New version of SystemRescueCD

SystemRescueCD, which I covered very recently has just released version 1.0.1.

The new version features JWM as the window manager to replace WindowMaker, updates much of the included software to the latest versions (including Gparted), includes some new features and fixes several bugs.

  • Using JWM-2.0.1 as default Window-Manager instead of Window-Maker
  • Using unionfs-2.2.4 as the root filesystem (all files are now writable)
  • Updated sys-block ...

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Adding System Services with Upstart

We took a look at upstart more than half a year ago, and at that point it was only beginning to emerge. In Ubuntu 7.10 and beyond, we are beginning to see the result of what eventually will be a complete replacement for System V. Since we'll be seeing more of upstart in future Ubuntu versions, in Fedora 9, and other distributions, let's take a look at ...

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Keep Your SSH Connection Open

Do you get annoyed when you have a SSH session open, visit your browser for a while, and then return only to find you were disconnected? Most home NAT routers are the cause of this. If your router doesn't offer an option to not shut off idle connections, you are probably better off by setting a keep-alive setting.

To do this, just open /etc/ssh/ssh_config on your home ...

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