Utility to install ATI or NVIDIA proprietary drivers in Ubuntu and Debian

Envy is application available for Ubuntu and Debian and is written in Python and PyGTK that does: 1) detect the model of your graphic card (ATI and Nvidia cards are supported); 2) download the right version of the proprietary driver for your ATI or Nvidia card from ATI or Nvidia’s websites; 3) handle the dependencies (compilers, OpenGL, etc.) (according to your OS version and kernel) required to build the module; […]

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Xen cluster on Debian for newbies

Xen is a free software that runs on a host operating system and allows several guest operating systems to be run on top of the host on the same computer hardware at the same time. The following article tells how to set up Xen cluster based on Debian nodes with cluster virtualization management system Ganeti. Tutorial would be helpful also for Linux newbies as all stages of Xen cluster installation […]

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Convert Nero image (.nrg) to ISO9660 (.iso)

In case you need to convert Nero image file .nrg into regular ISO9660 .iso utility nrg2iso might be helpful then. It’s included into apt repositories of Debian and Ubuntu, so to install it execute: sudo aptitude install nrg2iso When it’s done, convert file by command: nrg2iso image.nrg image.iso Rather trivial task, right?

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Get changelog information from RPM and DEB package

Here is a nice Linux tip: to get change information of some RPM package it’s enough to execute the following command rpm -q –changelog package for example rpm -q –changelog openssh will output something like: * Fri Mar 03 2006 Tomas Mraz – 4.3p2-4 – allow access if audit is not compiled in kernel (#183243) * Sat Feb 25 2006 Tomas Mraz – 4.3p2-3 – enable the subprocess in chroot […]

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Install Debian Linux from Microsoft Windows

Next version of popular Linux distribution Debian will contain EXE application that is to be run in Windows for painless and harmless Debian installation. After a long process of review and polishing, the win32 loader from goodbye-microsoft.com has finally made its way to official Debian CDs. Latest daily builds of Debian lenny (the development version) are including it, making starting Debian Installer as simple as just a few clicks (OGG). […]

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