Archive for the tag 'ubuntu'

Dec 15 2009

BlackBerry tether with Ubuntu 9.10

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There are many pages out there about how to use a tethered BlackBerry internet connection with Ubuntu 9.10. Here is one that actually works. It uses Barry, BlackBerry support software generously provided by Net Direct Inc. I’ve found this quite useful with an Ubuntu based netbook. There is Wifi a lot of places, but not even […]

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Apr 30 2009

gitosis on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

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As of April 2009, the gitosis package in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty is broken; it fails with an error like so: pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: gitosis==0.2 There are quite a few pages and mailing list messages that mention this. I only found one with a good hint toward a solution, which was that it is also a known issue […]

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Jan 30 2009

DRBD on Ubuntu 8.04

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A while back I wrote about setting up DRBD on Ubuntu. It is considerably simpler now: you don’t need to build the module anymore, a reasonably recent version is already in the box. You should still read the full directions at the DRBD web site, but to get it going, you only need to configure […]

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Apr 18 2008

RocketModem Driver Source Package for Debian / Ubuntu

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A couple of months ago I posted about using the current model Comtrol RocketModem IV with Debian / Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu/Debian includes an older “rocket” module driver in-the-box, which works well for older RocketModem IV cards. But for the newest cards, it does not work at all. The current RocketModem IV is not recognized by […]

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Jan 27 2007

DRBD on Ubuntu

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This week I experimented with DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) which is “a block device which is designed to build high availability clusters. This is done by mirroring a whole block device via (a dedicated) network. You could see it as a network raid-1.” DRBD can be used for build a “poor man’s SAN”, a […]

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