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Indonesia and Small world

I can honestly say that I would have never guessed that a website in Indonesia would have ever linked to one of my posts.  I have google analytics running on my website and noticed a hugh spike in hits for Indonesia (watch out german, your about to bumped to third if the hits keep coming).  So in an attempt to figure out what was going on I track it back to an OpenSuSE Indonesian website.  I thought this was pretty cool.  I also noticed that on their blogroll list was my friend Scott’s website OpenSuSE Linux Rants.  I’ll have to let him know about this, unless he reads planetsuse.org or openclue.org (Utah Open Source Bloggers).  Anyways, time to head to bed and see if my head is going to fit through the door. 🙂

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OpenSuSE 10.3 review with an interest Con

On Linuxtoday.com, there is an article with an OpenSuSE 10.3 review.  Out of interest I clicked on the link and started looking at the article.  From the article:

“in the latest 10.3 release, specific support for a Linux/Windows dual-boot setup, enabling both operating systems to be installed on the same PC.”

Unless I missed something, didn’t know we didn’t have specific support for dual-boot setups :)  Good thing it was added it in this release 🙂

Other than that it seems to be a decent simple review.  But the thing that jumped out the most was the listed Con.

Cons It’s not Windows”

Call me crazy, but I list this as a pro 😛

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OpenSuSE irc xen channel

As I’m doing more XEN stuff, I just want to post quickly about #opensuse-xen on irc (freenode). We are few in numbers, but would love to see more people in there helping and sharing ideas.

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New XEN network script, network-multinet

I started to mention this in my xen networking page and figured since I’ve had a chance to look at the script a little that I’ll blog about it. This is an all-in-one script written by Ron Terry from pronetworkconsulting. The script is called network-multinet. I haven’t looked at his dhcp addition, so I’ll leave that for another post.

First, I’ll show you how to change over to this new script:

Warnings: This is changing and restarts your networking.

1. Download the script from the link above and copy it to:

/etc/xen/scripts

if you are using opensuse 10.3, then just check the version (in the file)

2. Edit /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp around line 128:

change from

(network-script network-bridge)

to

(network-script network-multinet)

3. Depending on your distro you might have to add or edit:

/etc/sysconfig/xend

4. Now to switch over to the new script:

/etc/xen/scripts/network-bridge stop

/etc/xen/scripts/network-multinet start

5. Check to make sure everything came back up:

/etc/xen/scripts/network-multinet status

and check your VMs.

That should do it. You are now switched over to a much newer and cooler script with more features. One of the things that I really like is the fact that you can now start, stop, restart, and status instead of just start and stop.

Running ‘/etc/xen/scripts/network-multinet status’ gives you a lot of information which is very useful.

I recommend looking around at the other scripts. There are some useful ones around the site.

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XEN networking

This was originally going to be an article on networking in XEN, however I just couldn’t find the time to finish it or work on it. Hopefully there is some useful information there as it stands. Even more hopeful that I might be able to finish it one of these days. Until then, my XEN networking page

Or you can also click on the link on my page.

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Post opensuse launch party

Well, the party is over and hope that everyone enjoyed it. There are several that walked away with some cool swag. If I remember right, there were a few blankets, a backpack, stuffed geckos, 5 ipod nanos, a watch, and a digital camera. So a special thanks to Novell for providing the swag, pizza, and food. Also the OSTC (Open Source Technology Center) was nice to let us use their building.

Here are some photos too:

Photos

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OpenSUSE 10.3 Launch Party

We have a great opensuse 10.3 launch party planned for this Thursday at 18:00 at the provo, UT Novell buildings. Anyone and everyone in the area are welcome to come hang out and enjoy pizza, soda, and installing. We already have a server for network installs, and hopefully some Novell employees to talk about 10.3.

I added a page to opensuse.org for people to list and find other release parties.

OpenSUSE-Community page

OpenSUSE Launch Party Locations

Again:
October 4 @ 18:00

1800 Novell Pl, Provo, UT
Building A (Open Source Technology Center)

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Utah Open Source Conference 200+

The Utah Open Source Conference has over 200 registered attendees.  This is great news!!!  Hope to see everyone there.  There is going to be tons of great presentations and tons of great swag.

If you haven’t registered, well, then what are you waiting for!!!

Congrats to Clint on putting this all together and thanks to Open Source Technology Center too.

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Novell Owns Unix

In a ruling today, Novell is the official owner of Unix!

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070810165237718#comments

Click to access Novell-377.pdf

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openSUSE new news site

OpenSUSE just announced the other day their new news site news.opensuse.org. Its nice to see that a news site was created. The only one up til now seems to have been planetsuse.org, which I still enjoy visiting.