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  • user warning: Table 'cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire FROM cache WHERE cid = 'filter:3:1e97e22ed95d91a99dace81c95f65a9d' in /home/dowdle/public_html/montanalinux/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 121.
  • user warning: Table 'cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache SET data = '<p>Daylight Savings Time in the US. Is it the end of the world again March 11th 2007? For most of us our Linux boxes will be just fine. The DST change has been fixed in most modern Linux Distros. But if you are still using your 2.4 kernel based ancient distro, you may want to look into fixing it. That isn\'t what this tip is about rather proof that your box is going to make the switch. You should see this when you run the zdump command below:</p>\n<pre><blockquote>zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2007\n', created = 1411229294, expire = 1411315694, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'filter:3:1e97e22ed95d91a99dace81c95f65a9d' in /home/dowdle/public_html/montanalinux/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 121.

Learning a little Xen on CentOS 5 Beta

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Virtual Machine ManagerVirtual Machine ManagerI got a bit farther with Xen this time. I did another CentOS 5 Beta install and made sure to add the Virtualization package set. It's not like I needed to do another install but I've been doing a few installs just to test out differences with the various package sets.

I originally tried out Xen about a year and a half ago on a Fedora Core 4 host on rather underpowered hardware and a lot has changed since then.


Meeting Nights?????

I had actually joined the YULG a couple years ago, but never attended a meeting because they were on Thursdays, which is a work night for me. I re-joined (now BLUG) primarily because the meeting nights had been changed to Tuesdays. If things had not gotten out of hand last month I would have finally made it to my first meeting, but alas, "stuff happens."


CentOS 5 Beta

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Install CD BootInstall CD BootI discovered that CentOS announced a public release of CentOS 5 beta this morning. I quickly downloaded the 6 .iso images for the CDs and gave it a spin. The DVD iso is only available via .torrent and I can't do bittorrent at work.

Added to this release are package sets for:

Follow along with me as I do installs on both a physical machine and in VMware. Feel free to go directly to the screenshot gallery.


A response to "World Domination 201"

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cheesyone recently posted a link to a paper written by Eric S. Raymond and Rob Landley entitled, World Domination 201. The article is very interesting as Mr. Raymond (aka ESR) plots a strategy to have Linux take over the desktop starting in 2008. If you haven't already read it... GO READ IT.

I believe I'm qualified to comment on the article given a few factors:

  1. I lived through most of the computer history mentioned in the article
  2. I've heard Linus' original World Domination speech
  3. I've been using Linux since January 1995
  4. I've been working in IT with Linux since 1998

You know to click on read more link below for the rest, right?


World Domination 201

Here is a link that I think is well worth the reading.

World Domination 201
by Eric S. Raymond and Rob Landley

Here's a teaser quote from the article:


A List - Things I want to blog about... Eventually

I just wanted to jot some of these topics down so I could come back to them at some point... because they are all things I've done but haven't really documented well... or things I want or need to learn about.

Perhaps someone will find some of the topics interesting and initiate a fire under me so I'll get to them quicker... or perhaps someone will follow a link or two that is new to them and learn about something before I do... and share what they learn.

You know to click on read more link below for the rest, right?


February's Meeting

I had fully intended to make the February meeting, so I could meet some of you, and perhaps learn something useful. (There is just so MUCH that I need to learn!) Unfortunately, as they say "stuff happens" and my best laids plans went awry as a result.


Hashing out Samba

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I just recently wrestled with my little smb setup here to tighten the grip on who might be accessing my share. My intention is to simply share my own smb share I have running in VmWare with my XP host. My XP host is logged into a domain server not to the local machine. The Linux I have installed in VmWare is FC5 running from USB drive and using the NAT networking setting. My company has blocked DHCP to only those machines authenticated with by the domain server. I originally used the KDE Control Center to setup my smb sharing homes.

What distros have you installed lately?

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No, this isn't a repeat blog posting... as I continually download and install various distros. Since I'm very Red Hat centric, I'm all excited about the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 release... that is coming out... maybe in March?!?
[Update: Looks like next week... March 14th.]

Fedora 7 Beta 2

Fedora 7 betaFedora 7 betaDownloaded and installed Fedora 7 Test 2. Notice that Core is no longer part of the name because Core and Extras are in the process of being merged. I downloaded the LiveCD and it worked great. I was very impressed by the artwork. I did an install from the LiveCD and it worked well... and seemed faster than the boot-install method. The only things broken that I noticed were some warning messages during shutdown after doing the install... about not being able to unmount something... but it was of no consequence... and a few of the desktop apps didn't work... like Abiword for example. Other than that, it recognized the onboard Intel video chipset of my wife's Gateway branded box and worked with accelerated video... rotating cube and all.

For the rest of the story, click on the read more link below...


Ready for DST?

Daylight Savings Time in the US. Is it the end of the world again March 11th 2007? For most of us our Linux boxes will be just fine. The DST change has been fixed in most modern Linux Distros. But if you are still using your 2.4 kernel based ancient distro, you may want to look into fixing it. That isn't what this tip is about rather proof that your box is going to make the switch. You should see this when you run the zdump command below:

zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2007
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