this is the result of what happens on my linux installation
when the following command is typed into a terminal
also - terminals are "xterm" "konsole" "gnome-terminal" "aterm" "eterm"
"HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you. Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
-2001 A space odyssey
the irony in this is immense.
Hardware abstraction layer or
hald is a program that automates the connection of devices to a linux computer.
here are the "pod bay" doors.
and to look for hal in ubuntu run "top" the program named
hald is the
bot/daemon that controls the hardware interface.
Virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) is a virtualzation platform. I use it to test out new Linux distributions as well as to run some limited tests of new software for customers. It can run on Linux or windows hosts and can run quite a few guest operating systems. Installation in Ubuntu is a snap. First enable the VirtualBox repo if you don't want to use the open source edition. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list. I added this to mine for gutsy:
deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free
Here is a little MiniMe 2008 (296mb) you can play with and customize the way you want. Comes with 22.214.171.124 kernel, Alsa 1.0.15 and a very basic KDE 3.5.8 desktop. Also included on the livecd are ndiswrapper support files supporting various wireless network cards and more…
FireHOL allows you to configure your firewall using a "high-level" language that anyone can read. Meanwhile, it allows all the power and flexibility you have come to expect from iptables.
FreeNX is the free open source version of nomachine.org NX software. It is a VNC like program that tunnels over SSH and has compression to run well and at high resolutions over even slow internet links. This program has many advantages over the VNC protocol. The biggest is security, it is built into the program from the ground up. All connections are encrypted and tunneled over SSH by default with FreeNX. FreeNX is also faster by a huge factor over VNC this is a real plus on slow connections.
Just so you know, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day!!
I recently installed ubuntu 7.04 on my laptop and now I am trying to install my netgear wireless card - wg511v2. I have downloaded instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#head-0175516fa66edf5e205f179c0fddd719c0719dc7 but they don't make much sence to me. Can anyone help?
Update: Donnie was able to update the DNS, has taken over DNS hosting... and even set up a mailing list for us. I'm waiting for the DNS to propagate before I add everyone to the mailing list.
Donnie Lunder has made some progress in getting the
bozemanlug.org domain out of Ken's name and into a manageable state again... but it isn't completely done. Feel free to do a
whois and see what I mean. The primary and secondary DNS still point to that of the hosting provider that Ken was using. Once Donnie has the ability to change the DNS references I believe he will be hosting some new zone records... and then we can make
bozemanlug.org point wherever we want.
I made a copy of Ken's
bozemanlug.org site and will keep it around for reference. Ken's hosting provider has suspended the account so the site is dead as is the
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list... which is the main reason for this post.
I'm not sure we need a replacement mailing list... if people will start using this site... but I am open to suggestions. Feel free to comment or email me. My email address and full contact info are in the footer of every page on this site.