"Fedora" tag
lighttpd + SQLite

lighttpd & SQLite: A Lightweight Web Server and Database Platform

This article demonstrates the setting up of a lightweight Web server and database platform, using the lighttpd Web server and the SQLite database management system (DMS) instead of the LAMP stack. These two…

Crash your system

CRASH Your System (and Debug Kernel Panic)

Aimed at Linux kernel developers and just about anybody who would like to debug a kernel panic with the Crash utility, this article assumes readers have an understanding of the basics of the…

Understanding Puppet classes and modules

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 4: Classes & Modules

We learned about some of the interesting ways Puppet helps automate things in Part 3. In the final part of this series, we look at the rules to follow to effectively organise Puppet…

Specify complex access controls with ease

Gitolite: Administer a Central Git Repository without Going Insane

Over the past few years, centralised version control systems like SVN have steadily given way to distributed systems like Git or Mercurial — the former undoubtedly the more powerful and popular of the…

Oops!

Understanding a Kernel Oops!

Understanding a kernel panic and doing the forensics to trace the bug is considered a hacker’s job. This is a complex task that requires sound knowledge of both the architecture you are working…

Kernel C Extras

Device Drivers, Part 3: Kernel C Extras in a Linux Driver

This article in the series on Linux device drivers deals with the kernel’s message logging, and kernel-specific GCC extensions. Enthused by how Pugs impressed their professor in the last class, Shweta wanted to…

Puppet resource types

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 3: Resource Types & Example Configs

The previous article in this series focused on creating users, groups and files (based on home directories). Let’s now look at the various types of resources provided by Puppet, by default, and at…

What makes hotkeys tick!

Exploring Software: What Makes Netbook Hotkeys Tick!

This article explores the often confusing issues around ACPI handling in Linux, with the particular perspective of getting hotkeys working on netbooks. One weakness of Linux on laptops and netbooks is that not…

Slightly customised KDE desktop

Fedora 14 Review: I’m Smiling About Laughlin

I was initially a KDE user, but for a long time, I’ve been using GNOME on Ubuntu. This is because there has always been some serious bug or the other in KDE, ever…

Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Exploring Software: Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Desktop environments are wonderful in the way they just work. The complexity of what is happening “below the hood” is well hidden from us. Looking at the various netbook options, I was curious…

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