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sidux 2008-04 has been released

Posted 12-29-2008 at 12:45 PM by masinick

Just before Christmas the sidux 2008-04 collection of CDs and DVDs was released; the Preview 1 test had been released just about a week beforehand.

sidux is a cutting edge desktop oriented system that features the Debian Sid software, containing only DFSG (Debian Free Software Guidelines) approved software on the official media, but firmware and other non-free software is well explained in their documentation, and optional tools are made readily available for those who choose to extend...
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opensuse 11.1 and Mandriva one 2009

Posted 12-29-2008 at 06:37 AM by bhupendra

Over the past week I have have tested opensuse 11.1 and Mandriva 2009 in Virtual Box 2.06.
OpenSuSe demanded a minimum of 1.0GB ofRAM memory, just ;like its cousin, Vista. The OS was slow. Mouse integration didnot work. It was very unstable. Had to give up. All my efforts with opensuse
Mandriva2009 w3orked like a charm. Mouse integration works straight out of thwe box, unlike all other Linux distros. The desktop looks fantastic. First impressions; It looks fantastic, so I am going...
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memcpy to access pci memory/ io space

Posted 12-29-2008 at 01:37 AM by vimalkumar.s

Hi everyone,

I am writing linux driver for custom pci module. In various linux device driver books i studied it is mentioned that readb/readw/readl and writeb/writew/writel functions should be used to access pci memory space and inb/outb functions should be used to access pci io space.

I want to do bulk data transfer and also it is time critical. In this case I through instead of using writeb/outb and readb/inb in a for loop it is better to use memcpy() which will avoid...
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What a tangled web we weave...

Posted 12-26-2008 at 10:42 PM by ctroyer

OK, I feel compelled to outline the steps I had to take to figure out which adapter to purchase. I started this whole effort to try to learn something, hopefully become a better sysadmin for my own machine, and last but not least, get the wireless functionality working so I could ditch the cord.
I started off knowing that I would probably need to use ndiswrapper, since I purchased my existing card back when I was only running Windows.
When I went to to download...
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First blog entry

Posted 12-26-2008 at 09:37 PM by richardhufford

This is my first entry on my first blog, so it's more of a test than an actual entry. In the next few weeks, I plan to introduce myself and describe the program I'm writing using Mono. Mono is an implementation of .NET. Mono programs can be run on both Windows and Linux. So far, I have created and compiled a program on my Linux machine. The program is a WINFORMS program written in C#, and does a little bit more than create a window and allow you to close it. I have copied the program to my...
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