Posts with the tag Debian

Automatically Update Packages on a Ubuntu or Debian Server

To automatically install updates on Ubuntu / Debian you can install the package cron-apt:

sudo aptitude install cron-apt

In /etc/cron-apt/config you can set up your email address for notifications by setting the value for MAILTO.

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Remove / Restore Splash Screen on startup

to disable the splash screen change in /boot/grub/menu.lst a line similar to

kernel  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hda1 ro **quiet splash** locale=de_DE

to:

kernel  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hda1 ro locale=de_DE
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Compiling the Linux Kernel – The Manual Debian Way

The goad: compile you neat own kernel with Suspend2 (or any other patch)

prerequisits: get needed packages:

gcc, binutils, fakeroot, kernel-package, tk8.x, libqt3-dev, libncurses5-dev

1.get vanilla kernel sources: kernel.org → ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/
e.g.: linux-2.6.21.1.tar.bz2 save to directory /usr/src

2.unpack kernel using

tar -xf linux-2.6.21.1.tar.bz2

3.Get the Suspend2 patch (suspend2.net) e.g.: http://www.suspend2.net/downloads/all/suspend2-2.2.10-for-2.6.21.1.patch.bz2

4.Patch the...

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