Saturday 22 March 2008

Resurrect your old pc

Recycle your Computer


Don't dispose of your old computer

Throwing away a PC really is a waste, re-use or recycling are always preferable options. Usually an old PC still work well but many think that is obsolete and a computer outdated is annoyng and it must be replaced.

We can recycle our computer !!
We can donate our computer !!
We can get new life our PC !!

How can I recycle it ?
What software have i to use ? Operating System ?
Well , Linux breathes new life into old hardware !!!!!

Ok, Ready , GO !!!

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Thursday 3 May 2007

Kubuntu export DISPLAY from AIX to KDE

To execute the X programs from a telnet console of AIX , you have to configure the service kdm on Kubuntu.
The "X" request of AIX to the kde, have need to connect at the ports TCP 6000 and UDP 177, manged from XDMCP.
To enable the incoming request of XDMCP , modify /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc file , sample :

# Whether KDM should listen to incoming XDMCP requests.
# Default is true
# The UDP port on which KDM should listen for XDMCP requests. Do not change.
# Default is 177

2)# Core config for local displays
# Additional arguments for the X-servers for local sessions.
# This string is subject to word splitting.
# Default is ""
#ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp

Restart the KDE Session with CTRL-ATL-BACK/SPACE and check the listening ports with command netstat -na , sample :

tcp6 0 0 :::6000 :::* LISTEN
udp6 0 0 :::177 :::*

Check the environment variable $DISPLAY , default is DISPLAY=":0.0"
Grant the access of AIX to your Xserver with the command xhost , sample
#[KUB]>xhost +[hostname]
[hostname] being added to access control list

Connect to server AIX :
#[KUB]> telnet [IP_SERVER_AIX]

Configure a environment variable $DISPLAY , sample :

launch the "xterm" program to check the X request to your KDM X Server


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Monday 5 March 2007

Install slackware linux in 500 Mega Byte disk space

Slackware for old pc
We can install the Slackware Linux with only 500 Mb of disk space for several purpose, example for a "Print Server", "Router Services", "File Serer" and other solutions.
The follows steps describe the installation of Slackware 10.0

  • Download the Slackware 10.0 iso image, only the first CD : link
  • Burning the iso image and insert the cd in your CDRom
  • The section of " Installation Help" from the site describe the steps to intall Slackware Operating System.

  • Installation Slackware Operating System
  • Partition your Hard Disk
After the boot computer from the CD, you have to partition your hd with the "cfdisk" utility, type the command "cfdisk" on shell and select yes.

Select "New" to create partiton

Select "Primary" to continue

Press Enter to confirm the size of disk

Select "Bootable" to set your partition

Select "Write" to create the partition

  • Setup Installation

After partitioning the HD, type the "setup" command on shell to start installation.
On the menu setup select the "TARGET" option to set the root partition :

  • Select Packages to install

Attention !!! check only A, AP and N series

  • Network configuration
Type the "netconfig" command on the shell to configure network interface.

Start the service "rc.inet1" to enable network interface and configuration : root@linux#/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start
With the command "ifconfig -a" check the network configuration.

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