Quite an interesting article here:
It goes further than I would have expected from Microsoft as it
includes working together on Active Directory integration and allowing
SQL Server to be a back end.
Only question I have is how much will actually be open-source as the
article says "most" JBoss software is LPGL.
I've decided to install exim using Ubuntu's Synaptic Package Manager.
When selecting some of the packages, some unexpected packages are marked
for removal (see below).
Marked for installation: exim4, exim4-config
==> automatically marked for removal: postfix, postfix-lts,
ubuntu-base, anacron, at, lsb, mailx, mutt
Can anyone explain why these are marked to be removed?
Further to my post yesterday ...
I pulled out the flash rom chip ... and removed the cmos battery ...
left things for a few hours .. then reinstalled .. and it booted .. fine
.. then reset it and the same problem recurred .. then reinstalled
flash rom but left cmos battery bu out and left overnight .. .. it
rebooted ok .. I wonder whether
some of the memory in the flash rom has "gone stale" i.e. is returning
equivocal logic values ... if so is this due to flash failure or the
expected degradation of memory in a flash device after 4 years?
Alternative is static damage at a gate level which is intermittantly casuing
failure .. hdd seems to be reliable ... I plan to re flash the rom
when I get home
Fedora core 4.
Then lost control of keyboard ...
could this be a virus using the recently identified hole in Firefox to download
code to reprogram the flash rom?
The alternative is a static spike which fried a whole lot of disparate
would a hdd failure be consistant with being able to read to grub stage 2.?
hopefully just corrupted the flash rom.. which might also be consistant with
a wide range of disparate symptoms.
I have a hdd partitioned for windows 98 and linux .. I could not get past
the grub stage 2 phase .. and the keyboard would not respond to
trying to "del" during boot to access the cmos ... so I reset the cmos
on the motherboard (perhaps in retrospect ill advisedly ... it now
gives a keyboard
read error ..)
if it is a fried motherboard .. does anyone have a k7s6a elite surplus/sale?
It was thepccompany .. which of course is no longer! I'll have to pull
it apart to see what processor and memory type it is .. unless someone
I have downloaded the firmware upgrade and plan to extract the flash rom and
reprogram it in an eprom burner (if I can find one which suits the flash device
challanging .. and frustrating symptoms!
(I suppose it reflects crappy component tolerances .. maybe we should all
buy pentioned servers as the engineering in these is a bit better)
any new info appreciated
Congratulations to the following people, who were last night voted in as
the Executive Committee for the WLUG for 2006:
President: Lindsay Druett
Vice-President: David Hallett
Treasurer: Ian McDonald
Secretary: Craig Box
General Committee: Matthias Dallmeier
Minutes are now available at
Thanks to everyone who came.
hey guys, i have an interesting one.
the other day my computer at home started for no aparent reason (i
had'nt been fiddling or doing anything stupid on it... last time i used
it i logged off & shut down normally) to display the following message
when it starts up:
GRUB loading stage 2
then it just sits theere doing nothing.
i'm running suse 9.3. anyone got any clues? is more info needed?
Computer Support Consultant
d.nicholls at waikato.ac.nz
School of Science & Engineering / Dept of Chemistry
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
Is there a /etc/profile.d like system on Debian? That is something I
really like about Redhat. The default setup of bash is pretty light on
Debian 3.1. I want to add a few aliases and stuff to the bash config
Oliver Jones > Roving Code Warrior > www.deeperdesign.com
Does anyone know of a tool which will let me discover the IP address
of my ADSL modem in this setup :
LAN <----> switch <----> Linux Server <----> ADSL Modem
My computer is in the LAN, the Linux server is a Debian Box with no
monitor or keyboard, and the ADSL modem is a DLink 302G (the kind you
get free with an Xtra connection). The Linux server has two network
cards in it, one connected to the switch (eth0), and one connected
straight to the modem(eth1).
The ADSL modem has been configured into half-bridge mode as discussed
on the wlug wiki page for it (http://wlug.org.nz/DSL-302G), which
means the IP address that appears on the Linux box is the external IP
address of the modem, or at least the last one that was used.
Now the problem is, I want to update some configuration on the modem,
but I cannot remember what the IP address for it is. All I remember
was that I changed it from its default.
Does anyone know of a command, presumably that I would run from the
linux box that I can use to find out the IP address of the modem that
I browse to, to configure it?
The WLUG meeting is this evening
In accordance with Rule 6 of the charter (http://www.wlug.org.nz/WlugCharter), I would like to announce to all members that the WaikatoLinuxUsersGroup (Incorporated) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (http://www.wlug.org.nz/AGM) on Monday, 26 September, 2005, at 7pm, at the regular meeting location of room LitB] at the http://www.wlug.org.nz/University of Waikato ([WaikatoUniversity).
All WLUG members are encouraged to stand for election onto the WlugCommittee for 2006.
The charter currently specifies the committee as consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five general committee members.
Because of the relatively large size of the committee compared to the organisation's membership, the outgoing committee intends to propose a change to the charter at the AGM. We wish to call for a vote on modifying Rule 7 to require only three general committee members, not five, and modifying Rule 6 such that the quorum for committee meetings is four, not five.
To stand for the committee, please email secretary at wlug.org.nz (http://www.wlug.org.nz/mailto:secretary at wlug.org.nz). If you wish to nominate someone, please contact them and ask if they are willing to stand; if you would rather not contact them yourself, feel free to email me and I will pass your request on for you. People with uncertain futures (who may be leaving the Waikato) are encouraged not to let this stop them standing for election, but please only stand if you are committed and prepared to take on a relatively small workload.
To be granted voting rights at the meeting, you must have been a paid member for 2004-2005, and signed a new membership form for '05-'06. (Remember, you have 90 days to pay.)
Remember to bring your survey code if you want to be in the draw to win the $100 Dick Smith Electronics voucher.