HOWTO Rotate logs on Sun Solaris

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/171). There is no generalized system to rotate and compress logs in Solaris, like GNU logrotate on Linux or newsyslog on FreeBSD. Hopefully, Shaun Rowland wrote one:…

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HOWTO Install a CUPS server on Debian Woody

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/170). To install a CUPS server on Debian Woody, just: $ sudo apt-get install cupsys If you want to connect HP printers, also install package hp-ppd, it…

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GNOME 2.2 backports for Woody Policy Proposal

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/169). We made a proposal for a policy about backporting packages of GNOME 2.2 for Debian Woody. We discussed a lot about it, and in the end,…

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HOWTO Setup Bonding Ethernet on Debian with a 2.4 kernel

This article was first written in July 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/142). To use Bonding Ethernet for High-Availability (fail-over) on Debian (Woody, Sarge or Sid with a 2.4.x kernel) you need to: install package ifenslave-2.4 make sure the…

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HTML character encoding

This article was first written in July 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/139). To enable all characters to be displayed correctly in an HTML page, even if you use different languages (english, japanese, russian, …), a good way is to…

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Setting the default printer under GNOME

This article was first written in June 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/135). To change the default printer when using GNOME, it is pretty easy, provided that you use CUPS and gnome-cups-manager. Go into the “Applications” menu, then “Desktop…

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PostgreSQL Autodoc

This article was first written in June 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/134). PostgreSQL Autodoc is a powerful and useful tool to document a PostgreSQL database. It is written in Perl and generates several outputs. Using it is as…

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HOWTO Install Tulip IDE on Debian Sarge

This article was first written in May 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/129). The Tulip IDE project has now been inactive for several years. This manual is meant to help people who would like to install Tulip IDE on…

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Trust 750 LCD FamilyC@m on Linux

This article was first written in April 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/117) This article reports the successful use of a Trust 750 LCD FamilyC@m digital camera under Linux Debian Sarge. The FC 750 got to work pretty easily….

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Saving the local addressbook of Evolution 1.4.x

This article was first written in March 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/112) It is sometimes usefull to save the local (i.e. stored on your local hard-drive) addressbook of Ximian Evolution for backup or to use it elsewhere… To…

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