Install Groupwise 8.0.1 client on Kubuntu 9.10 64 bit

While Novell supports Linux, it mostly supports SuSE, which uses rpm and not deb packages. But it's still fairly easy to install the Groupwise client on an Ubuntu based system.

First, you'll need some software to do this.

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-sun-java6-bin alien

Then download the client. After you download it, use alien to extract the contents

$ alien -t --veryverbose novell-groupwise-client-8.0.1-88138.i586.rpm

Happy birthday Linus!

"Today is the birthday of Linus. Just under 19 years ago, on the first day the shops in Helsinki were open after the holidays, Linus rushed out and spent all his Christmas and birthday money on his first PC: a DX33 80386, with 4 Megs of RAM, no co-processor, and a 40 Megabyte hard disc. Today, the kernel he wrote on that system powers 90% of the fastest supercomputers, and is starting to find its way into more and more smartphones — not to mention everything in between. What would the world look like had he spent his money on something else?"

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x2go terminal server for Kubuntu

Linux Magazine ran an article highlighting x2go, a free, open source terminal server project that includes clients that run on any Linux distribution, and Windows as well.

Kdirstat

I just "found" kdirstat for KDE. It is a very nice program, that does have a Windows clone called WinDirStat. To install this program using Kubuntu, just use

$ sudo apt-get install kdirstat

and use the CLI to invoke it using kdirstat. There is no menu item..at least one didn't show up for me.

kdirstat overview

Buggy software part 2

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Robot Chicken Star Wars 2.5 tonight

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Updating grub and automagic in Ubuntu

Working with grub used to be somewhat of a pain. The biggest complaint being that if you, say, disabled apic using the noapic boot option, and updated the kernel without updating the grub file, you could be stuck with a kernel panic. This was happening to me tonight when working with jeos and VirtualBox.

Automagic has made this a whole lot easier. There are automagic options in /boot/grub/menu.lst that are used when any kernel is installed into the system.

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