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  • Nvidia says no to free drivers, I say no to Nvidia
    you bought Perhaps But what about the thing that makes it work that makes it do what you bought it to do Well apparently that one you don t own You are merely rented it with the right to use it as is and that s about it If you think something doesn t work because there is a bug in the driver nope can t fix it Gotta contact their sweet customer service and beg them to fix it So in short the deal is you get the card but the only way to use it is to rent a driver to which you have an incomplete access thereby making your fruitful use of the card consistently dependent on Nvidia and quite obviously therefore limiting the control you as a supposed owner of the card really have over it Who gives them the right to do this Well frankly you so long as you buy the card I ve said in my last post here that I don t necessarily believe anymore that them offering such a distasteful deal is an immoral thing to do but the question is do you wish to accept it Do you agree that paying for something and then having limited access is a good deal for you That s something everyone has to answer for themselves I for one while I ve been contemplating buying Nvidia as my next card because of the reverse engineered noveau driver which last time I checked was progressing quite well now feel like spitefully saying no AMD is helping develop a free driver for their modern cards and is therefore the way to go Bottom line is Nvidia you say no to freedomware drivers I say no to you How about that Perhaps with enough people in

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  • Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero talk Lindependence 2008
    fear and laziness People are generally frightened of their computers To them the computer represents this mystical place where magick takes place and they see themselves as amazed and sometimes frustrated bystanders to the computing event instead of the manipulators and Master of their machine We hope to appeal to their logical side to their independent side We think that once they see that they are indeed in control and how much control they relinquish by using Windows then they will make the obvious choice 4 Is the goal to convert 100 of the town or as close to it as possible What if only half of the citizens or less actually switch Larry Cafiero That s a lofty goal 100 percent but to be honest I don t think we ll get everyone If only half the citizens switch it will be a miracle But frankly however many we get to convert it will be a victory First and foremost this project is about choice and while we re going to be contacting everyone in town at the very least all the residents will get a letter outlining our project it will be up to those who wish to change to step up and change The project already has some buzz in the business and residential sectors of the community so this close knit town knows what s going on And I understand and respect that some may just not want to change from Windows and MacOS I may not agree but I respect that person s choice and do what I can to persuade him or her otherwise So we re not holding a gun to anyone s head obviously but let me say again that I think most people given the choice will choose the better of two or more options and that s where our strength lies Ken Starks If only two people convert their computers over to Linux here we ve done our job See again I point to human nature as the thing that fails here not the system Windows is where it is because it gained OEM status at a crucial point in computing history It was the perfect storm of circumstance and physical presence all the pieces were in the same place at the same time for this to happen and make no mistake this was as political of an event as it was anything else and Microsoft payed millions to insure it happened If two people change over to Linux it will achieve what we want it to achieve those two people influence kids family friends and neighbors it is a microchasm of the entire Linux experience We win by ones and twos I fully expect to convert hundreds during this project 5 What will be done when encountering proprietary software with no free equivalents Will you use only free drivers or will some non free drivers like nvidia or fglrx be used Will it be allowed to use ndiswrapper and ntfs 3g fuse fs for using proprietary devices and ntfs storage or will you convert already existing ntfs storage by moving all the data to open file systems question from the community Larry Cafiero Some distros choose to use non free drivers and there s not much I can do about that as much as I might disagree with that direction But I don t think we should not allow a distro because it may have proprietary software to do so would limit us to like four distros gNewSense which I use and like Ututo Blag and another that I can t think of off the top of my head all of which are 100 percent free So if the question is Are we going to bar distros that use non free drivers The answer obviously is No because barring them would defeat the purpose of the project However if you re asking How are we going to handle non free proprietary software on GNU Linux distros I can answer that we will be talking about proprietary software that exists in some GNU Linux distros their inherent dangers the progress in free drivers being developed to be used in their place and make people aware of their options in steering toward the ideal of completely free as in freedom computing Ken Starks Pragmatics before politics period I know people that run what I consider crippled machines because of their political and social views on free vs proprietary software Now propware as I lazily call it isn t inherently evil as some would have you think I don t begrudge anyone making a living from their labor or ideas What I do have a problem with is people that brow beat others for using closed source software but do absolutely nothing to support or perpetuate the development of an open source equivelant Case in Point Where is this Open Source Graphics Card Where is it It s being invented for years now but those who damand one uses the open source drivers cannot tell you the status of that project and even more of them won t contribute financially to free software They won t lift a finger to help the project financially or with their own talents then what gives them the right to dictate someone use an inferior product because it aligns itself with a political ideal No I will use and advocate the software that gets the job done Like Larry I will inform my customers and clients of their open source alternatives and the benefits of using them but I won t beat them over the head with my politics We will offer what works until something from FOSS sources emerges No Gentoo pun intended 6 What about Microsoft makes you want to liberate people from it Are you also pushing to liberate Mac users enslaved to the Forbidden Fruit question from the community Larry Cafiero I m going to let Ken handle the long laundry list of Microsoft s many shortcomings As a long time Mac user who still runs Debian on iMacs at home and Xubuntu on an iBook GNU Linux is a perfect fit for many Mac models that are still in operation but have outlived the latest MacOS which is not available to them In fact those who know me hear this a lot but let me say this yet again A smart distro will keep developing for the PowerPC platform because Apple hardware with a couple of exceptions is rock solid and will outlast anything anyone else makes Debian realizes this Various BSD distros especially NetBSD realize this because you can run Macs that are 15 years old on NetBSD But to get back to your original question I don t consider GNU Linux forbidden fruit but yes we will be inviting Mac users to convert as well Ken Starks Microsoft has proved to the world that they are not responsible enough to handle the wealth and power they ve achieved not in a way that really helps the world Now sure Bill and Melinda are doing amazing work with the Gates Foundation and on that level I salute their efforts and their motives but to my mind I am wondering how many people have been enslaved to MS software in order for them to go forth and do good work Look Bill Gates is the most powerful man in the world Make no mistake In the right circumstances the US government will want every computer user to use Windows We can be controlled that way I m not saying it s that way now but I am saying with 90 percent certainty that the machinery is in place right now to insure every computer connected to the internet can be disabled if it is NOT running Windows You are just going to have to trust me on this And no I won t name my source but I know for a fact that the plan for such an event is in place should it ever be deemed as necessary When Bill Gates is the first person to meet and greet the Chinese President and the actual president of the US doesn t get to see him for 36 hours after he arrives what does that tell you And that s my politics coming into focus so take them with what ever measure of salt you wish Microsoft has had the plan to control the Internet since 1999 their initial goal was to have the Microsoft Internet Welcome Portal in place by 2012 I may have said too much but that s not uncommon The fact that they have worked unbelievably hard to stifle the growth of Linux is my motivation You cannot provide a product then actively work to destroy a market alternative to that product Anyone else would have done the perp walk by now but after all we re talking about Bill Gates here You bet I want every computer user to know they have a choice Mac Windows everyone They need to know the choice is there whether they choose to use it or not That is what LIN08 is about and that is what GNU Linux is about choice 7 How do you think will this project help GNU Linux or Freedomware adoption in the long term Larry Cafiero Clearly the more people who are exposed to GNU Linux and FLOSS Freedomware if you prefer the more people will accept it Getting it out there in this way and with people reproducing this project in their own communities can only help promote GNU Linux and Freedomware And again let me emphasize that we encourage FLOSS Freedomware advocates in other communities to hold the same kind of events in their areas and we d be glad to allow them to draw from our experiences and we ll be glad to help Ken Starks A person doesn t contribute anything to a cause or a physical thing if he doesn t know about it I mean in any meaningful way The more people we have using Linux the more people we have to draw from a technical sense It is simply a matter of percentages the more within the pool the greater the chance that some of them will become interested in the technical aspects of FOSS It s a matter of numbers 8 When you say you will make people Microsoft free doesn t that mean that dual booted systems which still run Microsoft Windows along side GNU Linux do not fit this vision Does this make your proposition an either Windows or GNU Linux one derived from a community submission Larry Cafiero I hate to keep harping on this but once people compare the two operating systems even if they have them both installed on their machines they will see which operating system and programs are superior So I think dual booting eventually would become a moot point People may keep a partition with Windows on it for a variety of reasons but I believe that if they use GNU Linux for a majority of their daily computing Microsoft has lost its monopoly in fact when people have a choice and they don t use Microsoft Microsoft loses period So are they Microsoft free Technically no But as dual booters do they continue to be enslaved by whatever Windows OS and proprietary software is on their machine Not anymore Ken Starks It will be a process for most people They will find themselves booting into Windows less and less until one day they start eyeing that Windows partition as wasted space for their Linux machine GTParted anyone 9 How has this project been received by the Free Software communities media and public at large Larry Cafiero I have been out in the community since last fall and the reception in the residential and business community has been a positive one We had a short delay in the project when I was burned out of the office space I rented and working out of my home was not the same So we re back in Felton and we essentially haven t missed a beat The local media for which I work has shown an interest and I think we have piqued the interest of some national publications Ken Starks The Linux Community such as it is is pretty non reactionary We are so spread out it s hard to know just who is getting the news and who is just not interested It s my contention that most of the Linux Community could care less about the spread of Linux They have their free beer and as long as no one messes with that they pretty much close the rest of the world out Fortunately we have what I refer to as the two percenters People like Richie Chapman and Ken Jennings Gene and Wanda Lake man there are lots of people who care but in the grand scope they are out numbered by those who can t see past the needs of their own cpu s It s that two percent that will make this work The others will climb on the wagon once it gets to where it is going but that is with everything not just Linux I have a few people locally looking at this from an Austin man makes a difference point of view Newspapers and the such NPR will be looking at this and once the project hits critical mass it will fill the news cycle the way it needs to Getting it to critical mass is the trick 10 Why was Felton chosen Larry Cafiero I live in the next town over Scotts Valley and I shop and do business in Felton I spend a lot of time here because I like Felton it s the home of Henry Cowell State Park home of the giant redwoods in central California and there s an excellent small town vibe here if you ll forgive me for sounding like a Californian Also as I mentioned earlier Felton has shown that it has an independent streak a mile wide and in my opinion it s a natural place for people to exercise their freedom of digital choice Another aspect that makes Felton attractive for this project is that we are just over the hill from the Silicon Valley and there is a wealth of knowledge and expertise that we can draw from on the other side of the hill Ken Starks I had the original plan taking place in a small town outside of Austin called Manor With the fact that half the town still using dial up and most of them still referring to hard drive space as memory I thought we might need to go someplace a bit more tech connected With Larry so close to Felton it became the natural choice He s doing all the hard work there and he deserves much more than he ll ever get for his efforts He d done amazing things already just on the logistical side of this project He is to be applauded for what he s done 11 What will the media events include Larry Cafiero It depends on what you mean by media events If you mean press conferences and the like we have a full schedule of press releases and press conference slated between now and July I also plan to dress up as Thomas Jefferson on July 4th but that s another story If you mean what local events will be taking place we will be holding town meetings and installfests around GNU Linux and FLOSS programs throughout the month of June so far we ve scheduled one weeknight and one weekend day probably Saturdays every week in June where representatives from distros can show their wares where people can listen to speakers talk about FOSS where people can participate in the Steve Ballmer Chair Toss competition it will vary All of this leads to July 4th where we re still discussing whether to have an event on that day to kick off the week of proprietary free Felton or whether we should just be available to start fielding questions when they arise Ken Starks I will be the Paul Revere character Some have suggested that chicken little might be more apt but then again that s coming from a section of the community I spoke of earlier I have named them in my blogs as the IDGAC Group Sounds really cool and technical doesn t it IDGAC I don t give a crap I ve been in contact with NPR MSNBC CNET and a few other news organizations and they all express an interest in knowing more about this project as it evolves I am sending them progress reports and updates as we go 12 How long will media events last Larry Cafiero Until they end There is no set time for the events to end and we will also be holding assessments in late July to see how we did and where this will happen next Ken Starks What I am hoping for is that this event will draw some official Linux happenings like the Linux Foundation Summit here in Austin this April I will be in attendance for that by the way Now that event is by invitation only so we don t want to put that restriction on any Linux event that happens in Felton but I see it as a perfect place to hold such events should they need to occur in that time frame this is also a golden opportunity for behavioral scientists to observe the physical mechanics of computer users as they interface with a new system I have volumes of empirical data compiled from the hundreds of installs I ve done but again it is empirical Non of the settings were scientific or controlled anyone interested in doing any studies or

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  • Debian Mail Server Setup with Postfix + Dovecot + SASL + Squirrel Mail
    enough to not upset your users This tutorial will explain how to setup mail server with Postfix Dovecot SASL Squirrel Mail Full Story Article by david23 Community Blogs Tech Stack Solutions Tech Stack Solutions is my company that provides Unix support Sign up or simply get in touch to find out how I can help Search this Website Recent Posts How to Install Ubuntu Linux without a DVD or USB How to Securely Save All Your Passwords with Keepass 9 Signs You Should Use Linux on Your Computer The Easiest Way to Optimize Your MySQL Database Performance Setting up a Linux Web Development Environment in Windows Hunting Down Disk Space Hogs on Linux Command Line 6 Simple Android Apps for Monitoring and Managing Your Linux Server Easily Manage Remote Files on Linux with Konqueror and Kate webmin Best Control Panels if any for Managing a Linux Server Archives Archives Select Month December 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 February 2014 December 2010 May 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January

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  • Recording your Ekiga-calls with Wireshark
    functions including a decoder for SIP communcation I fired up Wireshark started capturing and made the call After hanging up I stopped capturing and went to Statistics VoIP calls It clearly shows me my call but doesn t let me do much with it The magic begins when I click Statistics RTP Show All Streams Here I could see four streams Two H261 streams which are for video and two G711 PCMU streams which are the audio part I click on the first audio stream and then click Find Reverse to get both directions of the communcation A click on Analyze brings up another window with the stream where I can also find the button Save Payload which will export the conversation I suggest using au here the raw stream didn t work very well for me The resulting file already is usable but I found it not to be very load But that s something that can easily be fixed with a little amplification through Audacity or another tool like it Article by reptiler Community Blogs Tech Stack Solutions Tech Stack Solutions is my company that provides Unix support Sign up or simply get in touch to find out how I can help Search this Website Recent Posts How to Install Ubuntu Linux without a DVD or USB How to Securely Save All Your Passwords with Keepass 9 Signs You Should Use Linux on Your Computer The Easiest Way to Optimize Your MySQL Database Performance Setting up a Linux Web Development Environment in Windows Hunting Down Disk Space Hogs on Linux Command Line 6 Simple Android Apps for Monitoring and Managing Your Linux Server Easily Manage Remote Files on Linux with Konqueror and Kate webmin Best Control Panels if any for Managing a Linux Server Archives Archives Select Month

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  • backup using rdiff-backup
    do that In this script the destination is implicitly excluded because it is on another filesystem than the source in this case source internal disk destination external disk Other things that will be excluded by exclude other filesystems are proc sys probably dev if you use udev or devfs and with 99 certainty you do etc On my system tmp and var tmp are also excluded like they should be no sense in backing those up because those are on a ramdisk you probably need to exclude them explicitly exclude device files probably isn t needed since I use udev but it doesn t do any harm fifos and sockets generally are temporary things so you don t want to back those up either lost found directories are supposed to be empty when they re not you shouldn t be making backups but copying your disk to a new one ASAP so no sense in backing those up You may be surprised I exclude other filesystems in the line used to backup home It s because I have some mountpoints for FUSE more specifically sshfs within my home directory I don t think those will ever be mounted while I do a backup but you never know and downloading the whole filesystem of some server into my backup doesn t seem like a good idea As mentioned before to restore the latest version of a file you simply copy it back To restore a file as it was some day in the past you would for example do this rdiff backup r 2007 12 31 mnt backup 2008 home yournamehere report odt home yournamehere report oldversion odt this should be only one line I didn t need to do that yet There are some more options to rdiff backup and

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  • FreeNX Server and Client Installation in Debian Etch
    have a FreeNX server set up on your home computer and graphically logging in to the home computer from your work computer using a FreeNX client Full Story Article by david23 Community Blogs Tech Stack Solutions Tech Stack Solutions is my company that provides Unix support Sign up or simply get in touch to find out how I can help Search this Website Recent Posts How to Install Ubuntu Linux without a DVD or USB How to Securely Save All Your Passwords with Keepass 9 Signs You Should Use Linux on Your Computer The Easiest Way to Optimize Your MySQL Database Performance Setting up a Linux Web Development Environment in Windows Hunting Down Disk Space Hogs on Linux Command Line 6 Simple Android Apps for Monitoring and Managing Your Linux Server Easily Manage Remote Files on Linux with Konqueror and Kate webmin Best Control Panels if any for Managing a Linux Server Archives Archives Select Month December 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 February 2014 December 2010 May 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008

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  • My venture into Ubuntu (i put effort into it this time)
    block which if I had enough time and effort I could figure out what each character was changed to but I decided to just let it run and see what happens After what appeared to be the end of the installation the DVD popped out Ubuntu Studio is 800 megs and rebooted Bringing me to a login prompt with complete GUI ness I started to become happy And so I started to play around with all the new tools at my finger tips I could not believe how wonderful everything was configured Everything just worked the way it should the stand alone programs launched with no problems and the ones which required JACK well required JACK to start I promptly went down the list of all the audio programs to play around with them all to see if they all work and they all did I then loaded 4 ogg files from a friends portable audio player and loaded them into TerminatorX where I started to try out all the new effects that I do not have from my desktop version The reason I did this now was because next week I am giving a presentation on TerminatorX at my LUG Linux User Group meeting and wanted a machine with a little bit more power The ease of installation and of use really surprised me since in the past I have always had problems with Ubuntu such as eating up all of my available resources certain packages just breaking for no reason at all shoddy hardware detection and the like I guess since Ubuntu Studio is a distribution which is specifically catered to media creation some of the packages which are not needed were not included and this is most likely the reason as to why I and really impressed

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  • SELinux nightmare
    That would be so cool So what I am going to do now is this First I will study the documentation of the Reference Policy on the Tresys site If that s not enough I m going to buy a fat kickass book about SELinux probably SELinux by Example and read that instead of continuing my journey to the Dark Tower I have been there already anyway just reading it again because I got nothing else right now I really want to really understand all that stuff Not only in order to be able to modify the policy Modifying simple policies is actually easy enough when you check the logs and maybe use audit2allow to tell what s up And also SLIDE that cool SELinux Policy development plugin for Eclipse is quite helpful but being able to write my own modules to add to the Reference Policy would be a really nice thing Well let s see But it s really time to dive deeper into this Newsflash wrote On other news it was announced that EasyLFS is progressing nicely It s developer stated that there are only few problems left and that most of the current work is going into the SELinux policy Also he said that he is confident that EasyLFS 0 4 will be released this year US President Bush and german chancellor Merkel declared that a public holiday will be introduced to celebrate the release of the coolest and hottest version of EasyLFS the world has seen so far Article by reptiler Community Blogs Tech Stack Solutions Tech Stack Solutions is my company that provides Unix support Sign up or simply get in touch to find out how I can help Search this Website Recent Posts How to Install Ubuntu Linux without a DVD or USB

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