Testing lightdm not remembering session

2012-07-31 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I installed Debian Testing amd64 with the Debian desktop environment. I then installed task-xfce-desktop, including lightdm and setting lightdm as the default desktop manager. When I login to an xfce desktop, lightdm is running and gdm is not: 2012-07-31 17:01:54 root@i72600s

Re: Testing lightdm not remembering session

2012-08-01 Thread David Christensen
On 08/01/12 07:37, Camaleón wrote: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=648220 I'm seeing the same bug. Thanks! David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of unsubscribe. Trouble? Contact listmas...@lists.debian.org Archive:

Re: wanted: Debian Cloud hosting provider suggestions

2012-10-04 Thread David Christensen
On 10/04/12 11:01, John W. Foster wrote: ... Mediawiki server with all the supporting gadgets on a server in my office. On 10/04/12 11:31, Nuno Magalhães wrote: ... i was happy with linode ... +1 for Linode: http://www.linode.com/ I ran a 3 page static web site for a political

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/27/12 17:29, Marc Shapiro wrote: I'm really getting annoyed by my random system lockups, so I have been looking at new motherboards, new systems, etc. My previous desktop machine was Squeeze i386 running on an Intel D865GBFLK motherboard with an Intel Pentium 4 3.4E GHz HT socket 478

Re: Wheezy xcp-xapi /usr/share/doc/xcp-xapi/README.Debian xe Error: Connection refused (calling connect )

2012-04-29 Thread David Christensen
On 04/29/2012 06:58 AM, Camaleón wrote: Thanks for the reply. :-) Shouldn't that command be xe -help or xe --help? :-? That's what I thought on the first try. 'man xe' indicates help is a command, not an option. I've never used that package but I would ensure to carefully follow the

http://cdimage.debian.org/*-update-*.jigdo images?

2012-04-30 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I use jigdo to obtain Debian ISO images. Tonight, I'm getting: debian-6.0.4-amd64-CD-1.jigdo debian-6.0.4-amd64-CD-1.template Plus the four checksum and four signature files at: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.4/amd64/jigdo-cd/ I've also noticed *-update-*

Re: http://cdimage.debian.org/*-update-*.jigdo images?

2012-05-01 Thread David Christensen
On 05/01/2012 02:33 AM, Steve McIntyre wrote: http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#update-cd Thanks! :-) David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of unsubscribe. Trouble? Contact listmas...@lists.debian.org Archive:

Dual head Intel i7-2600S and DQ67SWB3

2012-05-25 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I'm attempting to get a dual head setup working using an Intel i7-2600S processor, Intel DQ67SWB3 motherboard, and Debian GNU/Linux. (See end for console session.) The DVI (Blue) Analog port is configured as primary in CMOS setup, and connects via an Intel DVI/ VGA adapter

Re: Dual head Intel i7-2600S and DQ67SWB3

2012-05-25 Thread David Christensen
On 05/25/2012 12:06 PM, Claudius Hubig wrote: I am a bit confused about your actual aim: Do you want both screens in clone mode all the time, or in clone mode during boot and span mode within Gnome? Thanks for the reply. :-) My goal is at least one monitor displaying during POST, GRUB,

debian-testing-amd64-CD-1 20120528-04:45

2012-05-28 Thread David Christensen
debian-users: I am attempting to install Debian testing using today's build (debian-testing-amd64-CD-1 20120528-04:45). It fails with the following message on virtual console 4. HTH, David -- May 28 22:01:52 in-target: The following NEW packages will be installed: May 28 22:01:52

ata3.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x400100 action 0x6 frozen

2012-06-09 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I have a new machine with debian-6.0.5-amd64 and: Intel i7-2600S processor Intel DQ67SW motherboard Intel 520 Series 60 GB SSD I noticed error messages similar to the following example on the console: [ 131.742744] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x10

Re: ata3.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x400100 action 0x6 frozen

2012-06-10 Thread David Christensen
On 06/10/2012 04:55 AM, Camaleón wrote: ... (is a DIY or you bought the system already assembled)? I bought parts and put them together. On 06/10/2012 04:55 AM, Camaleón wrote: dmesg | grep ata3.00 will tell what's attached to the SATA 3 port. The Intel 520 SSD. On 06/10/2012 04:55 AM,

Re: CGI Scripts

2012-07-01 Thread David Christensen
On 07/01/12 14:05, Ethan Rosenberg wrote: 1] Where should I put the CGI scripts that I write 2] Where should the Scriptalias be located and what should be its structure. 3] How should I run my CGI scripts. Assuming you have installed the apache2 package, the configuration files are stored

Re: Restore point needed

2012-07-07 Thread David Christensen
On 07/06/12 15:23, Leo wrote: We use Linux system till a lot of years in our servers. (www.higiene.edu.uy). I think - if possible for developpers -, that a restore point could be a great step forward. When I make an : aptitude safe-upgrade, never I will now if I will have same problems or now.

apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, and now system fails to boot

2012-07-09 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I have an Intel DQ67SW motherboard with Intel i7-2600S processor and have installed debian-6.0.5-amd64 and the 3.2 kernel from backports. I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade yesterday. Since then, the system fails to boot: Loading Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 ...

Re: apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, and now system fails to boot

2012-07-10 Thread David Christensen
On 07/09/2012 08:40 AM, Claudius Hubig wrote: Thanks for the reply. :-) David Christensendpchr...@holgerdanske.com wrote: Loading Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 ... Loading initial ramdisk ... Loading, please wait... Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:

Re: apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, and now system fails to boot

2012-07-11 Thread David Christensen
On 07/10/2012 06:46 PM, Claudius Hubig wrote: So the problem is apparently in the building of the initrd and its detection of ‘necessary’ modules That sounds plausible. Unfortunately, I don't have knowledge of of initramfs system. Looking at it's /etc tree and a few man pages, I might be

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/27/12 23:10, David Christensen wrote: I finally settled on Wheezy OOTB as much as possible with LUKS, ext4, and VirtualBox, Correction: And Intel HD 2000 graphics support, single head. On 10/28/12 04:32, Mark Allums wrote: I don't bother with SSDs on Linux machines for personal use

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/28/12 04:54, Martin Steigerwald wrote: SSD might still be good bet. They are like switching from floppy disk to harddisk for me. +1 On 10/28/12 11:11, Mark Allums wrote: The principle is sound, but the prices are 10x too much. Intel 520 series 60 GB SSD -- $91.93

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/28/12 11:46, Marc Shapiro wrote: Is there anything that speaks against keeping it? What is the make and model number of the 1 TB HDD? ... there are three of us here. Myself, my wife and daughter. ... if the old box stays up as a server. If it does not, then the 1 TB drive goes into

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/28/12 13:40, Doug wrote: If you build a powerful machine with 8 cores, can't you make it a server, with two more terminals, so the wife and daughter can log in and work while you do? I don't know how to do that, but there must be some Unix maven here who cah=n tell you.

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/28/12 15:48, Marc Shapiro wrote: The question is not whether or not it can be used as a server. The question is whether the problem I have with lockups is caused by the graphics card, drivers, some other user software that is running, etc, or not. If so, then the system will run fine as a

Re: Advice on system purchase

2012-10-28 Thread David Christensen
On 10/28/12 19:07, Marc Shapiro wrote: I have run memtest86+ for over a day with no errors, or lockups. I have asked questions here. I have done web searches on various possibilities. The closest I could find to my situation is the graphics driver problem referred to by Johan in the thread

dual head for Wheezy amd64 and Intel HD Graphics 2000

2012-11-04 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I have a system with Wheezy amd64 and Intel HD Graphics 2000. Single head is working on the DVI-I connector. I would like to get a second monitor working on the Display Port connector. Any suggestions? TIA, David -- 2012-11-04 10:49:43 dpchrist@i72600s ~ $ cat

Re: dual head for Wheezy amd64 and Intel HD Graphics 2000

2012-11-04 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: Some more information follows. David -- 2012-11-04 11:04:10 dpchrist@i72600s ~ $ dpkg -l xserver-xorg-video-intel Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required

Re: dual head for Wheezy amd64 and Intel HD Graphics 2000

2012-11-04 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: Dual head is working, sort of... Both monitors are at 1024x768 @ 60 Hz. When I boot up, the login screen is in extended mode. If I run Start - Settings - Display, and try to set both monitors to 1600x1200, the screen changes to clone mode. The dialog box says the resolution

Re: dual head for Wheezy amd64 and Intel HD Graphics 2000

2012-11-04 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: Here are the BIOS settings for Configuration - Video: Integrated Graphics DeviceAlways Enable IGD DVMT MemoryMaximum DVMT Primary Video AdapterInt Graphics (IGD) IGD

Re: dual head for Wheezy amd64 and Intel HD Graphics 2000

2012-11-04 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: Since connecting the second monitor on DisplayPort, I've noticed repeated error messages during Linux boot: [drm:intel_dp_i2c_aux_ch] *ERROR* too many retries, giving up dmesg shows 202 such messages: 2012-11-04 19:36:41 dpchrist@i72600s ~ $ dmesg | grep drm:intel |

Re: Noob Question :-/ ....

2012-11-11 Thread David Christensen
On 11/11/12 09:50, William A. Mahaffey III wrote: [root@opty165a:/etc, Sun Nov 11, 10:49 AM] 592 # ll /dev/ad* crw-rw 1 root disk 0, 78 Nov 10 08:34 /dev/ad0 crw-rw 1 root disk 0, 79 Nov 10 08:34 /dev/ad0s1 crw-rw 1 root disk 0, 82 Nov 10 08:34 /dev/ad4 crw-rw 1 root disk 0, 83

Re: ssh issue

2012-11-11 Thread David Christensen
On 11/11/12 11:39, Rainer Dorsch wrote: I have on a Debian squeeze server an issue, that I can only login as user rd, not as user gpxrecorder, although there seems to be no difference in the accounts: bokomoko:~# diff ~rd/.ssh/authorized_keys ~gpxrecorder/.ssh/authorized_hosts Have you

Re: Noob Question :-/ ....

2012-11-11 Thread David Christensen
On 11/11/12 12:54, William A. Mahaffey III wrote: Does Debian-kfreeBSD in fact have ext3fs support ? I dunno -- perhaps that's the problem. (I use Debian Squeeze i386 and Debian Wheezy amd64.) A console-only install of Debian Squeeze i386 can have a fairly small memory footprint (my CVS

Re: ssh issue

2012-11-11 Thread David Christensen
On 11/11/12 13:48, Rainer Dorsch wrote: Hmm...authorized_keys contain keys from the user who wants to login. I does not make sense to generate keys for the gpxrecorder account (?). I typically create user keys on both ends. The O/S installer and/or package manager typically create host keys

Re: ssh issue

2012-11-11 Thread David Christensen
Am Sunday 11 November 2012 schrieb Selim T. Erdogan: How come you're diffing authorized_keys for rd and authorized_hosts for gpxrecorder? Good eyes. I use only authorized_keys on my machines. I suggest renaming authorized_hosts to authorized_keys for gpxrecorder. David -- To

Re: BackupPC restore problem

2012-11-14 Thread David Christensen
On 11/14/12 12:48, Gary Roach wrote: I got home from vacation, fired up the systems and one of the hard drives was trashed. Two days of recovery attempts didn't work so I reformatted and reinstalled the Debian Squeeze system. What do you mean by trashed? Have you run any hardware diagnostics

Re: Memory errors on new memory in new system

2012-12-01 Thread David Christensen
http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2012/11/msg01468.html From: Marc Shapiro marcns...@gmail.com Last weekend I put together a new box to replace the one that has been locking up repeatedly. The components are: Gigabyte 970A-DS3 MB 8GB (2x4GB) Patriot G3 RAM When I purchase

Re: Combining Icedove data

2013-01-05 Thread David Christensen
On 01/05/13 13:27, Gary Roach wrote: I am trying to combine the information from my laptop version of Icedove into the icedove copy on my home PC. Inside Icedove, I keep my e-mail messages in local folders named after my username and year (for backup and archiving purposes):

Re: Combining Icedove data

2013-01-06 Thread David Christensen
On 01/06/13 13:57, Gary Roach wrote: Unfortunately, I have two of the .default directories that need to be combined into one. Have you tried the file system copy and paste method I outlined? Did it work? If it didn't work or doesn't meet your needs, please clarify. David -- To

Re: Combining Icedove data

2013-01-06 Thread David Christensen
On 01/06/13 18:19, Gary Roach wrote: I didn't try copy and paste because there must be a ton of files, sub directories and the sub-sub directories Yes. none of them easily readable. You don't need to read them; Icedove does. To accurately cut an paste would be a nightmare. Not if you

Re: disk labels mismatch

2013-01-14 Thread David Christensen
On 01/14/13 07:18, pavicic wrote: I've added a new disk in a hurry and now I have several mismatches. Would anyone care to help me to sort them out. I'd suggest that you gather usage information for your various partitions/ directories, back up everything, wipe the disks, and start over. I

Re: disk labels mismatch

2013-01-15 Thread David Christensen
On 01/15/13 04:06, pavicic wrote: I thought I came to a Linux forum where people solve problems not scrap them. The latter sounds like from a Windoze forum. I have a SOHO network with my primary desktop/ VirtualBox server, two desktops, one backup server, and a Windows XP laptop. I used to

Re: Avoiding restricted boot hardware

2013-02-28 Thread David Christensen
On 02/28/13 08:58, Lars Noodén wrote: Can anyone recommend brands or models of desktop (dinosaur) hardware that is currently safe for Debian? I have an Intel DQ67SW motherboard with an Intel i7-2600S processor, Corsair CMV8GX3M2A1333C9 memory (8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz dual channel), and Intel 60

Re: Disk performance deteriated to unbearable levels

2011-11-06 Thread David Christensen
On 11/06/2011 03:13 PM, David Purton wrote: Fairly recently - maybe in the last few months - but it's hard to tell, the disk performance has dropped through the floor. First, make at least two complete back up sets and store one off-site. It could be a hardware problem. Your hard drive

Re: [OT] Computer box as earth

2011-11-29 Thread David Christensen
On 11/29/2011 03:57 PM, Mark Panen wrote: On 30/11/2011 01:49, Arnt Karlsen wrote: I have a router right next to my machine and have connected a data surge arrestor, can i connect the earth of the surge arrestor to the machine?

looking for a non-RAID SAS PCIe HBA that works with Debian amd64 OOTB

2011-11-29 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I'm looking for a non-RAID SAS PCIe HBA that works with Debian amd64 OOTB. Any suggestions? TIA, David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of unsubscribe. Trouble? Contact listmas...@lists.debian.org Archive:

Re: looking for a non-RAID SAS PCIe HBA that works with Debian amd64 OOTB

2011-11-30 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: Thanks for the replies. :-) On 11/29/2011 11:12 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote: PCIe x4, or x8? Either. x1 would also be fine (if such a SAS HBA exists). I'd rather avoid x16. How many SAS ports? Internal or external? Or both? At least 1 internal. Discrete or multilane

Debian 6.0.3 i386 - g++ hello.cpp - error: iostream.h: No such file or directory

2011-12-21 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I'm attempting to compile C++ hello, world! on Debian 6.0.3 i386 and seem to be missing iostream.h (?). libstdc++6 seems to be installed (?). Do I need one of these packages? http://packages.debian.org/search?searchon=contentskeywords=iostream.hmode=pathsuite=stablearch=i386

Re: Debian 6.0.3 i386 - g++ hello.cpp - error: iostream.h: No such file or directory

2011-12-21 Thread David Christensen
On 12/21/2011 06:26 PM, Bob Proulx wrote: The problem is that C++ has changed significantly over the years. You are operating from obsolete documentation. The new names for the header files no longer contain a .h on the end. Try compiling this program instead. #includeiostream int main () {

Re: Debian 6.0.3 i386 - g++ hello.cpp - error: iostream.h: No such file or directory

2011-12-22 Thread David Christensen
On 12/21/2011 07:34 PM, Ashton Fagg wrote: I've used Big C++ by Cay Horstmann and Timothy Budd. It's great if you're just starting off but it also includes a fair bit of more advanced stuff also. It was a prescribed text book for one of my university subjects and I must confess it's very nice -

OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-22 Thread David Christensen
Someone wrote: I am like you and wrote most of my C++ during the early years of the language. I used the ATT Cfront version 1.2 compiler for years. Always on Unix machines and never on Windows. I have become disillusioned with the new C++ that has the kitchen sink in it. It has become the

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-23 Thread David Christensen
On 12/23/2011 07:57 AM, Dean Allen Provins, P. Geoph. wrote: I noted your comments on Python, and while I haven't any experience with the 2 - 3 transition, I am inclined to prefer it. In fact, almost all my work is now in that language. You can see some examples at my page (below) in the

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-24 Thread David Christensen
On 12/24/2011 06:44 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote: Lisp Smalltalk Erlang Haskell Caml/OCaml APL - if you're crazy or want to be; or you could go all the way to Brainfuck (http://esolangs.org/wiki/Brainfuck) for that matter, Ada, if you're writing mission-critical/safety-critical systems If you're

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-24 Thread David Christensen
On 12/24/2011 08:54 AM, lina wrote: Did not notice the difference between () and {} in tutorial. Perl is the most complex and subtle programming language/ system I know (attempt?). For example, see the following Perl script which demonstrates syntax for accessing single and multiple (slice)

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-24 Thread David Christensen
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:46:23PM -0800, David Christensen wrote: $ cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.3 $ python --version Python 2.6.6 On 12/24/2011 10:51 AM, Dean Allen Provins, P. Geoph. wrote: My system and Python versions are identical to yours. Python 3.2.2 seems to be the current stable

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-24 Thread David Christensen
On 12/24/2011 01:06 PM, Jerome BENOIT wrote: what about D ? I'd really like to start using a UML power tool to help me with advanced applications. I've used Umbrello, but it hasn't been updated since June 2007 and its Perl support is thin/ immature. (C++ and Java appear to be the best

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-24 Thread David Christensen
On 12/24/2011 02:13 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote: Now E, on the other hand, adds significant capabilities for secure distributed computing based on the object-capability model: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_%28programming_language%29 Interesting. But, Go has similar (?) concurrency features and

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-24 Thread David Christensen
On 12/24/2011 08:50 AM, PMA wrote: Rather than APL itself -- value judgement aside -- you might consider its successor and superset, *J* ( http://www.jsoftware.com/ ). Interesting. :-) David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of unsubscribe.

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-25 Thread David Christensen
On 12/25/2011 09:42 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote: On a more general note: for advanced application (as the subject focuses on), and assuming that advanced translates to complicated - Yes, you caught me. I had a hard time deciding what word to use, and settled on advanced. To elaborate, I'm

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-26 Thread David Christensen
On 12/25/2011 06:17 PM, Joel Rees wrote: Did you say you'd looked at Ruby? I didn't say, but, yes, I have looked at Ruby. It seems to be purpose-built for web stuff, which would help me with the web apps I'm wanting, but I don't know how well it would work for everything else. Well,

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-26 Thread David Christensen
On 12/26/2011 01:12 AM, Teemu Likonen wrote: That's Common Lisp. I think SBCL is the most popular free-software implementation for the language. Emacs+Slime is the most popular development environment. I've installed all three packages and will play with them. Usenet group comp.lang.lisp is

Re: OT programming languages/ systems for advanced applications on Linux

2011-12-26 Thread David Christensen
On 12/26/2011 02:54 PM, Bob Proulx wrote: But Ruby suffers from being popular on platforms that lack a good package manager. That hurts it terribly on Debian because so many Ruby authors have written so much packaging code making it difficult or perhaps impossible to create a well behaved

Re: Common Lisp

2011-12-27 Thread David Christensen
On 12/26/2011 09:16 PM, Teemu Likonen wrote: #!/usr/bin/sbcl --script (write-line Hello, world!) ... For installing external libraries the best choise is Quicklisp: http://www.quicklisp.org/beta/ ... Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel is very good tutorial/book. It's available in the

Re: String Manipulation and a Need for RS-232

2011-08-30 Thread David Christensen
On 08/30/2011 06:08 AM, Martin McCormick wrote: In the standard set of tools that are free and found on most Unix systems, which language such as perl, python, etc can handle rS-232 gracefully and do strings without having to reen vent the wheel? I've used Perl and Win32::SerialPort to

Re: Can you help me figure out why I can't get Grub to install from netinstall cd's?

2011-08-30 Thread David Christensen
On 08/30/2011 06:54 PM, kei...@strucktower.com wrote: I use the Graphical Expert Install option. I use the manual partition option when I get to it. I delete all the existing partition then recreate it. I have a 120GB SSD drive- I only partition one 40Gb primary partition for the entire ext4

Re: Partitioning my new 1TB drive

2011-09-25 Thread David Christensen
On 09/25/2011 07:19 PM, Marc Shapiro wrote: Now that I have my Seagate 1TB drive functional and recognized by Linux, I need to format the thing. As I mentioned in my previous thread, my current boot drive on this box is only 40 GB. I intend to keep it as the boot drive and use the new drive

Re: Equivalencing usernames/ids across computers

2011-10-14 Thread David Christensen
On 10/14/2011 04:34 AM, Tony van der Hoff wrote: I have a VPS, a laptop and a home server, with various users/ids on each, but with a degree of overlap. So, for example, on the VPS I have userA id 1001, userB id 1002, and userC id 1003, etc. On the laptop I have userA id 1001 and userC id 1002.

Re: Backup System

2012-02-02 Thread David Christensen
On 02/02/2012 06:45 PM, Gary Roach wrote: I have 3 computer running on Debian Squeeze. One has an unused hard drive that I wish to use as a backup disk for all 3 computers. Is there a simple way to do this that can be completely automated. $ apt-cache search backup | less HTH, David -- To

Re: Backup System

2012-02-03 Thread David Christensen
On 02/02/2012 09:36 PM, David Christensen wrote: On 02/02/2012 06:45 PM, Gary Roach wrote: I have 3 computer running on Debian Squeeze. One has an unused hard drive that I wish to use as a backup disk for all 3 computers. Is there a simple way to do this that can be completely automated

Re: quick and dirty backup

2012-02-20 Thread David Christensen
On 02/20/2012 05:40 AM, Bonno Bloksma wrote: My Debian machines have almost no data, just packages and config files. Just before a major upgrade, and a few othe times, I'd like to have a quick and dirty backup of most files including logfiles, run files like dhcp.leases etc. So what I do is a

Re: New computer planned

2012-02-20 Thread David Christensen
On 02/20/2012 06:58 AM, Andrei POPESCU wrote: If you definitely don't want to use proprietary drivers you can also consider Intel cards (or even built-in), I prefer full FOSS HW support OOTB and have had the best experiences with Intel processors and integrated motherboards (video, sound,

Re: [OT] how to change the first character into upper case

2012-02-21 Thread David Christensen
On 02/21/2012 07:48 AM, lina wrote: Sorry a bit off-topic, but I am stuck with how to tr (googled some ways out, still not work) NELSON ARISPE, EDUARDO ROJAS, AND HARVEY B. POLLARD into Nelson Arispe, Eduardo Rojas, and Harvey B. Pollard I'd use Perl and the Lingua::EN::Titlecase module:

Re: [OT] how to change the first character into upper case

2012-02-22 Thread David Christensen
On 02/22/2012 05:18 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote: ~$ python -c print (' '.join([str.capitalize(x) for x in 'NELSON ARISPE, EDUARDO ROJAS, AND HARVEY B. POLLARD'.split(' ')])) Nelson Arispe, Eduardo Rojas, And Harvey B. Pollard ^ I believe the 'A' in and should not be

bug report request for advice

2012-02-23 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting states: If you are unable to determine which package your bug report should be filed against, please send e-mail to the Debian user mailing list asking for advice. I have downloaded this document:

Re: New computer planned

2012-02-24 Thread David Christensen
On 02/24/2012 06:34 AM, Martin Steigerwald wrote: I recommend Wheezy for Sandybridge. For Squeeze you´d need recent backports of kernel, X.org and mesa. That's what I thought. Thanks for the confirmation. :-) David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a

Re: bug report request for advice

2012-03-06 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: Thanks for the replies. :-) Lorenzo Sutton wrote: I guess that is evince. Help - About says: About Document Viewer Document Viewer 2.30.3 Document Viewer Using poppler/cairo (0.12.4) (c) 1996-2009 The Evince authors

Re: bug report request for advice

2012-03-07 Thread David Christensen
On 03/07/2012 02:17 AM, Brian wrote: From http://localhost/printers. When I browse http://localhost/printers, I see: Not Found The requested URL /printers was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) Server at localhost Port 80 Note that Apache is installed (via

Re: [1/8OT] How to open .cgi

2012-03-07 Thread David Christensen
On 03/07/2012 08:53 PM, lina wrote: I don't know how to run .cgi in debian (or iceweasle) Start here: http://wiki.debian.org/Apache To install Apache, run the following command (as root): # apt-get install apache2 The file system location for CGI scripts is set in the Apache

Re: [1/8OT] How to open .cgi

2012-03-09 Thread David Christensen
On 03/07/2012 09:58 PM, lina wrote: # df -h /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda915G 7.2G 7.0G 51% /usr is the /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ big enough if keep those scripts there, or better use some links? 7.0 GB = 7.5 billion bytes (7.5E+09), which is

Re: [1/8OT] How to open .cgi

2012-03-09 Thread David Christensen
On 03/07/2012 11:47 PM, lina wrote: Do you use podwebserver? I use Apache: 2012-03-09 21:53:39 dpchrist@p43400e ~ $ sudo apache2 -v Server version: Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) Server built: Feb 5 2012 21:02:00 David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to

Debian 6.0.4 i386 /usr/bin/time command line arguments broken?

2012-03-10 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I was attempting to use the time command to do some benchmarking today, and it seems that command line arguments are broken (see console session, below). Any suggestions? TIA, David 2012-03-10 14:16:12 dpchrist@p43400e ~ $ time real0m0.000s user0m0.000s sys

Re: [1/8OT] How to open .cgi

2012-03-10 Thread David Christensen
On 03/10/2012 05:03 PM, Mark Neidorff wrote: You misunderstand CGI. It is a way that a script that generates a web page can have that page displayed in a browser window. CGI is internal to the web browser. You use a language like perl or whatever to generate the script that the web server

Re: Debian 6.0.4 i386 /usr/bin/time command line arguments broken?

2012-03-10 Thread David Christensen
On 03/10/2012 04:00 PM, Selim T. Erdogan wrote: This came up on the list very recently. There's a bash reserved word time so you need to give the full path for the program time. Thanks for the explanation. :-) I've filed a bug report:

LUKS/ dm-crypt/ ext4 appears to be single threaded

2012-03-18 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I have a 1.5 TB SATA hard drive I use for back-up's. It has a single large partition encrypted with LUKS/ dm-crypt and formatted with ext4. I've noticed what appears to be single-threaded behavior when one process is performing a long-lived write to the disk (notably 'ssh

Re: LUKS/ dm-crypt/ ext4 appears to be single threaded

2012-03-19 Thread David Christensen
On 03/18/2012 06:50 PM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote: Just get a box with a supported very-high-speed AES hardware accelerator (e.g. recent amd64/x86-64 processors with AES-NI), and tune your dm-crypt usage to cyphers that can be hardware accelerated. Yes, my next machine will have

Wheezy xcp-xapi /usr/share/doc/xcp-xapi/README.Debian xe Error: Connection refused (calling connect )

2012-04-28 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I'm attempting to follow along with the xcp-xapi README.Debian on Wheezy. When I attempt to create a storage group, the xe command-line interface generates an error: # xe sr-create type=ext name-label=node0sr0 device-config:device=/dev/mapper/vg_xcp-lv_xcp Error:

Re: Backup script

2011-06-01 Thread David Christensen
On 06/01/2011 01:27 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote: I'm writing a script to backup the 4 Linux installs and the MBRs on my machine. Is there a way to copy all 4 Linux by running one of those installs? With a lack of knowledge I would backup the 3 Linux that aren't running, by the running Linux and than

Re: symbolic link

2011-07-17 Thread David Christensen
On 07/17/2011 07:46 PM, lina wrote: $ ls -l total 256 lrwxrwxrwx 1 lina hpcusers 24 Dec 27 2009 build - /scratch/lina/build/ I don't know how to remove /build. How about: $ rm build That should remove the link. HTH, David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to

Re: 2 Ethernet cabling question

2010-12-25 Thread David Christensen
S Mathias wrote: Q1) when cabling, is the color order important? like: Yes. Conductor colors and pin terminations are per the standard TIA/EIA-568-B.1-2000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIA/EIA-568-B Most factory-made Ethernet patch cables I've seen use T568B on both ends. That's

Re: Question related to FDE (Full Disk Encryption) solution under Linux Debian Lenny

2011-01-24 Thread David Christensen
Thomas Nguyen Van wrote: Our company needs to encrypt hard drives on our machines running under Linux Debian Lenny. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Unified_Key_Setup http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/ LUKS works on all machines, with or without cryptographic chipsets (e.g. Intel

Re: which is at fault? iceweasel or drupal?

2011-01-30 Thread David Christensen
Russell L. Harris wrote: Occasionally while browsing with iceweasel, the machine slows to a crawl I've been running Drupal sites for 2+ years, and haven't had browser issues when browsing them with Ice Weasel. (I have experienced Drupal and hosting issues.) Currently, my system bogs down

Lenny and Squeeze issues with Home and End keys in Vim

2011-02-07 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: The Home and End keys do not function correctly in Vim on updated Lenny or Squeeze, or when I ssh into other machines where Vim works correctly from the console: * Pressing Home in command or insert mode puts Vim into insert mode and inserts 'H' and newline into the document

Squeeze how to use networked printer?

2011-02-09 Thread David Christensen
debian-user: I recently installed a Debian 6.0.0 i386 Squeeze desktop system. I am unable to figure out how to print to a LAN printer (HP LaserJet P2055dn). When I go to Swirl - System - Administration - Printing and click Add, nothing happens. Under Lenny, I was able to fumble my way

Re: Squeeze how to use networked printer?

2011-02-09 Thread David Christensen
On 02/09/2011 09:21 AM, Paul Cartwright wrote: have you tried the web admin printer page? http://localhost:631/printers That worked -- thank you. :-) David -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of unsubscribe. Trouble? Contact

Re: Squeeze how to use networked printer?

2011-02-09 Thread David Christensen
On 02/09/2011 11:39 AM, Paul Cartwright wrote: when you find a FIX for something, I think THEY like to see the subject line change to -- Re: Squeeze how to use networked printer?-SOLVED It is my understanding that changing the subject line causes problems for the mail server, for some

Re: Squeeze how to use networked printer?

2011-02-09 Thread David Christensen
On 02/09/2011 01:32 PM, Paul Cartwright wrote: when I hit CTRL-R ( reply) I forgot to notice that it replied to YOU, not THE LIST.. Seems like sometimes it does that.. I believe some list servers modify the headers (Reply-To?) so that when users hit Reply in their mail client, the reply goes

Re: Hardware needed for home network

2011-02-11 Thread David Christensen
On 02/11/2011 11:37 AM, Jason Hsu wrote: I'm in the process of setting up an old computer as a firewall and server. It needs to connect to my DSL modem AND my main computer. However, this old computer (like every other computer I've had) only has one Ethernet port. I know this is old hat

Re: Hardware needed for home network

2011-02-11 Thread David Christensen
On 02/11/2011 12:21 PM, Jason Hsu wrote: What are the differences among a switch, hub, and router? I know that they are used in networking, but I don't understand what setups they are appropriate for. There's going to be a lot of information available on the WWW, but as I understand it: *

Re: Trying to Switch from Ubuntu to Debian

2011-02-15 Thread David Christensen
On 02/15/2011 07:36 PM, Noah Duffy wrote: Secondly, I'm going to have to figure out exactly how to install the nVidia drivers for my video card. I've seen that I can do it manually or with the non-free repository. I haven't tried the first method, but installing nvidia-glx just seemed to cause

Re: fresh squeeze install fails to partition

2011-02-15 Thread David Christensen
On 02/15/2011 04:43 PM, Neal Hogan wrote: My goal was to install the debian GNU/bsd system, but things seemed to be messed up. I've tried the mini.iso and full net-iso for both the gnu/bsd and gnu/linux system (i386) and no matter what I try it fails to partition my drive. eg. [!!]

Re: squeeze fails to install

2011-02-16 Thread David Christensen
On 02/16/2011 07:01 PM, Neal Hogan wrote: Every installation medium that I've tried fails. Those trials include net-install-iso, mini-iso, full-diskOne-iso. . .with both linux and bsd kernels. ... HP pavilion (ze4400) It sounds like you have a hardware problem. The following is an outline

Re: squeeze fails to install

2011-02-17 Thread David Christensen
creation in partition #6 of ATA1 (ad0) failed On 02/16/2011 07:01 PM, Neal Hogan wrote: Every installation medium that I've tried fails. Those trials include net-install-iso, mini-iso, full-diskOne-iso. . .with both linux and bsd kernels. On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:22 PM, David Christensen

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