Closer Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2001 @ 1:45 AM by mayhem|
|With the recent release of the 2.4.10 prepatch alpha release (2.4.10-pre7) the new 2.4.10 kernel looks closer and closer to release (who knows when).With 3 releases in the last 2 days (pre5, pre6, pre7) the coders have been working hard on the new kernel. The changelog is available here. Here are some of the current new (most recent) features/fixes: |
|Server Problems Posted Monday, September 10, 2001 @ 4:34 PM by mayhem|
|Unfortunately with the latest move of servers we have found that there is a problem with the setup of our CGI directory, and as a result certain parts of the site don't seem to be working properly (mainly the poll now), we will try and resolve these problems as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvience.|
|Competitions Announced Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2001 @ 1:09 AM by mayhem|
|It is my great pleasure to announce the first competition for Linux@Home. This is one for all those web developers out there, we are looking for a custom and useful cgi/perl/php script for a unix/linux admin, for more details visit the contest details herepage (or by clicking "Contests" on the left menu). You will need to enter the competition before the end of this month and submissions will close mid next month (judgin will then take place immediately). And now for the prize, an Aopen KF45B Midi Tower case (no PSU) kindly supplied by our friends at F.A.T. Computers. Good Luck to everyone, and let the coding begin!!!|