Archive for June 2009 running with kernel26-2.6.30-5

The new kernel is out for Arch Linux, you can read more about it here.
The server is now running on kernel 2.6.30-5 ! :)

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Renewed / Extended domain registration.

$50 gets me 3 more years …. .me is expensive lol.

Renewed / Extended domain registration.

Domain Create Date:31-Mar-2009 04:31:26 UTC
Domain Last Updated Date:23-Jun-2009 23:25:58 UTC
Domain Expiration Date:31-Mar-2014 04:31:26 UTC

Site has been moved to the new server.

Finally, the site is on the new server, which hopefully will be rock solid for ever :)

Anyway, I finally opened up the blogs for new users, you know where to go to sign up……… get going ! :)

New server – an update.

meh, this is going slowly.

First we had the delay of getting a server built.   Then once it was built we had a massive segfault, that wasn’t recoverable (no, it wasn’t my fault :P  ).  Next we reloaded the OS from scratch and started over.  Eh…….. waddaya know, another segfault/crash.  New server time.  I have stressed tested the cpu and ran a bad blocks test on the hard drive, checked the ram configuration, i think we are golden now.
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Server is setup, now to get it configured !

The new server is finally setup, now to get it configured.

Plenty of room, and plenty of ram, at least for  now.

ARCH LINUX – Machine Information Script ver .10

DATE: 06/09/09 01:43:05 PM   MACHINE NAME: Archie
ETHERNET CARD: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
CPU INFO: Qty=1 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz
VIDEO CARD: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
RAM INFO: 2058596 kB

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             226G  752M  214G   1% /
UPTIME:  13:43:05 up 9 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.07, 0.06
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs crond sshd)

Want an Arch Linux blog ?

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Want an Arch Linux blog ?

See for examples of what the blogs will look like :)  For about the last 3 weeks I have been testing out software for blogs, based on WordPress.  So far, things have went very well.
I am about ready to open things up to more users, if anyone is interested.  I have a few days before I will be able to setup new users, as I am currently in the process of moving the entire setup off my development server to it’s own server that has more bandwidth and bigger pipes.  Several nice add-ons include: Syntax highlighting using GeSHi, Twitter messages, updates, and more.
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Ok, it’s not anything really special, but I should be able to enable alot more blogs and to enable email and have a more consistent connection.

Server Series: Celeron BasicLE
Processor: Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz
First RAM: 1GB RAM
Secondary RAM: 1GB RAM
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA Hard Drive
Bandwidth Plan: 750GB Monthly Data Transfer
IP Addresses: 1 IP Address
Operating System: Arch Linux

I’ll keep ya posted :)

Would I recommend Arch to someone new to Linux ?

I have had over a decade of experience with a multitude of distros.
One of the members of one of my forums literally begged me for a year to try Arch.  Finally I relented and installed it.
It was like having an epiphany !  OMG – This is AWESOME ! PERFECT ! I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR YEARS !
I guess the prior years of experience let me know right away that Arch Linux was the distro I had been looking for. There was this almost instantaneous recognition of the simple elegance of a system you could control completely, the speed, configuration, ease of keeping things updated that made me so happy it was hard to contain myself.
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