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on 24th April 2015 / by webmaster
Zyxware Technologies is on cloud nine, as it gears up to celebrate the worldwide release of Debian 8 “Jessie” - the latest stable version of the well-known Debian distro. The much-awaited Debian GNU/Linux 8 (codename 'Jessie') computer operating system is slated for release on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This is in fact a wonderful news for Debian fans, as the new operating system brings with it an array of fascinating features, up-to-date Linux technologies, and core components. Zyxware will organize a Debian Jessie release party on Monday, April 27, 2015, between 16:00 to 18:00 IST, to commemorate the event. The occasion also acts an opportunity to promote free software, build awareness among our people on the philosophy of Debian (Debian Manifesto and Debian Free Software Guidelines), and to introduce the SDLC practices followed by the Debian Project to the various teams in the organization. About Debian Debian is one of the oldest and most popular GNU/Linux distributions in the world, used by millions of users on both servers and desktops. Debian is a massive project, with around 15,000 software packages and supports 73 languages and 8 architectures. Currently, around 1000 developers are working on Debian project. Interestingly, like Ubuntu, the code names of Debian releases have a peculiarity - they are derived from the names of the characters in the famous animation movie, 'Toy Story'. More than 37493 packages will be available in Debian Jessie. Debian is the base distribution or distro for Ubuntu, which is used by Zyxware to power all its systems. On Saturday, the Debian project would announce the immediate availability for download and upgrade of Debian 8.0 (Jessie) computer operating system, the biggest and most advanced release to date. Refer the links below for further information on Debian: https://www.debian.org/intro/about https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/ Details of the event: Venue: Zyxware #3  Zyxware #4 Zyxware #6  Time:27-04-2015(16:00 -18:00 IST) Theme:Venue in 'Toy story' theme Dress code: Yellow and White for women White and Blue for men News Announcements Release Party Debian Free Software Community Projects Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 25th May 2012 / by Anoop John
Nmap is a Free Software tool that can be used for a variety of network network exploration tasks and security auditing. Nmap ("Network Mapper") scans IP packets to determine a lot of different aspects about hosts available on the network and also about services these hosts are offering. It can help you find a lot of information about these hosts including reverse DNS names, operating system guesses, device types, and MAC addresses. Here is a simple command to find all active IPs in your local area network using nmap nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24 You can install nmap in Ubuntu / Debian by running sudo apt-get install nmap Alternatively you can also use sudo arp-scan -I eth0 192.168.1.0/24 Networking Ubuntu Debian Linux Shell Network Security Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 07th March 2010 / by webmaster
A new breed of USB wireless modems with inbuilt flash storage containing the driver to install the wireless modem have been invading the Wireless Connectivity marketplace. A typical example is the Reliance Netconnect 1.x. The USB Modem gets detected as a cdrom when you plug it into your laptop. However a GNU/Linux user does not have anything to cheer about the driver in the flash storage, as these drivers are all Windows drivers (so far). Here is how to install the Reliance Netconnect in Debian Lenny. The instructions should work for debian variants like Ubuntu, Mint etc. You should also be able to get this working in other GNU Linux distros by making necessary modifications in the commands. First you will need to get usb_modswitch. wget http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/usb_modeswitch-1.0.5.tar.bz2 Go to the folder with the tar file and run the following commands after making necessary path changes sudo bash tar xvfj usb_modeswitch-1.0.5.tar.bz2 cd usb_modeswitch-1.0.5 gcc -l usb -o usb_modeswitch usb_modeswitch.c make install You will probably have to install build-essential and libusb-dev if they are not already present in your system apt-get install build-essential libusb-dev Open /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf for editing gedit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf & Try dmesg lsusb lsusb -v|less to see the vendor id and product id of the USB storage that was detected when the USB modem was plugged in. Now go find this information in /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf and uncomment the section including DefaultVendor, DefaultProduct, TargetVendor and TargetProduct Now run usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf The messages should tell you whether you succeeded in making the device switch mode from the USB storage mode to a USB modem. If not recheck your vendor/product id and try again. Try lsusb again to see your device detected in the new mode. Now it is time to load usbserial for the newly detected device. Suppose your newly detected device has vendorid:productid as 19d2:fffe, run the following to load usbserial for the device. Remember to change the vendor and product ids to match your device. rmmod usbserial modprobe usbserial vendor=0x19d2 product=0xfffe You should be set to go and you can check this out by trying wvdialconf and wvdial. Also you could possibly create a script with the last three commands and possibly wvdial to make this process easier whenever you wish to connect. Hardware Free Software Debian Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 13th March 2009 / by webmaster
Upgrading a working server application is always tricky. This is especially true if the upgrade had changes in configuration files and you had customizations done in your local configuration file. The recent exim4 upgrade to version 4.67-3 had structural changes in the configuration files. The suggested upgrade method is to accept all the modifications provided by the upgrade and redo the customizations. But what if you did not read the instructions properly and ended having an exim4 installation that throws out errors every time you try to start exim4. The common error that you could get is DEBCONFsomethingDEBCONF found in exim configuration If somehow you get around the above error you might come across the following one /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated.tmp: malformed macro definition If you read the documentation correctly you will see that the first one is because the update-exim4.conf script checks for lines with DEBCONF inside the configuration file. If the configuration file template or the split templates were processed correctly then these should have been replaced during the generation of the configuration file in /var/lib/exim4. The cause of the problem is that during the upgrade you did not allow the application to accept the modifications in the new version and left the old configurations files as they where. The simplest solution to the problem is to take the exim4 deb packages, extract them and take out the pristine configuration files from inside them and replace the /etc/exim4/conf.d folder (if you use the split template option) or replace the exim4.conf.template(if you use the single file configuration file option). Make sure you back up the old files before you replace the originals. Now you do a compare with the old files and identify all the customizations that you had made inside them and port these customizations to the new configuration file. Once you are done you should be able to restart exim4 without any configuration file errors. Once the server is up and running, monitor all the functionalities to make sure that everything is running as it is supposed to before you relax. You should be careful with custom access control rules or custom header overwrite rules that decide your normal operations. Also let your users know that you have made an upgrade and that they might face problems as a preemptive bail :-) System Administration Ubuntu Free Software Debian Exim4 Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 26th February 2009 / by webmaster
After eagerly waiting for the Debian Lenny release, it has finally arrived. Debian Lenny was officially released on February 14th, 2009. To celebrate this we have decided to offer one more service to our already long array of Free Software Services. We will be offering Debian Lenny pre-installed laptops and desktops to our customers from now onwards. Debian Lenny DVDs and CDs are already available from Zyxware through the RequestCD program. Now you can chose to have Debian pre-installed on your computers if you buy your computer or laptop from us. To avail of this service which comes at no extra cost to you, all you have to do is to buy your laptop or desktop from us. We will install Debian Lenny complete with any additional set of packages that you require. We will also configure your complete hardware to the limit as supported by Debian. We ship across India, so get in touch with us to buy your next Debian Pre-Installed Laptop or Desktop. We have been offering Ubuntu Pre-Installed Desktops and Laptops up till now and we are happy to offer Debian as another choice for our customers. Call us at +91-471-4063818 or +91-9446069446 to get a quote for your computer. You can also reach us physically at Zyxware Technologies 3/118 Kesavadasapuram, Pattom P.O., Trivandrum, Kerala - 695004, India Alternatively send us an email at info@zyxware.com to get your quote. Free Software Debian GNU Linux Community Services Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Pranav Dalavai (not verified) access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 I want to buy an ASUS or ACER laptop with Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu Linux operating system pre-installed on it. I would like to know the configuration and cost of such a system. My phone number - +91-8904836984 Add new comment
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on 15th November 2008 / by webmaster
Debian is a computer operating system composed entirely of free and open source software. The primary form, Debian GNU/Linux, is a popular and influential Linux distribution. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux. (Source www.debian.org) . Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using open development and testing processes. Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system. Many distributions are based on Debian, including the much popular  Ubuntu, MEPIS, Dreamlinux, Damn Small Linux, Xandros, Knoppix, Linspire, sidux, Kanotix, and LinEx, among others. Debian Project is an independent decentralised organization; it is not backed by a company like other Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, and Mandriva. Debian is developed by over one thousand volunteers from around the world. Order Debian CD and DVDs from Zyxware and get them delivered at your doorstep. We have both the stable version (Debian Etch) and the unstable/testing version (Debian Lenny) and both 32bit editions, at Zyxware. The latest stable release of Debian Operating System (Debian Etch) comes in 4 DVDs images. First DVD can be used for installation and the rest are for installing different softwares. Debian is absolutely free of cost to download and use. Click here to download Debian GNU/Linux Operating System. Downloading requires a high speed broadband connection. So if you need debian installation DVD's at your doorstep, we can provide you the service through our request CD program. Click here to order Debian using our Request CD Module to know more. Linux Debian RequestCD Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * aneesh (not verified) access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 send me the dream linux 3.0 or greater installation dvd my address.. aneesh a.s p p house bharathannoor p.o bharathannoor kallara(via) tvm india ph: 9846699956 webmaster access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 In reply to linux dream linux 3.5 dvd by aneesh (not verified) Sir, Please place your order through our request CD program. For more information Click here Thank you Team Zyxware Sumit (not verified) access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 Please mail me as soon as you have the availability of Debian Lenny. Thanks webmaster access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 In reply to Debian 5(lenny) by Sumit (not verified) Hi, Place your order through our RequestCD service. You could also check the availability of any GNU/Linux distribution from there. Any queries, please ask. Cheers Manuel Jose Team Zyxware sunil (not verified) access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 Sir, I m an engg. student studying in Kalyani Govt. Engg. College I along with 8-10 students have formed a LINUX users group in our college. We have organised an INSTALLFEST on FEDORA 10.0 We are trying to create a LINUX environmnment in our college. We want to provide different distributions of Linux. So, i request u to please arrange for the live cd of Puppy Linux. I'll be highly obliged if u do the the needful and please arrange for whatever distributions u can provide me free of cost. Add new comment
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on 27th June 2008 / by webmaster
Matrix Screensaver is a very popular screensaver based on the digital rain shots (moving text) in the blockbuster movie trilogy - The Matrix. This is available as a screensaver in popular GNU Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian with their default installations. But the default Matrix Screensaver that comes with these distributions contains only falling English alphabets. Now Santhosh Thottingal of SMC (Swathanthra Malayalam Computing) has modified this for Indic scripts and has made it available for everybody. You can download the deb packages for debian and ubuntu at http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/smc/Screensaver/mlmatrix_2.22.... and the discussion on how to hack the Matrix Screensaver for your language can be found at Santhosh's Matrix Screensaver hack page. The fedora rpm is in the works and you can request for it from the SMC Mailing List. Additionally if you are a software professional from Kerala and you would like to contribute towards Malayalam Computing initiatives then the SMC Mailing List is the place to start. Linux Ubuntu Free Software Fedora Debian Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Carb0n (not verified) access_time 23 Feb 2019 - 07:55 "But the default Matrix Screensaver that comes with these distributions contains only falling English alphabets." Uh.. huh.. XScreenSaver by default displays, reversed Japanese Katakana characters intermingled with English numerals (reversed, too). At least, that's what is shown in the movies, and that's what JWZ tried to write up. JWZ, Kudos to you for XScreenSaver -- the BEST screensaver for *nix. Santhosh, Kudos for brining in Malayalam to Xscreesaver. I've always wondered, why/when anyone would do Malayalam in XScreenSaver. You did it! (Oh.. yeah, I haven't tried it out yet -- too lazy!) Add new comment