Log of setting up a “test” virtual server on apache2 under Linux.

Equipment HP Pavilion 6745C/700 MHz Celeron/256MB ram. I’m using gvim as an editor. Step 1, Add host to /etc/hosts:sudo gvim /etc/hostsBefore the IPv6 section (if you have one), add: 127.0.0.1 latte In this case “latte” is my virtual hostname. Step 2, Add a new configuration file for the virtual host:cd /etc/apache2/sites-availablecp default latte.confThe naming of […]

Manually adding a PCI display card.

Equipment/Software: HP Pavilion 6745C 256 MB ram Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) eVGA (nVidia) GeForce4 MX 4000 PCI I’ve had persistent problems with the i810 on-board vga with virtually every install of Linux that I’ve tried with this PC (with the exception of damnsmalllinux). Between that and its poor performance, I added a MX 4000 to […]

Discovered bluetooth keyboard and mouse was not working.

More fallout from upgrading to Edgy Eft, my bluetooth keyboard and mouse no longer worked. This post on ubuntu forums was the best consolidated set of instructions on how to configure bluetooth (which worked without configuration before upgrade, by the way). I ended using “/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart” instead of “/etc/init.d/bluez-utils restart”. However, I’ve only been able […]

Needed to reinstall nvidia driver on Edgy Eft.

Did a distro upgrade on Kubuntu to 6.10. Everything was working nicely–firefox 2.0, etc… but I hadn’t rebooted yet. My linux box isn’t a critical system at work, it’s subjected to the whims of the neighborhood power grid. Thus, it had to be turned on after the long weekend. This morning, I discovered that I […]

select() system call in Linux vs. other *nix flavors

From the Linux Programmer’s Manual:“On Linux, the function select modifies timeout to reflect the amount of time not slept; most other implementations do not do this. This causes problem both when Linux code which reads timeout is ported to other operating systems, and when code is ported to Linux that reuses a struct timeval for […]

Success for Dummies

This book is an excellent inspirational dummies book by Zig Ziglar. Covered in this book are topics from defining success to setting goals to staying focused and positive on your goals. Success in work, life, parenting, and marriage are covered. If you’re familiar with any of Zig Ziglar’s writing or courses, this book will have […]