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Speeding Up Debian Boot Process 02.25.06

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My MTA (exim4) was taking about 10-20 seconds to start, holding back the boot process so I’ve tried this simple hack: Make Debian boot faster

Edit the startup script /etc/init.d/rc.
Changing the line:

startup $i start

to the following:

startup $i start &

Launching the startup scripts in parallel rather than waiting for each to complete first before running the next could cause problems with dependencies but on a vanilla 3.1 install it hasn’t caused any trouble (so far) and the system boots noticeably faster.

Reiser Driver for Windows 02.25.06

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This is the driver to mount your ReiserFS file system under Windows. Very useful when exchanging files between partitions.

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Hacking a $70 PMP with Linux 02.25.06

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Another defenseless gadget has fallen prey to the relentless march of the Penguinistas. With some skill, you can build a cartridge lets you boot an unmodified Mattel JuiceBox teen-targeted portable media player into Linux.

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Howtoforge: Quality Linux Tutorials 02.25.06

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My first encounter with Howtoforge began with “The Perfect Setup” for Debian Sarge by Falko Timme. I found a site loaded with fundamentally sound and easy to follow setups for Linux administration. This is a location on the WEB that people needing to administer Linux should bookmark. But then there’s more.

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Linux distros for older hardware 02.25.06

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Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux’s suitability for older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux distributions that can run on older machines. I took six distributions for a test run on an old machine, and also tried software that turns old hardware into a thin client.

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Dell flirts with the Linux desktop 02.25.06

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Is Dell is on its way to becoming the first tier-one PC vendor to offer a mainstream business Linux desktop to US customers? It’s starting to look that way…

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links for 2006-02-25 02.24.06

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What is X? 02.24.06

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“Discover the versatility and power of the X Window System.” In this article X is defined in all of its glorious detail. If you don’t know what X is or you’re not sure, this article will tell you.

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