When is our next meeting? Are there directions etc? Because this one
I aim to get to. Dick should be coming too but we weren't sure of the
date earlier this afternoon..
I have a project for anybody who wishes to give it a go. Nice and
simple and is doable during the evening :-)
Linux user #373362
I have been thinking a bit, and I have come up with somewhat of an idea. I
just want some input from you guys, and gals.
I was thinking about an open source web hosting project, where we run a
donations/ low cost based web hosting service that can benefit the Linux
community, where the money received goes to a Linux project or a charity, or
something like that.
The basis of the idea is to get everyone involved in providing things like
hardware to host a machine with a web hosting system on it. So people can
have their own website on a sub domain for next to no money. Now, I've
posted this on the Ubuntu UK thread, as well as my local LUG's to get ideas
and input, and maybe use Ubuntu as the drive behind the project.
I don't know, any input from people would be handy, I'm definitely willing
to put some of my little free time to good use, I have machines, and a
decent connection, but it stops about there.
Finally, what makes this idea different from any of those other hosting
services out there? Basically, the fact that it's going to be actually
providing some kind of good to a Community or Charity.
So yeah, ideas? Anyone?
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I've got an APC UPS that is currently powering my 24-port cisco switch and
my server. My server is running FreeBSD but doesn't have a serial port
which the UPS needs for emergency shutdown.
I'm soon to be adding a Winblowz server box into the network for testing,
that box will have a serial port and can therefore run shutdown scripts when
it is told that the power has f00bed and running on battery. I need to work
out a way of running the shutdown command on the fbsd box from windows
automatically such as within a batch file. I'm not entirely sure how i go
about getting a windows box to shutdown a fbsd box remotely so does anyone
have any ideas?
All i've come up with is setting up a user that when they logon runs
"shutdown -p NOW" and kills the server safely...then have a windows script
to call putty, login and then issue that. Again...i'm not sure how to go
This post is really for the South Staffs guys but both Lug's might be
At the last minute, about 6.00pm, last night I discovered I had a "Get
out of jail free" pass and headed off to the Wolves-Lug (Wolverhampton
Linux User Group) meeting.
Everyone was shocked to see me as I arrived unannounced and scurried
off to hide wallets, purses and Christmas wish lists. I made a mistake
in that I did not bring my Laptop along as the meeting evolved into a
quasi 'show an tell' which was pretty cool IMO.
Chris Procter and I had an interesting chat off the back of the latest
LugRadio podcast about Distro comparisons, using 'what you are used
too' and personal preferences e.g. KDE or Gnome browsers applications
Alex Willmer had a Fujitsu Amelio laptop with a broken screen which he
was giving away, he was installing Ubuntu by using an external screen
and I took great delight in scaring the life out of him by pretending
the install had frozen, crashed and generally fecked up. :-)
Adam Sweet gave away a supposedly (I've seen a mail this morning
saying that it actually works) broken strawberry G3 iMac which was fun
to watch four grown men spend 20 minutes taking it apart only to
discover the replacement hard drive had been left at home. Lol
As was to be expected I was surrounded by a sea of *The Brown Distro*
which was another reason for me to regret not bring the one true faith
of ArchLinux to this heathen coven I found myself in.
Typically just as I was thinking of leaving Ron turned up, Ron and I
have a mutual interest in all things 'Database' especially SugarCRM,
ACT and so forth, but low did Ron have something far more interesting
on his Laptop! The swine is running Nagios http://www.nagios.org/ I've
tried three times to get a fully functional version running and
failed. Installing is easy, getting it to, well, run is easy getting
it to actually do something can be pretty painful its all about
configuration files, as Ron said if you can get one to work your
Ron appeared to be monitoring three quarters of the UK with his set up
we all huddled round in a semi circle while he took us on a whirl wind
ride round the West Midlands from server to server, firewalls, routers
and and mysql machines.
I really wanted to stay longer but had to go as it was way past my bed time.
My thanks to Dave Morely for a pretty cool meeting, as I said if its
at your place in two weeks I'll come along.
Arch Linux is an independent i686-optimized community distribution for
intermediate and advanced Linux users. Utilising a Rolling Release
System packages are regularly updated and an ISO release is just a
snapshot to the stable packages at that time. So there's no need for a
fresh install the command 'pacman –Syu' upgrades the whole system.
After the good feedback from the previous meeting, I've going to be
holding another Meeting at Keele University on Monday the 26th of
November in the Chancellors building. Any other LUG's are welcome to
The meeting will start at about 6.30 and run until about 9 (if not later).
I'll be showing Revolution OS (http://imdb.com/title/tt0308808/) from
6.30 and then we'll have any informal discussion people wish to have.
To get to Keele please follow your favourite directions search engine,
when in the Keele bubble the best place to park is in the Chancellors
Keele's own directions can be found here:
Pretty much when you get up the Hill and enter Keele University
(You'll see lots of nice shiny IC buildings), follow the hill down
At the roundabout after travelling down the hill, take the third exit
and follow the road until the next left, then take the next left and
You should then be outside the chancellors building, it's a very odd
building and has hard to find rooms but I will post directions to the
room with tux on them.
I will also try to get some photos of the key landmarks so you know where to go.
Hope to see you there.
I think we've all seen a fair few web sites listing 'working'
hardware. As in working with Linux, of course. Well this is a bit
different in that it turns that on its head. It lists hardware that
does not work with Linux. It does give anybody who has the capability
somewhere to look to see what needs a device driver writing for it.
Though, it could be rather difficult if that 'capable' person does not
know any other spec's for the hardware. It is still useful to note
what 'not' to buy :-)
Linux user #373362
Hey guys, I've bought a ancient computer to mess about on and maybe
write some low-level C programs (as part of my degree/course). Its
Pentium 2 266MHz
128MB SDRAM PC100
ATI Rage 3D AGP x2
its a quality computer :P and great fun to poke about on. Shes got
Debian Unstable (sid?) on her atm from a Minimal Netinstall, and have
got XFCE on it.
To the Point: I can't get any sound of the bloody thing. I apt'd
alsa-base and alsa-utils, this only gives /etc/init.d/alsa-utils when
I start it I get the usual error of no volume to store, and then tells
me no sound card found. Being an older machine I thought the driver
might be covered in the old OSS system, so I installed alsa-oss but it
didn't make any difference.
So giving up on ALSA, I went looking at the hardware.
I ran lspci and from what I can see theres no mention of any
"Multimedia" or "Audio" labeled devices. Though someone on here might
know different? (I don't know my vintage soundcards)
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX
Host bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP
bridge (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro
100] (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro
AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c
So I decided to take a look at dmesg see if anything was mentioned at
boot up, theres this interesting section:
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: Card 'Onboard PnP Audio'
isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card detected total
pnp: Device 01:01.00 disabled.
So I'm assuming I have an ISA Plug-n-Pray Soundcard. Upon googling
for ISA and Linux stuff, the only thing I could find was to install
isapnptools, which is a very old Debian package which isn't
recommended as most ISA stuff can be handled by the kernel now-a-days.
I thought prehaps the soundcard was disabled in the BIOS and double
checked and its enabled. I'm sorry to say I'm not very good with my
old-skool hardware, and didn't pay much attention on my degree when we
were being taught about configuring IRQs so I'm not sure if this is
IRQ releated problem?
I though I'd check to see if there is any ISA loaded modules and found
a whole heap of sound modules loaded... are any of these conflicting
with my soundcard or messing up ALSA?
adam@debian:~$ lsmod|grep snd
snd_cs4232 15060 0
snd_opl3_lib 9824 1 snd_cs4232
snd_hwdep 8772 1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_cs4231_lib 23296 1 snd_cs4232
snd_pcm_oss 39200 0
snd_mixer_oss 15424 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 72324 2 snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 9512 2 snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 8096 1 snd_cs4232
snd_seq_dummy 3748 0
snd_seq_oss 29408 0
snd_seq_midi 8160 0
snd_seq_midi_event 6880 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 46320 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_m
snd_timer 21028 4 snd_opl3_lib,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_rawmidi 22624 2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 7692 6 snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_m
snd 48324 13 snd_cs4232,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_cs4231_li
soundcore 7520 1 snd
Anyways, any help is appreciated. It'd be nice to have sound though
its not essiential... never know it might make a nice project for me
to write my first device driver.