June 2006

Monthly Archives

  • HOWTO Use the /etc/cron.* infrastructure on Debian

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/339). On Debian, an infrastructure is in place in directories /etc/cron.* to extend and improve the crontabs. Why ? Usually, crontabs are managed at the user level, which can start crontab -e to edit its own or crontab -l to […]

  • HOWTO Automatically clean thumbnails generated by Nautilus

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/338). To automatically clean the thumbnails generated by Nautilus, and who never get cleaned by GNOME itself and can really fast occupy a large part of your disk space, I setup a cronjob like this in /etc/cron.d/clean-gnome-thumbnails on my […]

  • Upgrading from Sarge to Etch

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/336). This is a procedure to upgrade a Debian Sarge GNOME Desktop PC to Debian Etch. First, make sure you are not using devfs. If you are using udev, or no device manager daemon, then you are ready. Also, […]