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From my mailbag: We have 5 Dell server collocated running CentOS 4.x and 5.x server operating system. Sometime my file system (ext3) goes read-only. I’d like to know what could be causing such a problem? My guess: a) Hardware problem / hard disk problem, check harddisk for errors. b) High disk I/O aka busy I/O […]

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Camira asks: Where can I find the Linux distribution for the ppc architecture? I guess the best distro for the PowerPC based PC is Yellow Dog Linux (YDL). Just like other distro it is a free software and open-source Linux distribution for Power Architecture hardware. It is based on Fedora Linux. According to wikipedia: PowerPC […]

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One of regular reader asks a question: My website powered by Lighttpd web server. I’d like to block Wget useragent for entire my domain.com site except for /downloads/ url section. How do I configure lighttpd? You need to use $HTTP filed useragent and url combination. Just open your lighttpd.conf file and append code as follows. […]

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Does any one know if the Evolution will work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007? I’ve client and she needs to connect to corporate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The problem is – connectivity doesn’t work. If anyone has any information or workaround please comment back. Update 31/Dec/2007: Rocky pointed me to a thread about MAPI based […]

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One of our regular reader hall sends an interesting question: I work for a small company and most user login to centralized Linux server. I’d like to automatically log out all inactive users from server for various reasons. How do I disconnect inactive user sessions? To be frank, I don’t have any clear cut answer […]

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There is some debate going on and the question is: What is the most efficient Linux file system for laptops? I think ext3 doing well but again I don’t have complete answer here. We have some smart people around here. So please add your thoughts and suggestion in comments. If you can’t offer a complete […]

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