June 2012

June 30th -- Wheezy is now "frozen"

IntnsRed's picture


Today is June 30th and, as announced earlier, the Debian Wheezy release is now frozen!

Normally Debian package maintainers/developers can upload software into the Sid (unstable) or testing releases of Debian. But the frozen status is special. Frozen means new software nor major new versions of software no longer will be accepted into Wheezy; instead, all efforts will be put towards bug fixing the release for the day that Wheezy is released as "stable".

Configuration settings for session limits in /etc/security/limits.conf

cstrubel's picture


I am using Ubuntu Linux 12.04. I would like to know more about configuring
the system resource limits for users logged into my system.

rss (resident set size)

What do the above setting mean and how are they used?

Thank for your help!

Chris Strubel

new installation squeeze lenovo x121e

subculture's picture



I have just installed debian squezze on my laptop... first boot. no wlan visible... no graphic driver... i see lspci... wlan adapter listed...

It is lenovo thinkpad x121e with i3 core..

Currently the only way to get in the internet is my smartphone..

Please need help dont want to install ubuntu again Smile



NFS locking up after fresh install when starting UI

axeluhl's picture

Man, I used to really like Debian a lot. Four boxes in my home running it. An intern had recommended it once to me back in the early 2000s. I have an NFS server running on the i386 architecture, lots of disks, all was fine. In the living room, I had a passively-cooled "hush" workstation, also running Debian, lenny at the time. xine, vdr, streaming vdr content to the living room, mplayer, it was our web kiosk using Firefox and Thunderbird as our e-mail client. The CLE266 on board was good enough to decode DVDs and DVB-T broadcasts.

Network Gateway Issue w/ dual NIC's, static IP's

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Google searched far and wide, and decided I need some help with this.

What I am attempting to do. (still a linux newbie)
slowly put my home PC's behind my Linux gateway, eventually move my work PC' behind my gateway. Since I am still learning and need to keep my work PC's active to the internet. I want to initially have my router1 static IP to my Linux and dynamic to my work PC's. (sounds simple). Running on a dual AMD 64. Plain server no GUI

ProFTPd: Enabling/Disabling TLS Based On User Or Group

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FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. While this is a good thing, not all FTP clients support TLS. This article explains how to enable or disable TLS in ProFTPd based on the FTP user or group.


Debian Project News - June 25th, 2012

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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
June 25th, 2012 http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2012/13/

Welcome to this year's thirteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

* DebConf11 financial report
* Countdown to the freeze
* Debian mirror redirector
* Internationalisation sprint
* Salzburg bug squashing party
* Presentation in Romania
* Bits from the DPL
* Other news
* Upcoming events
* New Debian Contributors
* Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
* Important Debian Security Advisories
* New and noteworthy packages
* Work-needing packages
* Want to continue reading DPN?

Looking to validate hardware before purchase

I.I.I.I.I.I's picture


Eh dere...and greetings peoples!

I'm looking to purchase a new computer.
Looking for any known issue's or even general feed back on my selections so far as I've been without a computer for nearly a year now (just work laptop)...
Points of concern is support for Mobo in particular...

I've never used 'Debian' it's self...always Ubuntu / Mint and before that long ago...Mandrake...and would consider myself basically a noob looking to upgrade to a junior.

Hardware is:

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04

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Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 12.04 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.


Downloading Package removed my GUI

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Hello everyone, I'm a linux newbie and I can't seem to figure out how to reverse a pretty big mistake I made yesterday. I attempted to install the icedove package using aptitude, and allowed it to handle all the dependencies (by removing packages/adding packages/etc). I walked away from my computer for like 20 minutes, and came back to a black screen. Figured it just froze so I restarted it, anddd now all I can get access to on my linux partition is a command line. I can login and navigate bash but it won't let me run any GUI.